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United States COVID-19 Spread

We created this page for you to keep track of the coronavirus outbreak in the US.

States cases Confirmed cases Recovered cases Death cases
California 775537 387425 14812
Texas 713830 615998 14958
Florida 674456 185403 13086
New York 480899 384866 33163
Georgia 300903 66290 6474
Illinois 270302 201408 8624
Arizona 211660 33381 5409
New Jersey 201936 166634 16179
North Carolina 189576 167257 3180
Tennessee 178140 161707 2164
Louisiana 159304 145570 5311
Pennsylvania 152814 121296 7994
Alabama 141757 61232 2401
Ohio 141693 119690 4586
Virginia 137460 16671 2920
South Carolina 135446 63972 3158
Michigan 126722 85513 6955
Massachusetts 126128 109397 9260
Maryland 118519 7311 3861
Missouri 110993 16795 1904
Indiana 108646 85334 3478
Wisconsin 94746 81902 1231
Mississippi 91935 78971 2780
Minnesota 86722 79878 1994
Washington 83956 39444 2031
Iowa 77358 55839 1251
Nevada 74595 44776 1506
Oklahoma 73318 62114 930
Arkansas 73211 65941 1166
Colorado 63145 28486 2006
Utah 60658 50108 437
Kentucky 59370 11109 1093
Connecticut 55386 41141 4488
Kansas 52028 37279 586
Nebraska 39921 30254 442
Idaho 36489 19691 434
Oregon 30060 5376 521
New Mexico 27199 15106 836
Rhode Island 23488 2236 1085
Delaware 19318 10193 619
South Dakota 17686 14878 193
North Dakota 16723 13828 182
District Of Columbia 14790 11763 619
West Virginia 13430 9804 294
Hawaii 11105 4248 107
Montana 9647 7401 143
New Hampshire 7814 7104 438
Alaska 6549 2199 44
Maine 4962 4317 138
Wyoming 4652 4000 49
Vermont 1705 1533 58
Guam 2045 1427 30
Northern Mariana Islands 62 29 2
Puerto Rico 38867 2267 588
United States Virgin Islands 1238 1172 19
US Military 60818 38902 92
Veteran Affairs 57098 51128 3240
Federal Prisons 15570 12914 122
Navajo Nation 10059 3131 539
Grand Princess Ship 103 0 3
Wuhan Repatriated 3 0 0
Diamond Princess Ship 46 0 0
total 6,874,596 4,155,039 202,213

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Disinfectant Fogging Service Las Vegas For Commercial Business

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Gain Your Competitive Hygiene Advantage

In this coronavirus era, status quo is a losing strategy. What you do to protect your people and customers from communicable disease is ultimately going to determine the future success of your business. What you were doing before the crisis is not enough!

To attract your customers back you absolutely must introduce a new service that will check these boxes:

  • Catches people’s eye as a leading-edge technique (consumers love the latest and greatest).
  • Seems like it’s over-the-top protection (the more you do to protect your customers the better).
  • Makes obvious sense (in terms of it being effective and scientifically sound).
  • Creates a noticeable, marketable difference over your competition (so the service becomes an investment rather than a cost center).

If you want to significantly enhance your business’s cleaning practices and gain a “competitive hygiene advantage”, keep reading to discover our new service, how it works and how we can help your business ready itself for re-opening and beyond.

Take action now before your competition does!

Weighing Your Options

As the person in your company responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of your facility, especially the cleaning, you must examine all your options in order to protect your customers, clients and colleagues from infection and the spreading of disease. This means weighing a cleaning service’s effectiveness with its costs and benefits. Cheaper options may not get you the results you want, while pricier alternatives may blow past your budget and STILL not get you the results you want.

In the wake of COVID-19, the leading-edge service I outline for you below is the key to cost-effective hygiene in your workplace.

Lower ATP = Less Germs = Lower Infection Risk

To get a proper understanding of this new service, you must first know about a basic component of biology which disinfecting and sanitizing aims to eliminate: ATP.

Cells and microorganisms capture and store energy from food and light sources in the form of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). This means plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms — all living things — have ATP present in each one of their cells.

When you sanitize or disinfect, you are destroying microorganisms and, in turn, destroying or eliminating their ATP. It stands to reason, then, that when you reduce the ATP around you, you are most definitely reducing the amount of microorganisms around you too — including germs and other living things like pollen.

The less ATP around you, presumably, the healthier your environment.

Interesting Note: Viruses do not produce or contain ATP. Since they use a host cell for survival, viruses use the host’s ATP as an energy source. From this you can surmise that when you eliminate the host, you eliminate the virus too.

Why is it important to know about ATP? Because there are several ways to reduce it; with disinfecting being only one way. More on this later. For now let’s move on.

What Is This New Disinfecting Service?

Disinfecting Fog.

Simple. Basic. Profoundly effective. Disinfecting fog is the latest weapon in our cleaning arsenal to help you achieve the highest levels of hygiene for your workplace and help your establishment stand out from its competition.

How It Works | Disinfectant Fogging Las Vegas

Disinfecting fog works by dispersing small particles of disinfectant into the air and onto surfaces using an ultra-low-volume (ULV) fogger. It’s like using a sprayer on steroids to ensure the disinfectant gets into virtually all areas, crevices and corners to fight germs and protect your stakeholders from unwanted pathogens.

Size Matters | Disinfectant Fogging Las Vegas

When it comes to disinfectant fogging droplet size matters. Droplet sizes from sprayers and foggers are measured in microns. A micron is 1/1000 millimeter, or about 1/25,000 of an inch. For perspective, a human hair is about 100 microns in diameter. The smaller the droplet, the lighter is, and the longer it floats in the air as the droplet does not have enough weight to overcome air resistance.

The benefit of smaller droplets is they suspend the disinfectant in the air for a longer amount of time than larger droplets allowing for more opportunities to come into contact with airborne pathogens and allergens. Smaller droplets can also travel farther and get into the cracks and crevices of tiny areas. Not to mention that smaller particles can penetrate deeper into fabrics making deodorizing and disinfecting carpet, cushions and curtains a cinch.

The ULV foggers we use produce a droplet size between 5-50 microns. Droplets this size can stay airborne for up to several days; all the while colliding with pathogens.

Botanical, Effective & Nontoxic | Disinfectant Fogging Las Vegas

Of course, when using a fogger to disinfect your place of business, the fogging agent we use is extremely critical. For starters, it must be effective and proven in killing germs (especially the human coronavirus). Then, it must be EPA approved to be used in a fogging application and have a fast dwell time. It must also be something that won’t harm your health or that of your customers.

Based on our research, we sourced a nontoxic, extremely effective fogging disinfectant that is listed on EPA’s List “N” of disinfectants proven effective against SARS CoV-2 or COVID-19. This particular disinfectant uses the natural sanitizing benefits of thyme oil and comes with these features:

  • EPA Registered Broad-Spectrum Disinfectant
  • Kills 99.9% of Bacteria, Viruses*, Fungi & Molds
  • Bactericidal, Virucidal*, Tuberculocidal, and Fungicidal**
  • No Rinse Required, even on food contact surfaces
  • Sanitizes Soft Surfaces in just 2 minutes
  • Eliminates 99.9% of most Allergens*** upon contact
  • Kills Odor Causing Bacteria
  • Kills bacteria that can cause food poisoning
  • Hospital Grade
  • Non-Abrasive and Non-Corrosive
  • Non-Flammable – No Harmful Chemicals
  • Cleans and Disinfects without Bleaching
  • Free from Chlorine and Phosphates
  • No Signal Words or Warnings Needed
  • No Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needed
  • Safe for Everyday Use
  • Pleasant Lemongrass Grapefruit Scent
  • Effectively Controls Unpleasant Strong Odors
  • Botanically Derived Active Ingredient
  • Formulated with Patented Technology
  • Formulated without phthalates, propylparaben, butylparaben, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-dnors, or NPE’s

Dwell Time

Dwell time is the time required for a disinfectant to remain on a surface in order for its germ-killing properties to take hold. For instance, bleach has a dwell time between 5-10 minutes. That means it takes at least 5 minutes for bleach to kill germs. Not only is bleach a toxic chemical, leaving it to remain on a surface for that long will assuredly discolor whatever it is you’re disinfecting all while placing your colleagues’ and customers’ health at risk with its dangerous fumes.

By contrast, the botanical fogging disinfectant we use has a very short dwell time and kills many germs in less than 60 seconds, with no toxic fumes.

The Importance Of Botanical

While there are numerous disinfectants that have been shown effective against human coronavirus, it is imperative for us to use plant-based or botanical disinfectants. The better health effects are obvious, but there is another reason: resistance.

Resistance is what germs learn to do when bombarded with the same synthetic chemicals like bleach to disinfect. Since synthetic chemicals are identical in their makeup each and every time, germs, like MRSA, learn how to build up resistance to them and the disinfectant is no longer effective in killing the germ (the CDC outlines the process here).

To better understand, imagine reading the same book over and over and over again. Eventually you would be able to recite the book line for line and know exactly what’s coming in the plot and how it ends. Using synthetic disinfectants to combat germs is much like giving the germs the same book to read over and over again. They’ll eventually know that chemical from front to back — like a book — and devise ways to protect itself from the anti-life effects of that chemical.

Botanical disinfectants, by contrast, offer no such opportunity for germs to learn and devise a plan to resist as the botanical’s chemistry is never identical. In keeping with the book analogy, this is like always reading a different book — there will always be something different to keep germs on their toes and, thus, they can’t anticipate what a chemical will do and deploy the resistance mechanisms necessary to save themselves.

This diversity in chemistry alone makes botanical disinfectants superior to synthetic chemicals in the workplace; killing germs instead of helping them become superbugs.

After The Disinfectant: Probiotics

Since we come in and disinfect to kill germs (reduce ATP), oftentimes we kill the good microbes too. Typically, this is not good practice as it depletes the greatest micro-protectors ever known to mankind: probiotics. 

Not to worry though, we reintroduce probiotics to your workplace to reestablish the beneficial microflora in your environment which actively reduces ATP.

Remember that disinfecting is only one way to reduce ATP? Well, using probiotics is another.

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that when applied to your environment help reduce ATP and achieve an optimum level of hygiene around you. Probiotics can be found on your skin, in your body, in the soil, water and air — everywhere!

How Do Probiotics Work To Reduce ATP?

Probiotics reduce ATP without sanitizing or disinfecting. The ways in which probiotics reduce ATP are unique:

  • Probiotics consume the microscopic food sources that other microorganisms may eat. Without food to live on, the other microbes die off. And since only living things contain ATP, with less living things around, the amount of present ATP drops.
  • Probiotics crowd out other microorganisms by occupying surfaces they would normally land to set up their community of biofilm. With no place to live, microbes die off and ATP is reduced.
  • Probiotics may be able to quorum sense with other bacteria to inhibit their reproduction. With microbes not reproducing and dying off, ATP is being reduced as well.

Longer Lasting Hygiene

Imagine your workplace with sustained lower levels of ATP, better hygiene and how your health can be beneficially impacted through probiotic power.

There are several lab tests that compare the side-by-side ATP test results between disinfectants and probiotics. For instance, Z Bioscience, a maker of probiotic cleaners, published independent results which  found that probiotics are just as effective at reducing ATP than toxic-chemical sanitizers like bleach. However, what they also found may surprise you….

They found that at each interval, ATP readings from probiotic-treated areas remained lower than that of toxic-chemical sanitizers:

As you can see, the probiotic-treated areas remained in an “effective clean” range for the entire 24-hour period whereas areas treated with toxic chemicals were only effectively clean for less than 2 hours. Whatsmore, the ATP reducing benefits of probiotics are known to last well beyond the 24 hours in the study, leaving your workplace cleaner, longer.

The Importance of Cleaning Up The Dead Microbes

The longer lasting ATP-reducing effects of probiotics are no surprise since probiotics eat and consume dead microbes too. This is where disinfectants fall short.

Disinfectants may kill the germs, but they don’t do anything with the dead bodies (so to speak). So what’s left over is a smorgasbord of dead microbes for new germs to feast on and grow stronger with. This helps lead to the creation of resistant microbes as mentioned earlier; therefore, it is crucial to clean up the battlefield either by wiping the microbes away, rinsing them off (this is why washing your hands is so effective) or letting probiotics go to work.

Removing the dead microbes is a crucial step in elevating the hygiene levels of your space. A simple spray and let sit will not suffice. Be leary of services who do not offer to remove the left overs in some type of way. In our case, we mechanically remove the dead microbes through wiping with a microfiber cloth and probiotics.

What’s Included In Your Fogging Service?

Our leading-edge disinfecting and fogging services for your business includes the following:

  • Fogging with a nontoxic, botanical disinfectant that is registered with the EPA and on their “List N” of disinfectants shown effective against the human coronavirus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2).
  • Wipedown of high-touch points including door handles, light switches, keypads, etc. with that same powerful, nontoxic disinfectant.
  • Fogging with leading-edge probiotics. This step reestablishes the beneficial microflora in your establishment to help keep ATP levels low for up to several days.
  • Social media advertising and link building as an “Enhanced Hygiene” business.
    • This is free, extra marketing and SEO for your business!
  • Germz Be Gone window decal to let the public know you have their health in mind before they even walk through your doors.

Fogging Frequency

Whether you’re open seven days per week or less, our disinfecting service can provide any fogging frequency you need. From daily to one-time foggings, our process can ensure your establishment is getting the treatment it needs to achieve the highest levels of hygiene.

Given the probiotics’ long-lasting effects, we recommend our disinfecting fog service for most businesses at least twice per week. 

Get In Touch Today

No matter the type or size of your business (including fleets), we are here to help your business get back on track with enhanced cleaning!

From one-person offices to theaters, casinos and convention centers, our disinfecting fogging service can be designed to fit your enhanced cleaning needs on an ongoing basis or for each event you hold. 

Inquire today by completing the form below!

*Virucidal according to the ASTM Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Virucidal Agents

** Fungicidal according to the AOAC Germicidal Spray Method

***Removes the following allergens: dust mite matter, cat dander, dog dander, mouse dander, rat dander, guinea pig dander, cockroach matter, peanut, birch pollen, timothy grass pollen, ragweed pollen.

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Make Your Home Shine With These 15 Homemade Cleaners

Enjoy this guest post from Emily Huddleston of Redfin (original post can be found here)

With cleaning supplies dwindling down at just about any store, you might be searching for alternative ways to keep your house clean. Fortunately, you can easily create a variety of homemade cleaners with a few basic supplies you likely already have in your home. 

So, the next time you need a carpet stain remover or you’ve run out of disinfectant wipes, just raid your pantry and mix up a homemade cleaning solution based on the tips below. Everyday products like club soda, vinegar, baking soda, and much more make for fast, money-saving, and effective homemade cleaners. To help you get started we reached out to experts from all over the country, from those living in Dallas to those living in Portland, and many others in between. Here is a roundup of their favorite simple and natural DIY cleaning recipes to keep your house sparkling. 

  1. Deodorize carpets and rugs

Cleaning carpets and rugs are easy, but it’s not always easy to get rid of the odors as well.

Try This:
Sprinkle baking soda over the entire area, let it sit for a few hours, and then vacuum it up. This is a wonderfully simple yet effective way to deodorize your carpets and rugs. – Sparkling Places

  1. Create a nightly sink scrub

This little evening ritual might just be your key to a clean kitchen. Clean up after dinner, wipe the table and counters, and scrub your sink with this homemade cleaner.

Try This:
– 2 cups baking soda
– 20 drops essential oil (lemon + clove are my favorites)
– A squirt of Castile or dish soap in the sink

Mix up the baking soda and essential oil in a mason jar – sprinkle a couple of tablespoons in your wet kitchen sink. Add a squirt of liquid soap in the sink and scrub with a sink-safe scrub brush or sponge (make sure you are using a brush or sponge designated for the sink). Rinse thoroughly and dry. – Clean Mama

  1. Refresh and disinfect your garbage disposal 

You may think that the garbage disposal is clean since water passes through it every time you use it. On the contrary, it actually collects a lot of grease and scum and may fill up your house with pungent smells if not cleaned regularly. The good news is that you can use lemon peels as a homemade cleaner to sanitize and deodorize this important kitchen gadget.

Try This:
Start by switching off the power supply. Get a pair of tongs and pull out any non-disposable waste trapped inside the line. Then, add a cup of rock or coarse salt and two cups of ice into the disposal. Switch it on and allow cold water through it for five seconds. After that, connect your sink and open the water into the sink to a level of two to four inches while your garbage disposal is still on. This should purge the drain line and force all waste down. Throw into the disposal four slices of lemon peels one at a time when cold water is running. This will disinfect and kill any nasty odors from the garbage disposal leaving your kitchen and house smelling fresh. – Oh, The Things We’ll Make!

  1. Clean your bath and shower with baking soda

Baking soda is a fabulous homemade cleaner for when you need something that’s a little abrasive, but you don’t want a caustic chemical to do the job.

Try this:
Shake some baking soda onto the soap scum and go to town with your scrub brush. You can also use it to clean Sharpie off stone counters (a lesson learned the hard way!). – Force of Nature

  1. Keep your home smelling great

Scents can uplift your mood and having your home smelling nice can help you feel better during these uncertain times. 

Try This:
Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on some small pieces of tissue and vacuum it. Then every time you vacuum, the fresh scent will spread throughout the room you are vacuuming. – MB Green Cleaning

  1. Make your own disinfectant wipes

You have likely noticed, but store-bought disinfectant wipes have become very hard to come by. Luckily you can make your own reusable ones at home. 

Try This:
Cut up a t-shirt into 5×5 inch squares. Place them in a can (ex: coffee or tea can), or a glass or plastic container that has an airtight lid. In a large bowl of your choice mix 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol and 10 drops of lavender or tea tree essential oil. Pour the homemade cleaner into your container and let the t-shirt squares soak up the solution. These can be washed and reused over and over again. – Ecoclean Services

  1. Remove stuck-on grease and gunk from pots and pans 

The abrasive crystals of salt help remove stuck and burnt-on food without hurting your cookware. 

Try This:
Just pour a small amount of salt onto your pots or pans before scrubbing them. – Germz Be Gone

  1. Remove wine stains from carpet and furniture

If you’ve noticed your wine intake increase since self-isolating, it’s best to prepare for the inevitable spill. 

Try This:
Blot (don’t rub) the stain with clean rags to absorb as much of the wine as possible, then shake salt over the stain and pour club soda on it. Wait a few hours or overnight while the salt soaks up the stain, then gently wipe or vacuum away the salt. – Truman’s

  1. Disinfect your sponges in the microwave

You use your kitchen sponge to clean utensils, dishes, and even countertops. Ironically though, this is very likely spreading millions of bacteria throughout your home unless brand new sponges are being used very frequently. During this current situation, getting to the store for new sponges may not be safe or ideal. However, you can disinfect your used sponges right at home using the microwave.

Try This:
Slightly dampen your sponge, pop it in the microwave for 90 seconds on full power, and you’ll reduce the amount of bacterial contamination on it by up to 99 percent! Just ensure that no metal is in the sponge prior to using this method. – Evergreen Cleaning Company

  1. Disinfect often-touched surfaces 

If you want your home to sparkle, then finding an effective disinfectant is essential. Using these natural ingredients, you can make a homemade disinfectant spray that is not only cheap but is free of toxic chemicals.

Try This:
Put 1 cup of alcohol in a container. Add 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and ten drops of your favorite essential oil to the solution. I like to use lemon essential oil. This is a great homemade cleaner for high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, phones, sink faucets and toys. – Maids in Brown

  1. Create your own dishwashing detergent

It’s time to wash the dishes. However, there’s one small problem: you’re completely out of dishwasher detergent. 

Try This:
Make sure your glassware comes out sparkly clean by adding 1 tbsp. citric acid to the detergent cup before running the dishwasher. Citric acid is a great dishwasher detergent because of its disinfectant, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. You can also create a solution by combining 1/2 cup citric acid with 1/4 cup salt and 1 cup washing soda. – Purisure 

  1. Deep clean the toilet bowl

Using just a few simple ingredients, you can create your own homemade toilet bowl cleaner that works just as well as the store-bought stuff.

Try This: 
Mix all ingredients into a 16 oz. bottle: 14 fluid ounces of water, 1 1/2 fluid ounces of castile soap, 1/2 teaspoons of essential oil blend (suggested blend sweet orange, Texas cedar wood, clove bud, pine, grapefruit, frankincense, coriander, tea tree). Pro Tip- Drain water from the toilet bowl for better cleaning. – Wild Earth Acupuncture

  1. Give your windows and mirrors a streak-free shine

Vinegar can be a great ally when it comes to cleaning. It makes windows and mirrors shine. At the same time preventing the person who cleans from inhaling harmful chemicals.

Try This:
For rinse-free cleaning, use 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar to a half-gallon of warm water. – Eco Handy Solutions

  1. Rethink your kitchen sponge 

Did you know that those green & yellow sponges aren’t safe to use on most of your kitchen surfaces? They will scratch your stainless and wear down the shine on your stone countertops and the worst part is the tiny scratches will harbor bacteria!

Try This:
If you have blue or pink nylon sponges lying around the house, use those instead for scratch-free scrubbing and don’t forget to let them air-dry. – Park Avenue Cleaning

  1. Make a scented all-purpose homemade cleaner

The ingredients are so simple, you probably already have them in your home. You can use it on most surfaces except for marble or granite. Here are a few different options for you to try: 

Try This:
Add equal parts white vinegar and water and up to 20 drops of essential oil in a spray bottle to make it smell fresh! Make sure to use a plant-based cleaning brush for hard to remove dirt while using the spray. – Ecozoi

Mix 1 cup and a half of water, 2 tbsp. of white vinegar, 2 tbsp. of castile soap, 15 drops of peppermint essential oil and 1 tbsp. of 70% alcohol, stir the mixture until all the ingredients are really well blended. Shake it well before using it. Wipe the surfaces with a microfiber cloth since it’s very effective at removing organic matter and germs (sometimes up to 99%) from surfaces. – Gmaids

Using a measuring cup and funnel, add white distilled vinegar and water in the desired ratio (1:1 mix for everyday cleaning and 2:1 for tougher jobs such as mold or mildew) to a spray bottle and shake to mix them together.  Add the 15-20 drops of essential oils directly to your spray bottle and shake to incorporate. To use, spray any areas that need to be cleaned, rinse well, and wipe dry. For tougher cleaning jobs, such as grout spray and scrub with a brush. Some of our favorite essential oil combinations are lavender with tea tree, orange, and lime, grapefruit, and cinnamon, lemon, and sage. – Kosmatology

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We Need More Janitors In Schools!

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We point to the questionable practices of open-air markets in other countries as a source of new diseases, while in our own backyard we have restaurants, for instance, who are so dirty we are entertained by news segments on “Dirty Dining.” The latter being a major source of foodborne illnesses and rodent attraction (which bring about more disease).

 

 

Another example of society not taking cleanliness seriously is the lack of custodians or janitors in our schools. Let’s take a look at the San Dieguito School District in Encinitas, California. They publish their list of janitor duties. In that publication they start by stating, “Each custodian has on average, 27 classrooms (approx. 32,000 sq. ft.) to clean daily, as well as specialty rooms, and events to prepare for/clean up after.” So they probably have 1.5 janitors per school (just a guess). What that means is janitors are stretched thin and have absolutely no time to clean our children’s classrooms. Here is their extensive list of daily duties in each classroom:

  • Trash
  • Vacuuming (weekly)

That’s it!

Where’s the sanitizing of desks? The disinfecting of doorknobs? The mopping of floors? Oh yeah, that’s only during the summer break:

  • Vacuuming
  • Dusting
  • Washing/disinfecting desks (done through the year as needed, as well)
  • Washing windows
  • Washing walls….

I’m not picking on the San Dieguito School District either. After researching, there are multiple schools with very similar “cleaning” schedules. I’d go as far to say most schools employ the same sorry practices. That is why, with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, we now see emails to parents saying schools have ramped up their cleaning efforts. Well that’s pretty easy to do when you have done nothing in the first place.

The next outbreak doesn’t have to be COVID-19, it could be something more common like the norovirus. You know that virus that infects over 19 million people per year, sends 400,000 kids to the emergency room and shuts down our schools? What is the affected schools’ response after they shut down? Ramp up their cleaning efforts…SMH.

It would be laughable if our kids’ health isn’t at stake.

Why wait for an outbreak or pandemic to take cleanliness seriously? This “heightened” awareness should be sustained to the point where it becomes part of our daily routine, decision making and culture. We owe it to our children to provide them with a healthy environment.

One way to make good on that is to hire more janitors in our schools who are truly responsible for the hygiene of our childrens’ environment, not just taking out the trash.

To all the school janitors and custodians who actually GAF about the safety and health of our students, THANK YOU! I see you!

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5 Things To Sanitize In Your Office Right Now

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Part of preventing the spread of germs is basic cleaning and sanitizing of the environment around you. Think about your shared office space and all the gross little germs that float around and stick to your belongings and things you use on the daily. Things like your keyboard and mouse are easy pipelines for germ transmission. But what about other items?

Here are five things you should sanitize in your office immediately to help prevent the spread of disease in your office:

  1. Keyboard, wrist rest, mouse and mousepad – you touch your face almost as much as you touch your keyboard and mouse. That’s just nasty. No biggie though. Just lock your computer before cleaning those keys. Spray a nontoxic cleaner onto a microfiber rag first and then get to cleaning. Try this gel to get in the crevices.
  2. Telephone/cellphone – you’d be surprised how much oil and makeup get caked onto telephone receivers and cellphones. A little cotton pad and rubbing alcohol go a long way in this process. If you have a phone cover, be sure to use a qtip and clean those crevices where the microphone, selfie camera, charge port, headphone jack and earpiece are located. If you have a landline, make sure to get into the crevices of the phone cradle too.
  3. Desk and filing cabinet handles – you can take a glance at your desk right now and probably see all kinds of smudges and prints. You better believe germs are lurking right there. Use a clean microfiber rag for the most efficient results.
  4. Doorknobs and light switches – the first things you touch on your way in and out of your office should definitely get sanitized. Particularly if you’re a smoker, you can avoid the tar buildup on the switch and knobs by doing this frequently.
  5. Purse/Wallet/Lunch Bag – When was the last time you sanitized your handbag? Your lunch bag? I know, pretty gross, right? Maybe that stomach issue you had yesterday was from one of the billions of bacteria or fungi lurking in your bag that magically made its way onto your face after you pulled out your lip balm. Piece of gum any one? Fellas…you nasty too! I’m pretty sure you never thought about cleaning your billfold since you got it. Why do you think it’s sometimes called “dirty money?”

Insider Tip: Review your cleaning contract. Most commercial cleaning services have terms in place that prevent them from touching anything on your desk–let alone your keyboard and mouse.  If your service is supposed to include your desk and items on it, and these things aren’t being cleaned, your cleaning company is putting you at risk. Maybe it’s time to start looking for a commercial cleaning service that places customer service and your health first.

Contact us for a FREE estimate. We’ll spend the time to get to know your pain points and wishlist, then tailor a cleaning program just for your office.

Picking Up The Blitz

Keep in mind that when you use toxic chemicals to sanitize you are likely killing all microbes–both bad and good.

The good ones are known as probiotics and are all around us. They are on our skin, in our mouth, in our gut, in the air we breathe even the dirt we grow food in and play with. Probiotics act as the first line of defense from harmful germs.

Toxic chemicals kill these good microbes and leave us more defenseless when under attack from the flu, cold, and, yes, coronavirus. It’s like a quarterback being attacked by a blitz and no offensive line is even on the field for protection.

Don’t get sacked! Use probiotic cleaners for the ultimate protection.

Probiotic cleaners contain good bacteria that help maintain a healthy microflora in your environment. They protect you from germs in the following ways:

  • Probiotics eat the food sources germs would normally eat. Germs die of starvation.
  • Probiotics crowd out germs so they have no place to live. No shelter, germs die.
  • Probiotics “eat up the dead bodies on the battlefield.” When most disinfectants kill every living thing, unless you wipe and clean afterwards, they leave dead microbes behind on the surface. These dead microbes act as a buffet for the next germs to come along, feed, and grow stronger. This helps lead to the creation of superbugs too. Probiotics, on the other hand, eat up the dead microbes because these microbes are food for them too. Less food in the food supply and germs die of eventual starvation.
  • Probiotics reduce allergens. They eat up pollen, pet dander, dead skin cells, dust, etc. With less allergens attacking your body, your immune system can focus on the more sinister threats like viruses.
  • Probiotics “quorum sense.” When bacteria and other microorganisms get together, they take a vote. This is called quorum sensing. If they’ve multiplied enough and have the numbers, they’ll vote to turn on their virulence and infect their host. However, if they hold the vote and determine they are outnumbered by the probiotics and won’t be successful in their attempt to infect, they won’t turn on their virulence. In other words, as long as the good germs outnumber the bad, the bad germs have very little chance of survival and you stay healthier.

Keep your office healthier this season and sanitize the items you use every day every day.