As businesses are re-opening, consider scheduling a professional disinfection service. Our team of experts can disinfect your entire office or facility with EPA-registered products. A professional disinfection service is a great first step, but it’s also important to maintain a clean space in between professional cleanings. Incorporate disinfection habits into your daily routine to help keep your patrons and employees safe around the clock. ServiceMaster Restoration Services compiled the following disinfection maintenance tips from the CDC to help you create your new cleaning process.
High Touch Surfaces
One of the best first steps is to locate high touch surfaces. Clean and disinfect the surfaces that are used the most in your space. In most facilities, these surfaces include door handles, electronics, countertops, appliances and more.
Clean & Disinfect
Cleaning and disinfecting are separate processes. Both are important and should be done together. Cleaning removes dirt, debris and some germs while disinfecting kills germs. Before you start your cleaning routine, put on gloves to protect your hands and ventilate your space by opening a window.
- Clean: Start by cleaning with soap and water. This step prepares your surfaces for proper disinfection.
- Disinfect: Once your surfaces are clean, use an EPA-registered disinfectant. Follow the instructions on the label to ensure you’re using the product correctly. Often products require you to keep the surface wet for a set period of time in order to be effective.
- Don’t forget to teach everyone in your office or home knows how to use your cleaning products. Place them throughout your space to encourage everyone to wipe down surfaces after use.
Another great habit to focus on is washing your hands correctly throughout the day. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Don’t forget to dry completely. If soap and water are unavailable, use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol. Encourage employees and family members to do the same.
The material of the surface you’d like to clean may require special cleaning instructions. Soft surfaces like upholstery, carpet or curtains should be cleaned and disinfected using the following process.
- Vacuum normally then clean with soap and water. You can also use an appropriate cleaning product made for that material.
- If possible, launder on the warmest settings while following the manufacturer’s instructions.
- If you’re unable to launder the item, use a disinfectant that is approved by the EPA and let dry completely.
We hope the tips above help you keep your space clean and disinfected in between professional disinfection services. We remain committed to providing our customers with the best service possible. ServiceMaster Restoration Services is your local fire and water damage restoration expert across the South Atlantic. At this time, we are also offering disinfection services. Our team can create a routine or a one-time program designed to disinfect and keep your patrons and employees safe. Contact us at 888-569-1560 to learn more about our disinfection services.
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