How to Clean and Disinfect Your Business

Most of us know how important it is to clean and disinfect business premises. Proper cleaning and sanitization play a critical role in maintaining a safe and healthy working environment. 

If the workplace is untidy, it can easily become a breeding ground for viruses and germs, posing a significant health risk to you, your employees, and clients. Keep in mind that as an employer, you are responsible for the safety and health of your employees. 

In the wake of the deadly Coronavirus, we are here to share with you essential tips on how to clean and disinfect your business premises. 

Read on to find out everything you need to know about cleaning and disinfecting your workplace during these difficult times.

 

  • Preparation Is Key

 

 Before you start cleaning and disinfecting your workplace, you need to understand the risk you are exposed to as well. Therefore, it is critical to ensure you are doing everything right. 

If you doubt your ability, be sure to hire a virus decontamination service to help you with the task.

For effective cleaning and disinfection, you will need disposable gloves, a surgical mask to cover your mouth and nose, appropriate disinfectant or bleach solution, and cleaning equipment. 

Keep all doors and windows open for ventilation and avoid touching your face while cleaning. 

 

  • Clean All Surfaces

 

Once you are fully equipped and ready to go, start by cleaning surfaces using clean water and soap. Pay close attention to frequently touched surfaces such as light switches, doorknobs, telephone handles, desk surfaces, keyboards, toilets, sinks, etc.

Prepare your bleach solution carefully and mop the entire floor.  

Do not apply a disinfectant before you clean the surface because it won’t be effective. If you choose to sanitize the area, make sure you do so after cleaning.

 

  • Sanitizing

 

Sanitizers are two-in-one products that act as both a disinfectant and detergent. When used effectively, sanitizers destroy viruses and other harmful microorganisms that may be lurking on your surfaces.  

Although they may not kill all viruses and bacteria, sanitizers reduce surface contamination to safe levels. Make sure you carefully read and follow the directions on how to use sanitizers. 

Diluted household bleach solutions can be used as a sanitizer as long as the bleach solution was meant for disinfection. Check the label of the solution to be sure. 

Keep in mind that some bleach solutions designed for use on colored clothing may not be effective when used as a disinfectant.

 

  • Ensure Personal Hygiene

 

Do not forget about your personal hygiene after cleaning and disinfecting your business premises.  Once you are through with the process, take a shower, and change your clothes. 

Wash the clothes you had put on while cleaning. You want to ensure that you aren’t risking your life in any way.

If there are some office items that you can avoid sharing with other people, do so. Remember the fact that Coronavirus can survive on surfaces of different materials for up to three days, which is quite dangerous.

Cleaning and sanitizing your business premises should be a continuous process. Also, avoid overcrowding your workspaces to keep everyone safe. If you don’t have enough office space to maintain social distancing between your employees, consider telecommuting as an option.