As Flu season comes to a slow and COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, your business, hotel, school, or office may be re-opened for the first time in months or even a year! While this is a great opportunity, there are many challenges that business owners and managers need to navigate. Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of opening public spaces that will require careful planning. Contract Services Group compiled the following tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you get started.
Determine What Needs to Be Cleaned vs Disinfected
Some surfaces only need to be cleaned with soap and water. Outdoor areas generally only require normal routine cleaning and don’t need additional disinfection. However, there are outdoor surfaces that can benefit from it. Focus on disinfecting hard surfaces that are frequently used like tables, chairs and doorknobs. The majority of your disinfection will most likely take place indoors. While developing a re-opening disinfection plan for the indoor areas of your business, you should consider the material of your surfaces. Most hard surfaces can follow the same disinfection procedure, but items made up of soft and porous material are difficult to disinfect correctly. If possible, remove items like pillows, curtains and area rugs from your public space or clean and launder as the item’s label states.
Think about the last time an employee or customer was in your business. If it has been unoccupied for more than 7 days, you may not need to take any additional disinfection precautions. it will only need your normal routine cleaning to open the area. This is because the virus that causes COVID-19 has not been shown to survive on surfaces longer than this time. However, once your business does re-open, you’ll need to implement a disinfection plan to help your community stay safe and healthy.
Reduce Potential Exposure
Planning your re-opening disinfection plan may involve changing the way you do business. It’s important to take your time learning all of your options and know that you can change your business setup at any time. Consider implementing behavioral changes like eliminating high touch surfaces from public access, wiping down necessary surfaces after every use or removing items in common spaces. Make sure you follow local news about COVID-19 transmissions to decide what is best for your area.
Professional Disinfection Services
If you don’t know where to start when creating a re-opening disinfection plan for your business, contact us to schedule a professional disinfection service. Our expert team can disinfect your facility with EPA-registered disinfectants. Contract Services Group follows guidelines established by the CDC during every service. We’re dedicated to helping our community stay healthy and safe during this time. As businesses re-open, you can count on us to create a routine cleaning program designed to keep your patrons and employees safe.
Contract Services Group has provided janitorial services to businesses for over 45 years. Our expert team can help clean your business with our high-quality, reliable cleaning services. Contact us to schedule any of our janitorial services. We hope the tips above help you create a business re-opening disinfection plan. If you’re not sure where to start, we can help!
About Contract Services Group, Inc.
Contract Services Group, Inc. provides commercial janitorial, window cleaning, and window washing systems. CSG’s online presence is located at http://www.csgcares.com.
CSG provides janitorial and window cleaning services throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona.