Office cleaning: 10 Tips For The Disinfection Of Your Business
10 Tips For The Disinfection Of Your Business Or Company
Now that businesses and companies are opening, giving way to the “new normal”, it is essential to disinfect all work areas and know the office cleaning disinfection protocols.
Cleaning removes germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces, while disinfection kills germs with the help of chemicals, reducing the risk of viruses and infections spreading within the facility.
There is a long list of specific products that we use at SCS Group Integrated Services to disinfect and deal with pathogens and microorganisms, as well as different effective techniques to achieve the best results.
At SCS Group Integrated Services we know perfectly well the importance of all processes and products, both in specific prevention disinfection and professional cleaning services and in shock cleaning, that is why in this post we want to share some tips that we have been applying for years in different businesses on how disinfect correctly without endangering our health or that of our environment:
1. Please inform yourself before using the products.
Before using or even uncapping a disinfection product, be sure to read the label on the container and follow the directions. This will avoid unexpected results and you will get the most out of the products.
2. Always use gloves.
And if they are disposable, better. It is important to wear suitable gloves if you are going to use chemicals to clean and disinfect. Sometimes, we may need personal protective equipment (PPE) depending on the products we are going to use and where we are going to use them.
3. Wear skin and eye protection.
On unfortunate occasions we can suffer dangerous splashes that can cause injuries and burns to the skin and eyes. As the saying goes, better safe than sorry.
4. Ensure adequate ventilation.
Ventilating closed spaces while disinfecting is important if you are using toxic products, since inhaling them can cause accidents. In addition, it is advisable to clean the air, clean bad odors and prevent the presence of fungi and bacteria.
5. Do not mix products without knowledge.
Vapors from some products can be toxic and have serious health consequences. Bleach, or any other product, should never be mixed with ammonia, alcohol, chlorine bleach, vinegar or any other substance that can produce dangerous gases.
6. Be careful with people who are allergic, sensitive and have respiratory problems.
There are certain products that produce allergic reactions and people who have a certain intolerance to some toxic substances that can affect their health. Before using them, make sure there are no people who may be affected by the use of some products.
7. Do not freely use bleach.
Bleach (sodium hypochlorite) can be used pure or diluted depending, for example, on the room and the furniture. The proportions can vary markedly. One of the most common ratios is 1:50. One part of bleach for every 50 of water. Remember not to mix bleach with other products and dilute it in cold water, not hot water.
8. Each company requires a specific product.
Disinfecting a meat company is not the same as disinfecting a mechanical business, an establishment facing the public, an office, and so forth A product is like a tool and as with tools, not all products, however useful and powerful they may be, are suitable for the same material. If we use an inappropriate product, we can even damage the material. We will not use the same product to disinfect a leather armchair as for an LED screen, just as a wooden floor will need a different product than a marble floor.
9. Provides information on specific protocols for each industry.
If you are a comprehensive cleaning or maintenance service company, you should inform both customers and employees of the protocols to follow.
10. Make sure you wash your hands before and after each service.
Now more than ever, the use of hydroalcoholic gels and hand soap is necessary both at the entrance and at work stations for clients and staff.
In short, it is important to know the most typical mistakes when disinfecting and to know how to do it safely; and when it comes to outsourcing this service, it is better to trust in the quality backed by experience. Do you already know how to contact us?