How the Latest Innovations in Custodial Supplies Are Changing the Way We Clean

How the Latest Innovations in Custodial Supplies Are Changing the Way We Clean

In the last few years, custodial and other cleaning services have come a long way. Demand has certainly increased due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. People across the globe have revamped their cleaning and sanitization habits.

Innovations in custodial cleaning supplies and equipment have altered the cleaning industry as we know it. Staying informed on the latest tools and trends keeps you a step ahead of the competition. Here are some of the top innovations shifting the way we clean:

Green Cleaning

We’ve heard a lot of buzz around the phrase “going green” in recent years. All sectors are aiming to move toward a more sustainable, environmentally conscious lifestyle. Going green encompasses all areas of janitorial services, including cleaning products, equipment, and sanitary items. There are various brands and types of “green” products, but generally speaking, green products are safer for people in the workplace, safer for the environment, and safer for the custodians using the products. Green cleaning products don’t produce irritating or toxic fumes and do not leave behind any harmful residues. They are 100% biodegradable.

Electrostatic Sprayer Disinfecting

Electrostatic spray technology is a new method in which cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants are applied. This technology allows us to treat surfaces more efficiently and with better coverage than traditional cleaning methods. Although the technology is fairly new in the janitorial world, it’s been well-established in other industries, including agriculture, automotive, and spray tanning.

The devices work by electrostatically charging sanitizers and disinfectants as they make their way through a spray nozzle. The charged droplets repel each other and aggressively seek out a surface to adhere to. The electrostatic charge allows them to coat all sides of a surface to create an even layer of spray in areas that other manual cleaners may miss.

UV-C Sanitizing

Ultraviolet light is excellent for sanitizing as it can be used to eradicate various types of mold, dust mites, bacteria, and viruses. UV-C light (which is just UV light at a specific wavelength) is absorbed by the DNA of microorganisms - it then destroys their structure and inactivates living cells. Hospitals and industrial facilities have relied on UV-C light for years to sanitize and disinfect. In the cleaning industry, UV-C sanitation wands allow janitorial companies to utilize these benefits. Since UV light is completely safe, it’s an excellent cleaning resource.

Nowadays – largely due to the pandemic — commercial cleaning is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. These tools and innovations are designed to keep everyone safer and make cleaning a little easier and far more effective. Allston Supply Co. Inc. has been helping customers achieve a cleaner, safer, and healthier work environment since 1951. Contact us for more information on the latest custodial innovations.