As we prepare for the convergence of the coronavirus pandemic and flu season, we know many facility managers are looking at their cleaning programs yet again and considering how they could possibly be improved. Our suggestion? Look down.
Floors are one of the largest reservoirs for bacteria and viruses in any facility. Consider the both the coronavirus and the flu are spread largely through the transmission of airborne droplets. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, where do these droplets go? Eventually, thanks to gravity, they all land on surfaces, including your floors.
Now think about all the things that touch your floors each day: shoes of visitors, employees and customers, rolling carts, equipment, bags and briefcases… Every object that touches your floors can carry around viruses and bacteria, facilitating spread of both the flu and the coronavirus.
These facts make floors a major target for cleaning, disinfection and infection control. Follow these tips to make sure yours are not aiding in the spread of illness around your facility:
Use the Right Disinfectant
SSS Navigator #3X Renegade Daily Disinfectant Cleaner is one of our favorite solutions for floors because it kills viruses and bacteria in as little as three minutes. This means your floors do not have to remain wet with solution as long as with other disinfectants and ensures a higher level of protection and efficacy.
This EPA-registered disinfectant is hospital grade, effective against the novel coronavirus and can be used daily, making it ideal for high-traffic areas. Leaving a fresh lemon fragrance behind, Renegade cleans, disinfects and deodorizes with one simple solution. Click here to place your order!
Stop Germs at the Door
What if you could stop germs at the door of your facility? It’s now possible with StepWell mats from SSS. This all-in-one solution for sanitizing shoes features a 2’x3’ well that holds an abrasive insert and your favorite liquid sanitizer, followed by a 3’x5’ carpeted section to help remove excess moisture from shoes. Just wash, wipe and walk on safely!
These mats are ideal for use in healthcare facilities, childcare facilities, food processing areas and any place where increased protection from germs is important.
Reduce Cross-Contamination with Color-Coded Supplies
Color-coding your floor cleaning supplies can make infection less likely by reducing cross-contamination. Consider using microfiber dust mops in different colors for different areas to ensure bacteria and viruses are not spread from one area to another.
Making your floors a priority can help reduce the spread of both the flu and coronavirus in your facility. Shop 24/7 for all your favorite floor cleaning supplies in our online catalog, and please don’t hesitate to contact us today if you have questions or would like recommendations on the best solutions for your needs.