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How Daycares Can Stay Healthy With Proper Disinfecting

Note: As states are in various stages of reopening businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, sanitizing and disinfecting are top of mind for businesses like daycares. Our powerful, EPA-registered disinfectant can help your daycare staff kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. Force of Nature is EPA approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Covid-19. Make sure you seek out trustworthy sources for updated information, like the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines for Schools and Child Care Programs. And we’re here to help – if you have questions, get in touch or find more information on our Coronavirus Resources Page.

As if life wasn’t hard enough with tiny, toddler bosses – now you have a global pandemic on your hands! Daycare professionals know that kids are awesome germ spreaders because of their penchant for touching every single thing and, often, putting it in their mouths. Never fear, Force of Nature is here! Here’s how you can use our powerful disinfectant to kill germs at your daycare center.

The Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting

If you don’t know the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting, you’re not alone! We’ve got a whole blog post on the topic, but in a nutshell: to be a disinfectant, a product has to be tested, approved and registered by the EPA to confirm that it kills at least 99.9% of the microbes it claims it can. This has to be accomplished during a specific “dwell time”. Cleaning, which removes physical debris, should be done first to ensure that your disinfectant comes into contact with 100% of the surface.

Top Tips for Disinfecting Your Daycare With Force of Nature

1. Surfaces

We disinfect our classrooms to keep kids healthy, but conventional disinfectants often use toxic chemicals that, sadly, may be harming kids, not helping them. Force of Nature is a powerful, EPA-registered disinfectant, but it’s also gentle enough to use around children and people with allergies and asthma. Hypochlorous acid, the active antimicrobial ingredient in Force of Nature, is actually the same substance our own immune systems make to fight infection and is used in veterinary and wound care! That means you can feel good about spraying it on tiny tables and chairs, highchair trays, playmats, and everywhere else kids learn and play. More great news: you don’t need to rinse surfaces after using Force of Nature – just spray and let Force of Nature work it’s magic. You can even let it air dry without wiping.

Spray Force of Nature directly onto surfaces in your daycare like:

  • Tables
  • Desks
  • Chairs
  • Playmats
  • Easels and art areas
  • Bookshelves
  • Classroom Pet Environments
  • Countertops

2. Toys and Classroom Materials

To disinfect toys, books, and other classroom materials, spray them with Force of Nature thoroughly, then let dry naturally. You can also spray a cloth with Force of Nature and use it to clean more delicate items.

3. Kitchen and Communal Areas

Force of Nature is a great kitchen disinfectant! For disinfecting food prep surfaces, countertops and appliances, wipe the surface of any visible soil or residue so that the disinfectant can come into contact with 100% of the surface. Then spray Force of Nature thoroughly and let air dry. If you have staff members who eat in a shared communal area, make sure to spray tables, chairs, and other high touch areas, too.

4. Bathrooms and Changing Areas

Even if you take potty training out of the equation, bathroom surfaces are typically pretty gross! You can use Force of Nature to kill 99.9% viruses and germs on pretty much every surface in a bathroom, including doors, faucets, toilets, sinks, and mirrors. For a streak-free clean on glass surfaces, spray and then wipe thoroughly with a clean dry paper towel or cloth. Force of Nature doesn’t have any toxic drying accelerants like typical glass cleaners.

You can also use Force of Nature to disinfect changing tables and pads and to clean and de-stink diaper pails.

5. Personal Belongings

When your staff and tiny charges leave for the day, their shoes, backpacks, and lunchboxes spray them with Force of Nature and let them air dry.

6. Hands

Force of Nature is gentle enough to clean your hands when you don’t have access to soap and water. Certified as SkinSafe by the Mayo Clinic, Force of Nature is free of allergens and irritants. While handwashing is best, in a pinch you can use Force of Nature for cleaning big and little hands on-the-go.

7. Door Knobs, Cabinet Handles and Drawer Pulls

To stop them from becoming a prime location for germ-transfer, spray high touch areas like doorknobs, cabinet handles, and drawer pulls regularly with Force of Nature.

8. Shared Technology

Disinfect phones, computers, and tablets with Force of Nature by spraying a clean paper towel until it’s wet,  then wiping your devices with Force of Nature. If possible, power them off first & check out your manufacturer’s cleaning instructions in case they have specific recommendations.

Learn More

At Force of Nature, we’re parents and we want to keep our kids safe! We wanted to create a powerful disinfectant that kills 99.9% of viruses without exposing our children to dangerous chemicals. These are just a few ways you can use Force of Nature to disinfect your daycare. Check out our blog for more ideas and learn more about our revolutionary device.

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