Different Buildings Have Different Needs
Different buildings have different needs, and as the Facility Manager of an industrial or manufacturing building, you know that your requirements are more stringent than most. Now with a global pandemic looming, scrutiny over industrial cleaning services is greater than ever. Manufacturing and industrial buildings have specific compliance issues that require an industrial cleaning service with industry-specific experience and Covid-19 adds an extra layer of risk.
The Importance of Industrial Cleaning Services
Many manufacturing and industrial facilities are considered essential businesses presenting a two-fold challenge for industrial cleaning companies that work in your building. Government regulation now stipulates a minimal level of cleaning and disinfection in the manufacturing sector to help protect workers and consumers alike. Not only will failing to meet these new requirements put you at risk of government action, it also poses a significant health risk to everyone entering your facility. Now more than ever, you need real assurances and peace of mind that your facility is being effectively cleaned. Unfortunately, many “industrial cleaning services” are little more than general office cleaners without any relevant experience. These companies simply have not had experience with big buildings or industrial facilities and as such, are unprepared for the rigor needed for proper industrial cleaning and industrial disinfection.
What is Your Industrial Disinfection Cleaning Services Response Plan to Coronavirus?
Many industrial facilities are considered essential businesses and for those that are not, reopening is likely imminent. Hopefully, your facility will not experience an exposure but with the nature of the virus and asymptomatic carriers, it’s a real possibility. Are you prepared for an exposure or outbreak? Is your industrial cleaning service prepared? Do they offer deep cleaning, floor cleaning, and restroom disinfection services? Here at Stathakis, we are prepared to respond with a three-point plan to keep your building running smoothly, removing contaminants, and maximizing health and safety:
- Shut-down areas that an infected employee used and utilize CDC recommended disinfection techniques to halt the spread of COVID-19 in your facility as well as to prevent person-to-person transmission. Our primary goal is safeguarding your employee health.
- After possibly infected areas have been shut-down, we work to do damage control by targeting areas critical to facility function to minimize shut-down times.
- Once these areas have been properly and thoroughly disinfected, we reopen work areas for general use.
If your industrial janitorial service isn’t taking their role as a disinfection service and a first line of defense against the novel coronavirus, you need to keep looking for an industrial cleaning service that understand the level of service your facility needs.
The Signs of Solid Industrial Disinfection Services
With the cleaning marketplace as crowded as it is, Facility Managers often have a difficult time finding an industry professional to partner with. Fortunately, there are a couple of indicators of the quality of an industrial disinfection service that can help quickly narrow down the list. First, is your industrial cleaning service CIMS certified? CIMS certification is a rigorous professional certification bestowed only to those cleaning companies with documented success. Likewise, if your industrial cleaning service doesn’t have an emergency response plan to a coronavirus outbreak in your facility, not only are they not prepared to service your building, they are also in violation of state law.
Another solid indicator that your prospective disinfection service isn’t up to par is a lack of industry specific experience. Industrial cleaning is not the same as general office cleaning. Finally, your industrial cleaning service should be as well versed in state and federal regulations on your facility, if not more. It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that proper cleaning and disinfection techniques can be the difference between life and death. In the middle of a pandemic is not the time to roll the dice with your industrial cleaning service.