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Best Practices For Sanitizing Your Commercial Building Amidst The Pandemic

July 8, 2021

Best Practices For Sanitizing Your Commercial Building Amidst The Pandemic

Since last year, Industries, commercial units, restaurants, and other businesses have been scrambling to deal with the consequences of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Although things are gradually going back to normal, many states around the world require commercial building and building management professionals to take proactive steps to keep the buildings sanitized at all times.

Here are a few practices you can follow to keep your building sanitized and to minimize health hazards and risks.

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Since the pandemic has changed the way the world has functioned, many companies, and entrepreneurs have started developing sanitizers and cleaning products. However, not all of them are up to mark.

The cleaning products you invest in should be properly approved and licensed by the authorities. At Smith’s Sanitation Supply we stock all sorts of COVID-19 related cleaning products that are approved and licensed by the respective authorities.

To ensure the proper safety of your customers and proper cleaning of all the public areas, it is imperative that you invest in high-end cleaning products from proper dealers.

Audit The High-Touch Areas

High-touch areas in a building, even before the times of COVID, were considered as an area that housed millions of bacteria. Hence, these places should be regularly cleaned and disinfected to encourage a healthy workplace.

In the times of COVID, it is best to order an audit that notes any surfaces in your building that are most likely to harbor germs. These areas might include:

  • Appliances
  • Chairs
  • Coffee stations
  • Computer mice
  • Desks
  • Diaper changing stations
  • Door handles
  • Elevator buttons
  • Keyboards
  • Kitchen surfaces
  • Light switches
  • Railings
  • Reception areas
  • Sinks
  • Tables
  • Telephones
  • Toilets
  • TV remotes
  • Vinyl furniture
  • Water cooler handles

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is a huge difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning solutions are great for removing dirt and grime while disinfecting solutions work to kill germs and bacteria. Hence, to properly sanitize contaminated surfaces in your building you have to use a combination of a cleaning product and sanitizing products.

Moreover, it is best to leave the disinfectant on the solid surface for a few minutes before wiping it off.

Encourage Hand Washing

Constantly remind your workers, customers, and officials to wash their hands. Proper handwashing is one of the best defenses against the spread of illness. This should be made mandatory not only for employees but also for visitors and occupants.

At Smith’s Sanitization, we have several stickers, signs, and boards that you can use to encourage employees and visitors to follow the Coronavirus SOPs.

Use Fresh Supplies

Avoid reusing old cleaning supplies after they have worn out just to save some money. Using fresh, clean sanitary supplies is crucial to preventing cross-contamination in your building. According to the CDC, it is advised that you use microfiber cleaning cloths to clean different surfaces including sinks and soap dispensers, toilets and urinals, and so on.

Implement A Cleaning Schedule

You should implement a strict cleaning schedule to ensure that all the public areas of the building are cleaned at least twice a day. A strong custodial cleaning plan should identify what surfaces need to be cleaned, and who is responsible for each area.

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At Smith’s Sanitation, we work to provide you with an online purchasing experience that is unique to you. We provide specialized and personalized pricing of the products available on our website to fulfill your unique business or personal needs.

In doing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are offering curbside pickup and free local delivery with no minimum order. We work with our trusted suppliers to deliver you quality maintenance products and equipment at comparable prices.

We also maintain, service, and repair your commercial cleaning equipment to ensure continuity in your operations and protect your investment. For more information on our services, contact us.

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