Assure the Odds Are In Your Favor
While we are making strides every day, much about the novel coronavirus, often called COVID-19, still isn’t understood. As it stands, there isn’t a vaccine or direct treatment method. We are all looking for ways to double down and get the assurances we need. We do know that it is a SARS derivative that spreads from person to person. With more people starting to go back to work, the risk of infection is at an all-time high as more people work in a smaller areas. We don’t know nearly enough about how to treat COVID-19 once the infection begins, only how to go about preventing it. Your commercial office cleaner is your first, and possibly only, line of defense against said infection.
Office cleaning has always been an integral part of proper facility care and maintenance, but now more than ever, a solid office disinfection service provides peace of mind, helps protect against liability and keeps your employees safer. While there is certainly a cost to office cleaning and office disinfection, infectious disease prevention protects your reputation and your bottom line. You don’t want to gamble with the lives of your staff by having a subpar cleaning service that ignores health and safety. If you don’t have an effective, reputable and professional office disinfection service, now is the time to consider appropriate alternatives.
Betting that COVID-19 Won’t Spread in Your Facility is a Lose-Lose
There is very little you can do for a person once they are infected, the best way to protect others is by halting the disease before it ever becomes an issue. Among the best preventative measures is an office disinfection service. The COVID-19 virus can live for up to three days on certain surfaces; consider how many surfaces in your building get used more often once every three days. One way to protect yourself, your staff and your patrons is to be partnered with a commercial disinfection service that uses CDC recommended techniques to safeguard the health of your building. Betting that your staff will won’t get sick and that your facility will weather the virus with no consequence is operating with the odds stacked against you.
The Winning Hand of a Professional Commercial Disinfection Service Provider
Don’t take your chances with a wildcard and bet on an unvetted office cleaning service. A cleaning service’s practices tells you everything you need to know about the quality of their work. Consider these baseline practices that every commercial disinfection service provider should have in place:
- Using multiple methods to prevent cross-contamination in your facility. One method that many services have found success with is a color-coded microfiber rag system that helps cleaning staff determine which clothes to use where. This prevents a cloth that weas used in the restroom from being used to wipe down desks.
- Cleaning staff should be aware of and actively targeting touch points in your facility. Touch points are those areas that see many hands over the course of a work week. Areas that receive higher than average traffic should receive higher than average cleaning.
- Properly using chemical disinfectants and cleaners. All too often cleaning services will ignore the recommended dwell times, or the required time for a solution to properly clean, when using them.
- Using appropriate industry technology to clean your facility. A solid cleaning service will take every advantage they can get to provide a more effective, efficient and consistent clean.
These standards are shared by nearly every professional disinfection service. If you aren’t sure if a prospective office cleaner is worth your time, looking at how they would go about cleaning and disinfecting your building is often very telling.
An Office Disinfecting Service that is Sure to be a Royal Flush
Don’t count on beginner’s luck. Work to make sure the odds are in your favor. Here at Stathakis, we have over 40 years of industry experience servicing a wide range of different office buildings. Not only are we industry professionals, Stathakis is an ISSA CIMS-GB certified company committed to only the highest level of service. No matter what the needs of your building are, we can create a personalized plan to service your building. Coordinating with your Facility Manager, we can develop a comprehensive, full facility disinfection plan to identify and target the highest risk areas in your building. This, coupled with our CDC recommended cleaning practices can help protect you and your staff from coronavirus. Don’t gamble with a subpar cleaning service, run with the royal flush and contact us at 1-800-278-1884.