Cleanco’s Commercial Disinfecting Services Have Helped in the Fight Against COVID-19 Since the Beginning
In the early days of the pandemic, businesses struggled with an uncertain future. Where face-to-face contact was limited or eliminated altogether, businesses found it increasingly difficult to simply stay open.
This was especially true for the commercial cleaning industry and businesses like CLEANCO; they had to battle the effects of stay-at-home orders, changing information from state, federal, and local governments, and a business model that relied on open buildings. To continue, our focus had to shift from commercial cleaning to disinfection. The story of CLEANCO mirrors the story of how businesses like ours learned to fight the pandemic and adapt to a new normal.
This new normal combines commercial cleaning with services that are designed to sanitize and disinfect areas. This blog will examine what this new normal looks like and will discuss some important resources you can use to make sure your business is prepared for this new normal.
To Fight COVID, We:
Take the time to understand how cleaning and disinfecting fight illness – Simply put, we learned that clean is never enough to fight a virus.
Pair nightly cleanings with daily disinfecting – What was normally considered an add-on to our standard janitorial services, daily disinfecting has become an essential element to commercial cleaning schedules
Found that technology is key – Surfaces need to be treated through an electrostatic process that covers an entire area so nothing is left behind.
Learned to be flexible – Even as vaccinations increase and the world seems to be opening up again, this situation is new to all of us. To be an effective business partner, CLEANCO approached each partnership with understanding and empathy.
Disinfection Processes Concentrate on Specific Areas
- Doors and entryways
- Lobbies and waiting areas
- Elevators and escalators
- High-frequency touch surfaces
- Keyboards, mouse devices, or any commonly touched computer peripherals
- Light switches
- Ambient music control devices
- Conference room tables and chairs
- Kitchens and break rooms
Back to Business – a Return to Work Checklist
Before businesses can open their doors, they must adjust to a new normal. While the threats of coronavirus continue, businesses that are bringing employees back to the office must understand and follow some new procedures.
Cleaning vs. disinfecting – Clean does not mean disinfected. Both are distinctly different processes that must be combined to create a fully safe, disinfected area.
Technology is key – Electrostatic disinfecting methods are more effective than traditional spray or fogging systems because they use static energy to fight gravity and apply disinfectant to hard-to-reach surfaces
Have a disinfecting and cleaning plan – Your commercial cleaning plan needs to take into account CDC and local guidelines for maintaining a clean and safe area for employees, guests, and customers.
Educate employees and customers – Most areas have hand washing and social distancing requirements, and your business should have policies that mirror them. They should be posted around your facility, and all employees should be trained on new cleaning procedures so they understand their role in keeping everyone safe.
Why Experience Matters
As the Coronavirus becomes more common and businesses are trying to stay open during a worldwide pandemic, it is important to turn to commercial cleaning companies that are fully equipped to handle all of your janitorial, disinfecting, and specialty cleaning needs. To properly disinfect an area, it must be thoroughly cleaned first. This means getting rid of dirt, grime, oils, and other contaminants that serve as safe havens for germs, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. This is why companies that claim to be “COVID Disinfectant” businesses only get half the job done. In fact, without proper deep cleaning, nothing is fully disinfected.