June 10, 2021
What a crazy year and a half it has been. We have all felt the effects of Covid-19 and life as we know it will never really be the same. We all had to make changes to our routines. From wearing masks to practicing social distancing, our new norm was anything but normal.
For businesses, the most drastic change was having to move their staffing operations to a work from home model. With the lifting of gathering restrictions, companies have started to return to in-office working. Some companies work with proprietary systems or with sensitive materials that require employees, or shifts of workers, to be on-premise to get their job done.
With people returning to work, companies are tasked with making the workplace clean and welcoming to staff. At InterKleen we want to help everyone stay healthy in the office while sharing common workspaces. With that in mind here are some tips on how to clean your office for your return to work.
Always clean before beginning disinfection. Cleaning with a detergent or soap and water solution removes particles that can carry risk of COVID-19 on surfaces. This reduces the viral load before disinfection begins, which helps the disinfectant to be more effective in killing the remaining virus.
Use disposable gloves, gowns, a mask (like a cloth face covering) for cleaning and disinfection. Carefully remove and throw them away immediately after disinfection and trash disposal.
Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in common areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, phone receivers and keypads, remotes, handles, touchscreens, desks, toilets, sinks, elevator, and elevator buttons, etc).
Offices are home to many sources of air contamination, including volatile organic compounds (from cleaning agents, furniture, and other materials), and bacteria, mold, and viruses. Poor ventilation exacerbates the presence of these contaminants.
To maintain healthy indoor environments as you phase employees back into the office, facilities need to concentrate on plumbing, ventilation, and filtration systems that filter, dilute, and remove pathogens. When looking into improving your office’s filtration system, focus on the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV), a number from 1 and 16 that is relative to an air filter’s efficiency based on particle size.
While you may be able to handle the normal light cleaning it is a great idea to leave the heavy-duty cleaning to the pros. Before your staff comes back to your Palm Beach County office, have a professional cleaning company such as InterKleen come in and clean the office from top to bottom.
InterKleen provides top-notch and reliable office cleaning services in Palm Beach County, FL. We provide small office buildings, business parks and corporate campuses with optimal cleaning services. Our services are delivered to satisfy and impress our clients. When you’re ready to work with the best commercial cleaning company in Palm Beach county give us a call at (561) 732-1818 or visit our contact page.