Interim Facility Maintenance

Interim carpet and floor maintenance are cost-effective alternatives to expensive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive deep cleaning and extraction methods, but require some planning and scheduling to be effective.

Interim Floor Care and Facility Maintenance
Conventionally, winter is the off-season for many facilities, including schools and summer resorts, seasonal hotels, and even small businesses.

Is Cleaning Before Disinfection Always Required?

The general rule of thumb for sanitizing a surface is to first clean to remove visible soil, then disinfect to kill unseen germs, mold, mildew, fungus, and bacteria, but that may not always be necessary.

Why We Clean Before Disinfecting
Soap-based detergents are used to clean and remove visible soil, bacteria, pathogens, and other microbes from surfaces, but typically do not kill anything.

Industrial Warehouse Cleaning During COVID-19

Industrial warehouses are critical to the supply chain, but are susceptible to the transmission of pathogens between workers and surfaces, so they must be regularly cleaned and maintained according to the highest standards.

The Challenge of Warehouse Cleaning Before, During, and After COVID-19
Industrial warehouses are an increasingly necessary component of day-to-day living during the extended lockdowns, which have forced an often extreme shift in how consumers acquire necessary products from manufacturers.

End of 2020 Flu Activity Appears to Remain Low For Now

According to current data, Influenza and Influenza-Like Illnesses (ILI) have remained far lower than in past seasons, but health professionals are urging caution in interpreting the data and have voiced concerns regarding a rise in cases early in 2021.

Influenza Activity Remains Low But Officials Urge Caution
According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported ILI cases currently stand at 1.6% for the fourth consecutive week--far below the national average of 2.6%.

Additionally, the CDC has reported that:

Respiratory specimens submitted to clinical labs testing positive for influenza stands at 0.3% for the week of December 12th.

SARS-CoV-2 and School Buses

Schools have been a focal point for the debate surrounding SARS-CoV-2 and the potential for transmission from students to teachers and faculty in the classroom and parents at home, with buses topping the list of areas of concern for multiple reasons.

Keeping School Buses Safe from SARS-CoV-2
According to the Safe Routes Partnership's National Statistics on School Transportation, as of the 2004-05 school year, the last year such information was compiled, approximately 55.3% of the students enrolled in the K-12 program--roughly 45,625,458 children--ride the bus to and from school each day.

Green Disinfection Guidelines for COVID-19 in the Workplace

Short-term, eliminating the spread of COVID-19 is of paramount concern, but the long-term ramifications of the decisions made on how the pandemic is addressed will be felt for years to come.

Guidelines for Safer COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection in the Workplace
As the dust finally begins to settle on the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 and concrete information regarding the nature and survivability of the virus is better understood, specific protocols that guide business decisions regarding cleaning and infection control programs can be developed.

Safer Infection Control Practices for COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented demand for cleaning and disinfectant products, many of which can lead to long-term health issues, are potentially deadly, and have been shown to harm the natural environment.

Safely Cleaning and Disinfecting Facilities Against Pathogens and Outbreaks
The rapid spread and rise in cases and deaths associated with SARS-CoV-2 resulted in a run on every cleaning and disinfection product available, regardless of their intended use, recognized claims, or potential hazards, resulting in numerous preventable hospitalizations and deaths.