Coronavirus Cleaning: How To Properly Disinfect Your Business

The entire business world is wrestling with how to continue operations (plus, support workers and the local economy) while also keeping their workforce safe from the novel coronavirus pandemic. This goes for both large and small businesses and includes manufacturers and hospitals.

Given the ease at which the virus spreads, it’s more important now than ever to keep your business clean and disinfected in an efficient manner. How are industrial cleaners staying ahead of the novel coronavirus?

“With the current Covid-19 outbreak and knowing this need for expert, state of the art infectious disease cleaning is now on the rise, we are now investing in more equipment, new equipment, and an extensive staff training,” said Shelly Koelper, owner of Paul Davis of Northeast Indiana.

With that said, here are steps you and your employees can take to keep your office disinfected.

Make Sure Your Cleaning Kills COVID-19

While washing your hands, applying hand sanitizer and wiping down surfaces is an effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, not all cleaning solutions kill the virus.

To be sure what you’re using will effectively eliminate the novel coronavirus, the American Chemistry Council released a list of cleaning products that in compliance with the EPA's Emerging Viral Pathogen Guidance for Antimicrobial Pesticides.

Check it to make sure the cleaning supplies you’re using are listed. If your product of choice isn’t listed, look for the items listed when you’re shopping for new supplies. If it is, buy more and keep using it.

Surfaces and often used items need to be cleaned (or at least wiped down) multiple times per day, especially those that often come into contact with people.

Administer Disinfectant to Employees and Encourage them To Wash their Hands

If your business is still operating with employees coming into the office, make sure every employee has disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers at their workstation. Make it as easy as possible to keep their hands, desk and work equipment as clean as possible throughout the day.

At the same time, wipes and hand sanitizers should not replace hand washing. It’s important that employees still wash their hands several times per day.

It also helps if works limit the items they touch on a regular basis. The less they touch, the less the virus can spread.

Encourage Sick Employees to Stay Home

While there are plenty of asymptomatic careers of COVID-19, it still important to request that all employees who feel even slightly under the weather stay home and away from other people, especially if they’re experiencing symptoms related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

According to the World Health Organization, some of the symptoms are:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Heavy fatigue
  • Aches and pains
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing

Hire an Industrial Cleaner

While the steps listed above are effective ways for your business to stay clean from infectious diseases like the novel coronavirus, there’s still only so much you can do.

That’s why it’s also good to bring in a professional industrial cleaner whenever possible. They often have decades of experience at preventing viruses from spreading.

“We’ve been known as local experts in home and business restoration for the past 27 years, whether that be from water losses, fire or smoke damage, or mold and biohazard cleanup,” Koelper said. “But many local businesses including hospitals, schools and large corporations also know us for our experience and expertise with disinfecting and keeping their facilities safe from airborne pathogens.”

For more information on Paul Davis of Northeast Indiana and our industrial cleaning service, call 260-436-7510 24 hours a day, seven days a week.