When businesses open back up, they’re going to need some serious deep cleaning.
Between removing weeks of dust and allergens that have accumulated on surfaces and the need to sanitize to prevent anything COVID-19 related from doing the same, offices reopening will need to make sure that shared communal spaces are as clean as possible. On the flip side, businesses that are already open will need to do more as customers come back.
Check out these quick tips to stay sanitary and adequately staff your new cleaning schedule.
CDC guidelines to keep in mind
This is an evolving situation, but following the CDC guidelines around how to clean and disinfect, the approach is pretty straight forward.
If someone has been confirmed sick:
- Close off the area they usually sit
- Open up the windows to increase air circulation
- Wait as long as possible to clean and disinfect, at least 24 hours
- Clean everything that person could have possibly touched—including screens or remotes in conference rooms
- Use a vacuum equipped with a high-efficiency HEPA filter
If you can’t buy disinfectants from your local store, you can make your own, and it’s pretty simple. To make the solution, just mix 1/3rd cup bleach per gallon of water.
PRO TIP: Never mix household bleach with ammonia.
When it comes to soft surfaces—like carpets, rugs, and drapes—there are different requirements; always check what could harm the material. When cleaning electronics, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol.
Some of the things that need to be sanitized are:
- Shopping carts
- Point of sale keypads
- Light switches
Other things to keep in mind when cleaning:
Anyone who tackles these problem areas needs to be trained in cleaning and disinfection chemicals. If you’ve cleaned up after a confirmed coronavirus case, make sure everyone is wearing disposable gloves and gowns, including those who are handling trash.
And finally, no matter what, don’t forget:
When it comes to cleaning spaces, no matter what the context—be it commercial, an office, or grocery store—making sure all guidelines are followed is crucial to preventing any further cases.
If you’re cleaning a space and need an extra set of hands, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Adia is the platform for on-demand cleaning staff, and with the coronavirus, we’ve done even more to help keep businesses open during these times.