The Difference between Cleaning and Sanitizing
Are eggs healthy for you or not? Remember years ago when you were supposed to avoid them because of all the cholesterol? But now, many experts recommend you have them in your diet.
Well, it’s worked similarly in the cleaning industry, or at least it should. That’s because, while cleaning used to be good for your company, it’s not necessarily what you want.
Let me explain a little further. Historically, the janitorial profession’s always been about “cleaning.” You don’t want trash laying around your floors. You don’t want your restrooms reeking. Those things don’t make you look good to anyone who enters your building. And clearly, if you don’t do something about them, they will cause some health issues.
You don’t have to blame the janitorial industry. It’s done the best it can with the technology available.
But Now, With Advances in Technology, Cleaning’s Not Enough
It’s still important to clean your building. But, it only takes care of what’s perceptible to your senses. What you see and smell isn’t the real problem.
The true issue lies in what your senses can’t detect: germs, viruses, bacteria, fungi, pollen, pet dander, and so on. Those microscopic things that you aren’t even aware of cause illness, employee absenteeism, lost productivity, missed work days, lower morale, and lost profits. If you run a hospital, it does all this and costs patients their lives. If you run a daycare or school, students get sick and miss class, and then they take the sickness home to their parents and siblings too.
These are problems simply cleaning your building can’t eliminate.
However, that’s where building sanitizing services come in. If you haven’t already heard of them, they actually measure all these germs, viruses, bacteria, and other microrganic particulate. Then they engage in sanitation services that actually attack and get rid of these unwanted organisms. Current technology doesn’t allow you to completely eliminate them. However, you can dramatically reduce their number to the point where you notice increased employee attendance, productivity, morale, and an improved bottom line. These sanitation services can also help you design prevention programs that allow your employees to engage in strategies that reduce the number of these organisms that enter in your building in the first place.
At the end of the day, building sanitizing services are a completely new approach to a longstanding problem. While difficult to find, you won’t regret when you do have a company providing them to you.