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When someone hands you a bottle of water, you probably don't think twice about the quality of it before you take a sip. If that same person handed you a glass of tap water from the sink, you may be a little more hesitant about drinking it.
When you walk in a building, you probably don't think twice about the quality of the air you're breathing. But maybe it's time that you should.
Cleaning products are necessary for keeping employees, tenants, customers, and students safe in commercial buildings and facilities.
When the pandemic started, everyone was looking for ways to protect employees, customers, tenants, and students. Bipolar ionization quickly became one of the top options to disinfect air. It was touted as a potential 'secret weapon' against COVID-19.
But now, there is a federal lawsuit filed against one of the makers of bipolar ionization technology.
Creating clean, safe environments is now the focus for many commercial buildings. As we learn more about cleaning products and how they work, it's also important to learn how to use them properly.
When the pandemic hit, there was flurry of action to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. One of the primary concerns was frequently disinfecting surfaces.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently changed its guidelines for disinfecting, now only recommending the use of disinfectants under certain circumstances.
Surfaces in your facility should be as clean as possible, with the lowest amount of pathogens possible.
Unfortunately, in most cases, a quick clean and wipe on a surface does not result in a sufficient clean.
Does it really matter what tool you use to clean? We tested three different tools: a microfiber cloth, a cotton cloth, and a paper towel.
Based on our results, the type of cloth you use makes a big difference.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, disinfectants were commonly used in healthcare applications to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more industries started using disinfectants in commercial buildings like schools, restaurants, hotels, and offices to make sure surfaces are clean.
Schools in California were closed for nearly a year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that they are beginning to reopen, the primary focus is on safety.
What should teachers, students, and janitorial staff do to reduce the spread of the coronavirus? How often do you need to clean or disinfect? How can we protect our children from future illnesses?