Whether you’re the facilities manager of a grocery store or a public school, one of your main objectives is to eliminate as many germs as possible. Hiring commercial cleaners is important, but sanitizing and disinfecting services should always be included as well.
People often misunderstand how cleaning is different from sanitizing or disinfecting. Cleaning uses soap or a detergent and water to remove dirt, crumbs, dust, and debris from surfaces or objects. Although having a cleaning routine is necessary, it doesn’t kill germs. Instead, it lowers the number of germs, which lessens the likelihood of them spreading or thriving within the building. Cleaning is most effective when done in conjunction with sanitizing and disinfecting. Combining these three services creates an effective solution for buildings with high traffic, like schools, retail stores, and supermarkets.
Another common misconception is that sanitization and disinfection are the same. Contrary to popular belief, sanitizing and disinfecting don’t serve the same purpose. They each reduce the spread of germs, which are everywhere. Germs aren’t just on surfaces, but they’re also in the air and water. While some germs are harmless, others cause sickness and disease. You must enlist professional help to perform sanitization and disinfection services; your building needs both, in addition to routine cleaning.
Disinfection takes cleaning and sanitizing a step further, as it destroys or inactivates bacteria and viruses, such as influenza or rhinovirus. Disinfectant cleaners are commonly used for hard, non-porous surfaces, like tables, countertops, floors, handles, and appliances. Disinfection is crucial since people often pick up impurities from high-touch point areas like light switches and doorknobs. Disinfectant cleaning services are one of the most common ways to stop the spread of germs from person to person.
Sanitizing cleaning services lowers germs to safe levels, according to public health standards. Requirements and regulations for sanitization vary for schools, offices, grocery stores, and healthcare or medical facilities. Sanitizing products attack the viruses listed on their labels, and they are used for porous and non-porous surfaces.
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When it comes to safety and health precautions, there are certain things you can easily control, including washing your hands frequently and implementing commercial cleaning services. But for contaminants and illness-causing germs and bacteria, you must take a more aggressive, proactive approach. The number of germs that thrive throughout your building is unknown. However, you can do your part to eliminate as many as possible, minimizing the health concerns in your company.
It’s great to clean and sanitize, but you need to disinfect to have an effective solution. Sanitizers only kill bacteria, while disinfectants approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) kill bacteria and viruses.
At Carlson Building Maintenance, we serve an essential purpose: to keep your building free of germs and bacteria and help you maintain your pristine, professional image. As a building owner or manager at a high-volume location, appearances and cleanliness are everything. Our specialty cleaning services include sanitization and disinfection solutions that contribute to your peace of mind, so you can focus on your work. Whether you need our services day or night, our cleaning packages are customizable to suit your needs. From day porters to routine janitorial services, our years of experience and expertise get the job done when and where you need it.
Our cleaning programs are specialized to accommodate whatever requirements you have. Our services will provide the highest-quality clean that your building has ever experienced. We use industry-trusted cleaning products and innovative equipment, including electrostatic area misters and other innovative devices to scrub, wash, sanitize, and disinfect from corner to corner. Our dedicated and professional crew members are well trained, and they always follow the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Reach out to Carlson Building Maintenance today for a complimentary consultation. We look forward to showing you what a difference we can make in your building.