The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has thrown everything and everyone for a loop, from stay-at-home orders, to closed business, to new regulations, to working from home, and more. If you own or manage a building, the chances are good that it has been empty, or at least substantially less occupied during all of this. This may mean that you haven’t been keeping up on the regular cleaning schedule, and maybe you don’t even know what kind of intense cleaning you need to do (or when to do it) as we look toward reopening and getting back to normal. Fortunately, there are highly skilled workers who can figure it all out.
Essential Businesses Should Be Cleaning Now
If your business is currently open, keeping the property disinfected and clean should be a top priority. Appropriate cleaning keeps employees and visitors safer and gives them peace of mind. They will also be more likely to come to work (or to shop or visit your business) if they have confidence that surfaces are being cleaned regularly. These cleaning procedures should be done when the business is empty, and they should be done on a regular basis continuously during the pandemic.
Closed Business Should Be Cleaning Now
If your business is currently closed, this is the perfect time to do a deep clean. The best time to deep clean is when the business is empty, and doing it now means you will have the whole day to schedule the cleaning, not just during non-business hours. Doing it now will also help you beat the rush once re-openings start, and everyone is trying to schedule cleanings. It will also mean you’re ready to hit the ground running and reopen without delay. It would be worse to get the green light and then have to further delay openings while you wait for an appointment to become available.
Businesses That Had An Infection Should Wait
If your building has had a known case (or even a suspected case) of COVID-19, it is vital that you thoroughly clean before reopening it. However, if you can afford to wait a few days before cleaning, that is the best idea – this will allow the virus to have time to mostly die on surfaces and decrease the risk to cleaners and the cost of cleaning. Remember, it is vital to inform your cleaners if there is a known or suspected case because it will impact their policies.
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