Germs are a part of everyday life, especially for office owners and managers who welcome customers into their space. And while routine cleaning practices have helped keep clientele safe and healthy in the past, these measures are no match for the COVID-19 pandemic we are facing today. As businesses continue to reopen, a new standard of cleanliness has been ushered in. Commercial property owners are not leaving anything to chance by hiring professional cleaners to administer one powerhouse product: Scotchgard™. But, can one product really make a difference during this global health crisis? We at Stoll Rug & Furniture Cleaners sure think so, and we think you’ll agree after reading this article.
Steve Lustig, an associate professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern, was interested in improving the effectiveness of cotton face masks used to protect against coronavirus. Specifically, he and his team were looking for a way to repel watery substances, like respiratory droplets, from someone’s airway and prevent them from passing through the mask. After several tests, they found one product particularly helpful: Scotchgard™. Describing the commercial fabric and upholstery protector as “handy,” Lustig discovered that Scotchgard™ can offer a decent water-repelling barrier if sprayed on the outer or middle layer of a mask and left to dry before wearing. If Scotchgard™ can help stop the spread of the coronavirus in regards to face masks, think of what it can do for your office space!
3M Scotchgard Fabric Protector is used to treat office carpet and furniture coverings to repel stains and keep the material clean over a longer period of time. First, the carpets are cleaned, then 3M Scotchgard™ is applied to protect the carpet from stains and excessive soiling. This product is also ideal for items like upholstery, curtains, pillows, table linens, backpacks, luggage and more. Stoll Rug & Furniture Cleaners uses only 3M products to treat carpets and furniture fabrics.
Did you know that the average workplace desk is 400x filthier than the average toilet seat? So just imagine the armchair in your waiting room that dozens of guests come in to contact with every day! Germs, bacterias, allergens, mucus, and other virus- and disease-laden droplets lurk in the soft surfaces of your office, and can live there for up to four hours. That means it is likely the surface will be touched while the pathogen is still alive, making fabrics a main culprit in the spread of infection in facilities.
The reason office owners and managers pick up the phone and book Scotchgard™ appointments to defend against germs is twofold: first it increases durability and protection, and second it makes for easier cleanups.
1. Durability and Protection
Using Scotchgard™ lengthens the life of your upholstery, rugs, furniture and carpets because it adds an “invisible shield” to safeguard against dirt, water damage, mold, bacteria, and oil- and water-based stains.
2. Easier Cleanup
Because Scotchgard™ creates a hard-working, germ-fighting shield to any surface it’s applied to, it also helps carpet and fabric fibers resist soiling. So, with spills and accidents confined to the top of the shield, blotting and vacuuming are a breeze!
While Scotchgard™ is strong enough to protect against dangerous germs trapped in soft surfaces of commercial areas, it is also gentle enough to be used around children and pets. It also has a light floral fragrance when applied rather than that harsh chemical smell of other cleaning materials. The product dries clear and odorless; it’s like a family-friendly cloak of invisibility!
Want to book a Scotchgard™, or learn more about what Stoll Rug & Furniture Cleaning has to offer? Let us help you achieve the clean of your dreams by contacting us, or starting a conversation with us in the comments below. Stay safe, and we look forward to hearing from you!