Electrostatic spray is electrically charged, allowing the appropriate sanitizers, mold preventatives and disinfectants to wrap around and evenly coat all types of surfaces for a more complete clean. As the chemical exits the electrostatic sprayer, it’s given a positive electrical charge. The droplets then become attracted to all negative surfaces, covering the visible area, underside and backside, with the sanitizing agent. Surfaces that are already covered will repel the spray, making the method extremely efficient. (Full explanation HERE)
What Restrooms Say About Businesses
The last thing any business wants is to invite a potential client or employee to the facility to find a dingy, dirty restroom. The reality is, restroom etiquette says a lot in a corporate setting.
but it is a never wasted opportunity to differentiate your business from what a potential clients thinks of your sanitation and how it reflects on your company.
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Are school restrooms clean?
As a new school year begins, a survey of N.C. high school freshmen to seniors reveals that unclean school restrooms cause them to have a negative perception of their institution and its leaders. The survey conducted by Bradley Corporation found that 68 percent of students say school restrooms that are poorly maintained or unclean show the school doesn’t care about its students, reflects poor school management and lowers their overall opinion of the school.
Nearly half of students surveyed describe the condition of their school restrooms as poor or fair. The “Healthy Hand Washing Survey” asked students across the country about their school restrooms and hand washing habits.
“The negative impact of poorly maintained school restrooms is clearly significant and spreads beyond the bathroom doors to the entire school, Female students are even more inclined to be negatively influenced by run-down school restrooms.
The state of a school restroom likely factors into a student’s decision on whether or not to visit the restroom. While most (81 percent) use their school restroom on a daily basis, 19 percent claim to never frequent it. They avoid the facilities in part because they’re dirty, smelly or have broken or old toilets, sinks and doors.
Outside of schools, restroom conditions in public businesses also influence high school students’ perceptions and preferences. Most students (62 percent) have frequented a particular business based on its cleaner, well-maintained restrooms. Similarly, 64 percent of adults show preferential treatment for businesses with pleasant restrooms.
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Flu Season’s Coming And Cleaning Is Even More Important
Flu season is already in full swing. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlined 40 states that were already experiencing sporadic influenza activity. Of the remaining 10, two states reported regional activity; six states reported local flu activity; and two states reported no activity.
When should your janitorial service contractors clean, vs. sanitize, vs. disinfect surfaces?
Clean low-risk surfaces, such as floors, windows, etc., where the likelihood of pathogen transfer from the surface is low. Sanitizing should only be applied to food contact surfaces, which is required as part of the food code. Disinfection is appropriate for frequently touched surfaces and surfaces likely to harbor pathogens. Since sanitizing does not make anti-viral claims, sanitizing offers no confidence of killing the flu or other viruses commonly found on surfaces.
Cleaning a surface simply removes visible debris, dirt and dust. Sanitizing a surface makes that surface sanitary or free of visible dirt contaminants that could affect your health. Sanitizing is meant to reduce, not kill, the occurrence and growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Disinfecting a surface will “kill” the microscopic organisms as claimed on the label of a particular product.
Cleaning alone will always contribute favorably to the health of indoor occupants because allergens and microorganisms are being removed from the surfaces of the indoor environment. The problem, however, is the risk of cross-contamination. The mopping solution and the cleaning tools could be spreading disease in the absence of a germicide.
When you sanitize, you are killing/reducing the number of bacteria present by 99.9 percent (3 log10) but doing nothing about viruses and fungus. Sanitizing is better than cleaning alone but the reduction of pathogen populations on environmental surfaces is exponentially better when you disinfect.
The minimum level of effectiveness in a modern-day disinfectant is 100 percent kill of 6 log10 of an organism. A sanitizer is only required to reduce that 6 log10 down to 3 Log10. We can put that into real numbers. If we start with 1 million organisms on a surface then a disinfectant must kill 100 percent of them; zero left. A sanitizer only reduces the number of organisms down to 1,000 and does nothing about virus and fungus.
Cleaning That Focuses On Quality Assurance - Janitorial outsourcing has its critics – and many of them are right. Low-cost janitorial providers sacrifice quality in order to offer low, attractive bid packages. And can end up costing you in the long run.
With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that a typical flu season costs an estimated $7 billion in sick days and lost productivity, the workplace is often “ground zero” for contamination, according to the Business Wire.
“The workplace can be a hotbed for influenza germs. Common areas, break rooms, restrooms, conference rooms, elevator buttons and shared tools can be contaminated with the flu virus. If one person is infected, then they can potentially put the rest of their workplace at risk, even through indirect contact.
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