Just this month, Scientific America ran an article teaching readers how to evaluate their workplace in terms of COVID safety. This is a top concern of many workers, especially those who have serious health concerns. Here are some points of interest, limited to those that are relevant to our expertise as a commercial cleaning company in Watertown.
Plexiglass barriers are not indicated for office use.
While these barriers are useful for limited, short-duration contact – such as the type you experience when checking out at a register, for example – they are actually not effective in the office setting. This is because people are expected to be together for longer periods of time. If the plexiglass barriers are in place, they need to be cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected regularly. This is a service a commercial cleaning company provides.
The ventilation system is critical to maintaining facility health.
As you’ll read in the article, adequate air exchange is critical to maintaining facility health. This is because COVID is an airborne disease. You don’t want the virus lingering inside your facility. Your ventilation system will carry the virus outside quickly and efficiently if it’s working properly.
The key to ventilation systems working properly is keeping the vents open and clean. This means no materials, including furniture, boxes, or anything else can be kept in front of the vents. Additionally, vents should be regularly wiped down so they can be kept free from dust, debris, and other materials. This is a service a commercial cleaning company in Watertown provides.
Surface cleanliness still matters.
Despite the fact that the magazine calls surface cleaning hygiene theater, the fact is COVID and a number of other problematic diseases, including norovirus and influenza, can be spread via surface transmission. We know that the COVID virus can live for a number of days on wood and stainless steel surfaces. That’s why our Watertown commercial cleaning company thoroughly cleans, sanitizes, and disinfects all hard surfaces, including door handles, light switches, countertops, break room tables and everything in the bathroom.