Due to COVID-19, cleaning regulations have become much more strict in order to help reduce the spread of the virus. Where some areas are not too bad and exposure is less likely, other areas can pose a major threat and a challenge. Common areas are where people tend to congregate, and it is those common areas that are open to the public which make sanitizing a nightmare. For public buildings or businesses with a common area, Baker Sandoval Cleaning will share a few tips on how to help keep your common area clean and sanitized during this pandemic.
Cleaning High Foot Traffic Areas
Every business will have a foot traffic pattern, meaning the busy and slow periods throughout the day. Due to the pandemic, is it more important than ever to better monitor your foot traffic and the conditions of the busy as well as the slow times. By knowing your foot traffic you will better be able to plan on how to better maintain your common areas. To better determine your foot traffic high and low periods, here is a list of questions that you will want to answer to determine your traffic specifics.
• Is your foot traffic volume consistent? If not when are the high and low periods?
• Who enters the building? Employees and staff only, or clients and customers?
• Does your facility open to high risk individuals?
• Do you have a method of tracking the number of people entering and exiting the building?
Clean Business Premises During Quiet Time
The CDC advises that all businesses form a way to track all of the patrons that come and go. Depending on the building’s capacity, limitations should never over exceed 15% to 35%. It is important to develop a method of limiting foot traffic to reduce the spread of the virus. When you have a common area, you will want to monitor the time when foot traffic is the slowest. After periods of high foot traffic and the slow period begins, this is the perfect time to perform a surface sanitation cleaning.
Determine High Touch Surface
After knowing the best time to clean and sanitize the common area, your next step is to determine high touched surface areas. You will want to sanitize the entire building at the end of the day. However, during the day you will need to perform constant wipe downs of the surfaces that are most often touched. This may include door knobs or handles, bars, tables, chairs, desks, shopping carts and more. Depending on the nature of the business, the high touch surface areas will vary. You will need to go through your common area and make a detailed list of highly touched surfaces and make sure they receive periodic cleaning throughout the day.
Professional Cleaning, Disinfecting & Sanitizing Against COVID-19
To help ensure your common areas as well as the rest of the building is properly cleaned and sanitized, you will want a professional cleaning or janitorial service. With a proper cleaning service that knows and follows CDC and COVID-19 protocols, your business will be safer for everyone.