What are your options when it comes to COVID disinfection services? Do all professional cleaning companies follow the same procedures, or do some have higher standards that will keep your building and tenants safer from disease?
Since the pandemic, property managers have doubled their efforts to keep their buildings safe from disease. The way a virus spreads can knock out an entire office, medical wing, or even a department. Disinfection services minimize these risks by eliminating and preventing the spread of viruses.
Commercial cleaning companies and property managers have a dual responsibility to ensure that tenants and staff are safe when they enter the building. Working with an experienced commercial cleaning company that brings expertise and tested procedures to your facility will help the day-to-day operations and emergencies if they arise.
In this post, we’ve put together an overview of how COVID disinfection services work and what your options are as a building manager. By the end, you’ll be confident in your ability to develop a proper response plan for emergency disinfection services with your commercial cleaning provider.
COVID Disinfection Services: How the Corona Virus Changed Disinfection
In the days before COVID-19, standard office cleaning procedures generally involved vacuuming, trash removal, and wiping down a few high-touch surfaces. Commercial deep cleaning and sanitizing were reserved for flu season and perhaps one or two other times throughout the year. Now, disinfecting services are a necessity to keeping your workplace safe.
According to CDC guidelines, you should clean your facility daily if there are no confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases. Still, you may need to disinfect more frequently if there are high transmission rates in your area, low vaccination rates in your community, or other extenuating circumstances.
Not only do you need to ensure that you disinfect your workplace frequently enough, but you also need to make sure that your disinfection service uses EPA-approved chemicals proven to kill the COVID-19 virus.
There are a lot of cleaning companies out there, and each one handles disinfection services differently. You need to make sure you are partnering with a service that uses the most effective chemicals and has the processes in place to ensure that your tenants have a safe place to work.
Sentral Services not only offers disinfection services: We offer three different levels of disinfection detailing. Our clients get clear and fluid communication, EPA-approved chemicals, and cleaning teams well-versed in CDC guidelines at every level.
Let’s examine the three levels of disinfection services Sentral offers in more detail.
Level 1: Re-opening Detail Sanitizing
The first level of disinfection services applies when your building (or an area of your building) has had no occupants for an extended period. Perhaps a floor of your building has been without a tenant for a few months. Alternately, maybe your entire office was on lockdown due to the pandemic. For situations like these, a re-opening detail and coronavirus decontamination might be the right option for you.
In this level of service, our trained staff will use specialized disinfectants on all significant touchpoints in the building. This process will give you peace of mind knowing that your facility is sanitized and ready for occupants again before new tenants move in or the original tenants return.
Level 2: Disinfecting Response
Next, we have a disinfecting response. This response may be used during a standard flu season or if a series of bad seasonal colds have recently swept through your office or building.
When completing a disinfecting response, staff will begin by sanitizing all infected areas of the building. We will give high-traffic areas and devices like keyboards and phone receivers special attention.
All impacted surfaces will then receive a coat of residual disinfectant. This unique chemical continues to kill any viruses that may have slipped through the cracks for an additional four hours.
Level 3: COVID-19 Positive Disinfecting Response
The third and most extensive level of professional disinfecting services that Sentral offers is a COVID-19 Positive Disinfecting Response. You should utilize this service any time a person in your building has tested positive for COVID-19.
For a COVID-19 Positive response cleaning, staff will first cover all affected areas with disinfection technology. We take these steps to protect our team members and prevent the further spread of the virus. After completing this step, we move forward with a two-step process: first cleaning all surfaces, then following with EPA-approved disinfectant.
This process kills all traces of the COVID-19 virus, allowing you to reopen your building without having to worry about the health and safety of your tenants.
COVID Disinfection Services for Your Building
In the age of COVID-19, disinfection services have become critical and essential to every single business’s processes. The only way you can be confident that your tenants have a safe and healthy working environment is if you are regularly having your building sanitized and disinfected using chemicals proven to kill the COVID-19 virus.
The shift to cleaner, healthier workplaces isn’t going away any time soon, either. Even as lockdowns lift and cases of COVID-19 (thankfully) decline, the coronavirus pandemic has shined a light on the germs we had previously allowed to fester in our workplaces.
Embracing regular disinfection processes in your building not only prevents coronavirus from spreading in the workplace but also helps you keep your tenants safer and healthier altogether.
Sentral Services has over fifteen years of experience in the professional cleaning industry. We know the proper steps to take to ensure your buildings are safe, clean, and virus-free. Request a quote for disinfection services to see how Sentral Services can give you a healthier workspace today!