ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — 4M Building Solutions is excited to announce our latest investment in our commitment to providing first-class quality services to customers and safeguarding clients’ facilities from harmful germs. The purchase of the Clorox® Total 360® System adds an additional layer of surface protection and creates an even safer environment for clients, helping to eliminate bacteria, viruses, and pathogens that can cause infections like Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and fast-spreading stomach bugs like norovirus.
The state of Missouri faced an aggressive flu season this year, with 66 outbreaks of influenza and 14 influenza-associated school closures as of February 18th, 2018.1 The impact of these outbreaks and closures weigh heavily on businesses and schools, so much so that productivity losses linked to absenteeism actually cost an average of $225.8 billion each year.2 The illness-causing viruses and bacteria that cause these outbreaks can survive on surfaces from days to months, making cleaning and disinfecting surfaces a critical first step in defending clients’ facilities – from athletic and educational facilities to schools, commercial real estate, distribution centers and more.
4M Building Solutions strives to provide solutions for our customers, and before the purchase of the Clorox® Total 360® System, our cleaning protocol consisted of thorough manual cleaning with spray bottles and microfibers to scrub surfaces. However, we found that the electrostatic system frees up time while allowing us to deliver a higher value, overall increasing our production rate due to ease of use and the range of surfaces that can be reached when using the sprayer and, even though it carries the Clorox name, it contains no bleach, a product long associated with Clorox.
The Clorox® Total 360® System uses a revolutionary patented electrostatic delivery system to deliver trusted Clorox® disinfecting and sanitizing solutions quickly, enabling 4M Building Solutions to carry out comprehensive cleanings with superior surface coverage with confidence and with no wiping like other procedures and it’s safe for all surfaces even electronic equipment. The system works by charging and atomizing the Clorox® disinfecting or sanitizing solution, delivering a powerful flow of charged particles that are attracted to surfaces with a force stronger than gravity, allowing the solution to easily reach and uniformly coat surfaces, including hotspots where trigger spray technology might easily miss.
“4M is always looking for new innovations in cleaning. The Clorox® Total 360® System stood out because it really increases our value to the customer,” said Steve Crain, Chief Operating Officer at 4M Building Solutions. “We look at innovation as a means to provide better services to our clients, not innovation for innovation’s sake. The Clorox® Total 360® System is something that should be part of their ongoing disinfecting program.”
Since purchasing the electrostatic sprayer, 4M has already seen a positive impact. “We have had an overwhelming response for its use in schools and offices to eliminate the viruses that transfer so easily in these environments. Some of our clients with community workspace and fitness centers were some of the first to see the benefit of the system,” added Crain on the growth of the system among their various client facilities.
4M Building Solutions uses the Clorox® Total 360® System to treat a wide range of frequently shared surfaces among clients’ facilities and hotspots where germs tend to lurk – from restrooms, desks to computer keyboards and beyond.
To learn about how the Clorox® Total 360® System and watch how the system works, visit cloroxtotal360.com
About 4M Building Solutions
4M is a leading janitorial service and building solutions provider. In business since 1978, 4Memploys over 3,000 team members with over 85 million square feet of space being cleaned daily. Our services provided include: janitorial services, floor maintenance programs, and overall building maintenance support. It is 4M’s mission to be the very best building solutions partner for our clients.
1 Missouri Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report, 2017-2018 Influenza Season, Week 8: February 18 – 24, 2018. http://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/influenza/pdf/week81718.pdf. Accessed Mar. 1, 2018.
2 “Work Illness and Injury Costs U.S. Employers $225.8 Billion Annually,” CDC Foundation, Jan. 28, 2015.