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Further easing of the strict Corona measures, means the return of ever larger numbers of people in your building. Of course you want to provide them with a safe and healthy environment!
The Building Up platform aims to share our knowledge and provide concrete advice on the steps you can take to keep your organization safe and secure in the simplest possible way.
Our expertise, and Building Up’s focus, is on safe hygiene of floors and office and meeting chairs.
Key basic steps
Focus on the floor
Microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria and fungi, can be located on surfaces and survive there for a while. The floor is the largest area within a property. Cleaning the floor in the right way therefore plays a significant role in the control and prevention of the spread of microorganisms. In addition, well-cleaned floors contribute significantly to healthy air quality within a building.
When it comes to floors and desk and meeting chairs these are important basic steps:
Recalibrate cleaning procedures, in accordance with OSB / RIVM procedures
0-turn, optional UV disinfect
periodic maintenance of floors and desk chairs
Did you know carpet practically can’t be disinfected?
Disinfecting is not a necessity...
When a good maintenance program is set up and it is carried out correctly, disinfection is not a necessity, even now. Nevertheless, a lot is now being asked and chosen for it. It gives a certain feeling and an appearance of acting appropriately!
But did you know that for a soft floor, like carpet, 100% disinfection is not even possible. At least, not with a disinfectant or without doing damage to the carpet itself. For carpet floors, safe hygiene is achieved through the usual daily cleaning and periodic maintenance/deep cleaning.
There is a possibility to do a deep cleaning based on the addition of a small percentage (3%) peroxide to the cleanser. This does not cause any damage and ensures an extra thorough cleaning. The use of a brush vacuum cleaner equipped with a microfleece filter also contributes to this.
Yet there is still often confusion about terms. Read more about cleaning, disinfecting (sanatizing) and disinfecting via the link below and what the difference is!
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What is UV Disinfection?
When you choose to disinfect floors and office chairs, UV disinfection is a fast and effective method. This can be used for hard and elastic floors and for the hard parts (bases) of office and conference chairs.
The special UV equipment has that part of the light from the UV spectrum, which kills micro-organisms. This has also been proven effective against the Corona virus.
The floor is thus disinfected, without the use of chemicals or water.
Important for a healthy air quality
Use brush vacuum cleaner with microfleece filter
Micro-organisms like viruses stick to tiny dust particles. This can get into the lungs through inhaling and can cause unwanted health problems.
For carpet in particular, good vacuuming, with a brush vacuum cleaner, is of great importance. However, the smaller the dust particles are, the easier they go through a normal vacuum filter. Then they are blown back into the space. On average 0.17% of the dust particles pass through a filter. The smallest of particles even pass through the filter for 0.32%.
To prevent the spreading of micro-organisms in this manner, you should use a microfleece filter. Studies have shown that a microfleece filter will block 99.94363% of dust particles going through the filter. This makes sure that micro organisms are not blown into the space unnecessarily during vacuum cleaning. This adds tremendously to an healthy air quality.
Wat they say about us
In recent weeks we have been getting more and more questions about how our floors should be cleaned and maintained. It is particularly useful that there is now a platform where we ourselves and our customers can go for the right information!
At Building Up, expertise, specialism and transparency are paramount. Core values that also stand at Kaleidon / CSG are of paramount importance. A knowledge platform to which we are happy to cooperate.
What a good initiative this! I shared it with my colleagues from the operational departments!
It’s nice to have a partner like Progenta. Even now, they are at the forefront of the knowledge required to comply with hygiene guidelines. That helps me as manager of 3 large buildings, which will soon fill up again, huge!
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Do you have questions about achieving a safe hygienic working environment and how this works specific for your building? Please contact us via this form. Do you have a good idea or a tip? Then we would also like to hear that!