How can a casino adjust to the increased cleaning demand caused by COVID-19 while maintaining its sustainability commitments?
Casinos present many opportunities for infection to spread among staff and guests. Facility managers preparing to reopen are ramping up efforts to clean and disinfect more spaces and surfaces, more frequently and more thoroughly.
At the same time, casinos are working hard to protect their brand image and the visitor experience to retain customers. Protecting employees, who are essential to keeping casinos open for business, is also critical.
The Facility Manager’s Time to Shine
One casino, Thunder Valley, was able to address these needs with a simple and highly effective method for cleaning and disinfecting their property long before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thunder Valley employed the PathoSans™ Electrochemically Activated (ECA) Solution System for on-site generation (OSG) of cleaner and disinfectant. The PathoSans system uses water, salt and electricity to make both PathoClean®, a Green Seal–certified cleaner and degreaser, and PathoCide®, a sanitizer and disinfectant. The solutions are non-irritating to eyes and skin. Both are ready-to-use and help meet sustainability goals as there is no product or packaging to ship, store or dispose of in landfills.
OSG is a simpler and more efficient way to clean and disinfect casinos while protecting guests and employees. Facility managers can confidently implement OSG, as it:
- Is Effective: OSG uses only salt, tap water and electricity to generate effective cleaning and disinfecting solutions. These solutions remove soils from surfaces and kill 99.999% of bacteria and inactivate viruses. The two solutions are also effective on a wide array of surfaces and can replace several cleaning and disinfecting products.
- Aligns with Sustainability Goals: Using an OSG system allows employees to refill spray bottles and buckets without having to buy new bottles, limiting plastic waste. OSG systems also limit dependence on cleaning and disinfecting product supply chains, and purchases no longer involve greenhouse gas emissions from shipping trucks.
- Helps Protect Staff and Guests: Hospitality venues like casinos can’t afford to drop the ball on cleaning and disinfecting by risking harmful chemical mixtures or adverse health effects on visitors. To protect casino occupants, including staff and guests, facility managers can switch to simple and effective solutions generated on-site that are environmentally responsible and non-irritating to eyes and skin.
Facility managers are expected to do everything in their power to keep buildings running while operating on a tight budget and maintaining the high standards the brand promises. Fortunately, Thunder Valley proved that casinos can attain a cleaning program that is both effective and environmentally responsible.
While switching to a new method of cleaning during such a crucial time may seem intimidating at first, ultimately, OSG of ECA cleaners and disinfectants can help casinos in numerous ways. These businesses can improve their cleaning programs in the age of COVID-19 by fighting pathogens, reducing waste and emissions and helping to keep occupants safe.
Interested in learning more about how Thunder Valley benefitted from OSG? Check out the Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s results.