No doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in several ways. There’s definitely been an increase in touch-free technology, whether it’s the tap and pay system at your favorite coffee shop to smart plumbing fixtures that need just a wave of the hand to dispense the right amount of water.
But people haven’t changed, even though the technology has advanced. As a janitorial service in Belmont, MA we can tell you that we’re not in the touch-free future yet. Throughout the pandemic, we were still cleaning plenty of fingerprints off of doors, windows, door handles, table tops, countertops, and all over the restroom. Even touch-free technology gets touched, quite a bit.
That’s why it it’s important to choose a janitorial service that’s professional and thorough. Surface transmission of COVID and other dangerous diseases, such as the Norovirus, still remains a threat. Facility cleanliness is important to protect you, your team, and your customers from communicable disease.
What Surfaces Do Customers Touch Most Often?
There are some surfaces customers can not avoid touching, such as doors and keypads. This is why you see touchless technology so prominently developed for these areas. However, not every business has automatic doors. Doors, windows, door handles, and hand rails are among the surfaces customers touch most office.
Other high contact surfaces are in the bathroom, any reception area or public space, changing rooms, treatment rooms, and meeting rooms. As a janitorial service, we know that to contain COVID and keep the facility looking its best at all times, all of these high contact surfaces must be cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized. Using medical-grade cleaning supplies, of the same sort used in hospitals, is an essential part of keeping everyone safe.
It may be that we never achieve a fully touchless future. That’s ok. As long as professional janitorial services are out there keeping things clean, everything will be just fine.