To keep customers and workers safe, proper cleaning and disinfection are essential. To ensure the safety of customers and employees in commercial properties, it is essential to take extreme care.
Although disinfection is essential, there has been an increase in dangerous pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. This has made it more important to use the best methods to protect people. What is the most efficient way to disinfect hospitals and other workplaces? Businesses prefer automation because it simplifies the cleaning process. However, manual cleaning and disinfection are preferred by companies that value safety and cleanliness.
Benefits of Manual Cleaning and Disinfection
Manual cleaning and disinfection offer workplaces benefits that other methods of cleaning don’t. These benefits include:
- Cleaning dirt, dust, or other soil from the surface beneath. It is better to wash your hands than use hand sanitizer. Surfaces are the same. Contactless cleaning does not remove soil that harbors harmful pathogens. The friction from manual cleaning physically removes soils that are difficult to clean, which allows for effective disinfectant application.
- Complete disinfection of sensitive machinery and instruments. Some machinery or sensitive instruments have special designs that can make proper disinfection more difficult. Manually applying disinfectant can be used to properly care for surfaces with crevices and hard-to reach areas.
- Pay attention to the areas that might be overlooked. Some cleaning crews may choose to cover larger areas to save time due to the large spaces often found in commercial properties. You’ll end up spending more time cleaning, and you could be exposing yourself to an outbreak. Manual cleaning and disinfection are both possible.
While manual cleaning and disinfection have many benefits, there are also some drawbacks. Cross-contamination can occur during cleaning. This is most likely if staff isn’t trained in the proper procedures for cleaning supplies, tools, and equipment, as well as how to properly condition them for safe transfer from one room to the next. Pathogens can survive in hospitals if they are not properly disinfected. This could lead to a variety of problems and cross-contamination between rooms. This is especially true for hospitals that care for patients who are at greater risk of infection, such as COVID-19.
Nexus Commercial Cleaning’s cleaning professionals are certified and trained for hospital-grade cleaning training. They are committed to disinfecting all surfaces using the correct steps to prevent cross-contamination in buildings.
What is the difference between manual and other types of disinfection?
Manual disinfection is more effective than other cleaning methods because it allows cleaning crews to target problem areas better. It is worth comparing it to other disinfection methods.
Spray disinfectants have become a very popular option for commercial properties who wish to cover more areas in their facilities. Spray disinfection is fast and easy, but it takes more disinfection products in order to effectively cover the area. Inadvertent spread or infection may occur if you don’t use the sprayer properly.
Foam Disinfection can be used in situations that require greater coverage. Because the disinfectant foam expands upon contact with the surface, this is the preferred method for many industrial operations. It also provides a visual indicator of which areas have been treated. Although it is useful for machinery, manual disinfection provides a better level of control.
Steam disinfection is a good way to kill pathogens on surfaces due to the heat that is applied. Steam disinfection has its limitations. The disinfectants are applied at high temperatures, which can cause damage to delicate surfaces and equipment. Due to the risk of injury and damage to sensitive equipment, this method is not recommended in medical facilities or other industries working with customers.
Manual disinfection offers a clearer advantage over other disinfection methods. It also provides greater control, more detail and precise application of disinfectants to all areas regardless of industry.
Nexus Commercial Cleaning is the right choice for your disinfection needs
Our Nexus Commercial Cleaning locations have been supporting a variety of industries, from healthcare facilities to food processing plant to keep employees and customers safe from harmful bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens for over 65 years. Our team has a wealth of experience and can provide unrivaled attention in detail to create a healthy environment and first-line defense against infection.
Our local teams have been trained to the highest standards and are equipped with national expertise to maintain your business clean. You can be confident that our cleaning and disinfection experts will fully understand your needs while supporting local businesses. Contact your nearest Nexus Commercial Cleaning to get started.