Office Cleaning In a Post-Pandemic World
How has your approach to cleaning your offices got to change in the new hyper-aware world?
Office cleaning is the bread and butter of most commercial cleaning companies’ work. From regular contracts to one off jobs it makes up a large proportion of many company’s business. However, a common problem which comes in all commercial cleaning is the risk of cross-contamination and this has become even more of a worry in a world where we are learning to be hyper-aware of our cleanliness due to the prevalence of the COVID-19 virus.
From color coded cleaning products and materials have become a standard, as have one-use materials, to help ensure the risk of spreading any bacteria is minimized. Professional office cleaning services should be carried out to a level which ensures disinfection and cleanliness as standard and minimizes the risk of any virus or bacteria spreading.
Minimize Risk and Minimize Fear
You want to keep your customers and employees as happy as possible. In the current climate this means that we have to provide safe and hygienic environments and cleanliness is absolutely essential. THE CDC has provided clear guidelines for businesses that want to re-open and how cleaning should be carried out and this is a place that any business can start from. This is also something you can expect as a minimum from your chose cleaning partner. There may be an increased use of PPE in the workplace, or this may be something you expect of your cleaning teams and personnel. Working with professionals means they will ensure they have all the necessary PPE and equipment for safe cleaning and disinfection.
Focus on High Use Areas
Coronavirus spreads mainly through droplets in the air when someone coughs, sneezes or even jst speaks but it can also be spread by coming into contact with a contaminated surface. In a regular office environment this can mean many different places from:
- Elevator buttons
- Doorknobs and light switches
- Faucets and kitchen handles
- Public telephones
- Keyboards and Computer Equipment
Professional cleaning companies like us can also provide specialised office equipment cleaning which is designed to ensure all regularly used equipment is kept in good condition. This doesn’t mean you won’t need to regularly keep on top of daily cleaning but bringing in professionals will help to ensure a high quality of deep cleaning is carried out too.
Cleaning Materials for Disinfection
Disinfectants registered by the EPA are recommended wherever possible when trying to keep an area free of bacteria and contamination. This list of disinfectants is recommended by the EPA and these should be used wherever possible. If it isn’t possible to use the stated disinfectants then the CDC suggest it is safe to use household chlorine bleach diluted in water and applied directly to high-use surfaces, allowing the surface to remain wet for up to five minutes.
Cleaning Schedules that Work
Whether you have a janitorial service in your office block or employ individual cleaners on your premises, you need to work together to draft a cleaning schedule which suits your business, keeps your staff content and provides the level of cleaning needed for a safe and hygienic environment in the current climate. You may require additional cleaners or more frequent appointments each week and this is something that should be no problem to accommodate. The spotlight on cleanliness in the current environment is not something anyone can ignore. It is something that is expected of your business and something you should want to provide for your staff and customers.