Deep Cleaning During the 2020 Flu Season and COVID-19
September 15, 2020 | AUTHOR: Tammy Wright
Professional cleaners are trained in best practices for cleaning your office, and extra measures have been taken to ensure that cleaners at Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services are fully equipped to deep-clean during this critical time. With the ongoing pandemic and the official start to flu season beginning in October, we can sanitize your office and clean defensively. Our standards on disinfecting can help keep workplaces healthy. Or, if you have an outbreak of illnesses, we can clean and disinfect even the smallest of areas.
Professional cleaners like Office Pride follow all guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved chemicals and follow its recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting workplaces, businesses, schools and more.
Deep cleaning is more important than ever.
Deep cleaning focuses on dirt and germs you might not see. An ongoing commercial cleaning schedule helps you to maintain a healthy workplace by removing germs and mold that can lead to sickness. Routine disinfection helps to reduce the risk of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory illnesses.
Sanitization and disinfection have always been important, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of regular disinfection has brought commercial cleaning companies to the front lines of battling an outbreak. More than ever, your employees are going to appreciate feeling safe in their workplace.
NOW is the best time to deep-clean your workplace.
While workplaces are at limited capacity, it is an ideal time to have your office, school or facility cleaned. With lower-than-usual in-office attendance, employees, customers, guests and students are on different schedules. Cleaning tasks completed routinely during times of lower traffic levels produce maximum results.
A “deep clean” service involves the one-time cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces in restrooms, kitchens, high-touch areas like doorknobs, light switches, phones, keyboards and mice. Cleaners also vacuum and spot-clean carpets; mop floors; clean trash cans and lids, glass doors, mirrors and interior windows; dust desks, cabinets, counters, windowsills, furniture, baseboards, overhead vents and mini blinds. (The type of high-touch areas might vary, depending on the nature of your particular business.)
These areas should be cleaned daily.
Bathrooms should be cleaned and sanitized. Mirrors should be cleaned, toilet bowls should be scrubbed, paper products should be restocked, floors should be sanitized and handles should be wiped down. Computer areas and desks should be wiped down. Kitchen counters and other surface areas should be cleaned.
Include specialty floor cleaning during a deep commercial clean.
It’s recommended to have carpets and tile deep-cleaned twice per year and to have hardwoods deep-cleaned once per year. Tile grout can be cleaned, carpet stains can be lifted, and a deep dirt extraction process on hardwoods can help make them look new. The removal of dirt and debris from engineered wood, laminate flooring and linoleum also can help keep them shiny and clean for years to come.
It’s time to invest in professional commercial cleaning.
Your workplace requires routine cleaning maintenance (like refilling soap dispensers), weekly maintenance (such as disinfecting trash receptacles), monthly cleaning (like vacuuming vents) and annual cleaning (like specialty floor cleaning) – all of which contribute to the overall appearance of your facility. Deep cleaning before and during flu season and during a pandemic is critical to the safety of the people who work in and visit your office.
Office Pride has a proven track record for providing excellent maintenance cleaning and deep-cleaning services. To learn more or to get a free, no-obligation quote, please call an Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services location near you.