​Let’s get back to cleaning basics! The CDC states “Cleaning with products containing soap or detergent reduces germs on surfaces by removing contaminants and may also weaken or damage some of the virus particles, which decreases risk of infection from surfaces.”

“When no people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 are known to have been in a space, cleaning once a day is usually enough to sufficiently remove virus that may be on surfaces and help maintain a healthy facility.”

The importance of daily or routine disinfection of shared surfaces cannot be overstated when it comes to preventing the spread of diseases, especially in the context of a global pandemic like we saw with COVID-19.  Prioritizing personal hygiene and incorporating daily disinfection is the frontline defense against viruses such as COVID-19 and Influenza.  These proactive measures are our best defense against the need for widespread lockdowns and restrictions when faced with new illnesses.

Consistently washing your hands, especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces is a fundamental preventative measure that plays a critical role in reducing the spread of diseases, protecting public health, and promoting safety in shared spaces.  It should be an integral part of any comprehensive disease prevention strategy. Keeping personal hygiene and daily disinfecting as the number one protection for virucides such as COVID-19 and Influenza is key to getting back to pre-pandemic lifestyles. Washing hands regularly, especially after touching high touch points in commonly shared spaces.

SmartClean® has been applying CDC protocols for over a decade following the guidelines of the Cleaning Industry Management Standards- Green Building (CIMS-GB). All our chemicals are based with soap and green detergents that are all biodegradable. Part of the CIMS-GB process is to clean for health and not just for appearance. This should be a staple of all companies in the janitorial industry. Sanitizing and disinfecting will always be a part of the job specifications.  Our pledge to ensuring clean and safe environments demands a steadfast commitment to these practices.  This essential task not only safeguards the wellbeing of those we serve but also reflects on our unwavering commitment to health and hygiene. 

Medical professionals, scientists, and all experts are continuing to learn about COVID-19. SmartClean® with its green cleaning certification not only uses environmentally friendly cleaning agents but is always monitoring the most effective ways to combat ALL viruses including COVID-19 in facilities. As a society we must remember going back to the basics is a key ingredient.  There are no quick fixes, but returning to fundamental cleaning practices is a sound approach to maintaining good health.

Protecting your facility with the proven systems utilized by SmartClean® is an investment in safety, effectiveness, and peace of mind.  It helps to ensure that your environment is free from harmful pathogens and reduces the risk of disease transmission.  SmartClean® is ISSA CIMS GB certified.  This means that we will consistently provide you with quality service, we will use the best and most efficient equipment, our staff is well trained and our management is committed to always striving to better SmartClean®  as a whole.

At SmartClean® we will continue to strive to gain knowledge regarding the science and technology on the best approaches to combat germs, bacteria, and viruses. We recognize that it is important to stay informed about the latest guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, especially during times of heightened disease transmission.  With our Cleaning Industry Management Standard – Green Building certification, we are committed to staying abreast of the latest guidelines for disease prevention while prioritizing the use of eco-friendly and effective green products. 

For more information about getting back to cleaning basics, and how SmartClean® can help, contact Sasha Francic, President of SmartClean®.