CINCINNATI — To help eliminate flu-causing organisms, the Cintas Corporation has announced five disinfection strategies for targeting germ hotspots, according to a press release.
identifying the main areas where viruses and bacteria thrive, the tips
help facility managers focus disinfection efforts, keeping building
occupants safe and healthy throughout the flu season, the release
"People often contract the flu by touching contaminated surfaces and
then touching their own mouth or nose. By focusing cleaning programs on
specific areas throughout the building known to harbor bacteria,
facility managers can do their part to keep guests and employees
healthy," said Dave Mesko, senior marketing director for Cintas.
According to the release, Cintas identifies the following germ hotspot disinfection tips:
Hotspot disinfection tip #1: Disinfect high-touch
surfaces — To reduce illness, ensure that high-touch surfaces such as
door handles, desks, keyboards and phones are disinfected regularly.
Hotspot disinfection tip #2: Deep clean restrooms — The buildup of harmful germs in restrooms can easily transfer to guest hands and cause illness.
Hotspot disinfection tip #3: Be mindful of matting —
While matting can be an effective method to trap and contain germs,
soiled floor mats can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and
Hotspot disinfection tip #4: Don’t forget flooring —
To reduce overall bacteria levels throughout the facility, use clean
mops and tools specifically designed to prevent cross contamination by
separating dirty water from clean water.
Hotspot disinfection tip #5: Promote hand washing —
Encouraging frequent hand washing is the single most effective method
for reducing the spread of illness among guests and employees.
"The flu season is a great time to revamp cleaning and disinfection
policies. By increasing cleaning frequencies and promoting hand washing,
facility managers can do their part in preventing the spread of the
flu," Mesko added.
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