Benefits of Cleaning Services for your Business Premises in the wake of COVID-19
With the worst parts of the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly behind us, business owners, employees and customers worldwide are feeling cautiously optimistic. The stats are looking good, the media craze is slowly dying out, and businesses are preparing to open their doors to the public once again. But before we can all slide back into the familiar comfort of our everyday lives, there is something important that business leaders, in particular, need to consider. And that thing is, of course, preparing their premises and ensuring that everything is safe.
Hello everyone, and welcome back to our blog. In today’s blog, we’ll have a look at the best ways to prepare your business for reopening in a post-COVID-19 environment.
Being optimistic about the situation is excellent, but we cannot afford to grow complacent, advise experts. A good, thorough cleaning service, accompanied by a round of disinfection, is the minimum that any business owner should consider before reopening. This will help minimise the risks, both for your employees and your customers and provide everyone with peace of mind.
Experts advise that all commercial property owners consider at least one thorough cleaning session, regardless of the type of business. This goes both for office buildings and stores. Schools and other educational facilities are, of course, expected to go the extra mile in ensuring that students are well protected, which will probably cause the staggering of schedules.
The situation has given rise to a variety of guidelines and best practices, complete with equipment and cleaning product recommendations. Numerous cleaning solutions and providers are undergoing thorough testing in order to ensure that they’re both capable of getting the job done and safe.
The COVID-19 situation is a first for most providers of commercial cleaning services out there, as there haven’t been many worldwide pandemics as of late. Still, companies and independent professionals alike are working hard to ensure that everything is taken care of in accordance with the official guidelines and safety regulations. Even though the media isn’t solely focused on the virus anymore, the public is still rather reserved and fearful, and it is up to the experts to alleviate those fears.
The majority of vetted products have demonstrated the ability to deal with viruses, similar to COVID-19, leaving a clean and safe environment in their wake. Still, experts remind that there exist no ways of presenting a one-hundred-per cent guarantee for effectiveness. 99.9999% is as good as one can expect, and it is, of course, preferable over the alternatives. Essentially, this means that minimising the chance of transmission and spread is the best that we can hope for, even in a post-COVID-19 world.
“Safety equipment is an absolute must.”
Disease experts at the University of South Carolina remind that, even though the dangers are subsiding, professional protective gear is still a requirement for the cleaners. A complete full-body protective suit, complete with face masks, gloves and regular hand disinfection is the minimum, expected for a commercial cleaning provider.
While some small business owners might feel inclined to “save some cash” and entrust their own personnel with cleaning the premises, this is ill-advised, caution experts. A professional commercial cleaning company will always be able to do much more than your average office employee, especially when it comes to expert cleaning services. Remember – COVID-19 is no joke. A simple clean-up, using disinfection wipes won’t do much to protect you from the virus. All contact surfaces should be deep cleaned, washed, scrubbed, dried and then disinfected, in that exact order. Any leftover dirt, dust or impurities can hinder the effectiveness of disinfectants, placing your employees and customers at risk.
Furthermore, health officials also remind us that high-contact surfaces deserve extra attention. What qualifies as “high-contact”? Well, simply put – everything that multiple people are likely to interact with often throughout the day. High-contact surfaces are present in every office. They are things like doorknobs, switches, panels, phones, electronic office equipment, tables, chairs, bathroom equipment, sinks and cupboards. All of these require extra effort and, more often than not, additional tools.
But wait, there’s more…
Public spaces and commercial premises like stores will need to be extra careful with their facilities. Shopping carts and keypads are especially important, as numerous people of all ages are likely to get in contact with them throughout the day, and even the slightest mishap here can prove devastating. Naturally, the same goes for flooring – even though you don’t expect people to touch your carpets or drapes, they can still carry dangerous particles.
With the demand for professional commercial cleaning services steadily on the rise, it is up to professional providers to meet the challenge. At FastKlean, we are well-aware of the situation and have implemented a variety of specialised procedures to all of our services as soon as the COVID-19 situation began.
We are well aware that people are eager to return to their normal way of life, despite the cited risks. This is why we believe that it is our duty, as a first-choice provider of domestic and commercial cleaning services to minimise said risks and do everything in our power to protect them.
We’ve ensured that all of our personnel undergo specialised training before being allowed to work on customer properties, and we’ve taken all of the necessary safety measures and precautions. Furthermore, we’ve also equipped all of our experts with modern cleaning tools and disinfecting solutions, proven to eliminate up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria within mere seconds of contact.
For more information about FastKlean’s Commercial Disinfection and Cleaning Services, please follow this link. If you’d like to learn more about us as a company and how we do things, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 020 8884 9149 for a direct line with our experts.