Needing to know how to clean up properly has been one of my bugbears for years. I can manage adequately, in fact some days my house, or little bits of it are unbelievably clean and shiny and well, almost healthy. I don’t really go in for the very organised style of living that one of my relatives relishes. I feel croweded by too much organisation and I have a dislike of being boxed in by social calenders.
The one area I would love to copy is the cleaning. I do have more of a routine now, and no one has died in my house, at least not from my lack of flicking a duster about. But a professional clean every so often is my one indulgence. I like the decluttering help and just knowing everything has been cleaned well. That really does clear my house and my mind.
A few years ago I worked for a company based on an industrial estate on the outskirts of town. The units on this estate were populated by a real mix of products and producers. There was the usual selection of motor factors, with little Ford Escort vans racing about, the young drivers all trying to show off their prowess at the wheel of the firm’s motor. Then there was the high end curtain and blind manufacturing company. Most of the time there was very little to moan about.
The worst offences were committed by a meat wholesaler. His habit of rinsing the cutting boards straight out onto the tarmac and swilling out animal waste and leaving the remains outside eventually got so bad, the rest of us had to complain to the council – who agreeing with us, brought in Environmental Cleaners. They did a fantastic job and I thank them in my mind every summer!
Never has there been a time better suited to the need for specialist and very rugged cleaning of houses, factories and especially the medical laboratory areas. It is possible to do a reasonable job with just the usual cleaning team. Plenty of sweeping up, get rid of all loose dust, dirt, and anything that has just temporarily floated in on the air. Then there is the deep vacuuming, this can take quite some time to get into every single nook and cranny.
The real task though is to get the hot water and chemicals needed to eradicate the grease and germ laden mess that covers all surfaces the minute that human life meets inanimate object such as a worktop or kitchen space. The only real way to get very deep and sterile cleaning is to engage the services of a company that specialises in that business and know from experience how to do the job absolutely correctly.
When staying with a chum recently, it was apparent that although her kitchen is very small, with absolutely no room for a dish washer, she manages to keep her kitchen and utility work areas really bright and clean with the minimum of effort. Whereas most families these days insist upon having acres of worktop and an island in the middle of a football pitch sized kitchen, this lady just has a tiny square space to the right of the hob, an equally tiny space left of sink houses a microwave oven, and this fantastic machine not only heats food correctly, but all the dishcloths and washing up sponges are sterilised hourly in the microwave oven – something I have never thought of doing!
Where hygiene and sterilised work areas is a priority that cannot be compromised, the only solution is to engage the services of a professional cleaning company. They will ensure every area is thoroughtly sanitised.
In today’s very high tech industries, with the emphasis on development and getting the very best test results out of every procedure, there is an overwhelming need for absolute sterility in the labs. There are companies that deal exclusively with the business of making and maintaining a completely sterile operating area where all the movements of the staff are monitored, very rigorous adhesion to the strictest code of conduct within the working environment is taken very seriously. Any incautious action can cause a whole test set failure – at massive cost financially and by reputation.
Foruntately most working environments are not quite so constricted and their only main concern is to ensure that the offices and communial areas are as spotless as a conventional cleaning operative can get them. The rigorous sterility doesn’t come into play unless it’s in the kitchens. The washrooms get the major emphasis. Just very clean, tidy and sweet smelling can often be sufficient.
There are some tasks in this life that are dead boring but can be dealt with by the employment of a quick flick round with a feather duster and a once over with a trusty vacuum cleaner. Then there is the office cleaning operation which calls for a somewhat more energetic approach. Bins to be emptied, loos thoroughly bleached through and every surface sponged down and left shiny and welcoming. The kitchenette and sink areas left as clean and shiny as possible, even though perhaps the washing up should have been cleared first!
When you have something along the lines of scientfic or medical industries, this is where the matter of cleaning becomes a whole lot more critical and massive. The operation depends 100 percent on cleanliness and clean air conditioning. There can be absolutely no area left to doubt. Only very specialist cleaning companies can be engaged to ensure the entire area remains sterile clean air operational.
The days of dusty old scientific labs is well gone. At school the eqipment was just washed down quickly under the tap and given a cursory wipe over with a dry cloth – or more likely, someone’s hanky, before being put back on the shelf for the next set of pupils. The teacher didn’t bark out too many orders on the clearing up or cleaning down of the area in any great measure, just so long as the rows of Bunsen burner taps were turned off corretly, that was all that really mattered.
In today’s massively hi-tec world, every laboratory is run along he sci-fi or Dr. Who alien environment with super sterile areas that cannot be entered by certain personnel. Those who can enter have to wear fully protective white coats etc. The areas are kept ultra clean and sterile by professional medical grade cleaning services who are really thorough and know their stuff.
Wherever there is a need for stringent cleaning and a requirement for the absolute maximum performance, it is necessary to buy into the best janitorial and specialised cleaning service available in the business area. They have the expertise and knowledge of how to strip out any possible dust, grime, lingering laboratory materials. They have the correct equipment and fully trained manpower to achieve the best possible results.
However, for the smaller unit, a home office or domestic situation only, it is possible to learn a basic cleaning routine that will stand in good stead as each property increases in size and importance. Kitchens and Bathrooms: These need daily wipe around all the work tops with anti bacertial cleaner. Toilet areas need particular care with specialist cleaning fluids and separate cleaning cloths/brushes for each area. This is absolutely vital. Wash the floors every day too, particularly if there are young people and children in the property.
When you need to have prescriptions for any condition, the norm is to call up the surgery, get appointment, see the doctor, take the prescription into the nearest pharmacy and wait for it to be made up and off you go home, happy as Larry. Until the next time. You never have to think about how the medical department making up your prescription is run and more to the point, how it is cleaned. it is not something we ever have to bother ourselves with because as far as we’re concerned, the doctor does his or her bit, the pharmacist does their bit and we do ours by starting, middling and ending this activity.
The most important part of all this, to ensure our complete safety and good health ais the cleanliness of the facility producing and supplying the prescription in the first place. Any problems will be avoided if professional cleaners and sanitisors are employed.
Know why cleanliness needs to be taught at an early age – Cleanliness is very essential as it is an integral part of our day to day lives. In fact, it is an inseparable element of our day to day routine that should be given the due amount of importance in any situation or any particular circumstance. If cleanliness is taught at an early age then children will be able to include cleaning habits in their daily life which will not only add to their personal hygiene but also protect them from the threat of diseases.
- Students will understand comprehensive study of the cleanliness projects being initiated and will work for the same in their own innovative way.
- Students will be able to understand the topics of pollution, their causes and the rising threat of global warming through a clear visionary imagination and will make small steps to eradicate the same from the world.