At Cleanstart – Greater Puget Sound commercial cleaning and janitorial company with over 20 years experience – we understand that no matter what type of facility – be it a restaurant, recreational / entertainment center, school, office building, retail location, manufacturing or health facility, commercial spaces are filled with frequently touched surfaces with the potential for harboring illness-causing germs.

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This is especially true for public restrooms, where the potential for germ transmission is extremely high due to their function and constant use.  Basically, where there is water and bacteria, viruses and parasites tend to thrive.

Frequently Touched Surfaces and Germs in Restrooms

Frequently touched surfaces in restrooms mean that cross-contamination (when germs are transferred from one surface to another) is a common problem. Contaminants on human skin can easily be transferred to fixtures like water faucets, soap dispensers, trash cans and paper towel dispensers with a single touch.

“Hands-free” and “touch-free” toilets, soap dispensers and hand dryers can help prevent cross-contamination in public restrooms, but there are steps that can be taken that go even further to ensure that a restroom not only “appears clean,” but is actually hygienic and safe.

Illnesses & Short Term Employee Absences

Illnesses such as colds, flu, stomach upsets and headaches are the most common cause of short-term employee absences. The spread of these illnesses manifests itself in employee lost work days or absenteeism, which is a substantial cost to businesses – and leading to an average number of sick days per employee per year of 7.7 days.

In fact, health-related lost productive time, or LPT, costs U.S. employers around $225.8 billion per year.

Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting

According to a 2014 survey of almost 400 cleaning industry professionals conducted by Clorox Professional Products Company and ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, 85% of cleaning industry professionals are aware of the importance of cleaning for both appearance and health.

Keeping on top of facility restroom cleaning needs can be demanding, and a lot of people only somewhat understand the differences between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting:

  • Cleaning physically removes germs and dirt from surfaces by using soap and water, but it does not necessarily kill germs.
  • Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces to a safe level for public health standards.
  • Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces to reduce the risk of spreading infections.

A truly hygienic public restroom requires a stringent, regular cleaning and maintenance program performed by a professional Greater Puget commercial cleaning and janitorial company. 

Regular Cleaning & Maintenance Program

And while the potential for the spread of germs and cross-contamination will always be high, facility managers and our highly trained commercial cleaning and janitorial staff can work together to fight back with regular cleaning and maintenance – that includes specific cleaning and disinfecting protocols that help protect public health.

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Cleanstart has over 20 years of experience providing commercial cleaning services in the Greater Puget Sound for a variety of industries and businesses of all types.  And our highly knowledgeable staff has the expertise needed to do the job right!

Our full range of commercial floor cleaning and restoration, office cleaning & maintenance, window cleaning, final clean services, pressure washing, and overall building cleaning services are competitively priced, fully insured, and come with quick response times!  Please give us a call, send us an email or fill out the online contact form today for a FREE quote!

Cleanstart service TacomaSeattle, King County, Kitsap County, Pierce County and Thurston County.

P.O. Box 110509 • Tacoma, WA 98411 • Phone: 253.921.2593 • Email: cferling(@)thecleanstart.com