Category Archives: Cleaning for Health

Green Cleaning – Financial Returns

An article in a trade journal recapped several studies that showed changes in pathogens and allergens and improvements in attendance at schools that implemented green cleaning, and from my reading of the summaries, green cleaning was the only change, so …

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The 5 germiest places in the workplace

Here’s an article by Peter Sheldon – VP Operations at Coverall corporate. He’s the lead tech guy in our “Cleaning for Health / Health Based Cleaning ” strategy. . LINK . “Up to 80 % of cold and flu germs …

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How to avoid germs in the airport – Happy Thanksgiving and Ho, ho …..

Washington Post It’s not just terrorists and perverted body scan viewers anymore – now you have to worry about catching the flu from fellow travelers. Our VP of Operations – Peter Sheldon is quoted on how to avoid such trials …

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Green Cleaning – non certified products

Some of the commercial cleaning products we use are certifiable as green – vacuum cleaners, extractors, chemicals, and so on. Some are not – mops, buckets, disinfectants (tho this should come thru soon) and so on. However, green principles can …

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Hepa Filters – when to change them.

We are standardized on hepa filter vacuums for all our new commercial cleaning customers. Filters need to be changed periodically. Cleaning Management just published an article of how frequently these need to be changed. (Not having read the manual that …

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"No Touch" commercial cleaning in bathrooms.

There are two pieces to “no touch” The article below discusses both. It’s only 2 pages of big type – won’t take you long. The first piece describes architectural features of bathrooms such as air dryers, laser activated no touch …

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Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizers have become, for want of a better word, epidemic. OK – there is a better word – pervasive. Basically there are two kinds – alcohol based and not alcohol based. Alcohol kills most of the stuff we are …

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Flu season – schools

Obviously schools and day cares are festering pestholes of infection. Just kidding. But the average office building has about 200 square feet per person. I think in Minnesota you need about 80 feet per child in a licensed day care …

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Flu season – touch points

You will read plenty of stuff about washing your hands frequently in the press – which is probably the number one thing you can do to avoid getting and transmitting the flu. If there is a serious outbreak, I’m thinking …

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Disinfecting, etc.

All commercial cleaners “use disinfectants.” Almost no janitor truly “disinfects” tho. Disinfecting requires wet dwell time – usually in excess of 10 minutes. If you see a janitor wiping a surface with a disinfectant soaked cleaning towel or spraying a …

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