LESS OBVIOUS CLEANING TASKS THAT MITIGATE GERMS
There are obvious benefits of having your business professionally cleaned. The overall aesthetic, employee satisfaction, and productivity to name a few. However, one of the most important benefits of professional cleaning is the mitigation of germs. Commercial cleaning crews recognize that in this day and age, the removal of germs and pathogens is one of their primary tasks.
These individuals know that germs are hiding everywhere. It is not just high-touch surfaces and restrooms that need to be cleaned and disinfected. Your entire facility is harboring germs and illness-causing pathogens.
This is why professional cleaners take all cleaning tasks seriously. They realize that every cleaning task contributes to the mitigation of germs and pathogens and creates a healthier environment for their client.
Here are some seemingly mundane cleaning tasks that commercial cleaning crews perform in an effort to remove and reduce germs and pathogens within your facility:
Dusting may not seem an important aspect of germ mitigation, but it is. Dust contains bacteria and germs and removing it from hard surfaces is an important step in the cleaning and disinfecting process. Professional cleaning crews practice a top-down approach to dusting – starting with high surfaces and working their way toward the floor. This ensures that they are not causing dust to accumulate on already dusted surfaces.
This may seem obvious as a germ mitigation practice. Surface cleaning is also an important step in the disinfecting process. Professional cleaners recognize that this is only the second step in the disinfecting process and they are focused on doing it the right way.
Professionals always wipe in one direction to avoid redistribution of dirt and germs. They use different wipes for different areas of your facility to avoid cross-contamination and they apply CDC and OSHA-compliant disinfectants and procedures after cleaning a surface.
Most people do not think about the germs and bacteria that are hiding in their carpets. The fact of the matter is that your carpets are home to a plethora of nasty organisms. In fact, microbiology research published in 2001 found an average indoor carpet to be about 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat, with about 200,000 bacteria per square inch.
Regular vacuuming with a commercial grade vacuum along with regular deep cleaning can help keep these nasties in check and help keep your facility germ-free.
If the number of bacteria in your carpets surprises you, you will be shocked to learn how many germs are living in your trash receptacles.
Consider for a moment the types of things that end up in the trash. Leftover foods, drinks, used tissues, chewing gum – the list goes on and on. All of these things are a virtual playground for illness-causing bacteria like Salmonella, Listeria, and E-Coli.
Professional cleaning crews will not only remove the trash but clean and disinfect the receptacle to inhibit the growth of bacteria. They will also line the can with a trash bag to help keep it clean between cleanings.
While you can perform these tasks in-house, you can not be sure that they are being done to professional standards. Hiring a professional, commercial cleaning service ensures that these areas and others are cleaned and disinfected properly.
If you would like help with the cleaning and disinfecting of your facility, call on Complete Care Maintenance for a free, no-obligation quote.