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Janitorial and Disinfection Services

Posted by ServiceMaster | October 6th, 2020 | Categories : Janitorial

As many businesses are ready to open again, COVID-19 is still spreading. That is why maintaining cleanliness in your workplace is very important to fight the spread of this deadly disease. According to the current data on SARS-CoV-2, this virus spreads when an infected person exhales respiratory droplets. They expel such droplets while sneezing, coughing, and even speaking. The virus transmits directly or through interaction with contaminated surfaces, followed by contact with your mouth, nose, and eyes.

The first step to avoiding infection is by normalizing the use of protective tools and equipment. The next step is taking appropriate measures to disinfect and clean, possibly contaminated surfaces.

Cleaning and Disinfecting – What’s the Difference?

Cleaning your home or workplace means removing the impurities and dirt from the surfaces. Similarly, cleaning doesn’t kill all the bacteria on a surface but just reduces their numbers. When you clean a surface, you just reduce the risk of infection.

Disinfecting involves killing microorganisms using EPA-approved disinfectants for professional disinfection. After disinfection, surfaces will look cleaner and reduce the risk of infection.

The best approach for professional disinfection is to disinfect and clean together. First, clean the surface to remove all the dirt. Then disinfect the surface and kill all the remaining microorganisms. However, this can be tough when you have to clean and disinfect yourself. After all, it’s always possible to miss some spots and only target high-traffic areas.

Targeting Areas Mostly Used

Scientists claim that coronavirus spreads when a person touches contaminated objects with their hands and proceeds to touch their eyes, mouth, and nose. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that coronavirus could stay in the air for almost three hours. They also indicated how long coronavirus could live on different surfaces.

  • Stainless Steel: Two to three days
  • Cardboard: Almost 24 hours
  • Copper: Almost four hours
  • Plastic: Two to three hours

The CDC, or Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suggested that you routinely clean your home and workplaces, especially in spaces where there’s high traffic. Furthermore, they list down the items that require constant cleaning as these objects are mostly in contact with people.

  • Faucet handles
  • Light switches
  • Elevator buttons
  • Doorknobs
  • Coffee pots, cafeteria tables, and vending machine
  • Conference table and countertops
  • Computer keyboards, mouse, and monitors

But that doesn’t mean you should miss other spaces. You need to include these in your workplace guidelines. Moreover, you should not compromise on the cleanliness and make sure that the workplace undergoes thorough disinfection. For that, you need professional disinfection services that can make sure your home and workplace are clean with a low risk of infection.


We know that you are worried about your employees’ health. At ServiceMaster Twin Cities, we ensure cleanliness through effective disinfection and sanitizing techniques. We use hospital-grades and highly effective products. For professional disinfection services, contact us at (501) 712-2249.

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