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Correctional Facility Showers

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.

Avoiding Outbreaks in Correctional Facilities

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.

Correctional Facility Kitchens

Improving Sanitation in Correctional Facility Kitchens

Keeping Correctional Facility Kitchens Clean and Safe

Keeping correctional facility kitchens clean is important to prevent an outbreak of foodborne illness in the facility’s population. However, solid cleaning practices and protocols can also greatly improve the safety of those working in the kitchen. It starts with quality products, getting organized, having a plan, and getting all workers on the same page. To this end, here are a few easy ideas for improving safety and sanitation in correctional facility kitchens.

Get the Right Supplies for the Job

Keeping a clean kitchen starts with having the right supplies for the job. First, invest in a good all-purpose cleaner and disinfectant that’s safe for food service. Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution kills 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and molds and cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes all in one step. Furthermore, it’s safe for use on food contact surfaces with no rinse required. You’ll also need a good heavy duty degreaser for the tough grease and oil buildup that’s so common in kitchens. Finally, make sure your mops, brooms, and buckets are durable and in good condition, and don’t hesitate to replace them as needed.

Get the Supply Closet Organized

Having a well-lit, well-organized supply closet means everyone can find and will use the right products for the job. Additionally, it will discourage the proliferation of pests. However, take your organization to the next level by color-coding your supplies. For example, red towels and buckets could be for vegetable prep areas while blue would be used for dining area cleanup. The purpose is to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

Have a Plan and the Team to Carry It Out

Grills, prep areas, floors, dishes – at the end of the shift, everything needs to be cleaned. As a result, that means every worker needs to chip in. Assign each a task and make sure everyone knows what’s expected of them. This will ensure that nothing gets missed and your kitchen is spotless at the end of every shift.

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

Deep Cleaning a Correctional Facility

Deep Cleaning a Correctional Facility

Deep Cleaning a Correctional Facility Presents a Particular Set of Challenges

The challenge of deep cleaning a correctional facility lies in the wide variety of tasks at hand as well as the special circumstances of the work. Jails and prisons consist of cells, offices, break areas, showers, kitchens, dining areas, and more. Each area presents its own necessities and particular set of challenges. Add to that the secured and restricted elements of the job and it’s clear that cleaning jails and prisons require a bit of planning. Here are a few tips on deep cleaning a correctional facility.

Coordinate with the Correctional Officers

Before deep cleaning a correctional facility, it is absolutely essential to coordinate with the correctional officers. They know the inmates, the schedule, and how the jail operates so they’re your best resource for designing a place that’s both safe and efficient. With their help, you can devise a plan that will maximize the downtime of each area of the facility.

Stock, Check, and Re-Check

Again, this is a matter of logistics. In other cleaning jobs, say an office building, forgetting to bring enough disinfectant means a quick trip back to the truck. However, cleaning a correctional facility means secured areas and limited time to take care of them. As a result, it’s wise to make sure you’re stocked up beforehand and have everything you need. Your supplies will vary depending on your needs but here are a list of a few helpful items:

It’s also very important that you coordinate with the corrections officers to have them check your inventory on the way in and the way out of the facility to make sure nothing gets left behind.

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.

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