Get Serious About Disinfecting
- Posted by Sonlight Cleaning
- On November 9, 2020
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As the weather gets colder and people begin moving indoors, COVID numbers are on the rise. Many experts are saying we are now entering the fall spike or even second wave of coronavirus in the U.S. It is fairly undisputed that outdoors is the safest place to be, due to constant air movement and unlimited air volume. However, when the weather is unfavorable, that is simply not an option. Now is the time to make sure that the interior of the facilities you manage are as safe as possible.
When it comes to COVID precautions, disinfecting is the name of the game. While most buildings nowadays require employees and/or guests to wear face coverings, there is no way of ensuring that the wearer is doing so appropriately (or even taking the precaution seriously). Guidelines for mask wearing are frequently ignored or forgotten:
- Wash your hands before and after touching your mask
- Mask must cover nose and mouth
- Touch only the ear loops when removing your mask
- Do not remove your mask when talking
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
There is no way you can possibly ensure that people follow all of these guidelines perfectly, which is why proper disinfecting (one thing you can control) is essential.
Disinfecting, in order to be thorough, requires two steps. First, surfaces must be cleaned to remove dirt and dust particles, ensuring that the surface underneath will be exposed to the disinfecting chemical. Second, surfaces are sprayed with a CDC-recommended disinfectant. The disinfectant should not be wiped off immediately, however. All disinfectants require “dwell time,” which is the time the chemical is required to remain on a surface before being wiped off. For example, a cleaner may say “kills 99.998% of germs” but the fine print will tell you that this effectiveness is reached after 10 minutes of dwell time. An uninformed person may wipe away the disinfectant, leaving behind a surface that was not fully disinfected.
Sonlight Cleaning Services is a full-service commercial cleaning company that knows what it means to take disinfecting seriously, now more than ever. We use only the best disinfectants and are serious about getting the facilities in our care clean. How serious? We added e-sanitizing to our list of available services before COVID made “e-sanitizing” a household word.
Give us a call today! We’re serious about disinfecting.