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Commercial Coronavirus Cleaning: What You Need To Know

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted our lives in a number of troubling ways. For business owners, it has led to lockdowns, staff shortages and inefficiencies that have impacted their bottom lines. 

As they deal with new realities, more and more companies are recognizing the importance of routine commercial cleaning to keep their facilities free of viral particles. Here’s how professional commercial cleaning can help your company keep its workers safe and avoid costly downtime. 

A Significant Problem for Businesses

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread throughout the country, businesses are grappling with employee shortages due to illness. They are also constantly haunted by the threat of government-mandated shutdowns that can make it difficult or impossible to stay operational. Even if they aren’t mandated, shutdowns can become an inevitable reality if an outbreak affects several employees. Whether they’re worried about being short-handed or ending up on the news, companies want to do everything they can to avoid uncontrolled outbreaks at their facilities. 

How Commercial Cleaning Can Help

Commercial cleaning is an essential tool in the collective fight against COVID-19. Tainted work facilities put workers and customers at risk, while also increasing the chances of long-term shutdowns due to unmitigated spread. Unfortunately, far too many companies fail to adequately clean and sterilize their facilities after a worker tests positive for the virus. 

Experts with professional-grade gear and knowledge can make a world of difference over simply handing an employee a sponge and hoping for the best. When companies rely on commercial cleaning to fully clean and sanitize their places of business, they enjoy a number of benefits, including: 

They are timely. Commercial cleaning can occur at regular, scheduled intervals, which make them superior to intermittent cleanups by busy employees. This professional ongoing preventative measure can help significantly reduce the risk of widespread viral infections among employees and customers. 

They are fully equipped. When you hire commercial cleaners, you don’t have to worry about whether you’re using the right materials, techniques or disinfecting chemicals. Professionals know which disinfectant is EPA-approved to fight COVID-19. They’ve dealt with severe, widespread contamination and know how to eliminate hazardous materials. When you call a reputable commercial cleaner, they will come fully prepared to deal with the worst, and that includes COVID-19.

They are thorough and well-trained. Commercial cleaners don’t just wipe down surfaces and fumigate the air. They are seasoned professionals who know how to assess a company’s risky, high-touch areas with a cool eye. They can do this because they’ve been trained to clean and disinfect businesses of every type. From office buildings and restaurants to hospitals and clinics, reputable commercial cleaning companies know how to clean and eliminate hazardous materials, whatever the challenges, whatever the environment. 

Why it’s Such a Good Idea

Commercial cleaners have years of experience in interpreting and following guidelines from the CDC to keep people safe during outbreaks of all kinds. Unfortunately, even though they may have good intentions, a company’s staff doesn’t usually have the know-how needed to deep clean and disinfect a facility. 

They may miss the most critical, vulnerable areas in a workplace because those areas are so familiar they may not even notice them. Everyday tools such as touch screens on a point-of-sale (POS) system are such a big part of the daily routine, they’re almost invisible. By bringing in outsiders with fresh eyes, companies have a much better chance of keeping their businesses safe and operational. 

When odor, grime and pathogenic challenges go beyond the scope of your company’s regular janitorial staff, contact SERVPRO of Denver West for prompt service. Whether it's removing an odor problem or decontaminating your facility, you can rely on us to disinfect your business and make your workspace look its very best.

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