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Daily Cleaning and Disinfection Reduces Absenteeism

What is important for a commercial facility is not just the quality of the cleaning and disinfection system used, but also their frequency. With cold and flu season arriving, it is imperative for commercial facilities to be extra diligent in adding preventative measures to protect everyone’s health and safety. Whether it’s a healthcare facility, school, or office, upping the proper disinfection of surfaces is key.

How often you clean makes a difference

One study comparing absenteeism in 2 Florida schools saw a significant difference based on the frequency of cleanings and disinfection performed. While one school performed monthly cleanings and disinfection using the Clorox Total 360 System, the other school performed daily cleanings and disinfection using the same system. Both schools focused on disinfecting high touch surfaces in the classrooms, cafeteria, nurse’s office, hallways, and restrooms with the intention of preventing large illness outbreaks like the ones the schools experienced in previous years. In 2019, after 2 years of collecting data, there was a 14 percent decrease in absenteeism in the school that performed daily cleanings and disinfection, and the school also reported zero illness outbreaks.

Why is disinfection so important?

As discussed in a previous blog post, cleaning and disinfection are NOT the same things. In fact, what may look clean may be festering with harmful bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens when you don’t go beyond cleaning. Disinfecting a surface essentially kills over 99.99% of pathogenic microorganisms, including most viruses, which reduces the likelihood of germs spreading from surface to surface. By upping the number of times this process is performed, like in the case of the previously mentioned schools, you can protect your commercial facility more effectively and minimize sickness in the workplace.

Make a difference for your commercial business

We all know that a healthier workplace = a healthier, more productive business. Investing in a professional commercial cleaning company like New England Cleaning Services, Inc. is the easiest way to accomplish a significant change in absenteeism and health in your commercial facility. We have skilled cleaning professionals, advanced technologies, and the convenience of 24/7 client support and project services. For more information or to schedule cleanings and disinfection, contact our Waltham, MA office at (781) 890-2000 today!


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