Enhanced Hygiene Services
Environmental health and hygiene are more vital than ever. MilliCare cares for your facility and the people within it, and we offer a full range of services help ensure a healthier environment and improved workplace wellness.
Disinfectant Solutions for Soft & Hard Surfaces
MilliCare can provide both cleaning and disinfectant solutions for hard and soft surfaces throughout your facility. We use an EPA-registered List N disinfectant that is OSHA compliant and pH neutral with low toxicity.
When disinfecting buildings, carpet hygiene is too often ignored. After we deep clean your carpet, we can apply a hospital-grade disinfectant, Sporicidin. This product deodorizes and sanitizes carpet in one step.
Furniture is also often forgotten, despite being a high-touch surface. After deep cleaning your furniture, we can apply Sporicidin. When cleaning work chairs, we clean both the fabric and hard surface, including armrests, back, and base of your chair. We can also apply disinfectant to your cubicle panels.
After we clean your flooring, we can apply Sporicidin, which disinfects hard non/porous surfaces and provides continuous residual bacteriostatic activity for up to six months.
Protect your employees without risking your investment.
Did You Know Some Disinfectants Can Permanently Damage Your Flooring & Upholstery?
At MilliCare , we know you shouldn’t have to choose between protecting your employees and protecting your facility investments. But it’s important to realize that many disinfectant products can do permanent damage to your flooring and upholstery.
Testing has shown that:
- Some disinfectant products can damage flooring or may have ingredients that negatively impact flooring performance.
- Some chlorine-based chemistries, such as bleach, can damage carpet fiber and alter color on flooring products.
- Disinfectants with quaternary chemistry can interfere with stain performance and cause yellowing or staining. These chemistries can build up with repeated applications and can be difficult to remove.
- Disinfectants can include wetting agents, surfactants (soaps) and other ingredients that leave residues and lead to increase soiling if not completely removed.
We have carefully selected a disinfectant product that will not cause yellowing, build-up, or resoiling, and that will not interfere with your carpet’s stain-resistant capabilities. Our disinfectant has been thoroughly tested to ensure it will not damage your flooring or textiles or negatively impact their performance.
Making Your Safety a Priority
MilliCare is committed to keeping you and the environment as safe as possible. We use a disinfectant product from the lowest EPA toxicity category possible, which is especially important when sanitizing large areas such as flooring.
EPA Toxicity Categories
|I – High Toxicity
|II – Moderate Toxicity
|III – Low Toxicity
|IV – Very Low Toxicity
|Up to and including 50 mg/kg
|>50 thru 500 mg/kg
|>500 thru 5,000 mg/kg
|Up to and including 200 mg/kg
|>200 thru 2,000 mg/kg
|>2,000 thru 20,000 mg/kg
|Up to and including 0.2 mg/liter
|>0.2 thru 2 mg/liter
|>2 thru 20 mg/liter
|Corrosive; corneal opacity not reversible within 7 days
|Corneal opacity reversible within 7 days; irritation persisting for 7 days
|No corneal opacity; irritation reversible within 7 days
|Severe irritation at 72 hours
|Moderate irritation at 72 hours
|Mild or slight irritation at 72 hours
Cleaning vs. Disinfection
While disinfection is important, it doesn't replace cleaning. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends cleaning and source removal as the first step to proper disinfection.
Cleaning removes germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces or objects. According to the CDC, “cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.”
This is especially true for soft surfaces such as carpet and the textiles covering chairs and cubicles, since they are more easily cleaned than disinfected.
Cleaning extends beyond your offices. Our equipment is thoroughly cleaned after every job and our technicians are trained in basic cross-contamination preventative techniques, including hand washing protocol.
Touch Point Cleaning
The CDC recommends routine cleaning of high-touch points. Many surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, and more are touched by multiple people each day, and thorough cleaning can help reduce the spread of germs. While fogging and electrostatic cleaning can be a supplementary cleaning method, cleaning by hand is the most effective approach for these high-touch surfaces.
MilliCare ’s service begins with a careful analysis of your business to locate areas that see the most traffic and determine surfaces that sustain the most contact. Our trained technicians utilize an EPA registered disinfectant to help ensure that your office is as clean and safe as possible.
Facility Health & Hygiene
MilliCare cares about the health of your facility and the people within it. MilliCare ’s Enhanced Hygiene Services can help your building occupants breathe easier. MilliCare uses Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution, which has been trusted by cleaning and infection-control professionals for over 30 years. Sporicidin® is strong but gentle, providing hospital-grade disinfection capabilities but with very low toxicity.
Common Touch Points
- Chair armrests
- Keyboards and mice
- File cabinets
- Elevator buttons
- Credit card keypads
- Vending machine buttons
- Equipment controls
- Doorknobs and locks
- Door push bars
- Door edges and jambs
- Light switches
- Tables and desktops