There’s no denying it, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world. In particular, it has changed how the world sees sanitation and how to prevent infection.
As you consider reopening or continuing with your small business, you have to make sure that you are doing your due diligence. How can you keep yourself and your workers safe? How do you know if your workplace is properly cleaned?
Don’t worry. There’s a lot to consider, like the difference between sanitation and disinfecting, but there are tried and true methods to keep your business sanitized and clean.
Step 1: Cleaning Your Workplace
For workplace disinfection, it’s important to know how long COVID-19 and other viruses can last on surfaces. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has a great feature on how to disinfect your workspace.
However, before workplace disinfection, you need to clean everything. Making sure things like smelly odors and dirty surfaces are taken care of will give you a clean environment to begin the sanitization process. With the threat of COVID-19, you need to be more vigilant than normal.
In addition to that, influenza can live on surfaces for two to eight hours. This means that in addition to a weekly or twice weekly deep clean, you need to be cleaning surfaces many times a day.
Step 2: Ensuring Employee Safety
You need to put employee safety first. They are there to work for you, so in turn it is your responsibility to promote a safe environment for them. To do that, consider the following:
- A strict hand-washing policy
- Consistently disinfecting shared surfaces, like credit card machines, keyboards, doorknobs, etc.
- Open windows so the air can circulate
- Providing hand sanitizing stations for employees and patrons
These suggestions are a great starting point for making sure you keep your business sanitized.
Step 3: If You Can’t Do It, Hire Professional Sanitizing Services
There’s no shame in getting professional cleaning services to help you deep-clean and sanitize your workplace. Ethan’s Washing has you covered with Sanitizing and Disinfecting Services.
COVID-19 can possibly survive on surfaces for days, and viruses like influenza are no joke either. Invest in whatever you can to make sure that you, your employees, and your patrons are safe.
When you hire professionals to sanitize your business, you know they’ll be using the most up-to-date methods and sanitation processes. Sometimes it’s better to trust an expert.
Keep Your Business Sanitized
Are you still looking for ways to be safer or more informed on how to keep your business protected against COVID-19 and other viruses? The Center for Disease Control has a lot of great information. Knowing a little more about what you’re up against can help you make a plan about how to keep your business sanitized.
In an ongoing pandemic, and in general, knowing how to keep your business safe and clean will guarantee the safety of you and your employees. Besides, it lets your patrons know that you take sanitation seriously. Contact us if you have any questions about getting started.