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COMMERCIAL CLEANING TRENDS 2021 : NEW YEAR, NEW GEAR

COMMERCIAL CLEANING TRENDS 2021 : NEW YEAR, NEW GEAR

 

 

 

COMMERCIAL CLEANING TRENDS 2021 !!! 

 

NEW YEAR, NEW GEAR 

 

BYE BYE 2020, we surely won’t miss you! To all businesses that survived the global pandemic, congrats to the new year and here’s to the full-steam ahead approach towards keeping your doors open; for it is now time to focus on thriving not just surviving. How do we do that? By staying two steps ahead of the outbreak and being prepared in the event of an exposure. Some pretty neat gadgets and trends have recently hit the market to help protect your workspace by making your building cleaner, safer, healthier.  

Let there be light! The first trend to touch on is something you may have heard and thought was a joke at first, but we assure you it is very real and very effective. UVC Light Disinfection, or ultraviolet C light, is a natural germicide that can break down the DNA of an organism so it cannot replicate or survive. Killing up to 99.9% of the harmful pathogens, bacteria, and viruses living on  every surface, the UVC rays can penetrate the microorganisms within every nook and cranny. UVC disinfection is Ideal for areas with irregular or hard to reach surfaces like aircrafts, machines, medical equipment, etc. UVC disinfection is also a great alternative for any electronic or other fragile surface because it is  chemical-free, moisture-free and touch-free allowing for sterile surfaces with no residue or risk of deterioration. One of the more impressive examples of UVC disinfection is the Tru-D Smart UVC robot that automatically scans the room for pathogens and applies the exact amount of needed UVC light to sterilize the entire room it is in, truly a phenomenal concept. 

 

Another industry trend we have been noticing is Thermal Imaging Access Control. The idea behind this is simple: a thermal reading will be taken from each individual attempting to gain access into the facility and if there is an elevated temperature reading, then that person will not be granted access. This is beneficial to businesses who have been required to take the temperature of guests at the door before entering, enabling employers to utilize employees’ time in more productive ways than just standing by the door. It should be noted, however, that technology can never replace a human’s discernment. For example, say it is a hot summer day and the person trying to gain access to the building is just overheated from walking, but not truly running a fever. There should probably be some kind of situational protocol in place for this type of access control. Then again, for these uncertain times it is true that it is much better to be safe than sorry.  Time will tell on this trend

The last trend to discuss in this blog post is something I feel we as a society have been flirting with and inching towards for over 50 years, and that is the push towards touch-free technology. As depicted in vintage Sci-Fi movies and books, can you imagine operating a machine with a simple hand motion, or perhaps even mind control? How about working and typing on a computer which you never had to physically touch? Well, it is virtually around the corner. There are affordable products already on the market to enable your electronics to have a virtual keyboard that traces your finger movements to type and function on the device. With this type of technology you would never have to worry about who used the device previously nor would you worry about cleaning in between the keys where billions of germs harbor. There are also some prototypes for mind operated computers  and gadgets! With this trend in place, there really is no limit to what we can do without lifting a finger in the future! 

 

 

Whatever direction your business chooses to go, there is one thing we can all agree on and that is there needs to be not just one, but several layered approaches to combatting viral outbreaks in the workplace. The best offense is an impenetrable defense. Now is the time to bulk up on knowledge and strategize what options are best for your industry and your day-to-day activities. It may seem like a lot of up-front expenses but to have a fighting chance this year we will need to stay as healthy as possible and thrive! If you need any help whatsoever with creating a cleaner, safer, healthier building and workspace than please contact us at Aspen Services Group. We can help create an infection control plan that is tailored for your business needs. Good luck in the new year and God bless! 

 

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What is the ESS machine & How do I use it?

 

What is the ESS machine &

How do I use it?

 

You may have heard it called “spraying” or perhaps even “fogging,” but the correct term ESS machine stands for ElectroStatic Sprayer machine, and it is 2020’s shining star for good cleaning standards. We have had clients from a variety of businesses calling us left and right to schedule spraying services for Offices, Churches, Casinos, Restaurants, Event Spaces, Funeral Homes, etc. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that most of our accounts do not know exactly how this machine works to sanitize their facility. It is a really impressive piece of equipment and I will do my best to describe the inner workings of the ESS machine.

 

Let us define Electrostatic as that “relating to stationary electric charges or fields as opposed to electric currents.” Confused? Don’t worry, I was too. In a nutshell, there are particles in the air that are constantly in motion and they are made of microscopic things called “atoms” which are made up of even smaller subatomic particles called “electrons (negatively charged electricity) - protons (positively charged electricity) - and neutrons (neutrally charged electricity).” When you have an electrostatic field or force occurring that simply means that the air is filled with a drastically higher (or lower) ratio of electrons than protons or neutrons. Believe it or not you have experienced this force before! Ever pulled clothes out of the dryer and they stick together? Ever rubbed a ballon to your hair and it makes your hair frizzy? Ever touched a metal door knob and feel a small shock? How about when you get a package with foam packing peanuts and they all seem to stick together? These are all examples of electrostatic force. Now that we have a grip on what an electrostatic force is, I will explain how the use of this force can help sanitize your facility from pathogens including, but not limited to, the novel Coronavirus.

 

“Electrostatic spray surface cleaning is the process of spraying an electrostatic charged mist onto surfaces and objects. Electrostatic spray uses a specialized solution that is combined with air and atomized by an electrode inside the sprayer. Subsequently, the spray contains positively charged particles that are able to aggressively adhere to surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface they’re aimed at.”

- Commercial Clean Corp.

 

When sprayed properly, the disinfectant chemical delivered in an electrostatic force is wrapped perfectly around surfaces and clings to any germ, pathogen, or dust particle like cling wrap to a plate. Toxins are immediately suffocated with the disinfectant and “killed,” in about 15 mins the area can be wiped entirely leaving behind a sterile surface. I mention that the ESS machine needs to be sprayed properly because there are a few things to make sure NOT to do:

 

  • When spraying the disinfectant chemical you want to make sure you are not too close to any surfaces, it needs to be more like a light mist or dusting of vapors over the surface instead of a straight spray.

  • You also want to make sure you are not getting too much product on any surface that is electronic, for the mist is moisture and and we all know electronics and moisture do not mix.

  • You need to be diligent in wearing the correct protective breathing mask when spraying the disinfectant chemical because it is actually harmful if consumed before it dries completely.

 

When done correctly, the ESS spraying service is honestly a brilliant and quick way of ensuring true sanitizing for your facility, combing physics and cleaning! In my professional opinion it is worth it to make a few calls around to your local vendors to see if they offer any kind of Covid19 spraying service for extra protection throughout this pandemic. You really can never be too safe when dealing with your office and employees. If you ever need a professional opinion you can trust then give us a call at Aspen, we provide uniquely excellent services in over 17 states and we are always here to serve you!

 

 

 

 


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