Cleaning Up the CDC Guidelines for Fuller Industries Customers

Knowing how to prevent the spread of infection as well as hospitals do will be key to any business.

The more things change, as they say, the more they stay the same. We’ve seen a lot of changes over the last year or so, as a worldwide pandemic changed the way business is conducted. At Fuller Industries, we’ve been watching the changes closely, particularly those recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make sure we know what products our customers are going to need or want.

With regard to transmitting infection of viruses, the CDC issued new guidelines that outline when to clean surfaces and when to disinfect. This guidance uses the latest data and studies to indicate what works and what doesn’t. Building and janitorial service managers should be aware of the protocols and we can help you assist them in following the guidelines with the regimen for high-touch surfaces.

The best news: Soap and detergent still work wonders. These cleaners remove contaminants from surfaces. According to the CDC, these products also, “may also weaken or damage some of the virus particles, which decreases risk of infection from surfaces.” Products that we sell that fall into this category include:

The CDC guidelines suggest daily cleaning with these products to maintain a healthy facility in spaces where there have been no people known or suspected to be infected with COVID-19. When there is potential contamination, the guidelines recommend cleaning and disinfection, and our customers know we have a wide range of products to fulfill that need as well, including Franklin Cleaning Technology Dutch Plus, which is EPA-registered and is highly effective against a wide variety of pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold and mildew, when used as directed. Dutch Plus Ready-To-Use Disinfectant Spray has been tested and found to kill the virus after one minute.

While these CDC guidelines are not specifically written for hospitals and nursing care facilities, some of our disinfectants listed below are hospital-grade and meet the needs of those facilities. Our disinfectants are:

The latest version of the CDC guidelines also suggest that the people doing the cleaning are trained to use the proper cleaning methods, and to use cleaning products in accordance with their labeling and instructions. The guidelines also noted that the cleaners should be careful to follow a careful hand-washing regimen.

A good reliable hand-hygiene program may be the best defense, such as the one we offer through our Simple Hygiene line. Regular washing with soap and water reduces the chance of infection by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching one’s nose, mouth, or eyes. Read more about Simple Hygiene.

Read the CDC Guidelines.