The industrial industry is essential for the rest of the world to function. Without manufacturing plants, warehouses, distribution centers, factories, and other industrial businesses, many companies would be unable to function. For some reason, many people view industrial companies as dirty and filled with contaminants. However, contrary to what many people believe, industrial sanitization is extremely important to stay on top of facility safety standards and regulations. Without the proper protocols in place, machinery can break down, infection can spread, and the workforce itself can become inefficient. To make sure your industrial business prioritizes productivity and job place safety, it’s important to keep your site clean and sanitized. In this article, we’ll discuss how to find a reputable industrial sanitization company.
1. Understand the Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting
There are a lot of companies that claim to be full-service sanitization companies, yet they only offer janitorial services. Industrial cleaning requires a special set of knowledge that many companies don’t have. You need to work with someone who specializes in industrial cleaning and understands the difference between cleaning and disinfecting to ensure that your facility is safe and free of pathogens. Cleaning is simply the act of removing organic material from a surface. It does not actively kill germs. In fact, if you simply clean without disinfecting, you may just be spreading the germs around—especially if you’re using the same cloth for your entire facility. Disinfecting is the process of using certain products to actively kill germs. It’s done after cleaning and eliminates pathogens so they cannot be transported to others or cause illness.
2. Check Efficacy of Sanitization Products
Sadly, there are a lot of sanitization products that make false claims about their effectiveness at banishing harmful pathogens—including the COVID-19 virus. There are companies that will upsell their products and capitalize on a single benefit while overshadowing the truth. Fortunately, there are plenty of sanitization products on the market that are proven to kill pathogens on contact. You just need to make sure that you’re working with a company that can back their claims. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a policy and guidelines in place regarding what type of products work well and what type of products to avoid. They also have an Emerging Pathogen Policy that can help you identify the proper products for unknown pathogens.
Instead of letting a company convince you that their products work, find a reputable industrial sanitization company that has proven results. Our use of the Kärcher PS 4/7 Bp misting system is specifically designed to reduce the risks of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and transmission of diseases like COVID-19 by killing viruses, bacteria, and mold faster, safer, and quieter. If you have specific needs, we’ll work with you to determine which broad range disinfectants work best for your facility.
To give you the peace of mind you want and need when hiring an industrial sanitization company, Bee Line Support utilizes a black light auditing process with VeriClean to ensure that no inch of your industrial facility goes untouched. This audit and analysis will show you the efficacy of our sanitization products.
3. Ask About Ongoing Training Procedures
Good cleaning companies train their employees when they’re hired. Great cleaning companies offer ongoing training to ensure that their employees are always practicing the most effective industrial cleaning techniques.
Bee Line proudly offers ongoing training procedures to our employees to ensure that they’re keeping up with the changing standards in the industry. We start by training everyone on high-touch points and practice cleaning procedures using our own on-site training room. We also make sure that there are Safety and Compliance managers who oversee each team for the security of every facility. With weekly and monthly check-in meetings, we make sure that our employees have access to the tools and training they need to succeed. Since industrial cleaning requires specialized knowledge of machinery and hazardous waste cleanup, we make sure that employees who work on these sites are knowledgeable and understand what they need to do to effectively clean and sanitize an area without disrupting your business.
4. Learn How They Meet CDC Guidelines
Infectious diseases can transmit easily in an industrial setting. To combat this, you need cleaning and disinfecting products that will eliminate pathogens on-site and reduce your chances of spreading illness in the workplace. Many companies only claim to use products that offer pathogen elimination, Bee Line provides proof with blacklight auditing.
Our specially trained teams and surgical-grade misting technology work to disinfect every square inch of your space without harming your surrounding equipment or products. We utilize EPA registered, hypoallergenic, PH balanced, bleach-free cleaner that kills 99.9% of pathogens without leaving behind a pungent odor. Our chemicals are tailored to your individual needs and we’re registered as one of the only certified and medical-grade cleaning companies in the region.
5. Ask About Equipment and Sanitizing Procedures
Make sure that you partner with a professional cleaning company that prioritizes the health and safety of your employees by only using safe and effective equipment and sanitizing procedures. Bee Line utilizes the Kärcher PS 4/7 Bp misting system, to reduce pathogens in every square inch of your space. We also partner with ImageFIRST to assure that our cleaning supplies are 99.999% clean of common pathogens. This creates a germ-fighting partnership from the start that is deadly to harmful bacteria and pathogens. Through the Triple BioShield Protection technology, all bacteria wind up “dead on contact” with every cloth and rag used.
6. Check Certifications and Insurance Coverage
To avoid any incidents that could interfere with workplace safety and to make sure that your business is covered in case of any accidents during cleaning, it’s important to partner with a cleaning company that has the proper certifications and insurance coverage.
At Bee Line, we never subcontract and only hire employees after an extensive background and reference check. We also have a Certified Managemen with a CMIP (Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention) to oversee all of our facilities. This manager carries vast knowledge in microbiology, precautionary safety measures, and infection prevention throughout all stages of disinfection and trains our cleaning staff on all infection prevention protocols. We’re fully certified and insured to give you the peace of mind you want and need when hiring a professional industrial cleaning company.
In the industrial workforce, anything can happen at any time. We understand that surprise spills and monumental messes don’t confine themselves to the 9-5 hours, which is why we provide 24/7 emergency services. If something goes “splat” in the middle of the night, you can count on Bee Line to have a team with the proper equipment ready to clean it up. To get a quote for your industrial facility, or to schedule a professional cleaning, contact Bee Line today.