Defining a New Standard of Clean
What is Clean?
Cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing play an important role in reducing the spread of bacteria and germs in public areas. According to the CDC, some illnesses can stay on some surfaces for hours or even days. Regular cleaning is required to limit the transmission of the disease in commercial and public spaces. Practicing proper hand hygiene can also prevent the spread of germs that make people sick.
Cleaning with commercial cleaners that contain soap or detergent decreases the number of germs on surfaces and reduces risk of infection from surfaces in your facility. Cleaning alone removes most types of harmful germs (like viruses, bacteria, parasites, or fungi) from surfaces.1
Sanitizing reduces the remaining germs on surfaces after cleaning.1
Disinfecting can kill harmful germs that remain on surfaces after cleaning. By killing germs on a surface after cleaning, disinfecting can further lower the risk of spreading disease.1
If you do sanitize or disinfect, clean surfaces first because impurities like dirt may make it harder for sanitizing or disinfecting chemicals to get to and kill germs. 1
Tips for an Effective Cleaning
Cleaning & Disinfect High Touched Areas Daily
High touched areas should be cleaned regularly. High touched areas include pens, counters, shopping carts, door handles, stair rails, elevator buttons, touchpads, restroom fixtures, and desks.1
Clean High Areas First
Removed dust and dander from high areas first. They often fall to lower surfaces, so make sure to clean high surfaces first.1
Clean in One Direction
To prevent re-contaminating previously cleaned surfaces, make sure to clean in one direction. Circular wiping risks spreading contaminants and infections over surfaces.1 While cleaning the floor, use a ‘figure 8’ motion to prevent the re-contamination of previously cleaned floor surfaces.
Our Microfiber products effectively remove 99% of microbes and bacteria from surfaces and require little to no cleaning agent. They reach hidden dirt and dust in crevices that ordinary fibers miss.
Effective Cleaning Tools
MaxiSorb® Non-Woven Cut-End Mops are extremely absorbent mops that holds over 200% more liquid and releases 23% more liquid versus cotton. The chemically cleaned and sanitized material will not promote mold, mildew, or odors. These mops are also disposable.
Our Pre-treated Disposable Dust Mops are made with natural cotton cut-end yarn that contains an extra center row for greater performance. The pre-treated mop saves labor and time.
Disposable Microfiber Pads are a single use pad with the cleaning power of microfiber. The pads end cross-contamination by allowing you to use a new disposable pad for each area or task.
The MaxiWash™ Disposable Wiping System is a safer alternative to hazardous open buckets of chemicals! The wiping system works with any sanitizer, bleach or disinfectant and allows for a more controlled dispensing and application process.
How to Clean the Floor
Germs and bacteria on the floor easily spread throughout a facility or public space. Cleaning and disinfecting the floor is key to reducing the spread of COVID-19.
- Using a dust mop or broom, remove all dirt and large debris from the floor.
- For wet mopping, remove the previously used mop head and attach a freshly laundered mop head to the handle.
- Following the guidelines and specific chemical instructions, fill the mop bucket with a new cleaning solution.
- While cleaning the floor, use a ‘figure 8’ motion to prevent the re-contamination of previously cleaned floor surfaces.
Aside from our Microfiber Mops, our Shrinkless Mops are another great option.
Synthetic blended fibers inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi that cause odors, stains, and shorten product life. Made of 100% Post Industrial Waste and withstands 60 washings.
Fiberglass handles are durable and shock absorbent; easy to sanitize and will not rot or rust. Fiberglass handles are good for corrosion resistance and good strength-to-weight ratio.
Brooms with chemical resistant fiber and durable hygienic non-absorbent foam blocks make it easier to clean floors and sanitize the broom blocks. Used with a fiberglass handle.
1 - https://www.cdc.gov/hygiene/cleaning/facility.html