Cleaning, by definition, is the act of making something clean. However, the assumption that cleaning alone ensures a hygienic environment is not accurate. In fact, the art and act of cleaning can fall short of achieving true cleanliness and may even lead to contamination if proper hygiene considerations are overlooked.
Understanding the difference between the art of cleaning and the science of hygiene is vital. While cleaning may focus on surface appearance and aesthetics, hygiene delves into the microscopic level, addressing unseen pathogens and germs that can pose health risks. Neglecting good hygiene practices during the cleaning process can leave areas seemingly clean but harbouring disease-causing microorganisms.
One of the critical factors often overlooked is the quality of cleaning materials and products. Using unhygienic cleaning items, such as dirty napkins or ineffective cleaning agents, can compromise the entire cleaning process. These materials can inadvertently spread contaminants and contribute to the persistence of germs on surfaces. Achieving a high level of aesthetics does not guarantee real hygiene standards as hidden pathogens will pose health risks. Have you had spells of illness that were hard to trace? Cases of diarrhea, dizziness, vomiting or headaches? Many factors could result in any of those conditions but poor hygiene could also be a culprit. Step up your hygiene game.
When next you consider having your home or office cleaned, don’t consider just the cleaning action; pay just as much attention to the cleaning items that you will be using. Even the water to be used is important as using contaminated water will inadvertently lead to contaminated surfaces. Where you don’t do your cleaning yourself, engage someone who you can trust, who will follow the same diligent cleaning process whether or not you are watching. Engage someone who embodies hygiene and is worthy or trust. For many of the clients who we have served over the last 8 years, that someone is TrueBlue Cleaning Services and hopefully you will be convinced just as they are, soon enough. Have a healthy day.