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Updated CDC Commercial Cleaning Guidelines

Posted by ServiceMaster | August 30th, 2021 | Categories : Commercial Cleaning

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial facility owners and managers have relied on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for guidelines on how to protect their business, staff, and customers. As more is understood about how the virus spreads, CDC guidelines for commercial cleaning have been updated regularly to ensure that the latest scientific findings are implemented nationwide.

The following are the latest updates to guidance on cleaning and disinfection of facilities as it relates to COVID-19 were released recently, as well as additional information on best practices (such as our commercial cleaning services) that will help your business protect what matters most.

What Are the New CDC Guidelines for Facilities?

The newest CDC guidance updates for most facilities include:

  • In most facilities, the risk of infection from touching a surface is considered low.
  • Cleaning with products containing soap or detergent helps reduce pathogens on surfaces and decreases the risk of infection from surfaces.
  • It is only necessary to clean space once a day when no people are confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19.
  • Using EPA-approved List N disinfectants helps kill any remaining germs in the space.
  • Disinfection is only recommended in indoor settings where a suspected COVID-19 case has occurred in the last 24 hours.
  • If someone tested positive for COVID-19 in your facility within the last 24 hours, cleaning and disinfection is recommended in the space.

These guidelines are general purpose and do not apply for healthcare facility cleaning or other facilities which have specific regulations for cleaning and disinfection (such as food processing plants).

The Importance of Daily Cleaning

As the pandemic remains ongoing for the foreseeable future, daily cleaning and disinfection are still a high priority for many industries; and will remain a crucial part of all businesses in the future. Despite the slow rollout of vaccines, the spread of COVID-19 and other pathogens will continue to be top-of-mind for many in the United States.

It’s also worthy to note that professional cleaning services are the choice among many facilities that want to limit exposure to their staff or those that don’t have the in-house resources to adequately clean and disinfect. Professional commercial cleaning services that have a familiarity with your industry and needs, such as ServiceMaster Twin Cities, are key to keeping your facility in excellent condition – especially with the fall and winter months ahead.

Last, because of the wide-ranging consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, employee and customer expectations have been heightened, creating a need for professional commercial cleaning services to meet expectations and provide peace of mind for many.

Rely On Expert Commercial Cleaning & Disinfection ServiceMaster Twin Cities

Ensuring that your business is in accordance with CDC guidelines is important to avoid a business shutdown and protect individuals that enter your facility.

You can trust your commercial cleaning needs with the experienced team at ServiceMaster Twin Cities is a smart, efficient decision. Our experienced and certified technicians use state-of-the-art cleaning equipment and CDC-recommended methodologies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while offering customized cleaning plans for your unique business.

Contact ServiceMaster Twin Cities today and see how we can help your facility with all of your commercial cleaning needs.

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