Sanitizing Your Office: How to Protect Against Viruses Like COVID-19

Sanitizing Your Office: How to Protect Against Viruses Like COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to impact our personal and professional life, the demand for effective expert sanitizing and disinfecting services for businesses is at an all-time high. Each day, new cases are being reported; as the winter approaches, the number of hospital admissions due to the COVID-19 is rising. The virus is continuously evolving. As we learn more about it, our ways of combating the virus also need to evolve.

Make Sure Your Vendor Is Using the Correct Products

You may be wondering why, if we know more about the virus than we did last March, we are still seeing the infection rate rising. The problem is that while most people know the basics of preventing the spread of the virus, most are unaware of the finer points of cleaning and disinfecting. For example, many cleaning solutions need to be left on a surface for a specific amount of time to be fully effective, and bleach solutions are only good for 24 hours.

Your regular cleaning company likely lacks the expertise necessary to know which products are effective on what surfaces. Just because a product states it’s a disinfectant doesn’t mean it’s effective on all types of surfaces, and it may even damage surfaces in some cases. If you’re not sure what kinds of products the company is using, ask. Also, make sure they are using the right product ratios according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Make Sure Your Vendor Is Using the Proper Equipment

The CDC recommends that when a facility is being vacuumed, the vacuum should contain a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) if possible. They also recommend the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when using certain disinfectants. PPE not only protects the person using the product, but it also helps prevent cross-contamination.

Clean High-Touch Surfaces Regularly

High-touch surfaces are surfaces that are touched a lot by many different people throughout the day. These surfaces need to be cleaned at least daily. Ideally, they should be cleaned regularly throughout the day to reduce the transmission of germs amongst staff members. Some examples of high-touch surfaces include:

  • Door handles
  • Light switches
  • Handrails
  • Countertops
  • Desks and chairs
  • Elevator buttons
  • Keyboards, mice
  • Copiers, computers, and other shared office equipment

Hire a Company Trained to Handle Biohazard Clean-Up

As the fight against COVID-19 continues, it’s important to consistently follow proper protocol for cleaning and decontaminating your business place to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. While your regular cleaning company may be fine for basic housekeeping, it’s highly recommended you seek out the services of professionals trained in biohazard and environmental cleanup to combat the spread of the Corona Virus.

At AQS BioClean, our expert staff has over a decade of experience in environmental cleanups. We specialize in emergency decontamination and disinfection. Our company uses hospital-grade disinfectants while adhering to the strictest safety standards put forth by the CDC, FDA, and EPA. We offer a variety of disinfecting and sanitizing services, including:

  • Electrostatic spraying and fogging services 
  • Antimicrobial film and tape application
  • Biohazard remediation

Don’t put yourself, your staff, or your customers at risk. Hire a team of cleaning experts who know how to prevent the spread of infectious disease and decontaminate places that have been exposed to the virus. We have treatment plans to fit any budget and give everyone peace of mind that their workplace is safe. Contact AQS BioClean today for more information about our services.