MilliCare, a commercial cleaning company, is introducing Enhanced Hygiene Services to their core service offerings, to provide disinfectant solutions for carpet, fabric and hard surface flooring. While many companies immediately jumped into disinfection services as a reactive approach to current health challenges, milliCare 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 team to identify an EPA List N product that is 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 their commitment to improving building health and indoor air quality.

“MilliCare’s approach meets the CDC’s recommendations to clean prior to disinfecting,” said Steve Willis, milliCare’s managing director.  “We are not simply fogging or spraying chemicals throughout the building; we are targeting areas and thoroughly cleaning first.”

 As part of the disinfectant product research process, it was discovered that many of the disinfectant products used by some companies can have unintended effects on floors and textiles. “Several chemistries were tested, and some were found to have ingredients that negatively impact flooring performance and can interfere with stain resistance,” said Dale Kitchen, global advanced development manager at Milliken. “These chemistries can build up with repeated applications and can be difficult to remove.” MilliCare 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 their commitment to keeping both their customers and the environment as safe as possible, milliCare’s 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 is excited to offer Enhanced Hygiene Services to their customers. “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,” said Geoff Snavely, vice president of milliCare by EBC.

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