The New Level of Clean in the Age of the Superbug
Prior to COVID-19, most facilities and businesses had focused their cleaning on beautification and maintenance of their facility and left disinfection to bathrooms or medical level sites. Before people judged how safe (meaning germ-free) a space is by its appearance. However in todays world, it is critical to convey to the public and employees that your business is presentable and pathogen-free so it is safe to work in and to frequent. It is critical for everybody to know the importance of product and application in the age of the “superbug” to constantly support both a visibly and microscopic level of cleanliness. As we know now a clean surface does not necessarily mean that it is germ-free. Soap or cleansers remove visible dirt, but still leaves behind a surface that contaminants and pathogens can remain on which can be potentially adverse to humans health.
Disinfecting is the process by which bacteria is killed or reduced by 99.999% in order to make a surface touch-safe. Areas that typically require disinfecting are surfaces that multiple people touch or surfaces that come into contact with food. In order to effectively disinfect; dust, debris, and other contaminants on the surface must be cleared as disinfection is a two step process. As stated by the CDC, the process is “C before D,” which means to first clean surfaces then disinfect. Disinfecting is now crucial for ALL facilities that host office personnel and public visitors. Eliminating the spread of infections such as Covid-19 has become a mandate by many states in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. When it comes to safety, disinfecting is the most powerful and safest method in keeping your employees and the public safe. The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association has stressed the importance to use only chemical products that have a seal of approval for the use of disinfecting against all known pathogens and the human Corona virus. NECS uses only EPA registered products to handle disinfection, such as TB-cide and Clorox 360, which are disinfectants approved for use in hospitals, offices, schools, etcetera, where infection control is of prime importance. These disinfectants are also effective against MRSA & CA-MRSA, VRE, Canine Parvovirus, Norwalk Virus, and many other pathogens of concern. No matter what type of commercial facility you have, keeping it clean AND germ-free is an important part of maintaining a healthy and safe environment for everyone. No one understands this importance more than a professional commercial cleaning company like New England Cleaning Services, Inc. We provide cleaning and disinfecting services to clients all over the eastern Massachusetts area. With 40 years of experience, we are confident in our ability to not only clean but also deliver disinfection services using the most advanced, effective techniques.