Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind and it has been an eye opener on how infection can spread very quickly. Not only should we get in the habit of practicing infectious control cleaning practices now, but it should be continued to protect employees and visitors from other infectious diseases from colds to flus and other such viruses. Today, we at Baker Sandoval Cleaning would like share how you can maintain a clean and infectious controlled environment.
Insist Sick Employees Stay Home
Keeping infected workers out of the workplace will significantly reduce the number of illnesses in both your workplace and your clients’ offices, though is not an actually cleaning method, it helps drastically. About 39% of employees go to work sick as suggested by research. To ensure people will not feel like they are expected to come into work, managers and other business leaders should lead by example with this one.
Clean & Disinfect Surfaces Daily
Only if done correctly, one the most effective infection control cleaning methods is to disinfect commonly handled surfaces. With an all-purpose cleaner first, clean the surfaces of keyboards, desktops, phone receivers, doorknobs, counters, and other high-touched areas and follow up with a disinfectant spray and wipe them down. To be fully effective, disinfectant should ideally be left on a surface for 30-60 seconds. Keep in mind that all-purpose cleaner doesn’t disinfect, so if that’s all you use, you are leaving most of the germs behind.
Wash Hands & Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
When you’re cleaning offices during cold and flu season, as well as during the pandemic, use gloves and masks when you’re cleaning offices. It’s a good idea to swap out PPE every 30 minutes if the cleaning job takes a long time. Cleaners should wash their hands for 15-20 seconds with warm water and antibacterial soap when finished with PPE, and after touching potentially contaminated surfaces. Making it another effective infection control cleaning method, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among other benefits, handwashing reduces respiratory illnesses by 16-21% in the general population.
Daily Disposal of Trash & Washing Trash Containers
In wastebaskets, germs continue to collect. Have the cleaning duties include emptying all wastebaskets daily and wash them down with disinfectant spray, inside and out. Before tending to the next task, be sure to have them wash their hands when completed.
Clean Window Ledges, Dust Vents & Other Neglected Areas
Being still capable of transmitting illnesses, many dust particles are comprised of contaminated dead skin cells. Dust the office thoroughly, remembering to tend to shelves, ledges, countertops, heating and cooling vents, and other areas where dust gathers to reduce the risk of infection. Giving them a healthy space, and giving you a little extra revenue, you can even add these to a “cold and flu season” add-on for clients.
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To ensure your business is well-cleaned and infectious control standards are met, call in the experts of Baker Sandoval Cleaning and let our trained and skilled professionals provide cleaning services for your Greater Boulder, Colorado business. Call us to get started today!