Are You Using These Cleaning Misconceptions?

 Cleaning is something that everyone does, but few truly understand. There are a lot of old wives’ tales and misconceptions about cleaning, and it can become confusing to navigate. Professional janitorial services know what they’re doing when it comes to cleaning, so we’re here to shine some light on a few common cleaning misconceptions, and show why it’s so important to have someone who knows exactly what they’re doing when it comes to cleaning public spaces.

1. Bleach will clean anything. 

While bleach is a great cleaner that is usable on most surfaces, it is not good for all. The biggest thing bleach brings to the table is the power to take down germs, but not necessarily tackling grimy buildup on surfaces. You also need to be very careful due to bleach’s colour removing capabilities. Using a bleach solution on fabric should only be attempted with care, if you know what you’re doing. Knowing which cleaning product to use, and when, is really important and will help guarantee a space is truly clean. 

2. All disinfectants are the same.

There are many different types of disinfectants; such as hydrogen peroxide, chlorine, and alcohol. These disinfectants are all great and have their place for different cleaning purposes. For example, chlorine disinfectants have fairly quick kill times, however, they can be corrosive and cause discoloration and irritation if not used properly. While alcohols are safer, they evaporate quickly and so may not remain on some surfaces long enough to actually disinfect them. Picking the right disinfectant for the right surface is crucial to achieving proper and safe cleaning.

3. All cleaning products need to be sprayed then wiped away.

How long does a cleaner need to stay on a surface to actually disinfect it? If you wipe a cleaner off too soon you may not be letting it fully disinfect a surface, that is, if you need to wipe it away at all. Some cleaning products actually work best when left on a surface and allowed to soak in. Understanding the cleaner, what you’re trying to clean, and what combination will achieve best results is part of being a professional cleaner. 

4. Professional cleaners are overrated.

There is nothing better than walking into a clean office, but without a professional janitorial service to make sure your office is clean you’re relying on office staff to make sure it’s kept up. Not only is this unreliable, but it can also be dirty! If you want to guarantee all surfaces, including all those nooks and crannies, are cleaned properly you need to bring in professionals. Many offices don’t carry all the products and technology needed to get a truly deep clean. but a janitorial service will not only have them but know how to use them properly.

If you value a clean public space and the security in knowing that the surfaces in your office are disinfected properly, then you need to bring in a janitorial company to take care of your cleaning needs. For all your office and commercial cleaning needs, get in touch with us today!