Healthy and Clean: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Beyond

With COVID-19 wreaking havoc across the nation, cleaning companies are popping up overnight to make a quick buck from panicked buyers. While others approach is to “look clean” McLemore’s approach is ensuring your site is healthy and clean.

What does this mean for you?

McLemore’s approach to caring for facilities is healthy and clean, not only in times of crisis but all year long. How do we put health before cleaning as a janitorial company? Great question! We use color-coded microfiber cloths, touchpoint cleaning, Clorox 360 disinfecting machine, and hospital-grade cleaning chemicals and equipment.

Before we dive into the specifics of the McLemore approach, lets first discuss some facts about the virus.

According to Johns Hopkins:

  • COVID-19 is a virus, protected by a thin, fragile, fatty layer of protein.
  • COVID-19 is not living; it is not killed but decays naturally.

This is great news because you can help speed the decay process!

How to speed up the decay process of COVID-19:

  • Soap and water, preferably HOT water.
    • Heat melts the protective layer of the virus speeding decay
    • As does foam.
  • Alcohol mixture above 65% also dissolves the protective fat layer.
  • UV Light is great to disinfect masks for reuse.
  • The virus cannot go through healthy skin.

Reminder of times to wash your hands:

  • Before eating/drinking/touching your face
  • After touching items such as doors, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, or computer.

How McLemore keeps facilities clean to promote health:


Microfiber Cloths trap and lock dust preventing containments from becoming airborne as well as preventing cross-contamination. No one wants a rag used in the restroom used on their desk. Nor do they want the same mop head and mop bucket used in restrooms used throughout their facilities. This is one of the reasons why we utilize a bucketless mopping system with frequently changed color-coded microfiber cloths.

Touchpoint cleaning involves deploying a professional on a route through your facility to clean everywhere touched multiple times throughout the day; think door pull knobs, sink handles, and water fountains.



Facility + for disinfection, our multipurpose cleaner recently received EPA certification for emerging pathogens, which officially puts it under the umbrella of chemicals which are effective against COVID-19.

The Clorox® Total 360® System for disinfection was adopted as part of our common practices in response to K-12 customer’s needs in 2017. The system is an electrostatic sprayer paired with Clorox® trusted solutions. It provides superior coverage through electrostatic technology meaning the solution clings to hard to reach surfaces. The system helps keep your facility healthier. Studies show Clorox 360 can positively impact school attendance rates by up to 10% during flu season.


Even when COVID-19 goes away there will be something else.

Here at McLemore, we’re committed to taking care of your facility as if they were our own. We care about how the facility looks and most importantly about the health of you, your employees, and your visitors. Please contact us if we can answer any questions or if you would like to schedule a time to discuss how your facility might benefit from a partnership with us.

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