States across the U.S. ease Covid-19 restrictions. Business owners are now navigating the process of opening. While returning to work is a welcomed change for many, it also presents several specific issues.
Around 80 percent of small-scale businesses located in the U.S. have partially or entirely been reopened. Many expect the effects of the virus to persist. According to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce poll, 55 percent of business owners believe it could take six to twelve months before the economy is back to normal.
A common expectation for companies to see is a greater concentration on sanitation. After more than a year of dealing with a contagious disease, Many customers expect companies to adhere to strict sanitation and cleaning protocols. It’s even an expectation of the business’s patronage for many of these businesses. Around 50% of small companies intend to boost their disinfection or cleaning efforts during the year ahead to fulfill this demand. As the head of a business that offers Covid-19 sanitation and cleaning services, I’ve observed an increase in clients asking for specific services.
Of course, it’s essential to remember the top practices recommended by the CDC to create clean and healthy workplaces. Facility managers might also be interested in the following kinds of cleaning in the process of reopening and refreshing their facilities:
1. Air Duct Cleaning
The Covid-19 pandemic has shed the spotlight on the vitality of air ventilation as well as the quality of indoor air. As we return to normality in many ways, the importance of maintaining a high-quality atmosphere continues. In addition, a study conducted in 2017 revealed that better interior air quality “led to significantly better decision-making performance,” making better plans readiness, strategy, and preparation during times of stress.
2. Carpet Cleaning
Carpets have many uses. They offer a soft, cushioned underfoot experience, making your home look elegant and welcoming. They can be a source of dust and allergens. In the words of the American Lung Association, carpets are a magnet for pollutants, which include “dust mites, pet dander, cockroach allergens, particle pollution, lead, mold spores, pesticides, dirt and dust.”
Forbes Small Business00:2000:54 How Recent Graduates Can Compete In The Current Job MarketMaintain your home’s appearance and feeling good with routine carpet cleaning. Apart from eliminating allergens, irritants, dirt, and grime ingrained into your carpet, professional carpet cleaning services can extend the life of your carpet.
3. Floor Mat Cleaning
Cleaning the floor mat serves two essential functions. It helps keep your business property clean and neat. It also makes your premises more secure. If your floor mats remain clean, the chance of slips is reduced. Additionally, in the post-Covid-19 era, clean carpets signal your commitment to cleaning and hygiene and make your customers feel comfortable in your establishment.
4. Upholstery Cleaning
Upholstery cleaning is a great way to eliminate dust, germs, and allergens. It can also keep your upholstery from getting damaged and increase the life of your upholstered surfaces. Regularly cleaning your upholstery will reduce expenses by allowing you to enjoy more value from your current furniture instead of investing in new furniture. Cleaning upholstery is crucial for large-scale businesses such as medical offices and healthcare clinics where the upholstered surfaces see a lot of use.
5. Deep Cleaning
Deep cleaning was a standard procedure as part of the covid-19 epidemic. If you’re like me, there’s no need for it to cease right now. Regular deep cleaning is a great way to help sanitize your workplace and make your workplace more comfortable. Also, it reduces the accumulation of daily dirt and grime and enables you to save time in your daily cleaning chores.
Best Cleaning Practices for Businesses
It is essential to keep the same schedule for cleaning. Alongside the different types of cleaning mentioned above, make sure you make sure your office is tidy with this weekly, daily, and monthly cleaning checklist
* Clean your hard floors using some mops and disinfectants.
* Vacuum floors.
* Clean and empty garbage cans.
Spray and clean the glass using a regular glass cleaner.
* Clean up any hard surfaces using an anti-bacterial solution.
Wipe down all handles on the door lights, switches, and register buttons with disinfectant.
• Cleanse sinks, toilets, and bathrooms for customers and employees.
Clean and disinfect other hard surfaces such as desks, countertops, and conference tables.
* Polish and buff wood floors and tabletops.
* Clean and wipe down Refrigerators located in the break room. Examine all the contents and dispose of food items past their expiration date. Clean the handles and the sides of the doors.
• Spotless all windows that are both outside and inside surfaces. You may want to consider hiring a professional for windows that are high or difficult to reach.
• Dust all surfaces, low and high, including ceiling fans, baseboards, and window edges.
* Clean, comfortable fabric chairs and other office furniture that is upholstered.
* Vacuum vents for air to get rid of dust and improve indoor air quality.
Dust and clean high surfaces, such as ceiling corners and the tops of tall furniture and bookcases.
Clean all surfaces thoroughly. Pay particular attention to areas that receive a significant amount of use.
Looking Forward To A Better Future
When businesses open, regular hygiene and cleanliness will remain essential. Making these strategies for cleaning a priority, such as air cleaning of ducts, carpet mats, upholstery cleaning, periodic deep cleaning, and regular maintenance, will make customers feel comfortable when they enter your business.