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How to Create a Re-Opening Disinfection Plan

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Posted by ServiceMaster | July 1st, 2020 | Categories : Disinfection

As COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, your business may be re-open for the first time in months. While this is a great opportunity, there are many challenges that business owners need to navigate. One of the prominent challenges is making a re-opening disinfection plan. There are many aspects of your business that can affect the type of disinfection plan you’ll need. ServiceMaster of Tacoma compiled the following tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you get started.


Surface Type and Location

Outdoor areas generally don’t need additional disinfection. However, there are outdoor surfaces that can benefit from it. Focus on disinfecting hard surfaces that are frequently used like tables, chairs and doorknobs. The majority of your disinfection will most likely take place indoors. While developing a re-opening disinfection plan for the indoor areas of your business, you should consider the material of your surfaces. Most hard surfaces can follow the same disinfection procedure, but items made up of soft and porous material are difficult to disinfect correctly. If possible, remove items like pillows, curtains and area rugs from your public space.


Unoccupied Areas

Think about the last time an employee or customer was in your business. If your business has been empty for more than 7 days, you may not need to take any additional disinfection precautions. However, once your business does re-open, you’ll need to implement a disinfection plan to help your community stay safe and healthy.


Reduce Potential Exposure

Planning your re-opening disinfection plan may involve changing the way you do business. It’s important to take your time learning all of your options and know that you can change your business setup at any time. Consider implementing behavioral changes like eliminating high touch surfaces from public access, wiping down necessary surfaces after every use or removing items in common spaces like utensils or straws. Make sure you follow local news about COVID-19 transmissions to decide what is best for you.


Professional Disinfection Services

If you don’t know where to start when creating a re-opening disinfection plan for your business, contact us to schedule a professional disinfection service. Our expert team can disinfect your facility with EPA-registered disinfectants. ServiceMaster Twin Cities follows guidelines established by the CDC during every service. We’re dedicated to helping our community stay healthy and safe during this time. As businesses re-open, you can count on us to create a routine cleaning program designed to keep your patrons and employees safe.


ServiceMaster Twin Cities in Little Rock, Arkansas has provided janitorial services to local businesses for over 30 years. Our expert team can help clean your business with our high-quality, reliable cleaning services. Contact us to schedule any of our janitorial services. We hope the tips above help you create a business re-opening disinfection plan. If you’re not sure where to start, we can help! Our experience and training afford us the ability to promote safe practices for infection prevention within our business.


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