Experts estimate that the average office desk can be contaminated with 400 times more germs than a toilet bowl, which increases the risk of cross-contamination and illness in the workplace. Between the challenges of flu season and COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to maintain a healthy work environment if patrons or staff will be onsite.
Keeping up with proper cleaning and disinfection protocol is vital for consumer and staff confidence and morale, but especially for their health. Here are essential steps to take in the business place during these unprecedented times but are good practice pandemic or not.
Cleaning and Disinfecting: The First Step to Hygienic Spaces
There is a difference between cleaning and disinfecting, although they work together hand in hand. High-quality cleaning services in Manhattan such as Keep It Up understand that a thorough cleaning with eco-friendly products is essential as the first step to a healthier workplace.
Following up cleaning, disinfection protocol should be followed to kill viruses on surfaces. Without properly cleaning beforehand, disinfecting solutions typically fail to adhere to the surface, which minimizes its efficacy. Our cleaning experts will customize programs to meet your company’s specific needs to help keep patrons and staff safe.
Disinfecting and Protecting High-Touch Points
Primary targets for disinfecting services are those that are considered high-touch zones. These are areas where many people touch frequently, which leads to a higher chance of infection and cross-contamination. Be sure that your commercial cleaning service in Manhattan pays special attention to these areas, and consider having a special coating applied that can protect high-touch areas longer. Critical touch points include:
- Light switches
- Elevator buttons
- Break room appliances
- Door handles
- Restroom dispensers, faucets and hardware
- Phones and computer equipment
Work closely with your cleaning service to create a cleaning and disinfection schedule that best suits your company and operating hours.
Spreading Out? Consider Post-Construction Cleaning
Are you moving desks for social distancing or have made some light construction changes to meet CDC safety requirements? A post-construction cleaning service can prove invaluable assistance in getting operations running again.
To discuss your cleaning, disinfection and post-construction options for your office space, contact our New York office at 212-222-7304.