It's adon here with the first clean freak show. Now, I just had my first hiccup as i'm about to start because it's supposed to do it on linkedin, and it says i'm not approve for lincoln, but I was approved for linkedin.
So going to, uh, see work that through. But today I want to introduce you to, you know, the show clean freak, which is going to come next week on tuesdays at 12 o'clock pacific time.
Now, what I wanted to kind of go over today is kind of just introduce you to the show, the format and also work out the bugs, such as not being approved for lincoln. But one already have been.
So what I wanted to talk to you about today is what can you expect with the show clean freak and number one is you know what is, ah, clean freak c.
Usually if you call somebody a freak or someone is known as a freaking so he's a freak or she's a freak. It usually has a negative connotation to it is usually something that people take offensive to and they don't really like.
However, when you put a verb in front of it. Call someone a clean freak or running freak or whatever it might be. It usually means a positive and a clean freak is a positive.
So what is a clean freak? Well, clean freak is a lot of things. Number one is, I would say, a clean freak is an identity.
Clean freak is something that somebody identifies with as being clean right. They like it clean now. There's always a fine line between everything. There's someone that is to anal and does gets all freaked out when the carpet is the flow of the carpet is messed, messed up.
I had, ah, girlfriends whose mother was like that. You couldn't go into the room because the carpet. So I would say that's taking it too far. But for the most part, having a sense of cleanliness like cleanliness is next to godliness.
They say it means having an identity, that you like your surroundings clean and so within. So it felt right. So if you like it clean and you and you look to have an area clean and sanitized and you clean regularly, then you're usually someone on the inside. Um, clean and get your thoughts together and worked out a lot of the issues you might have. So I see it as a positive, but my clean freak manifesto, which I created some time ago, I wanted to kind of go over what those were on then I go into a little bit of a lesson on some of the things that we get by being a clean freak, whether not were an individual or not. We're a company executing cleaning this properly, so I clean freak believes that claim this is next to godliness, and what we mean by that is we mean that it's not, you know, there's always a fine line, but when you you want your area clean and you work better in a clean environment, I know growing up, my mother used to freak at me because I wasn't clean. My clothes are all over the place, and so some must become clean as we get older.
Others I knew somebody that used to mess up their room on purpose when they were younger because they thought they were supposed to have a messy room, but their room was clean and neat, so some of us are more naturally driven towards being clean, and some of us become clean.
But a clean freak is something that identifies with being clean. Now, a clean freak also knows that professional cleaning is about human health first and appearance second, and that could absolutely be, um, the absolute truth. Nothing could be further from the truth.
When we clean properly, we're cleaning for health. Yes, it looks good, and sometimes it smells good, but it's cleaning for health, and the first time I kind of came recognized. This is when, uh, my family. We had got two kittens years ago, and my grandmother loved the kids and wanted to come over and see the kids.
But she was very nervous because she was allergic to cats. So what we would have to do is we would have to take the cats and put them in a room in the laundry room and closed the door when grandma came over.
But we also had to clean because if we didn't vacuum and clean, then she her eyes with water and she would become kind of sniff lee and and she was allergic, and her eyes were watering her health was affected by the cleanliness off her home. Now there are home was clean, but we had done a thorough clean that day. And we had to do that in order for her to be comfortable and for her health to be better.
Same thing when we're cleaning it might not be allergic to animals. We might not be a allergic thio cat hair or dog hair, but we're allergic to other things. Were allergic to perfumes, were allergic to odors, were allergic or allergic to, uh, ventilation and and and and dirt and airflow and all these things impact our health.
And through the course of this show, we're going to dive deep into all of that. But I just want to touch on the fact that human health is much more important than human. Health is much more important than, uh then than appearance.
Right appearance is absolutely important, but human health is much more important now. I clean free promotes the positive outcomes of professional cleaning has on people's health, both physically and mentally.
So those of us that are in the industry, we being a clean freak, someone that identifies that means way, stand on the podium. When way stand and we way stand on our soapbox and way, try to to encourage people, let them know the benefits of cleaning properly.
Ah, lot of people don't understand the benefits. Yes, they like a clean facility, but they don't understand the benefits of a professionally cleaned facility.
Let me give an example. Uh, early last year, I walked into a hair salon. It was on the second floor, and as on the first one and was that came into the first floor.
It had just been freshly cleaned, but it had been cleaned with pine, and it stunk like pine. I actually did a live video on lincoln on on it, but what was unique was that it was offensive to me and I knowing about fragrances new, and it bugged me.
Now I knew the cleaner did it because here she wanted everyone to go. Oh, this place smells clean. So as i'm standing there doing my live video about the older of how it's not good for us.
Just as I finished, ah lady walked in and she's getting ready. Go up to the elevator, she says. Oh boy, I wish my place smelt like this, okay? And that it is. The conundrum were in in the cleaning industry is clean.
The fragrance is not good for human health, but are usually are people that hire us to clean and a lot of end users. Visitors patrons like the smell when they smell it clean of them, they smell pine or bleach. Whatever it is, they associate it with the place being clean. But we know that there are bad.
There are ramifications. Negative health effects, too. That happening now, a clean freak makes a conscious decision to protect the planet by promoting sustainable practices.
Now, there is a lot of things that professional cleaning does and clean freaks do. But we're also protecting the planet, and we're gonna get into that over the course of the show.
But that is one of the things that our clean freak stands by and understands is that we're protecting the planet. And clean freak increases customer profits by delivering the outcomes of professional cleaning.
And, boy, oh, boy, we're gonna talk about that because the outcomes that we deliver are astronomical to the profits of an organization. And those are tangible and intangible profits.
Those air intangible onda tangible outcomes that we actually deliver. A clean freak demands what they're worth because they are not amateurs. Now the difference between a professional and an amateur is usually the caliber of which you play right.
If you are an amateur hockey player, you're not at the best. That is possible, and you're not paid the most. When you become a professional hockey player, you demand and earn and warrant a higher salary.
You, you you are worth more than the amateur because you're better at what you do. So same thing when you're a professional cleaner versus amateur professional cleaners demand what they're worth, and there are so many cleaning companies out there that don't demand what they're worth because they're just trying to get by. And they're just trying to make pay the bills.
But they also don't understand the value that the delivering they think they're just cleaning for appearance, and they don't recognize that they're cleaning for health.
Clean free produces the risk of people planet profit, the three pillars of sustainability. Um, I don't know of many, uh, industries that contribute more to sustainability, then cleaning industry.
It's astronomical. What we can do and what we do to sustainability. But we're gonna get into that over the course of the show as well. And finally, a clean freak treats the ceo with the same respect that they treat the profession.
Now I don't know about you, but one of my pet peeves is someone saying, when I was, I was brought up to treat the ceo the janitor with the same respect as the ceo. What does that say when you make that claim? It sounds nice.
It sounds that you've been taught to be his personal value. But what it's saying is that ceos air up here and janitors were down here. And what a clean freak manifesto. What I clean freak is a clean freak treats the ceo with the same respect as the janitor because a janitor contributes ah, heck of a lot more to the environment to the to society than most ceos do.
So that's what makes a clean freak. I am a clean freak, and with having said that, let's have a quick little word from our sponsor.
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All right, so that is our one of our sponsors. Janitorial marking solutions. If you're interested in sponsorship, let me know and we'll have a conversation now, in continuing the discussion about cleaning for health over cleaning for appearance, I wanted to make you aware and bring to your attention some of the things that we really do bring to the, uh to the marketplace what we really do to helping with cleaning and cleaning for health. So there are three things that we predominately need to look for and understand that we're cleaning when we are cleaning.
So one of the things we wanna look for, what separates an amateur from the professional is an amateur just goes and cleans and they don't necessarily. Their processes are very bad.
You can see them, uh, grab a cloth and bunch it like this and bunch it instead of having folded and eight folds and changing and changing as they change their cloth surface as they're cleaning different surfaces.
So there's so many things that that ah, professional does that an amateur doesn't and doesn't recognize that they should do. But there's three things in particular that professional does.
There's three pollutants, and the first one is that we re reduce particular. The second one is we reduced docs, and the third one is we reduce biologicals.
So let's just talk about each of these very quickly. So, particularly is one of the ones that we kind of recognized, and it just kind of has common sense of what we're doing because everyone has some familiarity and everyone has cleaned at some point in their life, whether good or not, is up for up for debate.
But they've cleaned, right? They've taken a product, they've taken a cloth, they've taken a vacuum, whatever, and they've cleaned.
But what we're talking about professional, clean. We're talking about reducing particularly, you know, controlling dirt pollen dust before it comes into the building.
And this is huge, right? This reduces cleaning costs and improves health and safety and thes air the things that we're gonna talk about on the show over the next few weeks.
Now the other thing that we do it, people aren't as don't recognize as much. That has to do the cleaning. It's the second pollutant is v. O. C. S. Now what are v. O. C. S v. O. C. S. The sexy word is volatile or gone organic compounds.
Another word is it's off gassing, right? It's fragrances that go into the air, and these fragrances impact us. They they apprehend our health. Whether or not you are offended by someone's perfume, you know what's making you sneeze or it's giving you a headache, those r v o. C s and examples of docs, and they have a negative impact most of the time on human health.
Yes, there is aromatherapy, and there are certain fragrances and stuff that contribute to certain health benefits. But that is a different topic for a different day. What we're talking about here are talking about docs to come into a building on a regular basis, and those are what we in the cleaning industry need to eliminate. We need to eliminate dirt, we need to limit docs, and we also need to leave. The third is biological, not biological are things that we're going through right now.
As an example, that's the, uh, cova 19 pandemic that is a biological, you know, microorganism organized, these air invisible things. These air micro's is there things that we don't see and we're cleaning. And if we don't clean properly, then they remain on the surface. When they remain on the surface, they impact our health.
And of course, that is not a positive. So we want to eliminate bacteria when eliminate mold mildew, right, and we want to control moisture and ways. And we do that by cleaning, effectively washing our hands and, uh, and having a process is in place.
So these are the three pollutants that we really do that we really are after. And these are the enemies of cleaning. Now, what are the impact of these? What? You know when we say it's cleaning for health, what do we exactly mean? What we mean is that they have a poor, uh, in the effects on poor indoor air quality. Okay, so when you don't clean properly, it affects your concentration.
When you don't clean properly. When you're cleaning like an amateur, the effects are irritation. Right? Imagine the and l are being allergic to a cat and I irritation. Your eyes are watering assembled fatigue. These are things that you don't necessarily recognize.
You know, you and your environment. When the indoor air quality in your facility is not well, it is not good.
It's fatigue of your employees, fatigue of your visitors of your customers. It's also older sensitivity. We have drier, itchy skin.
We have headaches, we have dizziness, we have nausea. We have dry coughs. We have nose and throat irritation.
Now these air the effects of pour into our quality in a facility. Now what are the causes? And that's where we're going to close off today with on what are the causes? Well, the causes are a number of things.
The first one is increased absenteeism when people are in a building and they are, um, exposed to poor indoor air quality. Way saw on one of the effects was concentration. But there's other things. There's fatigue, they impact our health.
We go home feeling lethargic, tired, and so what it does is it increases the absenteeism off the students in the school, off the employees at work.
And we know that there are costs to absenteeism and in fact, absenteeism cost thousands and thousands and millions of dollars to the u. S. Economy alone just by being absent. But what happens when someone is absent?
Usually the custom company is paying for that person, but they're not getting the benefit of of the of their productivity, in many cases, that other employees have to take on more work load.
So now other things don't get done. They're not as productive. Uh, but other times things like you have to hire people to substitute like a substitute teacher is an example.
So now you're paying the teacher on the one hand, and you're paying for the substitute teacher a same time. So now you've increased your costs when we talk about schools.
Us as an example. In many in many counties, thing if the students are sick of school, doesn't make any money. So if there's 100 students in the school that on a regular basis they have a certain monetary, uh, that they can rely on.
But if there's an outbreak of something as an example in half the students were gone that day. That means half their budget for that day is gone, so it affects the way that a school can budget the way a school can invest in extra curricular activities.
Things like that huge impact sunny sinusitis, giving people sinuses. Now for myself as an example, there are a number of times that I can recall that I will go. I usually identify it with being in a restaurant where I go into a restaurant and i'm sitting there, and at some point I start to realize I have the sniffles. I e got a runny nose or i'm sniffling and i've even been places where someone's i'm someone on what you get in cold.
No, i'm not. And once I leave and i'm outside and i'm in my car, what have you have the windows down within 5, 10, 15 minutes?
I feel normal again. So there's something in that building that's creating my sinusitis now. It could be the perfume from the from the waiter waitress. It could be the underarm deodorant. It could be the disinfectant they left on the table when they disinfected the table. It could be the residue in the carpets. It could be the airflow in the ventilation.
There's a lot of things that it could be, but the cause is sinusitis. Now. We also look at learning problems. Did you know that 5 10 days off, cleaning properly, professional cleaning improves cognitive function of employees and students, or just cognitive function in general by 61% 61%. Now that is astronomical, because when we have these odors and things going on, we are less able to think, and we're less able to think we are caught in a function.
Declines were calling. The function declines. We become stupider. We've become less alert. We are not as productive. Were not as, um as much of an asset to ourselves and to our employers because that there's ah whole thing on building syndrome and buildings buildings causing sickness and having the way they were designed.
Limited airflow which creates, ah, barrier between health and the health and proper health. Infectious disease. Okay, these some of the causes you think of the cova 19 academic going on, right? Infectious disease, thes things, air in a building. People are not going toe work.
People are working from home because of things like this. Asthma again. Another cause of poor indoor air quality lower productivity we talked about about but you know, by cleaning professional by cleaning professionally and being ah, professional what you do when you are utilizing those skills, you improve productivity of employees of students off patrons by on the very, very low end 2%.
But it's most likely up and around the 18% improvement in productivity. So ah, lack of productivity due to indoor air quality of buildings is costing three economy trillions if billions, if not trillions of dollars a year, because we are being affected by the environment, and we don't even know it.
And finally, building related illnesses. We talked about this, so there are lots of illnesses that are created or happened because of the the the the building in which we're in.
So it's important to recognize that we are in a where were in a profession that is traditionally have been thought off as the bottom end off tasks. Right? If it wasn't, people wouldn't say the ceo as the janitor. And as we're realizing, as we become, you know, from five billion to six billion to seven billion as there's more and more people upon the earth, there's more and more issues with dirty, with with unsanitary environments and when. And we recognizing that not just anyone can clean and that you have to have someone that is engaged, someone is alert and someone that is professional because the outcomes of amateur cleaning, as we've experienced through the pandemic, is that it literally impacts people's lives.
If a building is not cleaned and sanitized properly with proper processes, people die. And that's not an exaggeration. People literally die, think of care homes for the elderly.
They have weak immune systems, the clean is not clean properly. It goes through the facility whether or not it's whether or not it is kobe 19, or whether or not it's normal virus or r r s a. Or a multitude of different viruses.
And if it's not cleaned properly, the impact is the death of people. So we are in a very, very important and, uh, on, uh, critically important profession to our fellow man.
And we need to recognize that a clean freak has a manifesto. A clean freak understands his or her wealth, uh, worth in the environment.
And so that's what this show is going to be about. This show is going to be on tuesdays, 12 p. M. Pacific time. For now, we might change that down the road, but it is geared towards cleaning and the cleaning industry, and we will have different guests and different lessons and different topics for you and for for the industry. So I hope this has been a value.
Thank you very much for attending and watching this first lesson. This is really just a test run. I look forward to seeing you tuesdays 12 p. M. Pacific time.
I'm adon rigg and I will see you in the next episode.