Beyond the business impact of the COVID-19 lock down, companies are increasingly challenged to protect the health and wellness of their employees and customers, and cleanliness is the key.
As the pandemic unfolds, U.S. schools and businesses are taking extra precautions to keep their environments clean and healthy. For example, cleaning service providers have seen a sharp increase in demand for cleaning and advanced measures, such as electrostatic technology, to maximize infection control.
On an individual level, washing your hands and practicing good hygiene is sound, practical advice, but schools and businesses have a greater obligation and responsibility to keep their facilities clean and safe.
Here at Spotless Co., we are getting calls from businesses of all kinds, from warehouses, general offices and schools to convention centers, gyms, financial institutions and healthcare facilities. All of them are concerned about COVID-19 and asking for more frequent cleaning, disinfecting every horizontal and vertical surface.
Specialized disinfectant treatments can help facilities to help prevent the spread of illnesses. We recommend businesses take the following steps to keep germs at bay:
- Be wary of the hype. Avoid silver-bullet products such as cleaning machines, filters or cleaning agents that offer unrealistic performance promises. Good old-fashioned disinfecting and cleaning are the most effective preventive measures, using EPA-approved cleaning products.
- Promote cleanliness through the day. Encourage team members to regularly clean and wipe down their own work spaces, including frequently used surfaces and items like keyboards and doorknobs.
- Be realistic about resources. Many business executives are stretched thin by the uncertainty and focused on business continuity concerns, so a third-party cleaning service with a proven track record can provide the expert attention necessary to achieve a heightened level of cleanliness.
- Make the most of the situation. For businesses contemplating a temporary shut-down or transitioning to a remote-work situation, schedule a cleaning while team members are away from the office.