Avoiding Outbreaks in Correctional Facilities
Cleaning to Avoid Outbreaks in Correctional Facilities
Correctional facility populations have exploded over the last four decades, from 500 thousand in 1980 to over 2 million in 2016. As a result, prisons and jails are being pushed to capacity. Compounding the issue is the fact that most inmates come from socioeconomic segments with limited access to healthcare. This means correctional facility populations have higher rates of physical and mental health issues than the general population. With existing health problems and a crowded population, it is essential to make cleaning a top priority to avoid outbreaks in correctional facilities.
Develop and Implement a Cleaning Plan
The nature of correctional facilities makes them a challenge to keep clean. In addition to the crowded population and turnover, facilities are also like cities unto themselves. There are classrooms, offices, infirmaries, kitchens and dining areas, and more. It requires careful planning and organization to make sure each area’s needs are being met in a safe and efficient manner. Many areas of correctional facilities are often cleaned by inmates, many of whom are inexperienced. Consider implementing a training program to make sure each task is done to spec.
Use Quality Supplies and Tools
Make sure supplies closets are stocked with quality supplies. Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution kills 99.9% of bacteria in two minutes, 99.9% of fungi and molds in three minutes, and 99.9% of viruses in four minutes. It also features a 55-second kill-time against SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). It’s a powerful, app-purpose solution capable of cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing all in one step. Furthermore, it doesn’t require rinsing or the use of personal protective equipment.
Know the Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting
While cleaning surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure to prevent outbreaks in correctional facilities, there is a difference between the two. Cleaning can remove germs but primarily reduces surface dirt and other impurities where germs like to congregate and fester. Disinfecting actually kills the germs on surfaces and objects and this works best after surfaces are properly cleaned.
A Smarter Way to Clean
Bioesque Solutions was founded on one simple principle: there must be a smarter way! We are a pioneer in the development and distribution of disinfectants and cleaning products. Bioesque Solutions specializes in bringing the benefits of nature to address the demanding and ever-changing needs of commercial customers across various industries, including correctional facilities, public transportation, health care, food service, janitorial, and restoration.