Commercial Cleaning During A Worldwide Pandemic

Cleaning is imperative to maintaining the health of all employees at any time during the year — but especially during seasons of high health risks. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be no different. The job of janitorial services is greater than ever before and is a great way to help prevent the spread of germs. Here are a few tips to prevent the spread of coronavirus when commercial cleaning services are working. 

Allow For Air Circulation

If possible, open the windows in the room you are sanitizing to help the circulation in the area where you are working. Doing so will allow the room to air out and keep whoever is performing the cleaning from being in a stuffy room with potential germ exposure. Waiting 24 hours after a sick person is in the space before cleaning will help protect those cleaning as it gives the germs time to die on surfaces.

Properly Disinfect

When disinfecting surfaces, it is best to wash the area with soap and water before using a disinfectant. The places to always remember to disinfect include counters, tables, light switches, door knobs, and any other frequently touched areas. These areas are touched by a lot of people throughout the day and thus should be wiped down multiple times a day for maximum protection. 

Cleaning Electronics

Many commercial cleaning services are usually working in business offices or facilities. To protect your computers or other electronics, consider placing a washable screen protector on your monitors or other devices. This will allow frequent cleaning of electronics without damaging your devices. When washing and disinfecting electronics, be sure to dry the area completely before operating them. 

Protect Yourself

If you are the one performing janitorial services, be sure to take care of your own health, too. When you are cleaning different areas, always wear facial protection as well as gloves. This is beneficial to help you not breathe in chemicals as well as to reduce your potential exposure to germs. Once you finish cleaning the area where you know had direct exposure to the COVID-19 virus, be sure to properly dispose of all gloves or masks used in the cleaning process. 

Commercial cleaning services must continue to operate during times of a worldwide pandemic, and properly completing the job will benefit everyone involved. Dedication and concentration while cleaning is imperative to stopping the spread of disease. 

To learn more, contact a commercial cleaning company.