When searching for a house cleaning, carpet cleaning, or commercial cleaning company you are bombarded with a plethora of reasons why you should choose that particular company. Reasons such as saving time and effort are important but they should never be a cleaning company’s guiding principle. Make no mistake about it, the number one job of your cleaning company is to protect your health.
BREAKING THE “CHAIN OF INFECTION”
Whether they know it or not, cleaning professionals play a key role in maintaining the health of those who inhabit a home or business they are cleaning. Effective removal or reduction of contaminants reduces human exposure to disease and the risk of infection. Our main goal at Stayaway Cleaning is to break the chain of infection by disrupting key elements in the methods of how diseases spread, enter or exit the body. We know that your home or business can serve as the primary line of defense against infectious diseases through performing thorough health conscious, hygienic cleaning.
HEALTH FIRST CLEANING
The relationship between clean environments and human health cannot be understated. Science has proven that clean environments have the ability to make people feel better (or worse), thereby improving their quality of life. To this end, the days of using cotton rags, paper towels, and store bought cleaning products are over. Through training and education, Stayaway Cleaning stays ahead of the cleaning technology curve in order to provide you with the most advanced and thorough cleaning possible.
Humans are spending more time inside than ever before in history, increasing the importance are establishing and maintaining healthy indoor environments. This minimizing of indoor contaminants is done in 3 ways:
1. Hygienic Cleaning, Sanitizing, & Disinfection
Hygienic Cleaning can be defined as cleaning for health first and appearence second. The #1 priority of all cleaning is to remove or reduce the level of harmful contaminants. This can also be defined as “sanitization” or if the cleaning is taken one step further, “disinfection”. Whether you are cleaning an entire home or cleaning the flooring or carpets of a business, it is imperative your to know the difference between these terms and what type of cleaning you are trying to achieve. Unnecessary disinfection can needlessly increase the number of harmful VOC’s present in the air.
2. Use of appropriate Cleaning Agents
Stayaway Cleaning uses only the highest quality cleaning products. With only a handful of exceptions, these are products you will not find on the shelf at Walmart and Target. We believe if you are paying for professional cleaning then your cleaning company should be using professional grade cleaning agents. For tasks such as glass cleaning, we use only butyl free products. Our goal is to clean effectively in regard to health and appearance without introducing new chemicals to the environments we are cleaning.
3. Superior Cleaning Equipment
If your cleaning company is not using high-efficiency filtration vacuums or high quality microfiber cloths, they are not effectively cleaning your home or business. Non-CRI (http://www.carpet-rug.org/seal-of-approval-program.html) approved vacuums will made air bourne and cotton cloths have been show to spread dirt and bacteria around causing cross contamination on all “cleaned” surfaces. Adhering to the strict use of only the best microfiber cloths is the single most effective way of removing soil and bacteria. High-efficiency HEPA filtration vacuums we use not only remove more dirt and soil from floors, carpets, and couches, they simultaneously improve the quality of the indoor air by filtering out 99.97% of dirt, dust, and pet dander.
If you cleaning company does not following these basic principles of cleaning, you are likely not receiving the quality cleaning you deserve. Hiring a cleaning company can be an arduous task and there are many factors to consider. In addition to making your home or business look good, remember that it is your cleaning company’s responsibility to follow health conscious cleaning practices. Technology within the cleaning industry has made enormous strides over the last decade and make sure your cleaning company is abreast of these changes.
Craig Mannella is the owner/operator and founder of STAYAWAY Cleaning Services. After 7 years working in the cleaning and restoration industry, where he excelled in customer relations and satisfaction, he started his own cleaning company. Extensive training and industry experience along with time spent running a successful vacation rental listing lead to the creation of this blog.