Commercial Cleaning Service Advice
Now that COVID-19 has occurred in our lives and changed the way engage in activities. Cleaning or Cleaning Services is a common first thought in everybody’s mind and have become a massive priority. Industries all over the world have come to a halt with restaurants being near the top of that list. We thought that it would be good to share some important commercial cleaning service advice to help get the world back to the normal we all knew it to be.
As for the virus itself, that too shall pass, but the lessons learned will be left behind, with an ongoing post-traumatic ordeal that many people will struggle with. The lingering question of “is it really clean?” will be ever-present.
Recommendations by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) are important to review. These recommendations and chemicals can help with cleaning surface areas and commonly touched places including chairs, doorknobs, dining tables, light switches, toilets, faucets, sinks, and many more places.
This is where commercial cleaning becomes of great importance to every business- especially restaurants. In the past commercial cleaning has been treated as a cost that many companies tried to reduce as much as possible
However due to COVID -19, a shift in mindset has been created, so business owners are not looking for the cheapest cleaning anymore but cleaning by a reputable brand using CDC and EPA approved disinfectants, performed by highly trained cleaners with documented and duplicatable procedures.
When it comes to customer and employee health, proper cleaning is the first line of defense and will most likely play a massive role in the future success of your business.
Therefore, we thought it is only right to give some advice on the matter.
Cleaning before your re-open your doors, getting the best Commercial Cleaning Service Advice
Before re-opening your business or opening it up for the first time, you will need to make time to create a plan that includes varying levels of cleaning, frequency of cleaning and to fully understand how the cleaning regimen affects your customers and employees.
Plan for both the front and back of house operations. Which will require very different and strategic approaches and separate action plans. Furthermore, you will want time to advertise to your employees and customers the lengths you have gone through to provide a clean and safe experience.
Remember that you are facing two challenges: instituting and maintaining new standards of cleanliness and making sure your employees and customers feel safe and satisfied with the new cleaning regimen.
Note: Their perception of cleanliness will be just as important as the cleaning itself.
Here is some advice on preparing your business to re-open or open for the first time.
A list of questions to ask when you meet with a commercial cleaning company.
First, there is cleaning and disinfection
Secondly, it is of great importance to understand surface dwell times. This is the number of times solvents need to stay on the surface to properly kill viruses, germs, and bacteria. Spraying and immediately wiping is unacceptable cleaning practice, which does very little.
Thirdly and lastly know and thoroughly understand the difference between “cleaning”, “sanitizing”, and “disinfecting” and what is the proper process to kill bacteria, germs, and potential virus strains.
Let us take a look at the differences according to ISSA :
Cleaning removes impurities, dirt, and many germs from objects or surfaces. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but lowering or removing them, lowers the risk of spreading infection.
Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on objects or surfaces to a safe level, as judged by public health requirements or standards (though this may differ in the coming months, years). This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirt from surfaces, but killing germs on a surface after cleaning, can further lower the risk of spreading infection. Bear in mind proper cleaning must be performed before attempting to disinfect.
Last but certainly not least is a list of topics you will want to raise when speaking with your commercial cleaning company (or when looking to hire one) and building out a new cleaning plan:
– Ask if they use an electrostatic sprayer, a pump, battery sprayer, or a manual spray of disinfectants, this will give you an idea of the process and how long it takes to properly disinfect.
– Also make sure that they are using hospital-grade, EPA- approved disinfectants. Ask for the list of solvents, solutions they plan to use for each level of cleaning.
– Make sure that they can defile what deep cleaning disinfection emails and ask about surface dwell times.
That is, it from us, we hope you found this informative and helpful. Stay safe and Informed.
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