Seven months into the pandemic, some Massachusetts communities are starting to see COVID numbers rise again. Business owners want to be able to remain open, which means doing everything possible to provide a safe environment for them and their customers.
As a Burlington janitorial service, our area of expertise pertains to maintaining physical spaces in a safe, healthy manner. So that’s what we’re going to be discussing this morning. COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through the air – that’s why everyone is supposed to be wearing masks. There’s also evidence that the virus lives on surfaces for an indeterminate amount of time, which can range from hours to days. The most recent reports include assertions that the COVID-19 virus can live on smooth glass surfaces, such as touch screens, for up to 28 days.
What we also know is that the virus can be eliminated through the use of standard cleaning, sanitization and disinfection processes. This includes the use of the appropriate products, but there’s also an important element of thoroughness and attention to detail to consider.
Throughout this pandemic, there have probably been times when you’ve had the opportunity to observe a busy retail worker doing their best to sanitize their cash register or customer service desk in between customers. In a very limited time, they are trying to clean every place a customer could potentially touch. How successful do you think they are? Even a top-notch highly motivated employee just doesn’t have the time to account for the fact that the public touches EVERYTHING. On top of that, they have their other job duties to perform, if they want to keep the customer happy.
Bringing in a Burlington janitorial service is a sensible alternative to relying on your employees to perform cleaning and sanitizing in addition to their regular work. The advantage of working with a janitorial service is they focus exclusively on cleaning and make sure all surfaces are sanitized and disinfected. It’s a deeper level of cleaning that will help keep your employees and customers safe.