My youngest child recently caught RSV. Despite being what I’d like to call a “seasoned parent,” this was my first encounter with this particular virus and let’s just say it’s not one I want to encounter again.
I’m sure a virologist could explain this phenomenon with more precise verbiage, but it seems apparent even to my untrained observation that viruses have been hitting my household more frequently since the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown. Every month someone in my family seems to bring home a new bug! Flu, covid, RSV, common cold… they have wreaked havoc in my household in the past few years. Perhaps your experience is similar. Whatever the reason, it is apparent that the need for hygienic practices and proper disinfecting both in the home and in the office is essential, especially around the holidays.
The stakes are high this time of year. Think about it: If you get knocked down by the flu in February, you might miss a few days of work and it would be an inconvenience. But the same scenario in December? It could mean missing out on family gatherings, office parties, and other once-a-year opportunities.
As stress heightens and immune systems lower, it’s of the utmost importance to make disinfecting a priority in the workplace.
Disinfecting and sanitizing are words often used interchangeably. But the two are non synonymous. Sanitizing means lowering the number of germs on a surface. Disinfecting means killing the majority of germs on a surface. We at Sonlight Cleaning Services would always recommend the latter!
Are you certain your commercial cleaning company knows the difference?
The Sonlight Cleaning Services disinfecting process is always a one-two punch: first a surface must be cleaned of dust and dirt (these can shield germs from the disinfectant). The second is to apply disinfectant, either manually with a chemical spray or with an e-sanitizing machine. Untrained janitorial staff may immediately wipe the surface following disinfectant application. Sonlight Cleaning’s staff is thoroughly trained in the best cleaning techniques, including allowing for proper dwell time (the time required by a disinfectant to actually kill the germs on a surface).
When the stakes are high, keep the season bright by calling Sonlight!
By Laura Pulliam