The terms cleaning and disinfecting bring on new meaning during a pandemic. While a highly contagious virus is spreading quickly and sometimes fatally, cleaning and disinfecting becomes more imperative than ever.
What does a thorough commercial cleaning look like during the coronavirus pandemic? To know this, it’s important to understand how the virus spreads. There are two ways one can contract coronavirus:
- Person-to-person spread: This happens when an infected person coughs or sneezes and produces respiratory droplets that are then inhaled by someone standing within 6 feet of the infected person.
- Contaminated surface spread: The coronavirus pathogens can actually survive on surfaces for varying periods of time. For plastic and stainless steel, coronavirus is viable for up to 3 days, cardboard up to 24 hours, and copper up to 4 hours.
In commercial and industrial settings (offices, restaurants, warehouses, etc.) many of the surfaces are plastic and stainless steel. This means that extra precaution should be taken to clean and disinfect all areas, but especially high touch surfaces, like:
- Door knobs
- Bathroom sinks
- Light switches
- Break rooms
- Table tops
- Backs of chairs
Stopping the spread of coronavirus is impossible without special attention to these areas and frequent cleaning. Daily disinfecting of these surfaces is not over-cautious in the midst of a pandemic.
How Can A Commercial Cleaning Company Help
A commercial cleaning company who is aware of the precautions that must be enacted during a viral epidemic like the spread of coronavirus can help stop the spread. If your business is essential and must stay open, look for a cleaning company like Spotless Commercial Cleaning. We understand the importance of properly disinfecting surfaces and using protective equipment like masks and gloves for sanitation purposes. To talk with us about cleaning your space, give us a call at 267.217.2003.