COVID-19 restrictions have slowly begun lifting across the country. There are many factors to consider if you’re business is newly re-open. This is a challenging situation that you probably haven’t had to deal with before. ServiceMaster of Tacoma compiled the following tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you develop a re-opening disinfection plan. If you don’t know where to start, schedule a professional disinfection service. Our team can create a multi-service plan or provide a one-time clean.
Consider behavioral changes like eliminating the need to touch certain surfaces, wiping down surfaces after every use or removing items in common spaces like utensils or straws. Figuring out a new layout for your business can take time. It’s important to take your time learning all of your options and know that you can change your plan at any time. Make sure you follow local news about COVID-19 transmissions to decide what is best for you.
Outdoor areas generally don’t need additional disinfection. However, there are outdoor surfaces that can benefit from it. Focus on high touch hard surfaces and objects.
The majority of additional disinfection needs to take place indoors. While developing a re-opening disinfection plan for the indoor areas of your business you should consider the material of your surfaces. Most hard surfaces can follow the same disinfection procedure, but items made up of soft and porous material are difficult to disinfect correctly. Evaluate if you need to keep items like pillows, curtains and area rugs in your public space. If possible, remove these items.
Another factor that can affect the type and frequency of disinfection in your business is when the area was last occupied. If your business has been empty for more than 7 days, you may not need to take any additional disinfection precautions. However, once your business does re-open and is occupied frequently by employees or customers, you need to implement a special disinfection plan.
If you don’t know where to start when creating a re-opening disinfection plan for your business, contact us. ServiceMaster of Tacoma is trained to isolate, clean, disinfect and decontaminate each surface following OSHA cleaning protocol. Our team’s training and experience coupled with protective equipment and EPA approved chemicals make us your local disinfection experts. As re-opening starts, schedule a professional disinfection service. We can create a multi-service plan or provide a one-time clean.
ServiceMaster of Tacoma has been serving our local community for over 40 years. We care about our neighbors. That’s why we stand for the highest quality standards possible all year long. Count on us to bring your business back to working order. There is a lot of uncertainty right now, but you can count on us. Our compassionate professionals are here to help you through this uncertain time by bringing their expertise, training, tools, technologies and sympathies to your door. If you believe your business has been exposed, our team of experts can help. We also offer precautionary cleanings. Contact us today for more information.
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