Cleaning and disinfecting protocols have become the top priority during the Coronavirus Pandemic. But if you’re new to the cleaning industry or are finding yourself responsible for disinfecting procedures for the first time, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed.
A routine is everything.
The first thing you’ll need to do is develop a cleaning protocol. Keep it simple but consistent. It’s easier to follow a set plan, and it will make training others easier too.
Educate yourself and your team.
Do you know the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting? Knowing when and where to implement each procedure will significantly impact how effective your routine is. We can help.
There are a lot of disinfectants out there. Choose Carefully.
Not all disinfectants are equal. The best thing you can do is find a disinfectant that can tackle many jobs effectively. It’s important to know what you are cleaning and what harmful organisms you want to kill. Check out our selection of disinfectants here and try our organism selector tool to find the best product for you and your team.
Read labels, ask questions, and train your team to do the same.
Understanding what you’re working with, what PPE (personal protective equipment) is needed, and how to use the products is key. Proper use is the only way to ensure that the products being used are effective. Disinfectants only work when applied per the label directions; otherwise, you are just wasting time and money.
Health and safety are the number one priority of any cleaning routine, and COVID-19 has us emphasizing them more than ever. There are a lot of different products and protocols now, putting more pressure on cleaning staff. With the right tools and proper understanding of their use, cleaning and disinfecting do not have to be intimidating to be effective.