Best Practices to Clean for Better Health
Restoring Consumer Confidence and Reducing the Spread
The coronavirus has been challenging for many. However, one benefit has been that janitorial staffs are now rightfully being lauded as heroic frontline workers. What was once a job behind the curtains of office buildings and other facilities is now center stage as its essential role in protecting public health has achieved widespread recognition.
The proliferation of COVID-19 has led us to re-work our definition of cleanliness. Consumers now realize that a spotless surface and a pleasant scent aren’t enough anymore. Staffs and facilities must plan to clean for better health in order to restore consumer confidence and reduce the spread of infectious pathogens. Companies that do so set themselves up for success during COVID and beyond. The following are some best practices to clean for better health.
Take a Close Look at Your Cleaning Products
The EPA offered a list of disinfectants that are effective against SARS-CoV-2. Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution is included on this list and features a 55-second kill time against the virus. Furthermore, it’s naturally derived and free from the harsh chemicals that are a hallmark of many other disinfectants.
Get All of Your Employees Onboard
Even the best janitorial staff can’t be in all places at all times. Cleaning for better health means that employees will have to do their part as well, particularly when it comes to high-touch areas and best practices for reducing the spread of germs. Post signs throughout your facility reminding employees to clean after themselves and disinfect whenever possible. Offering company-wide training to make sure everyone knows how they can be helping out is another solution.
Increase Visibility and Transparency
Your customers, clients, and visitors want to know that you’re doing everything you can to keep them safe. To increase their peace of mind, consider a cleaning schedule that includes times when visitors are in the building. When these folks can actually see the process taking place, they become much more confident in being at your facility.
The pandemic has changed the way we do business and that includes how we clean our building. The public is more educated and aware than ever about the importance of cleaning and disinfection and taking these steps is a chance to assure them that you have their health in mind.