Why Your Facility Needs a Professional Commercial Cleaning Service

A professional commercial cleaning service knows how to identify and use the right cleaning agents and chemicals for the job at hand as well as follow proper protocol for a safe and effective clean. Contrary to popular belief, using more of a chemical or mixing different cleaning agents together does not equate to a better clean. In fact, mixing cleaning chemicals can produce toxic gases such as chlorine, nitrogen trichloride, and hydrazine.

Dangerous oxygen-free molecules can be released into the lungs and when inhaled, these gases can cause lung irritation, sore throat, headaches, breathing difficulty, and even death if inhaled in large doses. At Clean Nation Company, our highly-trained cleaning pros never mix cleaning products as there are specialized chemicals and cleaning agents available for nearly every task. We make sure that our cleaners are aware of the dangers of mixing chemicals and train them in accordance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard. 

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Cleaning agents should always be used according to the manufacturer’s directions on the product label. This includes following the correct dilution ratio for each product being used as well as the amount of time the product should remain wet on a surface so it can achieve its full microorganism kill-claim, otherwise known as “dwell time.”  The proper and safe use of commercial-grade cleaning chemicals requires training, and all the more reason to hire a professional cleaning service that knows what they are doing.

Cleaning and disinfection

Cleaning is the removal of visible soil (e.g., organic and inorganic material) from objects and surfaces by manual or mechanical means using water with detergents or enzymatic products. Cleaning is the necessary first step of any disinfection process. Pre-cleaning with soap or detergent and water reduces germs, organic matter, salts, and visible soils, all of which can interfere with microbial inactivation.

For a chemical disinfectant to touch a pathogen for the full dwell time needed to kill it,  the chemical must first have complete access to that microbe. Organic matter such as blood, serum,  fecal material, or bodily lubricants can interfere with the antimicrobial activity of disinfectants. Most chemical disinfectants require surfaces to be pre-cleaned otherwise the efficacy of the product may be compromised.  

Disinfection vs sterilization 

Although proper disinfection will destroy and reduce most pathogens, it can not create a sterile environment.  According to the CDC), sterilization destroys all microorganisms, including substantial numbers of resistant bacterial spores, by heat (steam autoclave, dry heat, and unsaturated chemical vapor) or liquid chemical sterilants.

Decontamination by sterilization is only necessary for critical situations such as a specific hospital or medical setting, surgeries, or laboratory work. Disinfection and sterilization are essential for ensuring that medical and surgical instruments do not transmit infectious pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi) to patients. Because sterilization of all patient-care items is not necessary, health-care policies must identify whether cleaning, disinfection, or sterilization is indicated.  

Surface disinfection  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all frequently touched surfaces and objects by multiple people in the workplace be routinely cleaned and disinfected. Under the right conditions, bacteria can double their numbers in as little as 20 minutes. Frequently touched surfaces and objects such as phones, keyboards, shopping carts, point of sale keypads, doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, handrails, etc. accumulate germs more quickly and need to be disinfected more often. 

Restroom surfaces should also be disinfected frequently, with toilet and faucet handles being havens for germs. Less obvious surfaces such as towel dispensers, toilet paper holders, garbage cans, and hand dryers should also not be neglected. One study conducted by the American Society for Microbiology found traces of 77,990 bacteria and viruses in public restrooms.

Researchers also found within one hour of cleaning and disinfecting, bathrooms became contaminated again with microbes and fecal bacteria. Public restrooms can harbor so many microorganisms that it may not be possible to remove all contaminants. However, routine cleaning and disinfecting can significantly reduce the number of illness-causing microorganisms. 

COVID-19 and surface disinfection

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) may survive for up to several days on some surfaces. Studies have shown that the virus can survive for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, up to 4 hours on copper, and up to 24 hours on cardboard (WHO)

Even though estimates of the life span of COVID-19 may vary, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in your facility should be a priority to help prevent infection and spread of the virus. The CDC recommends using a disinfectant on the EPA’s List N, with a broad-spectrum kill-claim for use against most viruses, including COVID-19. 

The takeaway

An experienced commercial cleaning company will make sure that their cleaning team knows what cleaning chemicals to use for the job at hand as well as how to use them efficiently, effectively, and safely. Regular cleaning visits from a reputable commercial cleaning service will give you peace of mind knowing that your facility is always clean, hygienic, and safe while ensuring the health and wellbeing of your employees and all building occupants. 

Why your facility needs Clean Nation Company

At Clean Nation Company, customer satisfaction is vitally important to us. We always strive to provide the best clean and the highest level of service possible. We also understand that every business is unique and each has its own needs and priorities. That is why we offer a customized cleaning plan that is tailored to meet your specific needs and schedule while minimizing downtime to your operations. Daily, weekly and monthly cleanings are available as well as after-hour and one-time and emergency cleaning visits.

We provide high-quality cleaning and janitorial services for a variety of businesses and facility types, including office buildings, industrial facilities, distribution centers, medical facilities, construction/post-construction sites, fitness centers. retail stores, auto dealerships, multi-tenant buildings, places of worship, private clubs, community centers, event halls, theaters, stadiums, outdoor festival and event clean up, and more.

Our cleaning pros are trained in the latest cleaning and disinfection best practices, including those for COVID-19 established by the CDC and WHO, and follow all OSHA guidelines and safety standards. Our cleaners wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves from exposure to contaminants and cleaning chemicals as needed. 

Clean Nation Company provides a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If for whatever reason you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our cleaning service, give us a call and we will make it right within one business day at no additional cost to you. We are proud to offer:

  • 24/7 cleaning options & support
  • Emergency one-time cleanings, including COVID-19  
  • Professionally-trained cleaning specialists
  • Commitment to the highest quality of clean
  • Licensed & insured
  • Customized cleaning solutions
  • Quick response times
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • OSHA, HIPAA, EPA, CDC, compliant

For more information about our high-quality commercial cleaning and janitorial services, including COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection using electrostatic spray technology, please give Clean Nation Company a call today at (509) 217-4729 or request a free online estimate today!

We service Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, and Post Falls