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What Types of Germs are in Your Facility?

While some cleaning tasks, like caring for floors or windows, don’t change much from facility to facility, others, like infection control, should be catered more toward specific needs. The best way to do this is to understand the types of infectious diseases most likely to be present in your facility. Predicting the type of germs you may encounter and knowing the best cleaning supplies in Boston to tackle them is essential to creating a maintenance plan that keeps your facility’s employees and visitors healthy and safe. 

Day Cares and Preschools

These facilities can be hotbeds for infection. Populated by adult helpers, teachers, toddlers and infants, day cares and preschools are often the sites of food spills, bodily fluid accidents and other soils. Pathogens spread quickly due to the sharing of toys, supplies, sleeping areas and blankets used for nap time. The result is the easy spread of cold and flu viruses, bronchial or respiratory bacteria and hand, foot and mouth disease. 

K-12 Schools 

Schools for older students carry the same risks, but cleaning teams should also look out for norovirus, meningitis and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Hotbeds for germs in these spaces include locker rooms, cafeterias, hallway lockers, showers and athletic equipment and matting. 

Healthcare Facilities 

In nursing homes, urgent care clinics, assisted living facilities, rehab centers and hospitals, cleaning protocols are just as important as medical ones when it comes to keeping patients and clients safe. Hospital-acquired infections are a serious threat, and if janitorial staff aren’t doing their jobs properly, hospitals can lose millions. In addition to potentially harboring the bacteria and viruses mentioned already in other facilities, hospitals and healthcare spaces can also harbor staphylococcus aureus, klebsiella pneumonia, clostridium difficile (C. diff) and more. 

Municipal and Public Spaces 

Retail facilities, government buildings, commercial spaces and industrial facilities also see infectious pathogens. Essentially, any space that is used by the public can harbor germs that may lead to an infectious outbreak. 

After identifying the most common pathogens in your facility, contact the team at Banner Systems to get expert recommendations on the best cleaning supplies in Boston to combat them!