As the COVID-19’s stranglehold on the world begins to wane, people have started to resume their everyday lives. They have started returning to their workplaces, malls, fitness centers, and what have you. Does this mean that the pandemic has come to an end? Unfortunately, it does not. People are still advised to take all precautions to avoid getting infected—even if they have been fully vaccinated!
As a facility owner or manager in Boston and around Massachusetts, it is your responsibility to keep your facility clean and disinfected regularly to create a healthy and safe environment for workers and visitors. Here are a few tips that will come in handy:
1. Choose Cleaning Products Wisely
When we think about cleaning, we immediately think of detergents, sanitizers, and disinfectants. These potent weapons ensure bacteria and germs do not colonize places where they do not belong. Our choice of cleaning products has an impact not only on how clean the area will be but also on our health and wellness.
Yes, most cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to one’s health. So, instead of using hazardous cleaning products, go for green alternatives. Green cleaning products are not only safe for the environment, but they also have a lower impact on human health—not to mention that they clean effectively.
It is worth noting that even if you are using green products, you should still wear safety gloves and eyewear to ensure your safety.
2. Clean Frequently Touched Surfaces
If you want visitors and staff to be safe in your facility, clean the most frequently touched surfaces regularly. Examples include countertops, light switches, doorknobs, desks, chairs, and railings.
After cleaning, disinfect them. Only a combination of cleaning and disinfection will protect against COVID-19. You can use alcohol wipes to clean electronic devices such as smartphones and laptops.
3. Disinfect After Cleaning
As mentioned in the last tip, make sure to disinfect the most frequently touched surfaces after already cleaning them. This will ensure that these areas are clear of dust and germs. Choose disinfectants that contain isopropanol, ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, or citric acid, as these chemicals effectively remove all microorganisms.
Clean the surface with a green cleaning product before disinfecting it, though. You cannot use disinfectants on surfaces coated in dust, dirt, and grime.
4. Clean Soft Surfaces
To clean soft and porous surfaces, seek advice from the manufacturer. Use a fabric detergent or steam to clean your fabrics. Remember to follow the directions on the detergent box and only use it on the surface that it was designed for—do not use fabric cleaners on countertops or vise-versa. You can even buy washable covers to avoid having to clean soft surfaces frequently.
Too Much Work?
Don’t worry. We can help! If you are looking for a cleaning expert in Boston or the surrounding area, MetroKleen has you covered! We have a team of cleaning and sanitization experts with over 15 years of commercial cleaning experience. From gyms to shopping centers to offices, we can spruce up every type of facility.
Call us at (617) 935-0246 or drop us an email to learn more about our commercial cleaning and disinfecting services in Boston, MA.