Company Representatives Requested as News Stations Educate Viewers on Flu Outbreak

(North Hollywood, CA – February 6, 2018)Stratus Building Solutions, the nation’s leading green commercial cleaning and janitorial services franchise, was featured by several local newscasts nationwide as the leading voice helping employees “Fight the Office Flu.”  

The January 2018 “Fight the Office Flu” campaign positioned multiple Stratus Building Solutions’ master franchisees, regional directors and office managers as local cleaning experts.  Each Stratus representative provided loyal viewers and readers with actionable advice to combat the deadliest flu outbreak in recent memory.

In Los Angeles, Regional Director Chris Wegner was tapped as a local cleaning expert for two major feature stories – one with KCAL TV and one with The Daily Press – showcasing how LA residents can fight the flu at home and work. Wegner explained why soap and hand-sanitizer dispensers are unsuspecting incubators of germs.  “After people use the restroom they’re washing their hands.  And when they’re pumping the soap dispenser, they’re contaminating the dispenser,” said Wegner. “Grab a paper towel first and use that on the dispenser.”

In Phoenix, Antonio Barron brought his knowledge to the studios of KTVK for a hands-on demonstration of how to properly clean office workspaces. “We have our desk phones, keyboards, mice and pads that we touch every day that are always full of germs and bacteria,” said Barron. “These are items that need to be taken care of on a daily basis by employees and staff as well as any commercial cleaning company that you have.

The hits kept coming for Stratus Building Solutions in Kansas City as Cody Millsap shared his “fight the office flu” expertise on KMBC-TV. Millsap emphasized avoiding sharing everyday items during the winter flu season. “People may put their pen in their mouths when they’re not thinking about it,” said Millsap. “If they leave the pen on the conference room table, someone else may use it. All-of-a-sudden, we have all just shared the germs with each other.”

And in Indianapolis, Lee Putman was brilliant in a WXIN-TV feature that educated viewers on the hazards found in homes and offices. Putman showed how a UV light wand is a new and powerful tool Stratus Building Solutions experts use to rid personal devices of dangerous bacteria. “All you have to do is spend five to ten seconds with the wand across the surface and it kills 99.9% of the germs,” said Putman.

While he’s very impressed by how each Stratus representative handled their time in the TV spotlight, Stratus Building Solutions’ CEO, Afshin Cangarlu, says he’s even more proud of what all Stratus franchise owners are doing to keep offices and employees safe during this particularly dangerous flu season.

“As each of these media opportunities show, all Stratus commercial cleaning experts are passionate about helping their local communities,” says Cangarlu.  “Flu season is always a pivotal time for us as our customers need our support keeping their workspaces clean and healthy.   And this year, as offices try to fend off the worst flu season on record, what we offer as the nation’s leading green commercial cleaning and janitorial services franchise has never been more important.   I’m glad we were able to spread the word on local TV stations around the country as our franchisees work hard to keep offices clean.”

About Stratus Building Solutions

Stratus Building Solutions is an international franchise company in the commercial cleaning industry, founded in 2006 and headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Stratus was developed to provide environmentally friendly commercial cleaning services driven by dedicated, entrepreneurial, small business owners and regional support offices. Stratus has over 1,400-unit franchisees in 31 major cities across the United States. Stratus is setting new standards in the building services and maintenance franchise industry by being the first to offer green janitorial with their proprietary, Green Seal Certified line of cleaning chemicals.