Michigan Maintenance Supply Blog

June 29, 2020
2 yearsago

The world remains a hostage of COVID-19, but life still goes on. More than ever, daily cleaning is an absolute necessity no matter where you live, work, and play. Professional cleaners and janitorial crews should always be equipped with the cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment to operate safely now and in a post-COVID-19 economy.

Best Practices in Your Post COVID-19 Environment

We dream about when life will get back to normal. You’re thinking right if you’re prepping for that time now by developing best practices for your environment.

Maybe you run a business that includes offices, a kitchen, a warehouse, meeting rooms, and more. When you have the right cleaning crew at your disposal, you can assume they know what to clean, but it’s also important to guide them to get the best results:

  • All table surfaces, including individual desks, meeting tables, reception desks, break rooms.
  • Door knobs and handles on every room, office, stairwell, entrance, and exit.
  • Frequently used surfaces, like computer keyboards and desk chairs.
  • Shared surfaces like refrigerators, water dispensers, elevator buttons, and coffee machines.
  • Restrooms, all surfaces, top to bottom.  

When you work in an office environment, you share yourself with others whether you like it or not, whether you have your own office or are among a group of others. Consider how people interact daily, where they congregate, and what they touch to identify your cleaning code.

Every environment will require daily cleaning tweaks depending on your type of business, needs, and employees, but every work space demands and deserves thorough cleanliness from an experienced janitorial crew.

Remember the Goal: Cleanliness Is Safety

While we are told that there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread from surfaces, the example always given in this scenario is a grocery store. You are supposedly safe from the inventory, even if many hands have touched it. The reality, however, is that in an office environment, all your people are going to be hyperaware of the surfaces they touched and wonder and worry about their cleanliness.

By hiring a daily cleaning crew, you help give your customers, staff, employees, and visitors peace of mind about the environment that surrounds them. Life will not be back to normal for a long time, but we can clean thoroughly until then to make the people we value feel better about their circumstances and about being back in a workspace where they cannot control all aspects of their environment.

Consider hiring a cleaning crew not just after hours but during business hours. Making the cleaning measures visible during the busiest times of the day – at least in certain parts of your business – will help ease minds.

Stock Up on Powerful Cleaning Supplies

Whether you are purchasing cleaning supplies for an in-house cleaning crew, want to make recommendations to your hired janitorial service, or simply have supplies on hand, it’s always a good time to stock up on powerful cleaning supplies. Make sure you have personal protective equipment available for employees should they need it in a pinch, and consider making bottles of disinfectant available throughout your workplace for spot cleaning.

Operate safely in the economy we have right now so you’ll be ready to do the same in a post-COVID-19 economy. Contact Michigan Maintenance Supply to order the cleaning products and PPE you need today.

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