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How to Get Convenience Stores Past the Winter Weather Beating

Apter Industries

Spring cleaning has arrived. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and travelers are gearing up to hit the road. 

As retailers prepare for spring cleaning, it’s important to have a trustworthy range of products to help achieve that goal. A clean store reflects a dedication to quality and warmly welcomes travelers, making every visit a memorable experience. 

Does the spring cleaning concept still exist?

The winter months come with various challenges. The northern part of the country deals with the harsh slush, snow and road salt, while the south fights the mud and rain. Forecourts, bathrooms and sales floors are heavily affected during these months, so when the weather breaks, it's time to go on the offense. 

Deep cleaning c-store floors

Floors take an absolute beating in January. The residue of salt, mud, and slush provides a negative appearance and dangerous outcome for visiting travelers.  

For an ideal floor cleaner, retailers should look for a cleaner that can blast through food area grease as well as road grim to leave floors remarkably clean. For instance, try Tile Time from Apter Industries, which helps refresh and renew all types of flooring by opening the pores of the floor with its deep cleaning surfactants and providing a safe, low-skid situation.

Exterior cleaning

Cleaning the exterior of the c-store has its own challenges, from road grime to salt, oil spots and more. Retailers need a comprehensive system to attack from all sides. For instance, the Forecourt First Gas Island Cleaning Kit is an all-in-one solution that improves the health and appearance of gas islands post-winter conditions. 

Forecourt First Island Kit products are perfect for cleaning:

  • Gas pads: Remove oil spots and road grime with Garage Gorilla XDX Concrete Cleaner.
  • Fuel dispensers: Remove heavy stains and diesel with Garage Gorilla Pump Cleaner. 
  • Gas pumps and trash receptacles: Enhance the appearance and prevent resoiling with Gorilla Pump Shine.

Revive small spaces

Finally, retailers need something to remove that "closed-in odor" feeling. An enzymatic air freshener, for example, kills the odor at the source and leaves a fragrance behind. Refresh trash receptacles, smoking areas and small spaces that do not have significant airflow by using an enzymatic air freshener.

Apter Industries works one-on-one with clients to provide a customizable cleaning program that meets the organization's and physical facilities' needs. The brand’s cost-effective cleaning products can fit any job in a time-saving manner. 

With Apter products, retailers can confidently prepare their store for the influx of springtime visitors, knowing that every detail has been attended to with care. Welcome the season of renewal with open arms, and let Apter help make the space shine.

To learn more or get help with cleaning solutions, visit https://www.apterindustries.com/csp/.

This post is sponsored by Apter Industries

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