Knowing how infectious diseases spread is an extremely important component of cleaning correctly.  If you know how germs spread, you know how to prevent them and thus preventing the spread of illness to others.

Infectious disease spread through direct contact, food, insects, or airborne pathogens.  Illnesses, like the flu and colds, spread from person to person when droplets from the cough or sneeze of an infected person move through the air and get in the mouth or nose of a person nearby.  These germs can also live on surfaces up to two hours infecting the people who touch them, and then touch their eyes, mouth, or nose. This is why it is so important to disinfect surfaces, and to wash hands.  A key component in preventing the spread of diseases is through washing hands, and unfortunately, not everyone does it.


Cleaning is more than just what meets the eye – you not only want to clean for appearance, but almost more importantly for health. Your goal should be to clean your facilities on a microbial level – and with the products currently on the market – this is growing easier and easier everyday.


Here are some Pike System’s recommended products that really prevent disease spread:

  • Purell Hand Sanitizer: America’s #1 instant hand sanitizer. Kills 99.99% of the most common germs that cause illness – works in as little as 15 seconds and leaves your hands feeling soft and refreshed.
  • Microfiber Mops and Rags – not only do microfibers clean at a microbial level, but they are washable AND color coded.  You can buy an array of colors to prevent cross contamination in your facilities.
  • KaiVac Hands Free Cleaning Systems – give your restrooms and kitchens a deep cleaning without even touching the surfaces thus eliminating the possibility of contamination.

Need help with your infection prevention? Give us a call at 630-896-6373 and we will help you set up a program!