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Building Up St.Pieter!
The St. Pieter in Rome has recently been extensively cleaned, with a view to reopening the basilica. A dozen men in protective clothing disinfected the interior of the church. No less than 15,000 m2 of floors and walls had to be scrubbed, in addition to countless handles, statues and other parts of the interior. Heavy equipment such as chlorine and alcohol has been used, vice-director Dr. Andrea Arcangeli of the Vatican Department of Health and Hygiene:
Formally, the St. Pieter never closed because of the corona crisis. No services were held, but believers were still allowed to go inside to pray. Recently, the churches in Italy are allowed to reopen under strict conditions. Only for religious purposes. Tourists are not welcome yet.
Three main goals of floor maintenance
You want the floor to not only look clean, but also really clean and hygienic. The removal of organic matter, often invisible, prevents microorganisms from maintaining or spreading. This contributes to a safe, healthy environment!
You want the floor to keep looking clean and new. This can be achieved by stain and dirt removal. That’s not only beautiful, the optically clean floor also gives people, just now, the confidence that the floor, the organization, is safe and hygienic.
You want the floor to last as long as possible, in optimal condition. Proper floor maintenance can slow or repair wear and/or stain or prevent bacterial growth. This makes floor maintenance (cost) efficient and extends the duration of the floor.
The three main elements of floor maintenance
Putting floors and furniture (back) in optimal condition, both aesthetically and hygienically
Every day and every week the floor is cleaned by vacuuming, dusting or clammy mop.
The floors and desk chairs are then kept monthly with an intensive (cleaning) procedure.
“There is a lot involved in a good cleaning. If cleaned incorrectly, more micro-organisms can be left behind or even spread.”
– RIVM –
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