Coverall Teaches Visitors About Evidence-Based Cleaning at IFA Convention

Common items top Ewww Factor™ list after G.E.R.M. Scan identifies dirt and grime.

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 16, 2012  // PRNewswire // -- Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System®,  a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning companies, was a featured exhibitor and sponsor of this past weekend's 52nd Annual International Franchise Association (IFA) Convention in Orlando, Florida, the industry's premiere educational and networking event. To help teach visitors about the connection between effective cleaning and illness prevention, Coverall representatives offered a quick, scientific test to show just how dirty common items can be – cell phones, purses, pens, even shoes.

Coverall, whose franchise owners use scientifically developed and proven cleaning methods to reduce the risk of germ transmission and eliminate disease-causing pathogens, has been a member of IFA since 1988. More than 9,000 entrepreneurs have become independent business owners through Coverall franchising since 1985, and the company continues to be honored as one of the top franchises for Hispanics, minorities, and military veterans.

Kevin Derella, Coverall's Executive Vice President, has frequently attended the IFA convention over the past 20 years. "The convention is an excellent opportunity to network with other franchising professionals, and to continue learning as an individual and an organization. I always leave the event with a list of specific take-aways that I can put into action at Coverall," said Derella.

"Coverall is a long-time member and avid supporter of the IFA. We applaud its leadership and positive impact on the franchising industry, franchisees, and United States veterans via the VetFran initiative," said Diane Emo, Vice President of Marketing at Coverall.

At the four-day event, dozens of items were tested using a G.E.R.M. Scan (General Evaluation of Residual Microbes) to discover which articles made the Ewww Factor™ list at Coverall's exhibit booth.  

The top three dirtiest things scanned at the show?

  • The keypad of an iPhone
  • A baseball being tossed around by an exhibitor
  • The very grimey hands of a franchise executive (He must have shaken a lot of hands!)

To view the entire inventory of scanned items, visit the Coverall blog or Facebook page.

Coverall's scientifically validated Health-Based Cleaning System® Program is proven to reduce the spread of illness-causing germs in the workplace. More than 50,000 companies, including many of the Fortune 500, trust the Coverall® Program to provide a cleaner, safer work environment. To arrange a free G.E.R.M. Scan for your office and find out where germs lurk and how deep cleaning can eliminate them, visit

About Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System®

Founded in 1985, Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System® is one of the world's leading franchisors of commercial cleaning businesses with a worldwide network of more than 90 Support Centers and 9,000 franchisees. Franchisees currently service nearly 50,000 customers in over 90 metropolitan areas. Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System® Program is revolutionizing the commercial cleaning industry with its science-based cleaning processes and procedures designed to reduce cross-contamination and aid infection control. For more information, visit

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