Coronavirus Cleaning – How to be Safe
The coronavirus scares have brought about many questions, and the one questions is about coronavirus cleaning. What do I need to be doing to stay safe from getting the coronavirus? This article will help and assist with positive answers on how to perform coronavirus cleaning and how to keep your office and your home environment safe from the coronavirus.
Serious respiratory illness can occur from the coronavirus and are generally spread through sneezing, coughing and touching objects with contaminated hands, and touching your face or another person’s face with contaminated hands. Coronavirus cleaning is important to address all of these issues. The CDC, the center for disease controls give us several recommendations for keeping safe from the coronavirus.
Keeping your business and workplace clean and safe can inhibit the spread of the coronavirus and the spread of communicable diseases in general. Taking the following steps and performing regular coronavirus cleaning steps will help keep you and your business safer from the spread of the coronavirus in your work environment.
These steps to keep your office environment safe and clean are listed below:
- Washing of your hands. The CDC always emphasizes washing of your hands, especially during flu season. Now that the coronavirus is here, coronavirus cleaning and hand washing are more important than ever. Employers and employees can go to the CDC website to print off fact sheets to remind your employees when to wash you hands. Adding a coronavirus cleaning to your process is very important as well.
- After using the bathroom – After using the bathroom in general is a very good idea because of the bacteria from urine and feces that can be on your hands. Its also a good idea to wash around your wrist area as well. Another idea beside coronavirus cleaning is to make sure that you close the toilet seat before you flush the toilet. When a toilet is flushed there is quite a bit or debris that flies out of the toilet and onto the toilet seat, the wall near the toilet and possibly even on the toilet paper dispenser. So, when someone touches the toilet paper dispenser after you leave the room, there could possible be contaminants on the toilet paper dispenser. It is also good to remember to apply coronavirus cleaning procedures to the toilet paper dispenser as well as the paper towel dispenser. At Multi-Clean we believe it is important to use soap that has been hermetically sealed and not a pour in gallon from the top.
- Before eating food and drinking. If you have any contaminants on your hands and then you handle food, then the food will then be contaminated. Also if you touch someone else’s food then they could possibly be contaminated as well. Unfortunately, coronavirus cleaning would not apply to food, since food cannot be cleaned by a disinfectant
- After touching trash or garbage. It is important when handling trash that you wash your hands and due to the possibility of many germs and contaminants. Multi-Clean Commercial Janitorial Cleaning service highly recommends that the trash bag not be reused in this instance. We recommend that you use a brand new trash bag.
- After caring for a sick person. A Sick person may or may not have the coronavirus, but the likelihood is very high that they do. We recommend that you use gloves when working with them and wearing a mask. Multi-Clean Commercial Cleaning recommends that the area be treated with a coronavirus cleaning protocol after the person has left the area. Wiping down tables, chairs and other furniture with a good disinfectant is important and wise in this case.
- After sneezing, coughing and blowing your nose. It is also important to sneeze or cough into your arm or into a towel or handkerchief. When coughing or sneezing, the debris that comes from the mouth can go as far as 6 feet from the body and impact other surfaces and other people. This is where a coronavirus cleaning is important, because it can clean and disinfect any other surfaces that could have been contaminated from the coughing or sneezing.
- After handling pets or other animals. It is not known if the coronavirus can leave on animals, so it is important that you wash your hands with soap and water after you have handled pets. Also make sure that you wash you hands after handling any type of feces from your pet. Coronavirus cleaning would not apply to pets because the cleaning chemicals are not intended to be used on animals or people.
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The Use of Hand Sanitizer
Businesses and employees are encouraged to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer throughout the day when working at your office. The CDC has determined that alcohol-based sanitizers should contain at least 60 percent to 95 percent alcohol. However, it has been determined that washing with simple soap and water is the best way to clean the hands and remove any debris and dirt that are on your hands.
There are several companies that offer hand sanitizer. One company that we recommend is Gojo brand of hand sanitizers. The other company that Multi-Clean Commercial Cleaning Services recommends is the KUTOL brand of hand sanitizers.
Cleaning of your Workstation
Employers should encourage their employees to focus on keeping their workstations clean. One way to do that is by wiping down your desk area with disinfectant wipes. Multi-Clean commercial cleaning services also recommends that you wipe down your phone. The phone is an electronic device that you use almost every day and you use it at close proximity to your mouth. There are many germs on phones and the phone should be wiped down each day. When Multi-Clean Commercial Cleaning services perform coronavirus cleaning services, we make it a point to wipe down the phone handset. We also recommend that you wipe down the keyboard for your computer. You will need to be careful not to spray any liquids inside the keyboard. We recommend a Lysol type product that can kill germs and bacteria without getting the keyboard wet. Multi-Clean does not recommend performing a coronavirus clean with wet products on computer keyboards.