As this global pandemic begins to slow down, and the world is trying to reopen; a lot has changed, and honestly, we don’t know what the new “normal” will look like. The world before COVID-19 felt healthy and safe, but now – it’s there’s a new level of health and safety protocols, in fact, the health and safety of our citizens have been amplified to a new level. While this is not a bad thing, it will take some time for everyone to get used to, along with understanding the importance of this. So, what will post-pandemic cleaning look like and what changes do companies need to adapt? We discuss 5 important ways it will change.
- Weekly Deep Cleaning vs Monthly
What is the difference between weekly and monthly deep cleaning? Weekly cleaning will include the flooring getting vacuumed and mopped, dusting is done throughout the office, the kitchen is sanitized, and windows and surfaces are cleaned. Monthly deep cleaning includes the weekly items along with additionally wiping the baseboards, vents, walls, ceilings.
Moving forward, it will be important to do both deep cleans weekly and monthly. Weekly deep cleaning will benefit your employees as there will be a reduced amount of dust, bacteria, and irritations floating around, plus, this will be providing them with cleaner air more often.
- Cleaning High Touchpoint Areas Daily
This is a very important point and one that often gets overlooked. Moving forward it will be crucial that all high touchpoint areas (such as door knobs and handles) get cleaned and disinfected daily! Why? To kill any bacterias and germs that may be lingering. This will also help kill any illnesses that may be lingering on surfaces.
- Using Green Cleaning Products
Cleaning products have never been more important. It’s great that everyone wants to use the best product, but it’s equally as important to ensure the product you’re using is clean in ingredients, healthy for the environment and for those that are breathing it in. Green cleaning products are the only products the team at Master Care uses, as we believe in clean ingredients being healthier for everyone.
Now, these last two points are more so important for all managers and owners out there. These two points are very important to incorporate into your office for the overall health and safety of your team, and those using your facility.
- Switching to Touchless Appliances
Touchless appliances have always been a popular choice as they are hygienic for everyone to use. However, not all offices have these appliances. While we understand there is a cost involved and could be an investment – we truly believe this is something worth investing in for long term benefits. Touchless appliances include soap dispensers, faucets, and paper towel dispensers. If you decide to get these appliances installed we especially recommend incorporating them in the bathroom and kitchen.
- Educating your team on the importance of Separating Garbage, Recycling and Organics
To us, this is a very important tip as we should all be doing our part to help and protect our environment. It’s important that your facility separates garbage, recycling and organics as they throw items into the bins. Doing so will allow the items to go to their desired places, and get recycled and reused. If your team has a difficult time knowing what items go where simply print out a list and place it near the bins.
The basic principles of cleaning will not change post-pandemic, but the urgency of doing it regularly will. Your experienced team at Master Care is here to help you every step of the way. We understand how important it is to have a safe, healthy and clean environment for your team to thrive in. Contact us today and together, we can create a better environment for your team.