On top of dealing with this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, the regular flu season is upon us. The combination of all of these germs may have you searching for disinfecting services. In case you want to tackle it all on your own, here are some tips for cleaning and disinfecting your place of work to keep you and your employees safe and healthy.
Use the Right Products for the Job
Particularly during flu season, it’s advisable to use disposable products. Disinfectant wipes, single-use paper towels and multi-purpose disinfectant sprays are great options. In common areas such as a staff kitchen, it’s best to avoid using items like sponges which can harbor and spread bacteria.
Know the Hot Spots
It’s important to identify the high traffic areas and commonly touched surfaces around your business, such as desks, counters, doors and handles, and elevator buttons. The more often a surface is touched, the higher its risk for carrying the viruses such as the flu. Anything deemed to be a hot spot for frequent daily contact should be cleaned and disinfected on a more frequent basis, up to three or four times a day.
Place sanitizing wipes near each workspace to remind your employees to wipe down surfaces, phones, and anything else that is used regularly throughout the day.
Inform and Encourage Your Employees
In addition to disinfecting the office itself, remind employees that hand washing is important. Encourage your staff to keep their hands clean by providing full soap dispensers in the kitchen and bathrooms and supplying hand sanitizer throughout the workspace. Educate and remind employees about social distancing guidelines while in the office. And, when possible, decrease the possible spread of germs by limiting or staggering on-site work, and increasing the opportunity for virtual meetings and working from home.
Rely on Professional Cleaning Companies
Keeping your office clean is no small task, and sometimes it’s best to hire the right commercial cleaning service which comes with years of training and expertise to not only make sure your place of business looks good, but that it is a safe and healthy environment for your workers.
Stratus Building Solutions offers world-class commercial cleaning and janitorial services that meet a range of needs customized to your particular business, including eco-friendly cleaning and our own brand of disinfectant and sanitization technology.
Please contact us to see how we can best serve you and your business today.