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Jun 15, 2020

Are Green Cleaning Practices Really Effective Against COVID-19?


Many people are afraid of COVID-19, so it’s easy to understand why people might take a “kill it with fire!” approach to dealing with coronavirus. But while COVID-19 can make people extremely ill once inside your body, it’s also very easy to kill on surfaces outside the body
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Many business owners are afraid of COVID-19. They’re afraid that their staff or their clients are going to get sick. They’re afraid that they won’t have any customers because people will be too afraid to go to offices and stores. They’re afraid of what will happen to their business or their family if they are the one who falls ill and is hospitalized. With all this fear, it’s easy to understand why people might take a “kill it with fire!” approach to dealing with coronavirus. But while COVID-19 can make people extremely ill once inside your body, it’s also very easy to kill on surfaces outside the body.

 

Soap is Perfect! When it comes to destroying the virus that causes COVID-19, good old regular hand soap (liquid or bar) or dish soap are your best friend. Soap is a clever invention which is able to dissolve into water and also dissolve oils. The spikes of the coronavirus are fatty, so they’re torn apart by the oil-dissolving half of the soap. The virus is shredded, and the genetic material inside spills out, harmless. 

 

This is great news because it means that you can greatly decrease your chances of getting ill by simply washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap.

 

70% Alcohol Spray Works Great. Another highly effective tool in the fight against coronavirus is 70% alcohol sprays and hand sanitizers. When you don’t have access to soap and water, alcohol is your best alternative. These sanitizers are convenient because they can be used anywhere and dry quickly. You can use an alcohol spray on your hands, on surfaces, on grocery carts, and everything in between! We recommend that all business owners provide hand sanitization at the entrance and exit of their commercial space. Alcohol spray is one of the most convenient ways to do so. 

 

We understand that many business owners see “green cleaning” and assume that our environmentally-friendly practices must be less effective than traditional cleaning methods. Fortunately, that’s not the case! When it comes to eco-friendly cleaning, you really can have your cake and eat it too. Our skilled, professional commercial cleaners are highly trained to provide the best cleaning services available to businesses and industries in Calgary. Our dedication to green cleaning means that you get the best sanitization possible while also keeping VOCs low and the air fresh. 

 

Your employees and clients don’t want to catch COVID-19 at your commercial space, but they also don’t want to do business in a fog of chemicals. By working with Strathcona Cleaners, you can offer those working and doing business in your space a safer place without relying on harsh chemicals. Call Strathcona Cleaners today to get started.