If you follow DetailXPerts, you know that we lead the vehicle cleaning and detailing market. Our biggest advantage and pride is our unique system that combines steam power and superior eco-friendly disinfectants. It can clean, disinfect and sanitize almost any surface. This is why we can eliminate not only germs in cars, but in buildings as well. And when we say germs, we mean all kinds of germs – viruses, microbes, bacteria, mold, mildew, etc. So now, with commercial sanitization services available, we can help any public gathering space stay free of pathogens, e.g. churches and other religious facilities. After the global virus pandemic, it becomes a priority to ensure quality temple cleaning and disinfection. Let us see how.
Why Temple Cleaning Matters
According to a Gallup study, in 2019 33% of Americans went to church on a regular basis – every week or almost every week. That’s more than 108 million people consistently visiting a temple of some kind. Surely, these gatherings play an important role in individual and community life, but they can also be a potential source of sickness. As people of all walks of life walk into the temple, they bring with themselves a variety of pollutants and microbes. They sit together, pray together, talk, and interact in so many other ways that it is almost inevitable that an “exchange” of microorganisms takes place within the given closed space. Furthermore, some houses of worship provide a very limited possibility of fresh air coming in and circulating. Hence, it becomes really easy for microscopic germs and pathogens to pass from one person onto the other.
All of this comes to show why temple cleaning matters so much. Even more so, temple sanitization matters to the point that every religious facility needs to take action to protect their congregation’s health and well-being.
Is Traditional Temple Cleaning Enough?
Temple cleaning is of highest priority when it comes to the safety of the people visiting it. Additionally, it serves to protect religious workers’ health and even more so to protect children’s health. Both for comfort and well-being. Usually such spaces are cleaned with a normal broom, mop, rag, and feather duster. These traditional instruments may seem to bring some satisfactory results at first glance. However, the truth is that they leave out a good portion of microscopic dirt. Not to mention that they have almost no effect on bacteria. The other way to go about it is using chemical-based cleaning products. However, these may result in allergies and negative impact on people’s health.
Unfortunately, it is hard to get fresh air inside some houses of worship. One idea is to open the windows or turn on fans after the service is over. Better yet, one can try using modern devices for moisturizing and ionizing the air. A superior way would be to use hospital-grade machines that are proven to eliminate harmful microorganisms by circulating and sanitizing the air.
Steam Cleaning a Temple
Traditional temple cleaning is nothing compared to what steam cleaning can do. The technique is harmless to people and animals, yet very effective in eliminating bacteria and viruses. Additionally, the method works flawlessly on almost any kind of surface. Hence, the whole process of temple cleaning can be done with just one machine. Finally, steam purifies the air and makes it hard for microorganisms to spread around.
Killing viruses with steam is a perfect way to disinfect. For even better results, temple cleaning with steam can combine with eco-friendly disinfectants. These products are biodegradable and do not contaminate the environment. This powerful team is perfect for a place where a lot of people gather, since it leaves no chemical smell or harmful reside.
There are certain things in the house of worship that are especially contaminated with different microorganisms. Such are the church pews. A lot of people seat and/or put their hands on them. Therefore, the temple cleaning process should cover their particular disinfection. A dilution of 50% normal household bleach and 50% water may do the job. However, attention is necessary, since the surface is very specific. Apply gently with a clean towel and rinse thoroughly. Be careful not to allow the dilution to get into contact with the fabrics around, because this will damage their colors. You can clean the cushions with just water or very light detergent and a cloth. Be very gentle.
Some temple cleaning tasks should be done every day. These include vacuuming and sweeping all entrances and lobbies, the nave and sanctuary, kitchen, and bathrooms. Weekly tasks should include windows cleaning and dust removal. Monthly temple cleaning tasks include the ceiling fans, air vents and change of machine filters. The carpets and upholstery need care 2-3 times per year, along with waxing the hardwood.
Ensuring quality temple cleaning results is not an easy job. There are many considerations to keep in mind and sometimes calling in professional help may be a wise decision. Especially in post-pandemic times when temple cleaning needs to go a level up and include temple sanitization. DetailXPerts is ready to help temples and congregations of all religious denominations with our powerful steam and EPA-certified sanitizers. We can assist you in alleviating the burden of temple cleaning while ensuring excellent results and a healthy environment for all members of the flock. Check out our Church Cleaning Services page to see more information. For your place of worship, it’s important that you have faith in the experience and expertise of the people taking care of it.
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