Fall is just around the corner. Cleanliness and hygiene are critical with kids back to school and staff returning from summer holidays. During the summer, Vancouver businesses often reduce cleaning frequency due to reduced staff and less foot traffic. Now that summer is ending, it is vital to revisit cleaning schedules and prioritize high-traffic areas such as public bathrooms, boardrooms, meeting rooms, and break rooms. Clean Green Solutions is here to help your business combat cold and flu season with these helpful commercial cleaning tips!

Implement Office Sanitization

Office sanitization and disinfection are essential during cold and flu season. There are various methods of sanitization that our team recommends. All surfaces should be wiped and sanitized throughout the day with disinfectant. When using disinfecting wipes, it is best practice to use one wipe per surface to reduce the spread of bacteria and germs. Electrostatic disinfection or ULV Fogging is another preferred sanitization method involving spraying a disinfecting solution into the air to disinfect large surface areas. It is commonly used in large commercial buildings such as retail stores, schools, medical facilities, malls, and airports. Every business has different cleaning needs. It is vital to list high touch points specific to your business to ensure frequently touched surfaces are not the cause of a workplace outbreak.

Increase Cleaning Frequency

Cleaning frequency changes throughout the year, depending on the business and its day-to-day traffic. During cold and flu season, routine cleaning and disinfection are essential for preventing workplace illness. The holiday season is one of the worst times for time off due to increased illness, winter holidays, and staff being overworked and run down. Increasing cleaning frequency can help minimize germs, improve focus, and ensure a healthy working environment.

Prioritize Communal Areas

Communal areas are the number one area in a commercial space where illness is spread. These areas include lobbies, bathrooms, kitchens, meeting rooms, break rooms, and other frequently visited areas. Cleaning throughout the day is beneficial for preventing germs from spreading from one surface to another.

Practice Preventative Cleaning

Preventative cleaning involves cleaning regularly to avoid wear and tear and create a safe and healthy workplace. Keeping up with cleaning eliminates bacteria, germs, and allergens and prevents them from causing chronic illness or allergies that affect productivity and morale.

Enforce Hygiene Policy

Good hygiene is vital for keeping cold and flu season from taking over your business. Regular hand washing, cleaning after use, and face covering after coughing or sneezing are some basic hygiene standards that can make all the difference. Remind staff of hygiene policies during cold and flu season and put up signage as a reminder.

Minimize sick days and improve efficiency over cold and flu season by hiring Clean Green Solutions. They maintain a high standard of cleaning by using customized cleaning checklists tailored to their client’s business and sending the same cleaning crew to clean at every visit. Enjoy consistent cleaning quality, friendly staff, and guaranteed fewer sick days with Clean Green Solutions’ office sanitization and disinfection services. Call (604) 644-8540 to request a free quote!