Public spaces are an essential part of our everyday life. They require frequent, detailed cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing of major touch points to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and customers. Hiring commercial cleaners, incorporating a frequent cleaning schedule, investing in effective cleaning products, and educating staff on use of cleaning products is highly beneficial for preventing illness, outbreaks, and safety hazards. Here’s why cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing is important in public spaces.
High-touch surfaces are surfaces that have frequent contact. They are located in high-traffic areas and play a major role in the spread of germs and illness. High-touch surfaces should be cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized often, and require extra attention-to-detail. Here are some of examples of major high-touch surfaces.
- •Door Handles
- •Elevator Buttons
- •Hand Rails
- •Touch Screens
- •Light Switches
- •Toilet Handles
- •Water Fountains
- •ATM/Credit/Debit Machines
- •Drink Stations
High-Touch Surface Cleaning Schedule
Routine cleaning schedules are necessary for high-touch surfaces. Having commercial cleaners clean, sanitize, and disinfect daily is crucial. In between professional cleans, these surfaces require cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing throughout the day or after use. Occupational health and safety requirements vary in different public spaces. Having an understanding of high-touch surfaces that are specific to your business is essential. A good Vancouver commercial cleaning company can create a cleaning schedule for any type of business and have an understanding of their different needs.
High-Touch Cleaning Process
Sanitization and disinfection are not effective without cleaning first. Cleaning involves using soap or detergent to remove germs and dirt from surfaces. Cleaning does not guarantee that all germs will be removed.
Disinfecting is the process of using a disinfecting solution to kill germs on surfaces after cleaning has been completed. Disinfection requires the disinfecting solution to reside on a surface for a minimum amount of time to be effective and creates an added layer of protection.
Sanitizing is a third layer of protection. Electrostatic Disinfection or ULV Fogging is an effective way to combat airborne illnesses. The process involves a machine that sprays a disinfecting solution of charged molecules into the air. The charged molecules repel each other and are easily attracted to surfaces. This process covers larger surface areas and is favourable in large public spaces.
Why Clean Green Solutions?
Clean Green Solutions offers only eco-friendly Vancouver commercial cleaning. We put the health and safety of our team and clients first. That’s why we use non-toxic cleaning products that are free of aggressive ingredients. Reducing employee exposure to harmful chemicals in commercial spaces around Vancouver is a goal of ours.
Clean Green Solutions is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of their team and their clients. They have incorporated proper PPE, trained staff on new cleaning procedures, updated the frequency of their clients’ cleaning schedules, and added Electrostatic Disinfection or ULV Fogging to their cleaning services offered. Ensure a safe to return to the workplace. Contact Clean Green Solutions to set up a free consultation for your Vancouver office or commercial space!