While some people will continue to wear masks as the pandemic continues, changing local restrictions means that in some businesses, customers and employees may be going without masks. What impact will that have among COVID rates in the workforce? What about the role masks may have in the prevention of other productivity-killing diseases, such as norovirus and the common cold?
As a Hingham office cleaning service, we don’t have the definitive answers to these questions. What we do know, proven by science and borne out over our forty years experience in the field, is that clean workplaces are healthier workplaces. Many problematic diseases can be spread via surface transmission: when one sick person touches a surface, leaves some germs or bacteria behind, and then the next person touches the surface and picks up materials that may make them sick.
The easiest, most cost-effective way to reduce the spread of any illnesses within your workplace is by hiring a professional office cleaning service. These skilled professionals clean, sanitize and disinfect all hard surfaces. This includes high traffic areas like reception area countertops, any public-facing areas including furniture, light switches, vending machines, thermostats, windowsills, door handles and more, restrooms, break rooms, meeting rooms and more.
Understanding the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection: we are sometimes asked to explain this. Cleaning is the removal of dirt, dust, grime, grease, and general mess from objects and surfaces. This includes vacuuming the carpets and wiping down walls and windows with a cleaning product. Sanitizing is a technical term meaning that all germs are reduced by a specific method – either heat or chemical – to a level that a governmental authority has deemed to be safe for the general public. Disinfection is the use of a chemical agent to kill germs, bacteria and viruses. The products we use to clean, sanitize, and disinfect are the same medical grade products used to ensure a safe clinical treatment environment in hospital operating rooms.
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