Looking ahead to the

New Era of Cleaning

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Pandemic preparedness begins and ends with good hygiene, cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection.

Custodians, associates, cleaners, matrons and even tenants all play an essential role in the prevention of disease and illnesses.
Each day that we cycle through our operational steps, we are essentially cleaning for health.


A handwashing station area is critical to have on site, and for most sites these will be washrooms. If none are available, use hand sanitizer.


Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.


Lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.


Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

Is your facility planning to reopen?

Find out the different stages of response and levels of cleaning that we can customize for your facilities.

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Our response to COVID-19

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Technical Cleaning and the Coronavirus

Our Director of Safety, Environment and Quality at GDI Canada, Rennie Kissoonsingh provided his expertise on coronavirus, cleaning and property

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What is Clean for Health?

The world has changed and GDI believes that now is the time to begin implementing enhanced cleaning protocols. We aim to not just visibly clean, but to clean for health.

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