Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a deadly form of staph that is resistant to most antibiotics. It used to be found only in hospitals and nursing homes.
Now it’s common in public places, such as health clubs, gyms and school locker rooms, where it infects healthy people in the prime of life. In the past decade, several young athletes have died from staph infections they picked up in their school locker rooms.
Staph is just one of many bacteria and viruses that inhabit surfaces in public places. A partial list includes:
- Rhinoviruses, cause of the common cold
- Funguses that cause athlete’s foot
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Most of these germs are not life threatening, but they can make people sick with a range of ailments from skin conditions to colds and the flu. If you own or manage a facility where they infect your members or customers, you are responsible.
Places germs like best
Germs proliferate in warm, moist areas and other places people frequent on a regular basis:
- Gyms and health clubs
- School gyms and locker rooms
- Public bathrooms
- Office common areas
- Malls and shopping centers
- Nail salons
Other places they proliferate include:
- Doctors’ offices
- Health clinics
- Nursing homes
- Assisted-living centers
How to be sure your facility is really clean
A professional sanitary services company like XSI Disaster Services has the equipment, products and expertise to remove dirt, germs and other contaminates and then disinfect.
To help your facility achieve the highest sanitary standards, our trained sanitary services technicians follow a step-by-step cleaning process that includes:
- Removing general waste and cleaning waste containers
- High dusting, including tops of cabinets and other hard-to-reach areas
- Damp dusting
- Disinfecting all hard surfaces, such as floors, gym equipment, locker rooms, bathrooms, office break rooms and all other public areas
- Spot cleaning walls
Contact your local sanitary services provider
XSI Disaster Services is locally owned and operated. We understand the extra complications from operating in a mostly warm climate. If you want your facility cleaned by people who know Georgia, call us at 877-787-9086.