Disinfectants Where Children Are Present

Many medical facilities that believe the spread of containments from floor areas to other surfaces is minimal may still use basic disinfectants to clean their floors. However, in areas frequented by children, these basic disinfectants should be replaced with hospital-grade disinfectants.  Where and when necessary, disinfectants that are specific to any pathogen threats that may be present should be selected.

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Floor Contamination Issues

While facility administrators and cleaning experts believe that when it comes to stopping the spread of contamination, greatest attention should be paid to “high-touch” areas such as railings, light switches, elevator controls, countertops, chair handles, and bed railings, and less attention is required for floor areas. The reasoning is simple: floor areas are least likely to be touched by hands.

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The Charlotte Team does a Habitat Build Day!

The Charlotte Products Team recognizes the importance of supporting volunteerism and community-based action and to show our support we participated in a Habitat for Humanity Build Day on Saturday, July 22.

The Charlotte Products Team members were so pleased to assist in a day of hard work, which included building 3 walls, while team building in support of a local family realizing their dream of having their own safe and affordable home at the end of this build season. We hope to support this program again in the near future.

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Understanding Disinfection Terminology

Disinfectants play a major role in the professional cleaning industry.  They are not only used in healthcare settings, but in schools, offices, as well as large and small public facilities.  

Disinfectants play a major role in the professional cleaning industry.  They are not only used in healthcare settings, but in schools, offices, as well as large and small public facilities.

However, unlike other cleaning products, disinfectants have their own terms and terminology.

Jennifer Meek, Director of Marketing for Charlotte Products Ltd, helps sort through the jargon and lists some common disinfectant-related terms and what they mean. Continue reading “Understanding Disinfection Terminology”

How Dirty Is Your Child’s School?

The new ISSA Clean Standard: K-12 helps schools and other institutional facilities objectively assess the effectiveness of their cleaning processes, contributing to the quality of the indoor environment for the benefit of students and staff. This infographic is designed to illustrate the importance of effective cleaning in these unique environments. Continue reading “How Dirty Is Your Child’s School?”