Improve Cleaning Efficiency

02/17/22 By Dana Szymkowiak

According to the Labor Department, more than 4.5 million people voluntarily left their jobs in November 2021. That was up from 4.2 million in October. 

The “great resignation” brings to light the struggle many employers are facing retaining workers. In addition, amid an ongoing pandemic, the professional cleaning industry faces the unique challenge of increased demand for cleaning services and severe staffing shortages. Essentially, they need to do more with less, thus, the need for improving cleaning efficiency. One way to improve cleaning efficiency is by leveraging the products you use. 

It’s all about the formula.

The COVID-19 pandemic has called for the increased use of disinfectants worldwide in public facilities, transportation, hospitals, nursing homes, and most other facilities to mitigate the spread of the virus. However, since many types of disinfectants are on the market, it’s important to understand how the disinfectant you use can affect efficiency. 

The disinfectant you use can impact: 


Does the disinfectant kill the microbes and pathogens that are a top concern for your facility? Depending on your industry and facility type – healthcare, education, long-term care, hospitality – you will have varying needs and requirements. Using a broad-spectrum disinfectant can help save time and money as these disinfectants have claims for all three of the major classes of organisms: bacteria, fungi, and viruses (at least one enveloped viruses such as Influenza A and one non-enveloped virus such as Adenovirus).

Prep Time

Ready-to-use formulas greatly reduce prep time compared to dilutable disinfectants that require extra time to prepare. 

Contact Time

How long surfaces need to remain wet to reach the appropriate kill time can range from 15 seconds to 10 minutes. The longer a surface needs to stay wet to ensure efficiency, the more product you may need to use, and the more time you will spend per surface.


Another consideration for any disinfectant is surface compatibility. Generally speaking, the term refers to the degree to which disinfectants are suitable for use on specific surfaces and equipment. Look for a disinfectant that specifies safe for repeated use on most surfaces. This way, you will only need one or two products in your arsenal to disinfect most areas.

Labor shortages may be here for the foreseeable future, which means identifying cleaning efficiencies whenever we can. 

SaniZide Pro 1® Surface Disinfectant Spray

Save time and money with Safetec’s SaniZide Pro 1® Surface Disinfectant Spray. SaniZide Pro 1® is a broad spectrum, EPA Registered surface disinfectant that combines cleaning and disinfecting in one simple step with its ready-to-use, alcohol-based, hospital-grade formula. SaniZide Pro 1® makes staying compliant even easier by reducing the risk of cross-contamination with true, one-minute kill claims that are effective against 48 microorganisms and safe for repeated use on hard, non-porous surfaces.