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?”

Myths and Realities About VOCs

As an employee of a manufacturer of green cleaning products―many of which contain significantly reduced amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) ―it might come as a surprise that I must admit the following: not all VOCs are harmful. Assuming that all VOCs are harmful is one of several misconceptions about VOCs. While some of these negative perceptions are indeed warranted, some are not.

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HAIs and Green Cleaning

Hospitals and other medical facilities throughout Canada and the United States continue to be concerned about hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). In Canada, there are approximately 220,000 cases of HAIs reported each year, which translates to about one in nine people becoming infected.

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STOP THE STINK

Addressing odour challenges in washrooms

Regardless of facility type, keeping restrooms odour-free is a common challenge.

A variety of factors can impact washroom smells, including the age of the restroom, type and amount of ventilation, temperature, and cleaning frequency, processes and products used.

Since structural components are more difficult to change, proper cleaning is the best way to keep restroom odours under control.

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