The Children’s Center invests in health technology

Published 10:10 pm Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Children’s Center recently announced the addition of the Clorox Total 360 System to its cleaning and disinfection tool belt.

Currently supporting families through eight regional centers located in Franklin, Suffolk, Courtland and Smithfield, the Children’s Center is now outfitted with electrostatic technology to add an extra layer of protection to its facilities to safeguard against the illness-causing germs and viruses that can result in outbreaks, according to a press release.

The Children’s Center is a nonprofit agency that provides educational childcare to 571 children across 46 classrooms, while also offering infant care and after school programming. As a result, daily cleaning and disinfection is a critical line of defense against illness-causing bacteria and viruses. Schools and daycares are often the hardest hit by outbreaks and face a wide-range of threats from common viruses like cold, influenza and norovirus.

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The Children’s Center invested in two Clorox Total 360 Systems last year as an additional measure to protect to children and teachers after last year’s heavy flu season that impacted the community.

The system works by using electrostatic technology to charge Clorox disinfecting and sanitizing solutions. The charge attracts the solutions to surrounding surfaces with a force stronger than gravity, allowing them to uniformly wrap and coat surfaces, including even the hardest-to-reach areas that can be often missed by manual cleaning, according to the press release.

“Since our investment in the system, we’ve received positive feedback from our teachers who have expressed an improvement in classroom health,” said Steve Dodson, operations manager at the Children’s Center. “The Children’s Center is committed to nurturing and educating children with disabilities throughout the community, and the Clorox Total 360 System supports our goal to keep our facilities safe and to the highest standard for our community.”

The Clorox Total 360 System not only makes cleaning and disinfecting more effective but also making the process more efficient, helping save time and reduce labor costs. Dodson and his staff currently use the systems in high traffic areas such as infant care centers, classrooms, administrative offices and our fleet of school buses. The system can cover up to 18,000 square feet per hour, using 65 percent less solution and working up to four times faster than traditional cleaners, according to the press release.