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Frequently Asked Questions
Green cleaning refers to using cleaning products and techniques that do not harm the environment. Commercial cleaning equipment and chemical manufacturers continue to provide green cleaning options to the janitorial services industry and office cleaning customers.
JBM's No-Dip Flat Mopping System ensures the mop is never dipped into dirty water. This significantly reduces cross-contamination. Plus microfiber mop pads pick up more dirt than traditional string mops and the mop design makes it easier to get in corners and hard to reach places.
Microfiber towels might look like regular towels, but they're not. If you looked at them closely with a microscope, you'd see channels that have t ability to grab and hold dirt, germs, and water. Microfber is available in many colors. JBM Process uses specific colors for specific cleaning tasks to prevent cross-contamination.
â€œDisinfect� means to kill germs (a disinfectant). Different disinfectants kill different kinds of germs. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a hospital-grade disinfectant kills three specific types of germs: Staph, Pseudomonas and Salmonella. These 3 pathogens cover the broad scope of germ killing that is required in hospital and healthcare facilities.
Cross-contamination is spreading germs from one part of the facility to another. For example, if you clean the toilets with a cloth, then use the same cloth to clean the kitchen tables, you could spread germs from the restroom to the kitchen. Another common source of cross-contamination in office cleaning services is mopping. If you dip a string mop into a bucket of water that is dirty from use in another area, then you continue to spread germs from floor to floor.
Germs are everywhere, and you cannot see or smell them. While most germs are harmless, some can make people sick. Viruses cause illnesses such as cold and flu. Bacteria are found on almost every surface and can cause infections, diarrhea and illness. Fungus and mold live in warm, moist areas such as showers, restrooms, kitchens and near windows. They can cause skin infections and breathing problems.
We all have our own idea of what clean. is. In the past, if a facility looked and smelled clean, then it was thought to be clean. Even if a facility looks and smells clean, it is not clean until you have killed and removed germs.
Integrity. Mutual Respect. Honesty. Trust. These four important values are the building blocks for JBM's impeccable service. We strive to support our employees and provide our customers with the services they need to do business well.