Best Practices for Cleaning Correctional Facility Showers
Guidelines for Healthy, Sanitary Correctional Facility Showers
Showers areas of correctional facilities are of special importance when it comes to keeping a healthy, sanitary house. They see a lot of traffic when many high-contact areas which makes them highly susceptible to colonies of bacteria and viruses. They also tend to stay wet or humid which gives these pathogens a hospitable environment in which to grow. Fungi like ringworm and athlete’s foot are all too common in the showers of jails and prisons. It’s absolutely essential that janitorial crews meticulously clean these areas in order to maintain health. The following are some best practices for cleaning correctional facility showers.
Stock the Right Supplies
Cleaning correctional facility showers starts with having the right tools for the job. You’ll need a good all-purpose cleaner and disinfectant powerful enough to handle all the bacteria, viruses, and fungi that may be proliferating. 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 the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). It’s a powerful, all-purpose solution capable of cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing all in one step.
Know Your Problem Spots
These are going to be your high-touch areas. Fixture handles, railings, any benches, and sinks are just a few examples. All of these areas see a lot of bare skin contact which makes them prime areas for the spread of pathogens. After taking care of these, turn your attention to the biggest high contact area of all: the floor. If possible, blast the floor with high pressure water to loosen any soils. Next, apply your cleaning and disinfectant solution and allow to dwell according to manufacturer’s directions.
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.