by Brianna Crandall — July 29, 2020 — Commercial cleaning company milliCare Floor & Textile Care is introducing Enhanced Hygiene Services to its core service offerings, to provide disinfection solutions for carpet, textiles and hard-surface flooring that follow CDC recommendations to clean prior to disinfecting and are safe for worker health, the environment, and material finishes.
While many companies immediately jumped into disinfection services as a reactive approach to current health challenges, milliCare says it opted for a proactive approach to better serve their customers now and in the future.
milliCare is a franchise brand of Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer, and worked with Milliken’s Research and Development (R&D) team to identify an EPA List N (disinfectants that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19) product that offers low toxicity and does not negatively impact facilities’ interior finishes.
milliCare’s disinfection services will be incorporated as an option for all maintenance programs as part of the company’s commitment to improving building health and indoor air quality (IAQ).
Steve Willis, milliCare’s managing director, pointed out:
milliCare’s approach meets the CDC’s recommendations to clean prior to disinfecting. We are not simply fogging or spraying chemicals throughout the building; we are targeting areas and thoroughly cleaning first.
As part of the research process, it was discovered that many of the disinfectant products used by some companies can have unintended effects on flooring and textile appearance and performance.
Dale Kitchen, Global Advanced Development manager at Milliken, explained:
Several chemistries were tested, and some were found to have ingredients that negatively impact flooring performance and can interfere with stain resistance. These chemistries can build up with repeated applications and can be difficult to remove.
milliCare says it has carefully selected a disinfectant product that has been thoroughly tested to ensure it will not cause yellowing, build-up, or resoiling, and that will not interfere with carpet’s stain-resistant capabilities.
As part of the company’s commitment to keeping both its customers and the environment as safe as possible, milliCare says its disinfectant product falls within the lowest EPA toxicity category possible, which is especially important since it will be applied to large surface areas.
The milliCare franchise network says it is excited to offer Enhanced Hygiene Services to customers.
Geoff Snavely, vice president of milliCare by EBC, stated:
Used in conjunction with cleaning, disinfecting services are critical for the health and safety of employees in the workplace. Many hard and soft surfaces require the expertise of a specialty company. We are proud that the Enhanced Hygiene Services we offer have a strong foundation based on science and common sense. At milliCare, we are helping to create an environment of wellness in buildings that allows employees to feel safe and confident.
milliCare Floor & Textile Care has provided specialty floor and textile care for more than 20 years. From its dry-centered method for carpet cleaning to restorative tile and grout care, milliCare employs a holistic, customized approach that is said to be both environmentally responsible and effective. Committed to creating healthy work environments, the global milliCare network partners with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, hospitals, airports, hotels and other commercial facilities.