There’s nothing worse than having your entire workflow or operations breakdown due to the spread of infection. On top of that, your staff, clients, and customers expect, at the bare minimum, a healthy environment to perform their daily tasks.
For this reason, it’s essential to use professional infection prevention and sanitization practices within your commercial property, building, or facility. Professional services provide the means necessary to prevent the spread of nasty infections or other diseases.
Today, let’s further how professional cleaning services can protect your facility from outbreaks and why a professional level of protection is important.
Why Is Infection Prevention Important?
It’s easier to prevent the spread of infection rather than solve it. After an outbreak, there’s little that can be done besides following protocol. Often, this will disrupt your daily operations.
Additionally, no one wants to work or visit a business that has lackluster health and safety protocols. While there are certainly infection outbreaks and germ spread that are out of our control, repeated outbreaks will gain you a not-so-great reputation.
Lastly, it’s your responsibility as an employer, business owner, or commercial property manager to ensure that those under your care have a safe, clean environment to work in. There’s no excuse for neglecting cleanliness in the workplace.
What Can I Do To Prevent The Spread of Infection?
Before we talk about professional cleaning, let’s review a few simple hygienic habits that can greatly help keep you and your staff safe. Here’s a great excerpt from the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC):
- “Hand hygiene. The spread of many illnesses can be prevented with regular hand hygiene. You should thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 15 seconds after visiting the toilet, before preparing food, and after touching clients or equipment. Dry your hands with disposable paper towels. Waterless hand sanitizers may be used unless hands are visibly dirty.
- Skin integrity. Intact and healthy skin is a major barrier to pathogens. Any cuts or abrasions should be covered with a waterproof dressing.
- Personal items. Don’t share combs, brushes, towels, clothing, razors, toothbrushes, shavers, or other personal items.”
And, of course, covering coughs and sneezes with tissues and bending your arm is always a good habit.
When it comes to the overall cleanliness of your facility, there are a few simple steps to take to ensure maximum safety and infection prevention.
- Get rid of clutter – excessive amounts of clutter can prevent your cleaning staff from cleaning messy areas. Getting rid of clutter helps ensure no missed spots.
- Routine top-to-bottom cleaning – floors, bathrooms, and other surfaces should be washed on a regular basis with detergent and hot water. Making this a routine priority is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection.
- Wash cleaning equipment – all of your cleaning materials should be washed and dried after every single use. This makes sure that all the nasty germs picked up during use are washed away for good.
Seek Professional Cleaning Services
Let’s face it. There’s not enough time in the day to complete your daily tasks and make sure that your office, school, or business is as clean as possible. For this reason, it’s essential that you hire a professional cleaning company equipped with the best practices and equipment to get the job done right. So, if you don’t currently have a professional cleaning service, be sure to give our offices a call today.