You Can’t Judge the Cleanliness and Health of Your Building By Looks or Smell!
In our decades of experience, customers almost always judge the cleanliness and health of their building by how it looks and smells. Those are a couple of ways most people judge cleanliness and health. And to a certain extent they do indicate cleanliness. After all, if your building reeks of an obnoxious odor caused by the germs expelling gas from their digesting process, it is proof that germs are present and active.
The masking odor feature of a spray or other deodorizer is an effort to cover up the fact that it is not clean and cleaning needs doing. These bad odors need to be smelled so that the cleaning crew can immediately clean the germs away. Masking odors should never be used except when the area has been and is kept completely cleaned.
Therefore if a deodorizer is used, you cannot tell from the odor if the area is clean or not. Most people know about germs, bacteria, viruses and allergens and they must be minimized to live in a healthy environment. But many people do not understand how helpful a bad odor is to informing everyone that this area needs to be cleaned and sanitized. After the germs are removed or killed, there will be no odor at all.
If you judge only by looks and smell, theoretically someone could manufacture a chemical cleaner with a strong scent, but with only marginal sanitary potency. So you could get the superficial scent and appearance, without the real sanitizing.
Germs and Bacteria: The Unseen Health Hazards, These Can Still Cause Problems in Buildings that Look and Smell Clean
Let’s talk about a few places where this scenario comes into play. Consider your favorite restaurant. We’re not talking about your favorite fast food joint, where you might expect things to be less sanitary. We’re talking about any typical restaurant here.
Where do you think the most unsanitary place in your favorite restaurant would be? Think for a second. The bathroom? Maybe the door handles. Those places all made the top 10 list.
But, according to ABC News, the most unsanitary place in any restaurant is likely the seats. It’s because, according to the report, most all customers sit in these seats and few restaurants think to sanitize them. And surprisingly, menus came in second place. Even deadly bacteria, like those that cause staph infections and strep throat, were found on the menus.
By the way, table tops came in number three. They reported that some parents even changed their baby’s diaper on the table top.
And consider this. If you, the customer, can see how noticeable unclean the bathroom is, consider what the kitchen would be like, where you can’t see. And remember, if the kitchen is unclean, what does that say about the food you are eating as well.
And That’s Where NCBS Building Sanitizing Services Come In
For restaurants, and every other building, there’s all sorts of hidden breeding grounds for germs and bacteria. And sometimes, these places are right under your nose.
That’s why in 2016 and beyond, you can’t look for just a “janitorial” or a “custodial” service company anymore. You need a “building sanitizing service” that uses scientific equipment to measure the presence of these contaminants, and has processes in place that practically eliminate them from your building. Not only does your building look and smell clean and sanitized then, but it is virtually germ free.