While important progress is being made in the battle against COVID-19, the pandemic is far from over. That being said, many businesses are opening back up. People are starting to travel. As a business owner, what steps should you be taking to protect the health of your employees and customers?
Because we’re a commercial cleaning company, we’re going to focus our answer to that question on your facility and the role proper cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection play in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other harmful diseases.
Viruses, bacteria, and germs can all travel from person to person via what’s known as surface transmission. Surface transmission occurs when someone who already has a virus, bacterial infection, or other illness touches a door knob, key pad, countertop, bathroom faucet or other hard surface and leaves some small invisible amount of virus, bacteria, or germs behind. Then another person touches that same surface and the virus, bacteria, or germs come into contact with their skin. This can be how a serious illness starts. Luckily, it can be prevented.
Thorough surface cleaning involves cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting all high-contact hard surfaces with the appropriate medical grade products. To be quite frank, this is a necessary task that should be part of your normal facility cleaning plan at all times. But during a time of great concern around infectious diseases, it’s especially important that proper surface cleaning is done regularly.
Even though COVID-19 is difficult to defeat in humans, it’s relatively easy to destroy on surfaces. Simple soap and water can eliminate many viruses, bacteria, and germs. But for best results, commercial cleaning companies use medical-grade products designed to keep hospitals and health care facilities safe and sanitary.
If you need more information or to determine the level of commercial cleaning services needed to help keep your employees safe and healthy at this time, get in touch! We’d be happy to answer all of your questions.