Clean Floors = Better Health

Clean Floors = Better Health

LWe all understand that cleaner environments and surfaces lead to better health. Considerable amounts of time and money is spent making sure that shared spaces, particularly those where food is prepared or eaten, are free of illness-causing bacteria. And yet the dirtiest surface in our daily environment often receives the least attention: our floors.


Our flooring is the surface that most frequently comes in contact with pollutants and germs from the outside. Our shoes carry thousands of microbes including viruses and bacteria. These include E. Coli, a bacteria found in fecal matter that can cause numerous health issues. Think of all the places you wear your shoes each day that receive no cleaning or disinfecting; the yard, parking lots, sidewalks, garages. All of these places are subject to infected animal waste, which makes its way from the ground, to your shoes, to your home or business!


In the home, most of us think nothing of getting down onto the ‘clean’ floor. We exercise, sit and open a box, play with our children, perhaps even eat the last piece of pizza that fell off the counter (eww!). It goes without saying that without proper cleaning, these actions only bring you and your family in closer contact with the aforementioned microorganisms.


Offices and businesses are even more prone to these contaminants. While these places are often subject to more frequent cleanings, they also endure considerably more foot traffic than a home. Think about the supermarket; it is stocked from floor to ceiling with products that manufacturers have gone to great lengths to keep clean and sanitary. And yet inches away is that floor, rife with the germs tracked in from the parking lot by the hundreds of shoppers each day!


While some people and cultures prohibit the wearing of shoes inside for these very reasons, for many homes and almost all businesses that simply isn’t realistic. Vacuuming and sweeping do nothing to eliminate these contaminants from our floors. Only through extensive and regular cleaning and disinfecting can floors be kept at the highest possible level of sanitation.

At Braxton Cleaning Solutions, we pride ourselves on keeping your home and business the cleanest it can be. We use the latest products and methods to clean, sanitize, and disinfect every inch of your flooring to help keep you, your customers, and your family safe and healthy. Call us today to schedule an appointment or consultation!  

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