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What does ‘clean’ smell like?

March 1st, 2016 · No Comments

Product advertisements suggest that ‘clean’ smells like fresh linens, pine, lemon or a bouquet of flowers. Really? All of these scents mentioned are an identifiable odor, often perceived as pleasant and clean. In reality, ‘clean’ has no smell or odor, it smells like nothing!

ServiceMaster Commercial Services specializes in odor free work environments. Our cleaning technicians use a patented Capture and Removal cleaning process that removes more dirt, dust and bacteria than traditional cleaning methods. Eliminating dirt and dust from the air and work surfaces helps to remove unpleasant odors. In a recent ISSA study, 94% of people would avoid a business in the future if they encountered dirty restrooms.

Unpleasant odors are often caused by the growth of bacteria. Air fresheners only mask the odor and do not eliminate the source of the foul smell. Air sanitizers clean the air, but do not remove the source of the odor. ServiceMaster Commercial Services cleaning technicians follow a specific task schedule for each client to ensure that the areas in the facility prone to producing unpleasant odors are frequently and properly cleaned.

Break rooms often contribute to unpleasant smells in the workplace. The ServiceMaster cleaning techs remove odor-causing bacteria by wiping down soiled countertops, microwave ovens and refrigerators with disinfecting cleaning solutions. They may also treat a smelly sink with an enzymatic product to remove bacteria growing in the drain pipe. And finally, they use clean mop heads and microfiber cloths to ensure they are not spreading bacteria while cleaning.

Of course, improperly maintained restrooms are the top-ranked contributors to foul odors in facilities. Bacteria can be found on every surface in a restroom; sinks, soap and towel dispensers, urinals, toilets, toilet handles, stall doors and the floor. Soiled grout is a common cause of unpleasant restroom odors. ServiceMaster cleaning techs are able to clean, sanitize and disinfect grout that is harboring bacteria to remove the source of the bad smell. Enzymatic urinal screens are highly recommended to prevent bacteria growth in the urinals. Floor drains, even though they may be dry, can also be treated with an enzymatic product to remove bacteria growing in the drain pipe.

Take the ‘clean’ smell test in your facility’s break room and restrooms. Give ServiceMaster Commercial Services a call at 866-370-0737 for a free cleaning quote, if there is an unpleasant odor issue. We will ensure that your employees and customers find the restrooms smelling fresh and clean!

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