When commercial outfits in-source the janitorial and cleaning tasks by current employees, they are not getting the full quality and benefits of professional janitorial services, such as avoid cross-contamination. Studies have shown the effects of people working in a routinely cared for and clean environment where trash is emptied, bathrooms sanitized, and floors are cleaned for example. We feel safe and more productive with the benefits of a clean office and that goes beyond just the physical reduction of dirt and bacteria.
Avoid Cross Contamination
We at American Hometown Services would like to take the opportunity to expound on the importance of avoiding the cross-contamination that we diligently apply to our janitorial services.
Cross Contamination Examples
Causing sickness and even injury, cross-contamination is important to avoid. Toxic fumes, for example, can be created by mixing the wrong chemicals. Additionally, using the different cleaning products with the wrong application can easily result in property damage and/or ineffectively destroy viruses, germs, and bacteria, which then allows them to spread. With professional janitorial services performing the tasks, we are trained and educated on preventing cross-contamination and practice specific procedures to ensure optimal levels of clean as well as sanitation.
How to Prevent Cross Contamination
Restrooms are the largest non-medical area for cross contamination and bathroom cleaning materials such as towels, rags, and mops to be exclusively used in the restrooms and nowhere else.
Restrooms: For bathroom grade bacteria, specially cleaning products are designed to create sanitation and prevent the spread of germs and disease. Urinals and toilets use a separate line of products such as chemicals and cleaning cloths, while others are used for counters, sinks, dispensers, walls and stalls.
Kitchens: To avoid cross-contamination and prevent food related illnesses as well as the spread of disease. A clean space is important in the kitchen areas as otherwise it be the main attraction for pests. Deep cleaning with attention detail during the janitorial services of common areas such as break rooms as well as microwave, countertops, refrigerator and other appliances.
Medical Facilities: Surfaces and tools are general cleaned and sanitized regularly by medical staff simply by following proper protocol. However, janitorial cleaning companies handle the additional work medical personnel don’t, such as trash removal, full floor cleaning, common areas and bathrooms. To prevent cross-contamination and to avoid the spread of bacteria and viruses unique to medical facilities, janitorial companies complete the necessary tasks accordingly.
Glass: Glass collects its fair share of fingerprints, smudges and the residues and layers of pollutants that it endures while facing the weather elements of the outdoors. Janitorial services clean interior and exterior glass, to maintain all glass clear of smudges, dirt and dust.
Trash Removal: Cross-contamination is a common occurrence with over flowing trash cans and even when they are unsightly and unsanitary they can attract pests and emit unpleasant odors. The biggest difference in the sight and smell of the office is accomplished with regular systematic replacing of trash can liners and disposal of garbage can make.
Floors: Typically the flooring in commercial properties consists anywhere from carpets to hardwood, vinyl, laminate, tile or VCT. Janitorial professionals utilize the correct products to use to keep floors lasting longer and staying safe from any chemical interaction and cross-contamination.