Obviously, proper cleaning is important, people do judge businesses by the condition of their cleanliness. Of course, it's not just a matter of looks and popularity, it's also a matter of health and safety. As part of our efforts to keep customers safe and informed, we want to share our readers and clients about the best practices for cleaning and disinfecting to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other illnesses in the office.
Disinfecting Practices Continue To Be Important With The Omicron Variant
It has now been discovered that the Omicron variant is spreading rapidly. While it is not causing as many severe cases as COVID-19, it can still cause substantial health problems for people who are immune compromised, elderly, or have other risk factors. Fortunately, it is possible to mitigate the spread of the Omicron variant, but that requires maintaining high Omicron variant disinfecting standards. The healthiest businesses will be those that establish and maintain vigorous cleaning processes.
While the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is prevalent, you can do many things to maintain a safe workspace for your employees and customers.
Daily Cleaning Processes For Employees
Some cleaning steps you can take every day to help prevent the spread of flu and omicron include the following:
You may want to either clean more frequently or choose to disinfect in addition to cleaning in shared spaces if the space:
If a sick person or someone who tested positive for COVID-19 has been in your facility within the last 24 hours, you should clean AND disinfect the space.
Follow The Instructions On Your Cleaning Products
Too often, it’s easy to get distracted while disinfecting. When you’re cleaning with soap and water, the dwell time is less important. But when you’re disinfecting, it’s important not to spray a disinfectant and wipe it off too quickly or leave it on for too long. Your cleaning product will tell you how long you should leave it on the surface before rinsing or wiping it away. Following the instructions on the label will ensure that you’re disinfecting safely and effectively. But before you move into your disinfecting phase, be sure to break out those gloves, wear other skin protectors if necessary, and ensure adequate ventilation.
Focus On High-Touch Surfaces
It’s easy to forget certain high-touch surfaces when we’re cleaning at home. After all, how often do you think about your computer keyboard or light switches? Viruses can live on these surfaces for several days, so it’s important to give them some attention in the office.
High-touch surfaces to give extra attention to:
• Light Switches
Wash Your Hands Often
After you finish cleaning and remove your gloves, wash your hands. After you finish disinfecting, wash your hands. After using the bathroom, touching doorknobs, and before eating, wash your hands (you knew this already). Cleaning our homes and offices is important but it can’t distract us from keeping ourselves clean, too. Wash with soap and water often to reduce the spread of germs. Anytime you won’t have access to soap and water, carry hand sanitizer that is 60% alcohol or more.
Professional Cleaning Methods
Because we understand the importance of cleaning & disinfecting your business, we have implemented protocols that our staff follows in order to prevent illness from spreading. We provide our team with the equipment and training they need to properly maintain your business.
Don’t wait to develop an enhanced cleaning plan for your facility. Not only does a clean workplace help you present a professional appearance, but it can also help keep your employees safe and productive
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