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Washing Stations, Septic Services a Priority for Homes and Businesses Entering Michigan’s New Normal

LAKE ORION, Mich. -- As Michigan envisions a day soon when coming out of the COVID-19 crisis means seeking normal in a climate that is anything but, there will be a number of services and businesses in very high demand. But the crisis has thrust to the forefront some companies, like Turner Sanitation, whose role in our communities have been enhanced by the needs we'll have in Michigan's new normal.

"Sanitation is going to be a very big thing coming out of this. I think this state is going to be asking not only how are we going to stay clean but will allow us to come up with new protocols," said Turner Sanitation owner and entrepreneur Darin Gross, who purchased the family-owned company in January. "What we offer now is EPA environmentally-and solutions on a very high level."

Two of the demands coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic has already meant Turner Sanitation is trying to fast track new hand washing stations, because the entirety of Turner's inventory has been rented by Amazon in Shelby Township.

Another of Turner's offerings, septic services, are already seeing a large increase in home visits after months of families being home together during the state's stay-at-home order. The company has made numerous emergency service visits to fix potentially limit-pushing home septic tanks, which were not built for the amount of use they've seen.

The company's best-known offering, portable restrooms, is also expected to see increased demand because of Turner Sanitation's dedication to their cleanliness.

"I heard a lot of companies don't clean enough. That's certainly not our issue," said Gross. "I can definitely see, however, an increase in how many times per week we will be replenishing hand washing liquid and cleaning the facilities, probably two or three times more than we have in the past." As for reluctance by some to use portable facilities post-COVID-19, Gross says when it comes to locations Turner places its restrooms, people don't really have a choice such at places like outdoor events, festivals and recreational parks.

"We're a company with a great reputation and have employees who have been here for more than 20 years," said Gross. "I'm very proud to have the quality of people here at Turner and am confident we will continue to provide the high-quality services needed by our community."

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Turner Sanitation

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Bridge Point Clean Affiliate Receives High Praise for Providing Delaware Health Facilities with Our Professional Disinfection Services to Combat Covid-19

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- Bridge Point Clean, a professional disinfection services and products company, today announced they have received strong praise for their successful disinfection service on Delaware Psychiatric Center of Delaware Health and Social Services.

"The Hospital was very impressed with the services rendered and continued to use the services until we were COVID-19 free," said Y. Brook Tillman, the Director of Delaware Psychiatric Center. "Our partnership was amazing, open and supportive. Your employees were professional, punctual and thorough. Also, the reviews we received from our staff were of high praise and we so appreciate you keeping our work environment clean and fresh as our patients recovered. You will come first in our mind for cleaning services in the future and we appreciate how kind you were to our staff and clients on the Civilian and Prison facilities at the Department of Health and Social Services."

Bride Point Clean strictly follows the guidelines provided by the states, CDC, and FDA. Our team is fully trained and prepared to provide exceptional disinfection services during this unprecedented time. With years of experience, we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial services typically offer to help ensure a safe working environment.

About Bridge Point Clean

Bridge Point Clean and its partners, National Restoration and GClean, provides customers with professional disinfection services and supplies. Recognized by US military, EMS providers, Police, and Fire Departments across the country, our fogging professionals leverage eco-friendly and non-flammable formulas certified by the EPA and CDC to kill coronavirus and other germs with exceptional efficacy. Additionally, our hand and surface sanitizers are the only alcohol-based (FDA-recommended 75% isopropyl) and non-flammable disinfectants on the market.

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Executive Commercial Cleaning continues to keep Orlando, FL safe amidst Covid-19 threat

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Executive Commercial Cleaning has again reiterated their goal of keeping the people and businesses in and around Orlando, Florida safe with the use of the latest cleaning techniques and disinfecting process, particularly with the emergence of the coronavirus. Over the years, Executive Commercial Cleaning has constantly demonstrated their dedication to ensuring the safety and hygiene of clients across Orlando and surrounding areas.

Covid-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has hit the world significantly, affecting practically all sectors of the United States and other parts of the world. The virus is quite similar to other upper-respiratory infections, with symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, cough, sore throat, exacerbated asthma, and even fever. Due to the similarity of the virus with other infections, it is often difficult for patients to ascertain if they have the virus or not. While no vaccine or cure has been developed for the virus, several prevention methods have been prescribed. The methods include washing the hands thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer, keeping the hands and fingers away from the face, getting plenty rest, and staying away from infected people.

The importance of cleanliness and the use of the appropriate cleaning methods and chemicals to ensure the prevention of the virus cannot be overemphasized. This is where Executive Commercial Cleaning has been of great help to the people of Orlando, Florida.

The company has been providing deep cleaning for hundreds of local Business in Orlando, FL and surrounding areas since the outbreak of the coronavirus, using the highest grade of hospital disinfectants. Clients of the business also enjoy a routine weekly cleaning regime from a professional cleaning company, ultimately preventing viruses and common illnesses in the work place and at home.

In a similar vein, the cleaning solutions provider has incorporated the Clorox total 360 cleaning system, ensuring that clients benefit from the latest cleaning techniques. Ranked #1 in quality-based cleaning providing commercial cleaning, office cleaning & janitorial services in Orlando, FL and all of central Florida, Executive Commercial Cleaning serves different categories of businesses and facilities in the area.

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Dennis Jenkins JR
Executive Commercial Cleaning

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Capital Industries Shares the Top Reasons to Coat Industrial Floors

MATTITUCK, N.J. -- Capital Industries, a leading non-slip floor coating manufacturer, works with industrial companies on selecting the right floor coating. After years of impact and daily use, floor coatings can wear down. Without the protective coating, industrial floors are easily damaged by foot and vehicle traffic.

Deteriorating floors can lead to workplace accidents and reduce productivity. By coating or recoating industrial floors, there are many advantages available with epoxy.

1. Safety

Preserve the safety of industrial locations by adding a non-slip epoxy floor coating. KwikBond's Retrax is unique because it is not only non-slip, but also provides traction when oil, grease, water, and ice spills on it. It is also USDA approved for meat and poultry plants.

2. Durable

Industrial warehouses see a lot of vehicle traffic from forklifts from day in and day out. Having a tough coating is essential to last against the frequent use. KwikBond's Repox FC is an advanced formula coating system that provides an extended life for heavy traffic applications.

3. Strong Adhesive

Having an excellent bond to concrete is important. With Repox-HB, it bonds to not only concrete, but also block, steel, wood and almost any other sound surface. This industrial floor coating is best used in areas where floors need to be washed.

KwikBond's Retrax bonds to concrete and almost any other surface, including metal, wood, terrazzo, tile, and slate. It has a high bonding action that can also provide durability over time.

Uses for Floor Coating

Using epoxy provides a high strength, durable, and stable coating for industrial floors.

Uses include:
* Steps
* Ramps
* Exits
* Catwalks
* Fire stairs
* Processing areas
* Entranceways
* Equipment
* Loading docks
* Marine docks
* Flat beds

Find our more information about KwikBond's industrial floor coating products by calling (631) 298-6300 or visiting

About KwikBond:

Capital Industries, Inc. is a leading supplier of commercial and industrial concrete repair products. For over 30 years, we have proudly serviced contractors, factories, warehouses and distribution centers for industrial, institutional and commercial customers. We carry a full range of concrete repair materials, including those specifically designed for low temperature areas such as freezers and coolers. Our floor repair products are rapid hardening, allowing you to reopen repaired areas with minimal downtime. All of our products are designed to be used by in-house maintenance personnel and come with an ironclad 100% guarantee of satisfaction.

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ACE Home Services Providing Support for Urban Farm Program at St. Vincent De Paul’s 2019 Fall Festival

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- It's the second edition of the Urban Farm Program at St. Vincent de Paul's 2019 Fall Festival. ACE Home Services will be providing resources, supplies, and other benefits for the less fortunate in the society.

ACE Home Services is a top HVAC and Plumbing company servicing the Phoenix Metro area. For years since it was founded, they have provided homes with quality AC and Heating facility maintenance, equipment installation, and repair, ensuring smooth operation in homes.

As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility and intervention, the company announced they will be providing support to the Urban Farm Program at St. Vincent de Paul's 2019 Fall Festival on their Human Services Campus. The event will be taking place Friday, September 20, 2019 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at 1075 W Jackson St., Phoenix, AZ 85007.

The goal of the festival is to engage less fortunate people in society to have access to resources related to wellness, urban farming, health, and connections to end their homelessness.

This is the 2nd annual Fall Festival/Wellness Fair by Urban Farm Program and ACE Home Services is proud to be participating once again. In last year's event, the company had over 30 volunteers who helped with farm maintenance, feeding the homeless, and providing support to staff.

For the event of this year, they promise to do even better. Plans have already been put in place to provide more resources, materials, and relief items to help make the life of the people better. They will be handing out backpacks that may help individuals experiencing homelessness and are looking for help on the campus. These backpacks will include items such as aluminum water bottles, cooling towels and cooling bags for food.

In addition to the backpacks, ACE Home Services will also be holding an internal sock drive for the event. It is their hope that these socks will provide comfort to those who deserve it, especially during the coming harsh weather conditions.

ACE Home Services is providing this support as part of their desire to see a better society with more happy people. They're not just about serving customers but also about showing humanity and kindness and accessing the energy in sacrifice and giving.

About ACE Home Services:

ACE Home Services is an HVAC and plumbing services providing support for businesses and homes in more than 28 cities. They offer air-conditioning installation, maintenance and repair, heating equipment placement, bathroom remodeling, water softeners and heaters, water leak protection, heating replacement, and so on. They are fast, efficient, reliable, experienced, highly reliable, and they always put the customers first in all they do.

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ACE Home Services

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Certified Test-Only Illinois Mold Inspector Provides Unbiased Property Mold Analysis

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Just the thought of a mold problem can set most people into a panic. Know Mold(tm), a BBB-accredited mold spore analyst, works to alleviate that anxiety. Its lab, Midwest Aerobiology Labs, is a test-only facility and has nothing to gain by finding mold on a property. It only works to test and provide practical and easy solutions, if needed.

"We know that getting accurate mold test results is one of the keys to health and safety and our test results are accurate and thorough," Darryl Morris, president, Know Mold, says.

Comprehensive data collection and mold spore analysis leads to a final report that helps clients and the company to work together to find the best possible solution. If mold is located, Know Mold provides useful suggestions for how to get rid of the mold at a minimal cost. It not only saves money, but provides peace of mind too because many times, mold is not the issue. There could be other underlying issues in play.

"Many other mold testing companies offer mold remediation services," Morris says. "We don't. We have absolutely nothing to gain by finding mold. We only want to help clients determine if there's a problem or not. Our assessments are honest and unbiased. We don't sell mold remediation and we don't receive any commission from mold removal contractors."

Know Mold's services are also very personalized. Morris visits each home or business and works directly with the client so he personally gets to know the people and the property. This personalized relationship often helps to uncover the root of the problem and mold remediation is not always the answer.

"We really have our clients' best interest at heart," Morris says. "We've created a business with no conflict of interest -just the real facts."

A certified mold inspection includes: visual inspection, moisture readings, a report with recommendations, and two mold tests - one control and one inside.

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About Know Mold:

For more than 10 years, Know Mold has provided the most accurate and thorough mold test results to the Naperville and Chicagoland area. It's a trusted community partner. Its mold inspections, along with its indoor air quality certification, are accepted by municipalities, realtors and medical professionals. It uses the latest technology and all reports are timely and confidential. It employs experienced aerobiologists with a comprehensive understanding of mold.

Darryl Morris
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HomeWiz Expands Service Area from Greater Boston to Seacoast New Hampshire And Southern Maine

BOSTON, Mass. -- HomeWiz, an HVAC and electrical service company based in Belmont, Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that the company is now licensed in New Hampshire and Maine, and will begin to serve residential customers in the Greater New Hampshire and Southern Maine Seacoast area.

HomeWiz is a family-run business that services residential customers with a variety of requests, from electrical service upgrades, lighting installations, and heating system repair. More recently, the company has begun to focus on home automation, including smart thermostat and smart lighting installations and repair. Their team of licensed technicians brings professionalism, experience and high-quality customer care to every home that it services. HomeWiz has successfully served the Greater Boston area for over 30 years, and will continue to do so.

"We're confident that our top-notch customer service and level of experience will be recognized residents throughout all of New England," said Daniel Oven, the director of marketing at HomeWiz. "We've consistently gotten excellent feedback from our Boston-area customers, and we know that our New Hampshire and Maine customers will get the same level of expertise."

The company anticipates a smooth transition as it expands its service region, due to a deep knowledge of the New England area and a consistent history of success in Greater Boston.

"Homes on the seacoast experience nearly identical issues to those of Greater Boston area homes," said Oven. "We specialize in that, and each of our technicians are deeply familiar with any issues that a New England homeowner might run into."

HomeWiz has a strong reputation for customer service and responds to calls 24/7. The company's online scheduling platform makes it easy for customers to request an appointment. HomeWiz offers a variety of 2-hour appointment windows at their customers' convenience.

"We know how frustrating it is to take the day off and wait around for a handyman to arrive," said Oven. "That's why we offer appointment windows, and our technicians always arrive on time. We value our customers' time and always aim to please."

HomeWiz will immediately begin to accept appointment requests in the Greater New Hampshire seacoast area, including Hampton, Greenland, Portsmouth, Seabrook, Rye, and Newcastle as well as the Southern Maine seacoast area, including Kittery, York, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, and as far as the Greater Portland area.

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Preventative Maintenance: Save Up to 100 Times the Cost of Future Leaky Balcony Repairs and Leaky Shower Repairs

SYDNEY, Australia -- While preventative maintenance to address problems such as potential leaky balcony repairs or leaky shower repair might not top everyone's to-do list, there are several reasons why it should. Remedial Membranes highlights a case study published by HIA Insurance of a simple leaky shower that could have been repaired for $149, ended up costing $240,000AUD because of the massive impact water damage can have on building materials over time.

Remedial Membranes reports that preventative maintenance before will cost a fraction compared to repair after. In fact, every dollar spent on maintenance will cost up to 100 times that amount in future repairs.

A leaking shower repair or leaking balcony repair can be quickly rectified with an over-the-tiles solution such as Remedial Membranes' Clear Waterproofing Membrane. And while it's simple enough for a DIY-project, there are qualified installation teams too.

Remedial Membranes recommends people follow these top suggestions for waterproofing maintenance:
1. Leaky shower. If a shower is leaking, act fast and smart as the damage (and the cost) spreads quickly. Because of frequent use, a shower leak will quickly access foundations and cause expensive damage. A case study by HIA Insurance Services illustrates that a Shower Tray Kit that costs approximately $149 would have fixed a shower that was leaking for five years and ended up costing the homeowner $240,000 - almost equal to the cost of the original house build.
2. Leaky balcony. When there's mold on plasterboard, visible swollen timber or drips coming through light fittings, it's time to act. Clear Waterproofing Membrane over the top of existing tiles will save 70 percent of the cost of having to call in a builder to rip-up and re-tile a leaky balcony.

In addition to the above tips, Remedial Membranes also advises that when it comes to replacing anything where water and electricity meet, it's not just the astronomical cost of repairs, but the danger of electrocution.

Jasmin Aleknavicius, a Remedial Membranes representative, says that, "Maintenance jobs often fall down the list when it comes to must-dos around the home. However, when you multiply the price of current maintenance by up to 100 to get a cost for future repairs, they should go straight back to the top."

So, when it comes to a leaky shower repair or leaky balcony repair, act now; save later.

About Remedial Membranes:

Founded by experienced tilers and waterproofers, its experts developed a world-class clear and flexible waterproofing membrane for internal and external use. Clear Waterproofing Membrane is similar to waterproofing below except its installed on top and can be used on existing surfaces so there's no need for rip outs, expensive renovations or weeks of inconvenience. It's a flexible membrane waterproofing system. Just prepare and clean the area, allow to dry, apply the membrane and it's done.

Any project installed by Remedial Membranes' accredited installers comes with the longest warranty in the industry to ensure properties are protected from future effects of water damage for years to come.

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Pennsylvania Goes ‘Live’ With EnergyCAP Energy Management Information Solution

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- EnergyCAP, Inc. (ECI) is pleased to announce that its EnergyCAP Enterprise software-based solution is now in full production use by The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (CoPA). CoPA will rely on EnergyCAP to track, audit, and analyze more than 10,000 Commonwealth utility accounts, with an annual utility spend in excess of $125 million.

ECI-via its Bill CAPture(SM) service-will enter invoices from more than 150 utility vendors into EnergyCAP, enabling the Commonwealth to more easily evaluate and reduce energy use for approximately 4,000 buildings. The project was rolled out in conjunction with the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) and will measure the Commonwealth's performance in reducing its overall energy consumption to meet Governor Tom Wolf's Executive Order 2019-01.

Commodities tracked within EnergyCAP include electricity, natural gas, water, sewer, steam, and fuel oil. EnergyCAP's Bill CAPture service processes each line item of the utility bills in PDF format, allowing for detailed audits, analysis, and reporting.

The EnergyCAP solution includes an interface to facilitate the transfer of data from EnergyCAP to the Energy Risk Management Application operated by PSFEI. PSFEI provides energy management and procurement services to CoPA, and their efforts will be aided by having direct, automated access to statewide energy across all agencies.

"For the first time in the Commonwealth, we will have an enterprise-wide system in place to track utility consumption and identify areas where we can reduce our usage to meet the governor's goal of reducing our consumption by 3 percent each year moving forward," said PA General Services Deputy Secretary for Property and Asset Management Julien Gaudion. "The EnergyCAP solution will also assist us in our efforts to measure the effectiveness of the more than $80 million investment we've made in energy conservation measures through the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA) program, which has realized more than $4.6 million in annual savings to date."

The comprehensive implementation project began in early 2018, and the first phase for electricity and natural gas accounts was completed in spring 2019. On-going annual user training sessions will be provided to state personnel at the departmental level as part of the comprehensive EnergyCAP solution.

About EnergyCAP:
Since 1982, EnergyCAP, Inc. has helped more than 10,000 energy managers in government, education, and commercial organizations drive value from their utility bills and energy data. Clients use our comprehensive EnergyCAP software-based solution to streamline utility bill processing and auditing, track energy and greenhouse gas data, process campus and tenant allocations, target reduction goals, benchmark facilities, submit to ENERGY STAR, measure and verify energy & cost savings, create budgets and forecasts, and much more.

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New ZKTeco Atlas Series Panels: Fast and Simple Installations for Access Control Novices

FAIRFIELD, N.J. -- ZKTeco, a leading provider of biometric, RFID and access control solutions, brings to market its new Atlas Series access control panels. Atlas Series consists of RFID & Biometric door access control panels which have an embedded web application.

The web application eliminates the need for access control management software, thus simplifying and greatly reducing installation time, especially for novices who are new to access control.

Atlas is available in 1, 2 and 4-door panels and can support up to 84 doors. These panels are powered by POE+ and can also communicate over WiFi. Features include User Enrollment & Management, Door Control & Monitoring, Lockdown, Reporting, Maps, Anti-Passback, First-Card Opening, Multi-Card Opening, Card Design and Duress PINs and more.

User-programmable auxiliary relays can be used to control alarms, annunciators, intrusion detection panels, or additional locking devices. Atlas Series panels communicate securely over a TCP/IP network using SSL/TLS. Atlas Series panels communicate with readers via Wiegand or OSDP communication protocol. The firmware is field-upgradeable, allowing your system to stay current with the latest features and security enhancements. A feature rich mobile app for iOS and Android platform gives user the capabilities of managing their access control infrastructure from their mobile devices.

"Atlas was designed and engineered in USA to make access control installations fast & simple and at the same time offer all the features required by today's modern facilities," notes Manish Dalal, President & Founder, ZKTeco USA.

"While our ZKBioSecurity platform addresses the needs of high-end enterprise installations, presently our customers are looking for simple easy to learn access control solutions. By replacing management software with an embedded web application on the panel and additionally supporting Wi-Fi and PoE, we make it very easy for anyone to learn and install access control systems."

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About ZKTeco:

ZKTeco is a leading global provider of RFID and biometric and RFID security solutions. Product offerings include Biometric & RFID access control panels & readers, Elevator Controllers, Long-range Readers, Metal Detectors, Turnstiles, Baggage X-Ray scanners and biometric smart door locks. Its solutions are multi-lingual and localized in over 18 different languages. ZKTeco designs specialized products for specific markets and provides local support to all its customers.

Its U.S. facility includes a large experience center and warehouse along with local sales and service support. ZKTeco is synonymous with technical innovation, quality, speed-to-market, and reliability.

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