Commercial Cleaning Services: Debunking 3 Myths About Cleaning to Kill Germs
July 7, 2020
When it comes to cleaning the right way, there are misconceptions about the best practices of commercial cleaning services. Image One has over 30 years of experience helping businesses meet their office cleaning needs, and now our experts want to help you get the facts straight. Here are just a few of the most common myths surrounding cleaning for health, some tips on what you may be doing wrong, and how Image One can help you up your game when it comes to fighting dangerous germs and bacteria.
Myth #1: Hand Sanitizers and Disinfectants Kill Germs Instantly
Have you ever flipped over the bottle of your favorite cleaning solution to read the instructions? It might seem ridiculous, but doing so is a lot more important than you think.
If you’re guilty of buying the most popular disinfectant on the shelf, spraying it on a surface and wiping it away within seconds, you might be missing a crucial step in the cleaning process. Many people don’t know that in order for a cleaning solution to kill 99.99% of germs, you must let it rest or “dwell” on a sprayed surface for a certain amount of time before wiping it away. When you remove a solution from a surface too soon, you’re not giving the active disinfectants enough time to do their job. So, make sure to check a product’s instructions before you us it, to maximize its effectiveness.
Myth #2: If It Smells Clean, It is Clean
No matter how many fragrant or strong-smelling solutions you buy, the smell of a surface does not determine its cleanliness. For instance, a common myth is that bleach is the perfect all-encompassing cleaning solution because of how we associate its smell with cleanliness. But that’s simply not the case! While a certain amount of bleach might be helpful to kill bacteria, it won’t be able to remove grit and grime from surfaces. And while the use of bleach can be effective in certain circumstances, it’s an extremely harsh chemical that shouldn’t always be mixed with other cleaning solutions.
A good first step to cleaning anything is to do some research to make sure that what you’re using won’t be harmful to your health or the environment. Whenever possible, Image One makes use of green cleaning solutions that get the job done without compromising the health of your customers, clients, or visitors. One of the reasons why businesses hire commercial cleaning services like Image One is because thorough cleaning means doing the dirty work — and we do it the right way, every time!
Myth #3: Cleaning Daily Isn’t Necessary
When you partner with Image One, an important step of our process is to evaluate your situation. Part of that is assessing the amount of foot traffic your facility experiences on any given day and setting up a schedule that fits your needs. For some businesses, signing up for our daily cleaning services might be necessary, depending on the type of property you own. For example, a healthcare facility or a school might require frequent visits from our team, as compared to a small office. Our plans are customizable, which is why our team will walk through your facility beforehand to determine the kind and pricing of any commercial cleaning services you may need.
At Image One, we will always take the necessary steps to make sure you’re satisfied with our work. If you have any questions about our commercial cleaning services, please feel free to reach out to a member of our team.
If for some reason you are not completely satisfied and we can’t resolve your concerns, we offer a return of up to 100% of one month’s fees.