Two years after the world shut down in March 2020, we’re still fighting COVID-19. Fortunately, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has pandemic cleaning protocols that keep commercial buildings clean and safe. Let’s go over the CDC’s regulations for cleaners working in commercial facilities during the pandemic.
This post covers the following topics:
- CDC guidelines for cleaning commercial facilities
- How Brenner disinfects your facility
- Industries we offer disinfection services for
The CDC suggests the following steps for preventing COVID-19 from spreading in your building:
Assess every surface in your office to determine how often each one gets touched. High-touch points should be your highest priority. These touch points include doorknobs, light switches, and furniture in break rooms and common areas. High-touch surfaces need frequent cleaning because they accumulate high amounts of germs, since people touch and use them so often.
Create a long-term cleaning plan that covers how to clean your office daily, weekly, monthly, and annually. Include small- and big-picture tasks like using certain disinfecting products and hiring a commercial cleaning company. Determine how often your building needs disinfection, hard floor and carpet cleaning, and other specific commercial cleaning services. Build those services and their frequency into your plan.
A commercial cleaning schedule is one component of your larger cleaning plan that helps you clean and disinfect your building’s surfaces effectively. One great way to make a schedule is with an office cleaning checklist. If you work with a professional cleaning company like Brenner, outline which cleaning tasks they’re responsible for. Then outline tasks your employees can take care of, such as cleaning their individual workstations.
Involve your employees and your commercial cleaning company as you start carrying out your cleaning plan. Let each group know what their responsibilities are and give key stakeholders copies of your cleaning plan. That way, you and your stakeholders can determine how well the plan works after a few weeks or months.
Along with high-touch surfaces, it’s best to disinfect the following surfaces regularly:
- Soft surfaces like carpets, curtains, and rugs
- Towels, linens, and other fabrics
- Electronics like laptops, desktops, and tablets
Many of these surfaces and items are either high-touch points or are in high-traffic areas of commercial buildings. By disinfecting these surfaces and objects often, you reduce the risk of your employees and visitors contracting COVID-19.
That’s especially true when you disinfect surfaces recently touched by someone with COVID-19. Close off areas used by the infected person and wait a few hours before you disinfect those areas. When you disinfect, keep air circulating with air conditioning, fans, or open windows and vacuum the area if it’s carpeted. Finally, wear a mask during the disinfection process to protect yourself and others.
Educate all your employees about the symptoms of COVID-19 and workplace prevention strategies such as vaccination policies and mask orders. Make sure they understand all local and federal government mandates about COVID-19 as well as any company safety measures you’ve taken. The more your employees understand about COVID-19, the safer they will be.
Need help disinfecting your commercial facility? Reach out to Brenner Facility Services today to get started.
We disinfect your facility with our electrostatic spraying services. This spraying process releases a mist that wraps around surfaces and electrically charges the cleaning solution’s molecular particles so they reach every surface in the room. It kills just about all contaminants it comes across.
This service keeps your commercial spaces pristine and safe without asking your employees to take on extra cleaning. After all, your employees need to focus on their jobs, not on disinfecting every surface around them.
We offer disinfection services for the following industries:
- Commercial Offices
- Commercial Properties
- Educational Facilities
- Fitness Centers
- Medical Offices
We customize our disinfection services for each industry and every client within that industry. No two commercial facilities are alike, and each has its own unique cleaning needs. Our services address those differences. If you want us to follow your predetermined cleaning service checklist, we can do that. If you need us to help you decide which services you need, we can do that, too.
Disinfection services matter because they keep your workforce safe and healthy. Removing contaminants from your facility prevents your employees from using more sick days than necessary. It also allows them to work comfortably and complete their core tasks and functions. Overall, disinfection services help your employees work more effectively.
When it comes to commercial disinfection, you need a reliable partner who understands how to clean your facility effectively. Fortunately, Brenner Facility Services has the knowledge and experience to deliver the services you’re looking for.
Are you currently disinfecting your facility to prevent the spread of COVID-19? If not, reach out to us today to get started. We want to keep eastern New England safe during this pandemic, and that includes your business. We’ll be here whenever you need us.