In the current climate, cleaning is one important task undertaken to prevent the spread of viruses. Enhanced cleaning has been in place at Changi Airport since January 2020. Changi Airport Group’s Facilities Management (FM) team works alongside its partners, which include cleaning agencies, to ensure that the airport is not only spick and span, but also one that has a regular disinfection regime.
General cleaning gets rid of dirt, dust and stains from surfaces, and at the same time removes some of the germs but does not kill them. Deep cleaning, also known as disinfection, eliminates and kills all bacteria, virus and fungi on surfaces with a chemical disinfectant.
Kenneth Ho, Senior Manager of Changi Airport Group’s FM team said, “There is a common misconception that disinfection is more important than cleaning. However, cleaning must first be carried out on surfaces to remove contaminants prior to the use of disinfectant for it to work effectively.”