Plan: B Cleaning was featured on Fox 59’s news segment, Indy Now! If you missed it, check out the video here: https://fox59.com/indy-now/plan-b-cleaning-has-helpful-tips-on-cleaning-and-disinfecting-during-winter/.
Plan: B Cleaning has been serving the Fishers, Indiana area since January of 2013, and we’re excited to be featured by one of Indy’s local news stations! The hosts of the segment, Jillian Deam Thomas and Ryan Ahlwardt, had lots of questions about our work as professional cleaners, including important cleaning and disinfecting tips to keep your family safe during the winter.
Cleaning & Disinfecting in the Winter
Ben Lovett, president of Plan: B Cleaning, discusses why it's so important during the winter to clean and disinfect, "In the winter, we're trapped inside a lot. Especially kids, they've been playing a lot inside, so it's a great time to keep your house clean and disinfected and safe, so that you don't pass around germs."
Touchpoints are one of the most important spots to keep disinfected. Ben continues, "Things that you touch often, we call them 'Touch Points', keep them clean." Some of the most touched items that should be cleaned often to keep your family safe include soap dispensers, doorknobs and handles, light switches, and the remote control to the TV. Disinfecting these key spots will keep germs at bay throughout your home!
Cleaning & Disinfecting Effectively
Ben continues to discuss important tools and tips used for cleaning and disinfecting your home, "First of all, a good microfiber [cloth] will remove 98% of germs and 93% of viruses, just with water."
"When you're looking to disinfect, make sure you actually clean things first. So what that means is to remove the dirt and grime. If you just spray disinfect on stuff, it's not really going to work the way you think it's going to work. You're not going to get the goal you want, which is to remove viruses and bacteria. So, you want to clean things off first before disinfecting."
Disinfectant's Dwell Time
Ben demonstrates effective cleaning with a neutral-base disinfectant and a microfiber cloth to first start by cleaning the dirty surface. The next step is disinfecting, which Ben guides, "The next thing I want to remember is that all disinfectants have what is called a 'dwell time'. They need to sit on the surface in order to kill things."
Show host, Jillian, then asks "How long is the dwell time?" and Ben follows by informing her that dwell time for disinfectant sprays vary by product, so reading the label is key. It's also important to read the label on your cleaning products so you know what surfaces are safe to use the product on.
Electrostatic Disinfecting Sprayer
The co-host, Ryan Ahlwardt, also got the opportunity to try on the electrostatic disinfectant spraying machine! Ryan tries on and tests out the sprayer, or the 'Ghostbuster-looking contraption', as host Jillian describes it.
Plan: B Cleaning owner, Debbie Lovett, informs viewers more about the electrostatic disinfectant sprayer. "It charges the disinfectant with a positive charge, so then when it lands on a surface that you're spraying, it is naturally attracted to the dirt and germs."
Plan: Blessing Initiative
Also featured on the show's segment is Plan: B Cleaning's 'Plan: Blessing' initiative. Debbie shares details about the initiative to the show hosts, "So in the new year, we want to be more than just growing larger as a company, but growing more in heart and donating cleanings."
"You can go to our website and nominate someone you believe is in need of being blessed with a cleaning, and we will vote as a company and try to bless people each month."
To nominate someone in your life who could use a blessing, go to https://planbcleaning.com/plan-blessing.
Hire an Exceptional Cleaning Service
If you're interested in hiring a cleaning company to clean and disinfect your home, hire the professionals at Plan: B Cleaning. We are knowledgeable and skilled in cleaning and disinfecting your space to keep you and your family healthy throughout the winter months!
Plan: B Cleaning serves the Fishers, Indiana area, including Hamilton County, Geist, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, and Fortville. Call us today at (317) 572-8515 or visit planbcleaning.com.