Commercial Cleaning Disinfectant: COVID-19 Guidelines for Your Office

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COVID-19 has brought incredible disruption to our country, but it is something we will overcome, day by day. We know that the lockdowns and new regulations for businesses haven’t been easy, but the good news is that things are getting better and by following commercial cleaning disinfectant guidelines from the CDC and top medical professionals, you can help ensure your office is safe for your employees, vendors, and clients to visit.

Commercial Cleaning Disinfectant: COVID-19 Guidelines for Your Office

Using the Right Commercial Cleaning Disinfectant

The CDC has made its own set of guidelines for what type of commercial cleaning disinfectant to use and how to use it. However, it’s important to note that these are base guidelines and that there are higher-grade commercial cleaning disinfectant options available for those concerned about the coronavirus’ spread on surfaces. For example, our team at Express Facility Management is equipped to provide electrostatic sprayer disinfectant which ensures even those hard to reach areas are disinfected and made safe.

Other, more general guidelines for using correct commercial cleaning disinfectant include:

  • Ensuring cleaning staff uses disposable gloves, gowns, and masks whenever applying disinfectant and properly trashing those items once done with a set area.
  • Check this EPA approved list of commercial cleaning disinfectant products for use against coronavirus. Note, while each of these disinfectants is effective, it’s important to not mix cleaning products together otherwise you risk creating a health hazard.
  • If using disinfecting wipes for quick clean areas, such as at elevator buttons, be sure to choose a high-grade product, use only one at a time, and count to make sure the wipe keeps the surface wet for 3 to 5 minutes.

Target Commonly Used Areas

It’s not just about what type of commercial cleaning disinfectant you use, it’s about where you use it. There is a lot of talk (arguing) about masks, which is an important concern, as coronavirus is primarily spread through air droplets when someone with the virus coughs, sneezes, shouts, or otherwise heavily breathes outward. People who come into contact with these air droplets then risk being contaminated. However, while this is the most common way coronavirus is spread, it’s not the only way. The virus has been shown to live on the following surfaces for upward of 72 hours:

  • Cardboard
  • Copper
  • Plastic
  • Stainless steel

So when you have your in-house janitorial team clean your office space, or when you hire out for a more specialized commercial cleaning outfit, you’ll want to ensure that the right commercial cleaning disinfectant is used on building materials and objects comprised of these materials. It’s especially important to focus on frequently used objects and have them at least lightly sprayed or cleaned several times a day. Such objects include:

  • Countertops
  • Conference tables and chairs that are publicly used
  • Doorknobs
  • Elevator buttons
  • Faucet handles
  • Shared computer setups

Contact Express Facility Management for a Full-Service Clean

Want to outsource your cleaning tasks to a professional? Contact our team at Express Facility Management team to learn more about our experienced cleaning team members and the high-grade commercial cleaning disinfectant products an procedures we utilize to ensure your commercial space gets the in-depth clean it needs to be safe of COVID-19 and other viruses.

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