How Floors Can Spread COVID-19

We all know that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly infectious disease. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, they produce small droplets that can land on high-touch surfaces like tables, walls, counters, supermarket shelves, and hand railings.

Research has shown that high-touch surfaces pose an infection risk, which is why government authorities and the media have advised us to disinfect surfaces on a regular basis. Equipped with hospital-grade cleaners and disinfectant wipes, we’ve dutifully targeted these areas to help keep our homes and workplaces virus-free.

Unfortunately, clean surfaces are not enough to stop COVID-19 in its tracks. Why? Because there’s one type of surface we’ve been overlooking: floors.

Why the Virus Can Live on Your Shoes

Yes, your shoes can act as carriers of the virus. Let’s break this down for you. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, droplets land on the floor. Depending on the flooring product type, the virus can remain active for days, even weeks. When you walk on the same floor, your shoes pick up the virus, just as they pick up dirt, debris or other bacteria. As you continue to walk around, the virus spreads further. Once you get home, you bring the virus into your kitchen, bedroom, and nursery. If you touch your shoes, the virus can spread to your hands and infect anything you touch.

What Can You Do?

The first step is to make sure that you pay as much attention to floors as you do to surfaces. This is where floor cleaning and sanitation comes in. Avidbots has developed the world’s only autonomous floor scrubbing robot – and it’s revolutionizing the way we think about floor cleaning!

Designed specifically for commercial settings, Neo offers meticulous, intuitive, and measurable cleaning with minimal intervention. Unlike other floor scrubbers, you don’t need any special skills or training to operate the robot. With its easy set-up and inbuilt facility-mapping, Neo gets straight to work. When it detects any obstacles in its path, it quickly updates its route, which reduces cleaning time and increases productivity.

If you want to know if your investment is paying off, Neo also comes equipped with a powerful dashboard that helps you track its performance. You’ll know if your floor has been successfully cleaned and whether there are any missed areas that require attention.

Another feature is the separate water tanks – one for clean water and another for dirty water. This means your floors will always be washed with clean water. If you add a special solution to the clean water tank, Neo will clean and sanitize* at the same time. Moreover, it has three filtered water flow modes that efficiently disperse water. This conserves energy and keeps your costs low. When you combine all of this with Neo’s sturdy construction and industry-leading motors, you won’t find a floor scrubber that matches this level of performance.

Don’t be left behind. The worlds’ leading hospitals, airports, retailers, and warehouses are using Avidbots Neo to control the spread of COVID-19. If you’d like to know more, check out Best Practices When Using Autonomous Cleaning Robots to Contain the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Note: Having your floors looking spotless is one thing. Making sure you follow the cleaning and sanitizing guidelines recommended by your local government is most important at this time.