Preventing Germs from Spreading 101

by Lawton Brothers | Aug 25, 2014

Lawton Brothers As your resource for cleaning solutions in central Florida, at Lawton Brothers we strive to possess a comprehensive understanding of cleanliness and its relationship to human health. As Dr. Philip Tierno Jr. suggested in Ronnie Garrett’s recent CleanLink article, before we are able to select the appropriate cleaning processes for a facility, the custodial staff must obtain knowledge of germs are actually spread. 

Cleaning surfaces that are touched daily is an obvious approach to facility cleaning, however Dr. Tierno explains, “80% of all infections are transmitted by direct or indirect contact.” Direct contact includes actions such as coughing, sneezing, or kissing that would directly transfer one person’s germs to another. Indirect contact is the result of touching an infected surface. Germs are spread effortlessly and therefore it is important for the focus of facility cleanliness to begin with hygiene. Encouraging personal hygiene actions like washing hands and using tissues should be one of the first steps when it comes to making a facility healthy for staff and customers. 

At Lawton Brothers our goal is to help your facility improve its current cleaning program. If you’re interested in making your facility a healthier environment for both your staff and customers, request a free consultation today. 
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