Businesses are just about ready to reopen in Maryland. However, the need to take safety measures against the novel coronavirus continues into the indefinite future. While the rate of infections is steadily dropping, hundreds continue to test positive every day. To make your business as safe as possible for your employees and visitors, you can take direction from several general guidelines, especially concerning frequently touched surfaces.
The Risk of Frequently Touched Surfaces
Frequently touched surfaces pose a higher risk of spreading infection for the obvious reason that more people have a chance of contacting a pathogen residing on them. Some surfaces, such as toilet bowls, are highly contaminated, but they do not pose as large a threat because no one ever touches them. Alternatively, even if an object is used often, it does not necessarily carry a pathogen leading to disease. While everyday life calls for regular cleaning, now is an especial time to reduce the risk of disease.
The best strategy for general sanitization of commercial spaces like office buildings is a two-step process. First, clean regularly according to the given material, such as soft, porous, or hard. Remove all dust and grime. Next, disinfect frequently touched surfaces using the appropriate solution approved by the EPA.
It may be wise to make a list of all objects you want to target in your disinfection plan. This list will look different depending on the type of establishment you have, like a restaurant, retail store, office building, or medical facility. Some common items may include:
- Light Switches
If your commercial property has an outdoor area, you do not need to worry about disinfecting it. The change of catching COVID-19 outdoors is low. There is also no need to disinfect sidewalks or pavement.
What You Can Do
When people finally return to their offices, taking precautions is still the way to be responsible for health and safety. Washing hands regularly, catching germs appropriately when you cough or sneeze, and keeping a clean workspace continue to be paramount. Keep a lookout for guidelines from the state to know what specific recommendations are.
Why Hire Professional Cleaning Services?
There are plenty of benefits to hiring a professional cleaning service for regular office cleaning. Besides improving health overall for everyone, you can prevent the spread of disease with the help of disinfection experts who have the products and tools to get the job done right. For professional cleaning, contracting, and emergency services, North Arundel Contractng is here for your business in Maryland.
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