Gratitude to removals and storage company

This post is a shout out to all removals and storage company around the country. The inspiration came from a close friend of our web admin Amy who was “rescued” by her local removals company after she was suddenly her real estate agent didn’t renew her rental agreement. Not only she had the heartache of finding a new place but she also had to find someone to help her move her belongings and put some in short term storage. It is an understatement to say that she was desperate for help. Especially when the news hit her unexpectedly.

But as luck would have it, there was a rental vacancy two blocks down. But what is even more astonishing is that she was successful in her application. For many of you out there, you probably know that securing a rental property in this age is usually painfully difficult. The simple fact is that there are usually more applicants than places available. So earlier on, all the stars were lining up for Amy.

Words got around the office about her situation and before you know it, she got a call from her local removals and storage company offering to help her out; albeit the very short notice given. Most of us were in the office when her phone rang. She was pretty much in tears after hearing the good news. To most people, it probably wasn’t such a big deal. But what you have to understand is that different people react and cope with certain situations differently. In short, we can’t judge people but instead we need to be more understanding towards one another.

Anyways, the removalists came in early Sunday morning to transfer her belongings to the new place. On top of that, the removals company also offered free short term storage for her. The following week, Amy told the rest of us here about her excellent experience with this local removalists company. About how understanding they were and how accommodating they were with her requests. After telling her story, she broke down and cried. This brought tears to a few staff there. Her story moved us so much that we decided to share it with our readers on this site.

If you have any similar stories like Amy’s please comment below and share it with us!

Keeping your Bistro clean

In any place that serves food and it must keep cleanliness at an optimum level at all times. It is good for everyone’s health and safety and not to mention for business.

In regards to pest control here are some things to consider;

1. Keeping your floors clean

Every insect be it a roach, ants or beetle, starts from the floor. They can come in from any crevice, door jam and even the boxes that you brought the food in with.

It is imperative that you clean the floor thoroughly at the end of each day. That includes getting under work counters, roller carts and anything that has a space smaller than a 1/4 inch.

Using a strong cleaner such as bleach or a heavy industrial product will work best. While it is has not been shown to deter pest with odor but it does the trick in disinfecting the floor.

2. Food kept locked tight

This can not be overstated. When you leave any fragment of food out or loosely monitored, it will invite unwanted creatures to seek a meal. Canned foods or items that come sealed are generally safe. Items that come in porous material, such as cardboard, needs to be sealed in airtight containers, sealed in zip tight bags or refrigerated.

3. Cleaning the cooking surfaces

Often time the most overlooked area of a kitchen is the cooking apparatus. Stoves, burners, flat griddles. These areas are. once cooled, havens for bugs of any kind and even rodents.

This part of cleaning is cumbersome with all it’s nooks and crannies. However a good industrial non flammable spray cleaner will do the job nicely. While it is common sense that the heat produced here will undoubtedly kill off most germs, it is the fact that when it is clean it will become an area pest are not interested in.

4. Taking out the trash

This simple task will go a long way in ensuring pest do not come into your kitchen. However don’t forget that the work put into the dining room is important too. Food falls from tables all the time and if this trach is not cleaned and removed then all your efforts in the kitchen will be in vain.

5. Set traps in known entry points 

Despite all your efforts the fact remains that pest will always try to enter the premise. During off hours we suggest this simple but effective trick.

They are inexpensive but fly paper or a product that comes equipped with trapping glue, works great at doorways from outside, small cracks in walls, in front of cold storage units, windows and wherever the trash is taken. Then when you are opening simply remove the traps, monitor the areas where there is more activity and take steps to address it. Which brings us to your last step.

6. Hire a professional pest control company

Hiring a pest control company to monthly maintain your food service outlet is the final defense against unwanted pest. They are trained to determine weak areas to shore up, monitor rodent activity,

A professional company will rotate their products to avoid bug immunity and also will know what is safe for food preparation areas.

They should have safe methods in trapping rodents or even larger animals in your trash area. Removing rodents effectively will insure your customers will want to patronize and enjoy your food.