With more than 7 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States, it has never been more important for employers to ensure a clean and hygienic work environment for their employees.
If you have multiple employees coming in to work on a regular basis, you must make keeping a clean office a priority. You can do this by following a strict cleaning schedule, and being diligent about including the following key elements of maintaining cleanliness during this pandemic.
Clean Frequently Touched Surfaces
Depending on the nature of the material, the virus can live for a few hours to several days on all kinds of surfaces. A single infected person inside your premises can put everyone at risk for contracting the virus.
That’s why you need to ensure that all frequently touched surfaces are cleaned regularly. This includes doorknobs, handles, file cabinets, and countertops, and more.
Also do not forget about cleaning shared devices. Photocopying machines, shared computers, laptops, and other machinery must also go through a similar process to minimize the spread of the virus.
Additionally, you can go a step further and set up special hygiene stations for employees around these areas. A hygiene station must be equipped with sanitizers and handwashing facilities.
Disinfect and Sanitize
Cleaning isn’t as simple as it used to be. Now, you also need to pay attention to the kinds of products you use.
It is generally advised to clean with soap and water before you disinfect. Wetting the surface is recommended before applying most CDC approved disinfectant products. You should also air out your office regularly to improve air quality and circulation.
This is especially true of indoor areas that are in consistent use. If a room has not been in use for more than seven days, cleaning will do. Similarly, outdoor areas do not require the same kind of diligence your indoor premises do.
Hire Professional Cleaning Services
When you have large business premises to look after, hiring professional COVID-19 disinfection services are a convenient way to ensure cleanliness at the workplace.
These services make use of medical-grade disinfecting products. This helps keep your workspace safe without damaging your equipment.
Given the sometimes destructive effects of ordinary or toxic disinfectants, this should be a real concern for every employer. However, hiring experts to do the job is a good way of addressing this issue.
Keeping a Clean Office During a Pandemic
It’s not that hard to keep a clean office when you have a good cleaning plan you implement regularly. Following the CDC guidelines and working with a professional cleaning service, is enough to minimize the risk of opening your office up for business again.
At Blue Chip Pros, we’ve been helping businesses keep their spaces sanitized and safe since before, and during this pandemic. We can do the same for you. Learn more about our facility maintenance services here, and get in touch with us to get started on your own cleaning plan!