The coronavirus pandemic has thrust the cleaning industry into the center stage, and the public is hyper-aware of the role facility managers and cleaning teams play in protecting health and safety. While cleaning for appearance may have been sufficient long ago, the public understands that even surfaces that look clean can still host dangerous germs and pathogens. Following these practices and adopting a “cleaning for health” mindset can boost the reputation of your business, instill confidence in customers and reduce the spread of infectious germs.
Cleanliness was once largely judged based on what people could smell and see. Restrooms smelling like lavender or citrus, for example, would be deemed clean as long as the floors were dirt-free and the mirrors streak-free.
The pandemic redefined cleanliness, moving it from beyond the visible with an understanding that germs can quickly spread from surfaces to people. Showing you take cleaning seriously now means reassuring your visitors, employees and customers that you are using effective products and techniques to not just create a clean-looking space, but a truly healthy and safe one too.
Reviewing Cleaning Solutions
Disinfectants approved for use against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) are listed by the US EPA’s List N. Vetting your cleaning solutions is a simple way to protect your employees and customers.
We highly recommend Betco Fight-Back RTU Disinfectant, a quaternary based, anti-bacterial cleaner that kills the virus that causes COVID-19. It quickly cuts grease and cleans, disinfects and deodorizes hard surfaces in one step.
Betco’s pH7Q is another effective disinfectant against the novel coronavirus, and it cleans, disinfects and deodorizes in one labor-saving step. We highly recommend this solution for hospitals, schools, colleges, nursing homes and commercial establishments and love that it never dulls, hazes or leaves a film.
Making Cleaning Public
In the past, janitorial teams strove to clean out of the public eye, but visible cleaning now can increase confidence and peace of mind. This shows occupants and visitors that your team is dedicated to protecting their health, and seeing the process themselves can build trust that you are taking the right steps to prevent the spread of infection.