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How to Make Your Facility Safe for Everyone

Posted by ServiceMaster | April 15th, 2021 | Categories : Cleaning Tips

ServiceMaster Twin Cities offers professional janitorial services for all commercial businesses. Employees and customers are well aware of how important a clean and safe facility matters due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and maintenance in general.

If your business is choosing to perform janitorial services in-house, the following article is a basic guide for keeping everyone safe at your facility. Bear in mind that this isn’t a complete list, as every facility has its own factors to consider based on usage and exposure to the public. Your facility can help stop the transmission of disease while also making a great impression for customers with consistency and thorough cleaning.

Invest in a High-Quality Ventilation System

Adequate ventilation only comes with quality. You may rely on open windows and doorways to regulate fresh air, but there’s no substitute for a high-quality ventilation system. Be sure to find a system that has a high MERV rating capable of filtering out large particles as well as germs and pathogens. Better air quality leads to better performance and well-being for employees, so therefore you’ll gain some additional benefits for productivity.

Pay Attention to Germ Hot Spots

High-touch surfaces are breeding grounds for germs and increase the risk of transmission. Frequent disinfection of surfaces and objects touched by multiple people is important, including:

  • Door handles
  • Shared keyboards
  • Water coolers
  • Elevator buttons
  • Conference tables
  • Coffee makers

It can be hard to find and clean these areas effectively, so hiring janitorial services from a commercial cleaning professional can help develop a cleaning plan tailored specifically to your business needs.

Enforce Social Distancing Measures

Social distancing measures should always be enforced when interacting with staff and customers – especially indoors. You may need to reduce occupancy or install signage that instructs visitors to your facility about the proper CDC guidelines, but reducing liability is a significant factor in keeping your doors open during the pandemic.

Adhere to and Stay Up to Date on CDC Standards

Make sure to stay up-to-date consistently on the standards and guidelines that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regularly issues. Depending on your location and guidelines in your state, you may need to enforce contact tracing or reduced operations to conform to best practices. Learn more about CDC’s guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces here.

Deep Cleaning Should Be Your ‘New Normal’

It is no longer enough to deep clean once a month. Deep cleaning should be performed at least weekly to address any areas where the spread of disease is common, such as bathrooms, waiting rooms, common areas, and high-touch areas. Outsourcing cleaning with professional janitorial services can help you get the job done without overburdening your staff.

Make Your Facility Safe with ServiceMaster Twin Cities

Partnering with a professional janitorial company is a priority in this day and age. With years of experience and know-how, ServiceMaster Twin Cities ensures that your facility is safe and healthy for operation. Contact us today to learn more about how we can work with your schedule and give you the peace of mind that you deserve.

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