Commercial Cleaning and Coronavirus
The recent spread of the Coronavirus has proactive facility managers seeking commercial cleaning companies to help protect their staff and clients from infection. With confirmed cases of the virus in nearly every state, many businesses recognize the importance of keeping their facilities clean and sanitized.
According to the CDC, evidence suggests that the virus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. This means that without regular cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces in your facility, you may be putting your clients and staff at risk.
The CDC recommends routine cleaning and disinfecting of all frequently touched surfaces. Doorknobs and handles, light switches, elevator buttons, desks, tables, faucets, sinks, and toilets are all areas that require regular cleaning and disinfecting. In addition to these surfaces, there are many other areas that can harbor bacteria and viruses. A professional commercial cleaning company can ensure that your facility is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Complete Care Maintenance can help to ensure that your facility remains clean and virus free and we can do it after hours so as to limit interaction with your staff and customers. Of course, there are other things that you can do to keep your customers and staff safe.
The CDC has issued guidelines to help keep you safe and to help stem the spread of the virus. Regular hand washing is essential. If you have hand sanitizer, make it available to your customers and staff and encourage them to use it regularly.
Discourage close personal interactions and make efforts to keep your distance (6-foot minimum) from others. And insist that those who are not feeling well stay home and self-quarantine for at least 14 days.
Encourage your staff to avoid sharing coffee cups, using communal water coolers, borrowing pens and pencils, etc. Provide disinfecting wipes in break areas and other common areas and encourage your staff to wipe down surfaces before and after use. Microwaves, coffee pots, doorknobs and handles, and of course food prep areas.
It is also important that people keep their desks and workspaces clean. They should be wiped down before and after use, as should computer keyboards, external pointing devices and office printers, copiers, and shredders. Any equipment that is used by multiple staff members should be equipped with disinfecting wipes and staff should be encouraged to wipe the equipment down before and after use.
Finally, having a professional cleaning staff thoroughly clean and disinfect your place of business after hours will help ensure that your staff will start each workday in a safe environment.
While this pandemic represents a trying time for all of us, we can all do our part to reduce its impact by maintaining clean and sanitary commercial spaces.