Even as coronavirus vaccinations become more common and the world emerges from the pandemic, consumers will still be cautious as they head out to stores and restaurants again. Face coverings and hand sanitizer will be common accessories for some time.
Business owners will continue to be vigilant about protecting their employees and customers. You may be wondering what kind of cleaning equipment you need to maintain a safe and healthy environment amid COVID-19 at your business. Here are the top 10 items every business needs.
General Office Cleaning
Before you can really get started cleaning your business, your cleaning equipment list should include actual cleaning equipment. For general office cleaning, you’ll need a broom, dustpan, dust cloth, and a vacuum to get started.
Most businesses have at least one restroom, so you’ll also need cleaning equipment to take care of toilets and sink. You’ll need a bucket, mop, cleaning rags, protective gloves, and a toilet brush. Now that you have the right tools, you’ll also need the right cleaners and disinfectants.
You’ll want to have a supply of surface cleaners, glass cleaner, disinfectants, and floor cleaners on hand for regular cleanings or to be prepared in the event of a mess or spill. If you want to clean like the pros, invest in commercial cleaning products. Enviro-Master’s products comply with local safety and cleanliness regulations and have been developed with the guidance of scientists to clean and eliminate germs and bacteria.
All this cleaning equipment can be difficult to move around. You’ll want a janitorial cart to keep everything organized and allow you to move everything quickly from one place to another. It will save you time, and your back will thank you! In addition to the tools we just mentioned, here are some other items you’ll want to add to your arsenal of cleaning equipment.
Provide disinfecting wipes for employees to wipe down their desks, chairs, and other surfaces in their workspaces. Wipes are also a quick and easy way to wipe down door handles, handrails, and other commonly touched surfaces in your business throughout the day.
Read the label to make sure the wipes you buy actually kill the coronavirus. Follow instructions on the label to make sure you’re disinfecting properly. Most products need to remain on surfaces for a specific contact time to work.
Place hand sanitizer dispensers at the entrance of your business to encourage staff and customers to sanitize their hands when they arrive. You can also place additional dispensers in conference rooms, break rooms, and other common areas to help prevent the spread of disease.
Health experts say regular hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and other illnesses. It’s important to lather your hands with soap and water, and wash for at least 20 seconds before rinsing dirt and germs down the drain. To encourage good hand washing at your business, make sure you have plenty of soap to refill dispensers in restrooms, break rooms, and restaurant kitchens.
All that hand washing means people will need to dry their hands, so you’ll need to keep a good stock of paper towels. Studies show that paper towels are more effective than air dryers when it comes to drying hands efficiently and removing bacteria. Our Paper Management Program can help you save money, reduce waste, and take care of keeping restrooms stocked with paper towels.
Overflowing garbage containers can make a business look unkempt and unclean. Depending on the size of your business, you may need to empty garbage cans daily. Keep a stock of garbage bags with your cleaning products.
Depending on the size of your business, you may need a floor cleaning machine. For example, a restaurant may need a floor scrubber designed to degrease and sanitize the kitchen floor. Other businesses with tiled floors may find the grout gets pretty nasty. If this job is outside of your cleaning comfort zone, you may want to schedule a professional to perform a floor deep cleaning on a regular basis.
Let the Experts Help
Even with all these tools, you may feel like your business needs extra help to keep employees and customers safe from germs and viruses. That is where Enviro-Master Services can help.
We focus on killing germs so you can focus on your business. Our trained technicians have the cleaning equipment and training to disinfect and protect your business. Fill out the form below and get in touch with us today for a free estimate.