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Clean "Green" with A-Ben-A-Qui!

Do you have a tough cleaning challenge but want to use a safe, environmentally safe product?  Look no further than A-Ben-A-Qui from Croaker, Inc!

The A-Ben-A-Qui Universal Cleaner is a revolutionary multi-purpose cleaner that is Environmentally certified, yet incredibly powerful. The paste is certified by Chlorine Free Product Association and is Childsafe certified.

A-Ben-A-Qui is a revolutionary “go-to” multi-purpose paste cleaner for those who want one versatile and effective product to use virtually anywhere. From glass top stoves and stainless steel appliances at home, to lockers, toilet partitions and floors in schools, our product offers a safe way to tackle the most stubborn stains and messes safely.

Use on: Fiberglass, stainless steel, enamel, aluminum, tile , linoleum,  rubber, plastic, vinyl, porcelain, brass, chrome, glass, marble, granite, cement, grout and more...

Go here to a link to the manufacturer's site for more information and a great demonstration video of A-Ben-A-Qui in action!

http://www.nhcleansource.com/

A-Ben-A-Qui is a featured product on our site - just click there and you will go to the product page.

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MOVING....MOVING.....MOVING

We are in the process of moving to our new location at

4010 Market Street, Wilmington, NC

Your patience during this time of transition is greatly appreciated.  Please visit us at our new location beginning Monday, March 23rd.

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Paper Towels Blast Hand Dryers in the Battle of Germs

Paper Towels Blast Hand Dryers in the Battle of Germs
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Recent studies show that there are plenty of good reasons to stock up on paper towels if you want to prevent the spread of germs. Most people realize that hand washing is critical to reducing the risk of infection, but proper drying is also an important part of good hand hygiene. Research shows that paper towels are the smart choice for hand drying for several reasons.

Just as in hand washing, hand drying needs to be thorough because bacteria thrive in moist environments. A number of studies have focused on the effectiveness of paper towels versus hot-air dryers and found that not only do paper towels do a better job of drying hands, they also reduce bacteria, while hand dryers have been shown to actually increase bacteria on hands by up to 255%.

In addition, hand dryers can disperse bacteria into the surrounding area which can contribute to cross contamination. When researchers measured bacterial dispersal with different hand drying methods they found none with paper towels, but bacteria was found within a 3-ft. radius of the hand dryer and on the research subject's clothes. Add in the fine aerosol sprayed into the air every time a toilet is flushed, and the air movement produced by hand dryers could be spreading fecal bacteria as well. Rubbing your hands under a hot air dryer can also lead to bacterial dispersal while rubbing your hands with a paper towel creates the friction needed to remove the germs that are then captured in the paper towel and thrown away.

One study revealed that hand dryers actually harbor germs because they provide the warm, moist environment bacteria prefer. Researchers found that 97% of the tested hand dryers had bacteria on the outlet nozzle surfaces and all of them had high bacterial counts on the air inlet.

Another reason paper towels are the best choice? People prefer them. In a 2009 survey of 2,516 US adults, 55% of respondents selected paper towels as the preferred method for drying their hands. Another survey showed that people feel hand dryers are noisy and take too long. Most people aren't willing to wait the length of time necessary to get their hands dried under a hand dryer. Some of those surveyed admitted to skipping hand-washing all together to avoid using a hand dryer.

The Mayo clinic summed up the argument for paper towels in The Hygienic Efficacy of Different Hand-Drying Methods: A Review of the Evidence: "most studies suggest that paper towels can dry hands efficiently, remove bacteria effectively, and cause less contamination of the washroom environment. From a hygiene viewpoint, paper towels are superior to electric air dryers." 

Croaker has a complete line of hand towels and hand soaps with several dispensing options.  Also, with Croaker's Dispenser Program, featured dispensers are provided at NO CHARGE, with FREE INSTALLATION and LIFETIME FREE REPLACEMENT.

See all your options at croakeronline.com, or contact us for more information.

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New Website Features for 2015!

Happy New Year!  To better serve our customers, Croaker has added two new pages to our website, and a new service as well.  On the top menu bar are two new headings:  "Manage Quick Order" and "Quick Order"  We can now build a "Quick Order" list of your normal reorder items for you.  Just need to re-order paper towels and trash bags?  Go to your "Quick Order" page and we will have those products listed for you with pictures and stock numbers.  Choose how many cases you need, click "add to cart" and your re-order is ready.

You must be a registered customer to use this feature.  Just contact us and we will create your account and set up your "Quick Order" list based on your history.  Call us at (910) 251-8051, or e-mail bpauli@croakeronline.com to get started.

New Year, more service from Croaker On-Line!!

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Shop Croaker for your Breakroom Beverage Supplies!

Cooler weather is here, and that means increased demand for coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.  Croaker has a complete selection of beverage supplies for your business.  Coffees and Teas; sugar, sweeteners and creamers; cups, stirrers and lids are all here.  Why run all over town?

Croaker is a proud distributor of Green Mountain Coffee and Keurig.  Brew by the cup and offer your employees choice and convenience with less waste and mess.  

Contact the coffee experts at Croaker - from a small office Keurig to a larger Keurig or Newco Commercial Brewer with water hook-up at no charge, we can help you set up your coffee service.

 

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NCL disinfectants effective against Ebola Virus

Ebola Virus is in the news right now. The most common question we are getting; How can we best protect ourselves against this virus?

In the CDC’s ‘Interim guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus’ they recommend:
“Use a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)- registered hospital disinfectant with a label claim for a non- enveloped virus (e.g., norovirus, rotavirus, adenovirus, poliovirus) to disinfect environmental surfaces in rooms of patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus infection.

Not every disinfectant is effective against non-enveloped viruses, and it is important to choose the
right disinfectant for the job. Though the Ebola virus is an enveloped virus, the CDC has made
its recommendation to use disinfectants that are effective against non-enveloped viruses (such as
norovirus).

Click here for more information on appropriate NCL disinfectants effective against non-enveloped virus.

http://www.nclonline.com/newsitems/view/43/Virus_in_the_News

Croaker has several disinfectants in stock with the non-enveloped virus claim in concentrate and ready-to-use formulations.  We also have personal protection items such as nitrile gloves, face masks, and goggles.

 

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Floor Care Tips

Hard Floor Care Tips

  • Well-maintained entrance mats can capture up to 70% of all the dirt that enters a building.
  • Always mop or autoscrub a floor prior to burnishing. NEVER burnish a dirty floor.
  • When stripping a floor, the floor must remain wet while the stripper is allowed dwell time.
  • When stripping a floor, it is important to tape off areas that you do not want the stripper to touch. A combination of tape and cardboard works well.
  • Large areas should be stripped in stages to make the job more manageable.
  • Save leftover stripper to clean the wringer from your finish bucket. This will keep all mop wringers in good condition.
  • Plastic liners are recommended for your finish bucket because they prevent contamination of the floor finish
  • Rayon or rayon blend mops work best for finish application.
  • To prevent floor finish buildup around the edges, do not apply finish wall-to-wall on every coat. Instead, stay six inches from the wall on intermediate coats.

Croaker is proud to carry several floor finishes from Buckeye, International!

All Buckeye floor finishes and sealers are non-powdering, non-yellowing, self-leveling, and U.L. listed for slip resistance. Buckeye floor finishes are designed for superior performance and reduced stripping frequencies.

Contact Croaker for all your floor care needs!

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Here we grow!!

We are adding new products to this website....if you don't see a particular product you need, call us!!!
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