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Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Disinfection Plan

Posted by ServiceMaster | December 23rd, 2020 | Categories : Disinfection

Knowing how to disinfect your business property is critical to the safety of your workers, customers, and all other visitors. You’ll need to disinfect everything well, especially if it’s been a while since your business was open.

But you must also review the issues that may develop when planning your disinfection work. Here are a few mistakes you must avoid when disinfecting your space, plus what you can do to prevent these problems from harming your work environment.

Forgetting About Some Surfaces

Many people forget to disinfect certain surfaces around their properties. You’ll need to cover every space that people might contact, including:

  • Office equipment
  • Tech items, including keyboards and monitors
  • Cabinet handles, including in the kitchen
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Bathroom handles
  • Elevator buttons
  • Escalator rails and steps
  • Countertops

A comprehensive approach is necessary for your work needs. You must clean every space in your office to ensure everyone is safe. Check your property to see what surfaces people contact the most to determine what needs to work. You can also talk with us at ServiceMaster Twin Cities if you have any other questions on what works.

Not Dusting First

Some spots might develop dust due to no one accessing those spaces for a while. People often make the mistake of adding disinfectants to surfaces without dusting them. Clearing off the dust is critical for allowing the disinfectants you use to work as directed.

Not Fogging Spaces

People often wipe down surfaces when disinfecting them. But they don’t fog these areas, a practice that entails allowing disinfecting items to stick around a space and penetrate small openings. An electrostatic fogger is necessary for fully covering your property.

Using the Wrong Cleaning Material

Not all disinfectants will work in all spots. You’ll need a disinfectant based on these points:

  • What types of surfaces the cleaning material can handle
  • Whether a disinfectant can work on electronic products
  • How safe the disinfectant is; a biodegradable and non-allergenic cleaning item is best
  • Whether it has a distinct odor; a quality product will not produce harsh scents
  • The product’s status with the CDC; it should be CDC-approved to kill off various dangerous forms of bacteria

Not Disinfecting Enough

Do not assume you only need to disinfect your space once. You should disinfect your property many times, especially as people will keep entering your office and interacting with things.

You can dictate when you should disinfect your property surrounding these points:

  • How often your place is open
  • The number of people who will keep entering your property
  • How often people contact certain items
  • The size of your space
  • How comfortable everyone is with regular sanitization efforts

A good rule of thumb is to clean your space at least two or three times a week. Regular disinfecting reduces the risk of contaminated surfaces developing around your property.

Hiring An Inexperienced Disinfection Team

The last problem you might experience involves who you’re hiring for the disinfection work. You might hire a team that doesn’t have the materials necessary for the task at hand. Sometimes those workers might not understand how to clean a space the right way. We have been providing janitorial services in central Arkansas for over 30 years.

Hiring us at ServiceMaster Twin Cities can be the smartest move you can manage. We understand how disinfection works and what fits your space. Our effort will be vital to your success in producing a clean working environment. Contact our office to get started!

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