The Importance of Maintaining Cleaning Habits After COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, the question remains: “Will the enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes that have been developing over the past year remain once the pandemic is completely over?”

Thankfully, according to a recent survey conducted by the ACI or the American Cleaning Institute, the answer to that question is “yes”. Data collected by the survey suggests that cleaning practices are still at the front and center for a large majority of Americans. Another survey revealed that around 85% of respondents are “very or somewhat likely” to maintain the same level of cleaning and disinfecting practices that were created since the beginning of the pandemic.

Recent Cleaning Behavior Survey Information

The following are the responses from a recent ACI survey that provides important insights in regards to cleaning behaviors for the future:

Variants of the virus, among other illnesses, are spreading, further emphasizing the importance of maintaining a strong cleaning and disinfecting strategy. Lavo provides a full line of intuitive, cost-effective, and accurate chemical dispensing equipment for everything that has to do with cleaning and hygiene. Our products, coupled with a professional chemical, can help easily disinfect and sanitize spaces.

Preventing New Viruses from Spreading

The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) is urging people to take extra precautions as officials report an increase in norovirus outbreaks this spring. DCHD has investigated several outbreaks of norovirus at long-term care facilities as well as daycare operations. “While norovirus is rarely fatal, it can be extremely hard on the very young and the elderly,” Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said. How to prevent yourself from getting this virus: Wash your hands with soap and water frequently and sanitize surfaces.

According to the ACI, cleaning and disinfecting practices, including increased sanitization and accordance to disinfectant dwell times, have been proven to help protect against the spread of germs and viruses such as COVID. It’s crucial to remember that the importance of cleaning during these times will remain intact even after the pandemic is no longer affecting society.

Review our latest blogs to learn more about the best cleaning strategies for re-opened restaurants and workplaces!