Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Taking a healthier approach to cleaning

Cleaning healthcare facilities can be much more complicated than cleaning a school, business or other public space. There are simply far more things you need to keep in mind besides the cleaning itself. 

Don’t leave anything behind  

Chemicals can make highly effective cleaning solutions, but most chemical cleaners create fumes or leave behind residues that can comprise your job in the long run. That’s why more and more facilities are requiring chemical-free or reduced chemical cleaning from their equipment. 
Clarke’s BOOST® Technology is the perfect solution for this growing demand. The Clarke Focus® II compact autoscrubber, for example, which features BOOST Technology, can actually strip floors without chemicals, eliminating one of the worst sources of chemicals. What’s more, BOOST allows you to clean with the least amount of detergent needed to do the job—or even with water alone. In fact, BOOST can reduce your water and chemical consumption by 50–70%. And that can go a long way toward making your facility a healthier place.

Think about the air, too 

Air quality is obviously very important in a healthcare facility. Yet, in their efforts to reach the high levels of cleanliness that healthcare environments require, many cleaners will use equipment that compromises the quality of the air.  
One example is Clarke CarpetMaster® upright vacuums. Featuring an exceptionally efficient three-stage filtration system—including a certified H.E.P.A. filter—this powerful carpet vac cleans your carpets without sacrificing air quality.  

The peace-and-quiet factor 

Many people don’t think of noise as pollution, but there’s a growing movement to change that perception. This is especially true in healthcare environments, where peace and quiet is critical. The problem is, cleaning machines are powered by motors and motors make noise.
Clarke has addressed this problem by designing some of the industry’s quietest equipment. Clarke vacuums and burnishers are so quiet they can often be used during daytime hours, allowing staff to optimize their schedules and raise their productivity.
So even though maintaining exceptionally high standards in health care environments can be a demanding challenge, having the right tools can help make it all simple.