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The Kleen Sweep
Winter 2023, Volume LIV
Published Semi-Annually by Mister Kleen Maintenance Company, Inc. | | 703.719.6900

President's Corner

If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that increased awareness of viruses and illnesses can lead to better habits to avoid spread. As a leading service provider in the D.C. metro region, Mister Kleen has employed virus mitigation strategies long before the pandemic, and I’m proud that our efforts continue today.

With vaccines, booster shots, masking, improved air quality, and enhanced cleaning methods—there are a variety of techniques available to prevent the spread of COVID and other illnesses. Planning for virus mitigation will help businesses stay prepared and ready to handle a variety of scenarios.

Virus mitigation are the steps and services that we offer our customers to clean, sanitize, and disinfect their spaces either on a case-by-case or ongoing basis. These methods include increased disinfection of high-touch areas like doorknobs and elevator buttons, electrostatic spraying, increased signage, and touchless strategies—such as automatic hand sanitizing dispensers and automatic door entries.

The benefits of ongoing virus mitigation range from higher staff productivity (fewer sick days), as well as peace of mind for all who enter these facilities. Mister Kleen has supported essential businesses and agencies in remaining operational by incorporating virus mitigation techniques into their ongoing scope of work via our Enhanced Kleen Program. We continue to play a major role in assuring customers and employees that they are returning to safe and healthy public spaces and offices.

At the Mister Kleen headquarters, we employ many of these virus mitigation protocols on a consistent basis to show staff our ongoing commitment to their health and safety. We perform electrostatic disinfection twice a week, emailing staff to notify them of this process. High touch-point areas are cleaned and disinfected three times daily throughout the facility. We also employ touchless strategies like automatic soap dispensers and touchless hand sanitizer stations. In addition to following local guidelines for facial coverings, we have also upgraded our air purification system to mitigate viruses.

Going forward, we will continue to offer quality services from our fantastic employees, which you can read more about inside this issue of The Kleen Sweep.

Wishing you all the best in 2023!

Ernie Clark, CBSE

Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.