Promoting Health through Preventative Cleaning and Disinfection

Public awareness of infection control and prevention measures has increased exponentially as a result of the recent pandemic. This heightened awareness is here to stay. As building service professionals, we have a real opportunity to promote building health and well-being through preventative cleaning and routine disinfection measures.

Cleaning for health and wellness is important for any facility, especially in medical office buildings and healthcare facilities. Many janitorial service providers focus solely on cleaning for appearance, through surface cleaning and utilize strong-smelling cleaning products. Although your facility may look and smell clean at first glance, this method does not always translate to a cleaner and safer building for your clients. It is important to choose a janitorial provider who cleans with your health in mind, using green products, procedures and equipment to improve indoor air quality while reducing exposure to harmful cleaning products, at also meet rigorous inspection requirements.

Exposure to toxic cleaning chemicals can cause significant health concerns. Short-term exposure can result in eye, nose and throat irritation. Long-term exposure may result in respiratory conditions, neurological damage and reproductive issues. Exposed individuals can experience headaches, allergic reactions, dizziness and have difficulty concentrating on their work. RWK Services utilizes products and methods that are independently certified safer and healthier choices for building occupants.

Although the threat of COVID-19 has taken a backseat for some, CDC Guidelines still recommend cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces at least once a day, using EPA registered disinfectants proven affective against novel viruses and other harmful pathogens. Highly trafficked office and medical facilities may contain harmful bacteria and pathogens, so disinfection services remain necessary after COVID-19 is no longer an imminent threat.

RWK Services always cleans and with the health of tenants and employees in mind, going above and beyond to ensure that your facilities are free from harmful pathogens and viruses. We have more than three decades of experience cleaning Class A office buildings, medical facilities and more, creating customizable cleaning and disinfection programs to suit your unique needs.

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