The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone. As numerous communities continue to recover from shelter-in-place orders, there are a lot of businesses trying to reopen or remain open to customers. It is vital for business owners to keep their place of business as clean as possible for both employees and customers. One of the most important areas for them to focus on is the public restroom. When it comes to keeping public restrooms clean during the pandemic, there are a few important tips to keep in mind.
1. Follow Proper Steps
When cleaning restrooms, it is important to follow correct procedures and guidelines. The first step is to make sure that whoever is cleaning the restroom is protected from germs with the proper protective gear.
Then, make sure to use high-quality disinfectants. According to information from the Environment Protection Agency, some of the recommended disinfectants to sanitize public restrooms include Clorox wipes, certain Lysol sprays and our proprietary commercial cleaning products. These products are strong enough to defeat powerful viruses, including Coronavirus.
While cleaning the restroom, it is important to focus on areas that are touched more often than others. Some of the most common high-touch surfaces include:
- Light switches
- Toilet handles
- Toilet seats
The more often a surface is touched, the greater the potential for lingering bacteria and spreading disease.
2. Follow Instructions from the Manufacturers
It is important to follow the instructions listed from the manufacturers of these various products to make sure they do their job properly. For example, many cleaning products recommend that the surfaces remain wet approximately 3 to 5 minutes to give the active ingredients time to kill bacteria and viruses that might be present. If they are dried immediately, then the products might not be able to do their job.
In addition, make sure to use cleaning products on the right surfaces. For example, some of the surfaces in the bathroom could be porous. This means that they might require a specialized disinfectant that can penetrate deeper to get into pores and crevices. Using the wrong product on the wrong surface could render it ineffective at killing certain types of pathogens.
3. Rely on Trained Professionals from Enviro-Master Services
Finally, businesses should consider hiring a professional, commercial cleaning company to regularly clean, disinfect and sanitize their restrooms and places of businesses. By relying on trained professionals who have access to the latest tools, products and knowledge regarding proper cleaning techniques, businesses can make sure that their restrooms are as clean and safe as possible. At Enviro-Master Services, we offer a highly effective Restroom & Hygiene Service for public restrooms. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!