By now, we are all familiar with directives to wash our hands, stay at home whenever possible and practice social distancing in an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Cleaning and disinfecting are an important part of that effort as well, and it starts with your floors and our automatic floor scrubbers in Phoenix.
In 2017, the American Journal of Infection Control published a study that showed the floors in patient rooms are often contaminated with pathogens and present potential for the transfer of pathogens to hands. Think about it: high-touch objects are often in direct contact with floors, and if the floors aren’t properly cleaned and disinfected, they present a serious risk of transmission.
Knowing the difference between cleaning and disinfecting is important here, too. Cleaning refers to the removal of impurities, dirt and germs from surfaces. This act does not kill germs, but it does decrease their number. Disinfecting is the next important step — the act of using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process doesn’t necessarily remove germs or clean dirty surfaces, but killing the germs that remain after cleaning significantly reduces the risk of spreading infection.
Rental Automatic Floor Scrubbers in Phoenix for Cleaning and Disinfecting
Our automatic floor scrubbers for rent in Phoenix are the ideal tools for cleaning and disinfecting floors against coronavirus.
Start by choosing a disinfectant designated for use against this novel coronavirus. We highly recommend Multi-Clean’s 64 Millennium Q Disinfectant Cleaner. This multi-purpose disinfectant is effective in killing coronavirus on floors, faucets, sinks, door handles, toilet bowls, countertops, urinals and other hard surfaces.
Next, check the label on the disinfectant you are using and make sure to follow the correct dilution ratio on the label. This will ensure you use the right concentration of disinfectant.
Scrub using the disinfecting solution and let it dwell on the floor for the proper contact time. Next, recover the disinfectant solution with your scrubber and dispose of waste water when the recovery tank is full.
Drain the recovery and solution tanks and rinse both with clean water. Empty them and allow both to air dry. Remove the squeegee, brushes and pad drivers from the machine, rinse them with clean water as well and allow them to air dry.
If you need help choosing the right rental floor scrubber in Phoenix for your facility, please contact Total Clean today. We are happy to help connect you with the equipment you need to keep your facility safer, cleaner and healthier during this pandemic.