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Disinfecting Made Simple Rethought

May 25, 2024

Disinfecting Made Simple Rethought

Rethinking Cleaning in a New Era

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cleaning industry has undergone a profound transformation. No longer is cleaning merely about maintaining a tidy space – it has become a crucial aspect of public health and safety. At Adam Cleaning, we recognized the need to rethink our approach to disinfection, to make it simpler, more effective, and above all, more accessible to our community in Nottingham.

Lessons from a School Counselor’s Pandemic Preparedness

As we began to reevaluate our cleaning protocols, we found inspiration in the insights of a school counselor who had to rethink her own workspace in the face of COVID-19. According to Simply Imperfect Counselor, the key was to focus on creating a warm, inviting space that could be easily disinfected.

“I’ve decided to take a look at what’s not needed and what’s unsanitary within my office space and take those things out (just for this year, I hope),” the counselor shared. “Then, I’ve decided to focus my energy on creating that warm and inviting space with the things I do have and can use.”

This philosophy of simplifying and streamlining the cleaning process resonated deeply with us. We realized that by identifying and removing unnecessary clutter, we could not only make disinfection more efficient, but also create a more welcoming environment for our clients.

Embracing the Basics of Disinfection

At the heart of our new approach is a renewed focus on the fundamentals of disinfection. We’ve stocked up on essential supplies like sanitizing wipes, spray, and hand sanitizer, ensuring that our team and our clients have easy access to these tools. But we’ve also gone a step further, carefully evaluating the products we use to ensure they are both effective and safe.

“This is something I have NEVER had to think about before!” the counselor admitted. “My district is so awesome and the custodian staff is excellent. However, with the chance that I might not be able to get my hands on any… I’m just going to start off with some myself!”

Following this example, we’ve forged partnerships with trusted suppliers to guarantee a steady supply of high-quality disinfectants, even in times of uncertainty. By taking ownership of this process, we can provide our clients with the peace of mind that comes from knowing their spaces are being cleaned to the highest standards.

Rethinking the Cleaning Workflow

In addition to focusing on the basics, we’ve also rethought our entire cleaning workflow to maximize efficiency and minimize the risk of cross-contamination. Inspired by the counselor’s approach, we’ve implemented a system of color-coded cleaning supplies and designated zones, ensuring that each task is carried out with precision and care.

“My color coded lessons help me quickly identify each grade level,” the counselor shared. “Since I can’t have my basket of fidgets sitting on the table and my sand tray out, I’m going to have to look for other options. I am starting to collect disposable fidget toys and crafts that could be used to help process feelings and/or events.”

Similarly, we’ve developed a comprehensive training program for our cleaning technicians, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to navigate the new landscape of disinfection. From proper donning and doffing of personal protective equipment to efficient, methodical cleaning techniques, our team is prepared to tackle even the most challenging cleaning tasks.

Fostering a Sense of Comfort and Calm

But our rethinking of cleaning goes beyond mere efficiency – we understand that in these uncertain times, creating a sense of comfort and calm is just as important. Inspired by the counselor’s efforts to transform her office into a “calm space that kids could come and relax or talk about what’s bothering them,” we’ve made it our mission to do the same for our clients.

“I decided to tear down my blue paper light filters and go with something more eye catching!” the counselor shared. “I found these amazing light filters called Octo Lights! These lights are so fun! They dim my room just enough that soft light comes through and creates a really calming environment.”

Following this example, we’ve incorporated soothing design elements into our cleaning approach, from the strategic placement of calming artwork to the use of gentle, natural fragrances. By creating an environment that feels welcoming and reassuring, we aim to ease the anxieties of our clients and help them focus on the task at hand: keeping their spaces safe and healthy.

A New Era of Cleaning

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly presented us with unprecedented challenges, but it has also inspired us to rethink the way we approach cleaning. By drawing inspiration from the insights of a school counselor who had to reimagine her own workspace, we’ve developed a comprehensive, human-centric approach to disinfection that prioritizes simplicity, safety, and comfort.

At Adam Cleaning, we believe that this new era of cleaning is just the beginning. As we continue to navigate the evolving landscape of public health, we remain committed to staying at the forefront of innovation, always seeking new ways to make disinfecting simple, effective, and accessible to our community in Nottingham. Join us as we redefine the way we think about cleaning and disinfection – together, we can create a cleaner, safer, and more comforting world.

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