How Scher Flooring Services safely cleans commercial flooring using EPA-registered disinfectants

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As the country continues to struggle with COVID-19, businesses once closed, are beginning to open again.  Owners are concerned about how to keep their employees and customers safe.  Scher Flooring Services (SFS) offers you peace of mind in these uncertain times.

Carpet & Upholstery:

To properly clean textiles, Scher Flooring Services incorporates several methods of cleaning. One option is Whittaker’s low-moisture encapsulation cleaning, which relies on less water and allows the carpet to dry faster. This system utilizes a two- or three-brush machine that lifts the carpet pile and agitates the chemistry into the carpet fibers to achieve a top-to-bottom clean.  Other “wet” methods of cleaning are also offered.  SFS then applies MediClean Disinfectant Spray which provides protection against dangerous and destructive microorganisms.  This heavy-duty cleaner is a disinfectant and deodorizer. EPA registered as a fungicide, virucide, disinfectant, sanitizer, and mildewstat. MediClean has demonstrated effectiveness on non-porous surfaces against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 (as the surrogate for COVID-19).

Hard Surfaces:

Whether the hard surface will receive an acrylic finish or not, Scher Flooring Services’ program initially utilizes a high pH (alkaline), low odor solution followed by machine scrubbing of the floor with 175 rpm buffers and scrubbing pads to break up the polish film and soil build up.  This is followed by wet vacuuming and clean mopping the areas.  Scher then adds high solids acrylic finish when necessary.  As with our carpet cleaning programs, SFS then applies MediClean Disinfectant Spray, which is listed with the EPA as a fungicide, virucide, disinfectant, sanitizer, and mildewstat.

All of us here at Scher Flooring Services hope that you are and remain healthy during this pandemic and encourage you to reach out to us with any questions pertaining to your floors and their care.