Preparing your business to operate safely as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis will mean changes to the way you do business. From making sure your employees are not coming into work sick to social distancing and adding new sanitization services, it’s up to you to make the changes that will protect the health and safety of your business.
There are many resources available to help businesses operate safely. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidance for business owners to help you operate safely. There are also professional cleaning and sanitization services available to work with you as your business reopens and operates in this new normal. Here are some services to protect your business from coronavirus.
Disinfect High-Touch Surfaces
Doorknobs, counters, chairs, phones, and computers are just a few examples of possible high-touch surfaces in your business. While each business is unique, disinfecting high-touch areas should be a priority for all businesses. Unfortunately, employees and customers can be contagious with the coronavirus without knowing it. Routine cleaning and disinfecting these areas are important. You may also want to consider working with a commercial cleaning service.
Enviro-Master’s Virus Vaporizer™ uses an EPA registered disinfectant to kill some of the most dangerous disease-causing pathogens, including COVID-19, influenza, E. coli, and salmonella. It’s food-safe, so it can be used in kitchens, restrooms, lobbies — anywhere you have high-touch areas. The process works by putting a positive charge on the disinfectant. This allows it to adhere to surfaces and to stay on those areas longer to kill germs.
Studies have shown that diseases, including COVID-19, can be spread in public restrooms. In addition to high-touch areas such as doorknobs, sink faucets, and toilet handles, flushing toilets also can spread dangerous illnesses. That’s because when a toilet flushes, it creates a “toilet plume.” This is a microscopic spray that travels several feet in every direction, contaminating every surface in its path.
So, it’s important to regularly clean and disinfect bathrooms. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the cleaning products you use. You can also call in expert restroom technicians. Our Restroom & Hygiene Service is a weekly service to clean and disinfect your restrooms. The products we use also continue to kill dangerous germs and bacteria for a week.
Now more than ever, sanitized restrooms that also look and smell clean are better for your bottom line. You will also want to make sure that restrooms and other parts of your business are stocked with the supplies customers and employees need to feel safe in your business.
Keep Supplies Stocked for Customers and Employees
In addition to social distancing policies and employees wearing face coverings, hand sanitizer dispensers are also becoming a common sight in many businesses. Keep these dispensers stocked, because they will get used! Our Hand Hygiene Program service provides dispensers and sanitizer refills so you won’t need to scour local grocery stores to replenish your supplies.
Don’t forget about restroom supplies. Frequent handwashing is important to stop the spread of dangerous diseases. However, studies show most people don’t wash their hands long enough to get this important protection.
Consider posting a sign with a gentle reminder that proper handwashing means using soap and water, scrubbing hands for at least 20 seconds (sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice), rinsing hands, and thoroughly drying hands on a clean towel. We can also help you save money and waste while keeping you stocked with paper towels, toilet paper, and hand soap.
Getting your business back up and running after the coronavirus pandemic will require changing how your business operates and adding new sanitization standards. That’s a lot on your plate; when you would rather be focusing on your day-to-day operations. Partnering with a proven company, such as Enviro-Master Services, is a good way to protect the health and safety of your business.
Find your local Enviro-Master or call 1-833-GERMPROS for a free consultation today!