When a dirty rag, mop, or towel transfers germs from one area to another area, it’s known as cross-contamination. In this video, we’ll take a look at how using janitorial services in a hospital, restaurant, school, business, or other organization can help to reduce the risk of cross-contamination, lowering the likelihood of illness and helping to keep everyone in the building safe.
Cross-contamination happens quickly and easily.
Habits like cleaning a contaminated surface with a mop and then cleaning a non-contaminated surface with the same water, using the same rag repeatedly, or touching uncooked meat and then touching a kitchen object can all cause cross-contamination. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of every six people in the United States becomes ill each year from eating contaminated food or drinks.
Thankfully, working with a janitorial service team can help to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. While there are steps that staff members can take to reduce the risk of cross-contamination, it’s a good idea to work with a professional team that has been fully educated on how to clean safely and effectively, rather than allowing untrained workers to be responsible for safe cleaning.