How Big The Organic Cleaning Is By Now?

The trend for more healthy, more environmentally friendly lifestyle is as high nowadays, as it’s ever been in the human history. In fact, that kind of a green revolution is so huge in its impact on society, that by now even big companies and their offices cleaning process has the eco-friendly concerns involved and evolved. With people feeling more responsible for organic stuff and more afraid of the chemicals… Still, there’s a whole variety of smells out there, which are very comforting scents, making us feel at home. But how do we fight off any bad smelling and beat it with a permanent, long-lasting nice scents? Clearly, nobody wants to have the stinky home, and if you are used to a musty or stale smell, you might not even realize how unpleasant your home is. If you want your guests, clothing, and home to make a little more sweet impression, here are three easy ways which will all help you in creating your very own natural air freshener.

On the Stove

This is a fun and entertaining way to warm up your home, while at the same time enhance it with sweet smells. To get started, fill up a pot with water and place it on the stove. Then, throw your favorite fruits and citruses in there, after cutting them up and adding to an already boiling water. And just believe our vast experience, citrus fruits work the best here. If you’re keen for little additional experiments, then try to add some extra spices and herbs. This will ultimately create your own personal scent. We recommend you trying vanilla, cinnamon sticks, almond extract, whole cloves, pine cones, peppermint extract, rosemary, coconut extract, cedar, or even twigs. Once the water begins boiling and heating the ingredients, a very pleasant natural smell will fly through your home and drift into your carpets, furniture, and clothing. There are plenty of ways to create a yummy scent, but remember to keep it simple by sticking to three ingredients or fewer.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are the Holy Grail in the natural cleaning world. We’re sure that it’s much better to clean with products that aren’t going to kill off your lungs or attack brain cells. We use only natural products tend to leave no smell at all. That is what makes essential oils so fit for this. You can add a drop of lavender to your clothing, a drop of orange to your cleaner, and then create your own natural air freshener at a blink of an eye. In order to create a spray or diffuser, fill a bottle with a cup of water, 1-2 tablespoons of unflavored vodka, and an essential oil. Then sprinkle it in the air, on the furniture, and throughout the home.

Quick Deodorizers

When you don’t have the time or the ingredients to mix up an air freshener of your choice, simply try to grab a bottle of vinegar. I know vinegar has a strong scent, but it is awesome at deodorizing, and the scent will quickly fade away. Baking soda works too, as it attacks smells in the refrigerator or a closed space and simply sponges them out. Just leave the top open and let it do its magic. All in all, there are so many ways to freshen up your home without using harmful chemicals. One of the best ways to add an exquisite scent is by bringing nature inside – just think about Christmas! Plants are actually more natural at cleaning the air, than the chemicals we learned to use instead. Their flowers fill it with their pleasant smell, so add a few to your most-used rooms. I love walking into a home that not only smells clean but also smells welcoming. Don’t let your home be the stinky one; grab your favorite essentials oils and fruits and start making your own air freshener.
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Victory Electrostatic Sprayer and Disinfecting FAQs

Source: https://www.chemcraftind.com/electrostatic-sprayer-disinfecting-faqs/ Cleaning and disinfecting have been at the top of everyone’s minds since spring, when the coronavirus first reached the United States. Since then, we’ve fielded many questions about the best ways to disinfect, which products we recommend and the best methods for reducing transmission in facilities. Below, we’ve compiled some of our most-frequently-asked questions to provide more insight on how you can keep your facility cleaner, healthier and safer as the pandemic continues to worsen.

Which disinfectants kill COVID-19?

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists disinfectants for use against the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. Because the virus is novel, these products have not been tested against this specific virus, but we know they do work against other similar and harder-to-kill viruses. You can find the complete list here, and check back frequently as more products are added. We highly recommend 3X Renegade Daily Disinfectant from Triple S. This EPA-registered disinfectant is effective against the novel coronavirus and a broad spectrum of other viruses, bacteria and fungi. Best of all, it cleans, disinfects and deodorizes in one simple step, cutting down on your time and labor.

How long does it take for disinfectant to work?

This is one of the most important questions to ask when choosing and using disinfectant. Different solutions have different dwell times, the amount of time the formula must remain wet on a surface before viruses and bacteria are killed. Always check the labeling on your disinfectant products and follow instructions. One of the reasons we love 3X Renegade is because it kills germs and viruses in just three minutes, making it three times as fast as many other solutions.

What’s the best way to apply disinfectant?

While traditional spraying and wiping is fine for some applications, we recommend using an electrostatic sprayer for the most complete and thorough disinfectant application. Remember that disinfectant is only effective when it directly touches surfaces, and missing a spot can mean missing millions of coronavirus-causing droplets.

How do electrostatic sprayers work?

Electrostatic sprayers break down droplets of disinfectant into even smaller micron droplets and charge them as they exit the sprayer. The disinfectant droplets are attracted to surfaces and “wrap” themselves to objects, resulting in the most complete and thorough disinfection possible. No more missed nooks and crannies! Triple S’s Victory Electrostatic Sprayer, for example, makes disinfecting a typical office easier and faster than ever before. Picture all of the surfaces that need disinfecting in such a space: desks, chairs, light switches, office supplies, drawer handles, phones, tables, counters and more. Instead of spending hours walking around with a spray bottle and rag attempting to wipe down every surface, the Victory Electrostatic Sprayer allows you to thoroughly disinfect the entire space in a matter of minutes. Is an electrostatic sprayer appropriate for my facility? We don’t need any more information to tell you the answer is “yes.” Electrostatic sprayers can benefit any facility, including schools, healthcare centers and hospitals, offices, gyms, plants, foodservice spaces and any place that needs thorough disinfection. If you are a facility manager who cares about reducing transmission of coronavirus and other germs, an electrostatic sprayer is for you. Have more questions about disinfecting your facility and reducing the spread of COVID? Please don’t hesitate to contact us today with your questions!
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Restroom cleaning tips for healthier schools

Source: https://www.supplyht.com/articles/103500-restroom-cleaning-tips-for-healthier-schools A recent survey of high school students shows that, when it comes to school restrooms, there’s room for improvement. One-half of students rate their schools’ bathroom facilities as fair or poor – an unwelcome increase of five percentage points since 2019. Only 18% view them as excellent or very good. The fallout from poorly maintained restrooms can negatively impact students’ perceptions of school. The survey of high school students ages 14 to 18 found that 42% believe unclean restrooms reflect poorly on school management while 41% apathetically think there isn’t anything they can do about it anyway. 33% say messy restrooms lower their opinion of the school overall. The findings are from the Healthy Handwashing Survey, conducted by Bradley Corp., in August. The company wanted to understand the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on school restroom perceptions, as well as handwashing behavior. The good news is that 94% of high school students believe it is important to wash their hands to protect themselves from coronavirus. 62% make it a point to wash their hands frequently throughout the day and 55% wash their hands more than six times per day. Interestingly, almost half are concerned they won’t have enough time to wash their hands at school. When asked where in their school they’re most concerned about coming into contact with germs, restrooms topped the list, followed by classrooms, the cafeteria, doorknobs and then hallways. Students in search of cleaner and touch-free restrooms Since students are becoming increasingly germ conscious, they’re paying more attention to their environment. According to the survey, students would like to have access to cleaner restrooms that are stocked more frequently with soap, paper towels and toilet paper, and restrooms that are equipped with completely touchless with reliable technology. “While touchless fixtures in restrooms have been growing in popularity for a number of years, the coronavirus outbreak has accelerated that demand,” said Jon Dommisse, director of strategy and corporate development for Bradley Corp. “76% of high school students believe it’s important that school restrooms have touchless fixtures, while 91% of adults echo that sentiment for access to touchless fixtures in all types of public restrooms.” Clean, sanitize and stock restrooms regularly Organize restroom cleaning steps from cleaner surfaces to dirtier ones to minimize contamination of germs from area to another. Pre-clean surfaces with soap and water. Remove debris and soiled matter first then disinfect surfaces using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered product that eliminates contagious and hard-to-kill pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), influenza, and norovirus, to disinfect surfaces. Clean sinks, faucets, soap dispensers, mirrors, glass, knobs, levers, handles, switches, etc. Scrub away soap scum on sinks, countertops, and other surfaces with products specifically formulated to break it down. Don’t forget to wipe away water drips on walls, especially those near hand drying fixtures. Keep mirrors and glass shining by removing water marks, soils, and streaks with a general glass and surface cleaner. Change cleaning cloths frequently and don’t use cloths used in one restroom in another location to minimize cross contamination. Use microfiber cleaning cloths (versus cotton and rayon). Microfiber tends to provide better absorbency. Clean and dry floors. Make sure floors are mopped regularly and remove any standing water to eliminate slips and falls. Remove dirt and scuff marks on floors, and disinfect. Make sure all fixtures are stocked regularly with toilet paper, soap, and towels (if using towel dispensers). This will facilitate proper restroom usage and regular handwashing. Empty all trash containers several times daily. Keep waste baskets near sinks to avoid water dripping from wet hands onto the floor. Reduce germ touchpoints – and vandalism – with touchless fixtures Touchless fixtures in public restrooms are in high-demand because they reduce germ touchpoints in restrooms. These fixtures help users avoid touching restroom surfaces, reduce the transmission of germs and bacteria from users’ hands, and improve overall hygiene as users leave the restroom area and enter other parts of the building. There are touchless faucets, soap dispensers, hand dryers, towel dispensers and flush valves, for example. Aside from cutting down on touchpoints, touchless fixtures are also easier for building staff to clean and maintain, especially when compared with traditional fixtures’ handles, levers and buttons. Touchless fixtures, with their simplified design and hidden mechanicals, also tend to be tougher for vandals to manipulate and break. Sensored faucets with timers turn off so water is not left running. (Bradley suggests its all-in-one completely touchless WashBar for school settings. The all-in-one WashBar® features touchless clean-rinse-dry smart sensor technology that eliminates touchpoints, reducing germ contamination and improving cleanliness. The soap, faucet and dryer functions will not accidentally activate a neighboring function so there are no soap “misfires” left in the basin. The maintenance friendly design eliminates the need for paper towels, frequent waste bin emptying, soap dispenser refilling and wet floor mopping. Encourage hand washing by posting reminders Speaking of germs, 57% of all students (63% of female students) say they are more likely to wash hands if there are signs posted in school restrooms. Don’t forget to post signs near hand washing areas. Also, as mentioned previously, make sure hand washing areas are fully stocked so hand washing is easy and convenient. Cleaning staff should also wash their hands regularly, particularly after emptying trash containers, touching used towels and tissues, or using the restroom. Use sensored hand dryers Paper towels can create problems when students fail to throw paper towels in trash receptacles, or even worse, when they put them in the sink or toilets. Using touch-free hand dryers eliminates the need for paper towels, which cuts out towel costs and need for restocking.
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