Setting Up a Proactive Cleaning Plan Prior to Re-Opening

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As many states throughout the nation start rolling out plans to re-open businesses, one thing is clear: re-opening is a cautious, multi-phase process, not a sudden free-for-all. Every business will need to have precautions in place to assure customers and employees that reasonable steps are being taken to protect their health and safety.

Many businesses are at a loss as to exactly how to do this. Express Facility Management can help.

Since 2008, we’ve been behind the scenes helping major brands and businesses maintain cleanliness. We don’t just believe in cleaning what you CAN see… we’ve always made it a policy to clean what you can’t see, as well. We meet and exceed ISSA cleaning standards for schools, transit hubs, and healthcare facilities… and we can help your business do the same.

During this pandemic, we’re constantly educating ourselves on the latest developments and research relating to coronavirus, and adapting our commercial cleaning strategies as needed to adhere to CDC recommendations and best industry practices. Here are some tips to help you with your plan:

Be Proactive and Set a Schedule

A one-time deep cleaning simply won’t do the trick. Every time someone enters your location, risk is renewed. You need to have regular and effective cleaning practices in place to prevent ongoing likelihood of infection. For example, Express Facility Management is conducting thorough cleaning of various grocery stores every single night in order to reduce contamination risk. Of course, there are also regular cleaning measures that employees of these stores are doing during working hours. Offices with infrequent foot traffic may warrant less frequent professional cleaning, but they still need a plan in place to improve their cleanliness.

We can help you set an appropriate schedule, provide professional cleaning appointments, and offer training guidelines for your existing staff to minimize risk of disease. Our sophisticated cleaning monitoring systems also enable you to track high-risk areas and request same-day service when the need arises. Call us today!

Utilize EPA-Recommended Disinfecting Tools and Products

Since we are still in the process of learning more about COVID-19, it’s hard to find certifiable kill claims testifying to the efficacy of certain alternative disinfecting techniques. However, the CDC and EPA have offered a list of approved cleaning products that can kill the virus on surfaces. Among these products is the Clorox Pro cleaner that we use in tandem with our Clorox 360 electrostatic system. In fact, Clorox has increased production of this product and system in order to keep up with the high demand for cleaners with this level of efficacy. This product:

  • Has 44+ kill claims
  • Eradicates cold, flu virus, MRSA, and norovirus in 2 minutes or less
  • Sanitizes both hard and soft surfaces
  • Kills 99.9% of bacteria in 5 seconds
  • Offers one-step sanitization that accesses hard-to-reach surfaces with ease


Contact us to learn more about this product and how you can incorporate it into your cleaning plan.

Inform and Educate Customers and Employees

Keeping a safe and healthy facility starts with you, but it ends with your employees and customers. There are specific steps that businesses can take beyond cleaning alone to minimize infection risk. This includes encouraging employees to take sick days when needed, promoting healthy habits such as washing hands and covering sneezes effectively, wearing masks when appropriate, and allowing flexible scheduling to minimize face-to-face time between employees and customers.

We offer customizable COVID-19 fliers which informs employees and customers of steps they can take to minimize the spread of the virus. Not only does this remind individuals to practice healthy habits; it also lets your valued customers and employees know that you have their safety in mind.

Need some help getting your business ready for re-opening? Contact us. Leveraging over a decade of cleaning expertise and industry-leading safety practices, we can help you put together a plan that will keep you and your business healthy.

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