Outbreak Cleaning Explained
February 17, 2020
Also known as Infection Control Cleaning or Cold & Flu Infection Cleaning, Outbreak Cleaning focuses on preventing the spread of germs, such as common colds and the flu. This is done by containing, controlling and eliminating pathogens (a bacterium, virus or other microorganism that can cause disease).
Do I need Outbreak Cleaning?
While general cleaning is important for maintaining the basic hygiene and the physical cleanliness of your strata property by removing dirt, grime and dust, Outbreak Cleaning goes a step further by killing airborne pathogens, rendering mutations and germ spread impossible.
Many strata properties with facilities that pose a naturally higher risk of illness, such as gyms and BBQ facilities, benefit greatly from regular outbreak cleaning in addition to their general cleaning program.
How does Outbreak Cleaning work?
The flu and cold are generally spread when someone who is sick leaves infectious ‘droplets’ in the air from coughing, sneezing and talking. These droplets send sprays into the surrounding area and can linger if not properly disinfected.
Outbreak Cleaning is carried out via a fumigation system which dispels a disinfectant mist into the air to destroy these infectious droplets.
CMBM choose to use Nanocyn Disinfectant & Sanitiser® due to its non-toxic, non-corrosive and environmentally friendly properties. While other outbreak cleaning sanitisers can contain harmful chemicals and require the room to be empty during and immediately after application, Nanocyn is comprised of 100% natural properties and can even be used without requiring special protective equipment, making it the safest choice for outbreak cleaning.
Should my professional cleaner be providing Outbreak Cleaning?
While Outbreak Cleaning is separate to general cleaning, many cleaning providers may offer a comprehensive cleaning package which includes regular disinfectant fumigations. If you are unsure, contact us today to find out more about how Outbreak Cleaning can be worked into your regular cleaning schedule.
This article was contributed by Mark Hohn, Managing Director – CMBM Facilities Services