It wasn’t too long ago that I was at a store for a cleaning product a client specifically requests, when I overheard an elderly man asking a store associate there for Lysol, but “not the type that disinfects surfaces like countertops, the kind that disinfects the air”. My ears perked up both because I’m in the business of office cleaning so anything from dust to trash liner density piques my interest, but also because I wanted to help—the associates at this particular store aren’t always the most helpful and I tend to know my way around the cleaning aisle. But… Lysol that “disinfects the air”… I was sure he meant air freshener, Lysol brand. I showed him the way and he refused, “no, no, it is a spray but when you spray it in the air, it kills the germs.” I thought to myself “this poor guy is confused” and simultaneously “I’m sure my office cleaning clients would love it if I could provide that service!”
Then, about a week ago, another office cleaning client of mine requested just that – something that would rid the environment near her cubicle of the airborne illness her co-worker had come down with. She said she had heard that Lysol had a product that claimed to do so. So naturally, I headed to the library to find the “A” encyclopedia for airborne illnesses… just kidding, I picked up my Android and said “Ok Google… Does Lysol carry something that cleans the air?” Shereenuf (that’s how my son spells it in stories he writes at school) there is Lysol Neutra Air Sanitizing Spray. While the name suggests it kills bacteria in the air and their odors, most consumer reviews just tout the latter. We operate a pretty sophisticated office cleaning business, but I don’t yet have a contraption to test air. I do, however, personally believe in the power of essential oils to clean the air you breathe! If you want BLUECOOPER to use Lysol Neutra Air, then that is what you’ll get, and hey—maybe it’s a miracle product, but in line with our “Not What You’re Used To” motto, I’m going to bring the best, not the most expensive, option to the table for you. In the case of “cleaning the air” I personally believe diffusing some simple, all-natural essential oils is all the bacteria defense you need! Not to mention, diffusers comes in such a variety these days and are very cubicle-décor-friendly! Office cleaning is my thing. Up-charging clients to spray the air with a heavy synthetic scent and claim we’ve gone so far as to disinfect their air, not so much our thing here at BLUECOOPER.