Properly Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting Your FEC
Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting has never been more important for your entertainment facility. With the pandemic ongoing and many facilities beginning to reopen, we thought it was a good time to break down the differences between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting and discuss some of the best strategies and products to make sure that your facility is safe and clean for guests. Below, we will break down some of the important information on a high level, but make sure to watch the video above to get a full understanding!
Cleaning vs. Sanitizing vs. Disinfecting
There are subtle, but important, differences between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting. Let’s break it down:
Cleaning: Removing the dirt and grime from a surface
Sanitizing: Reducing the amount of bacteria on a surface
Disinfecting: Destroying or inactivating both bacteria and viral pathogens
Cleaning and sanitizing is common for FECs, with disinfecting becoming more important over the past year during the pandemic. It’s important to be engaging in all 3 to keep everyone at your facility safe and happy.
Tools to Help You Clean, Sanitize and Disinfect
Throughout the last year, we’ve come upon several products that can help you automate your disinfecting. These tools help keep your facility disinfected without having to use employees or manual labor.
UV Light Filter
One option to keep the air in your facility clean and disinfected is to put a UV light filter into your HVAC system. These products range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars, depending on several factors. This UV light will keep the air circulating in your facility clean. It’s a great idea to use this product in conjunction with a HEPA air filter in your HVAC system to minimize the airborne pathogens.
Atmosclean Vapor System
The Atmosclean Vapor System is a product that our team came across last summer. Essentially, this is a fogger that emits fluid vapor that naturally sanitizes the air and materials in a room. Atmosclean products are effective, easy to operate, and help reduce your labor cost when it comes to cleaning.
Here are a few more quick facts about the Atmosclean:
- FDA Approved
- Made in the USA
- Kills 99.9% of Bacteria and Germs
- Inhibits Growth of Pathogens
- Reduces Spread of Viruses
- Eliminates Odors
- No Harsh Scent
This system is perfect for larger attractions such as laser tag and indoor mini golf. Instead of having you or your team go around and wipe down every surface and piece of equipment for these attractions, you can simply place the Atmosclean in the center of the room, close the doors, turn it on for about 20 minutes, and return to a sanitized room.
Both of these solutions are extremely functional and efficient in terms of keeping your facility disinfected without increasing your labor costs. For more cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting products (including wipes and dispensers), visit our Creative Prop Shop.