How to Effectively Disinfect Your Workplace

How to Effectively Disinfect Your Workplace

During this time, it has become important to carefully consider how well we sanitize our workspaces. In order to ensure we and our co-workers remain safe from infection and illness, steps need to be taken to keep these spaces clean. This can involve regularly sanitizing your workspace or hiring a team of experts.

Smart Choice Cleaning performs thorough cleanings in both homes  and commercial business. For almost ten years, we have provided professional cleaning services throughout the Northern VA and D.C. area. Our experts have extensive experience in interior cleaning and disinfection, as well as upholstery cleansing, janitorial services, and much more.

Here are some of our suggestions in effectively disinfecting your workplace:

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

First, let’s discuss the difference between cleaning and disinfecting a particular space. Cleaning simply involves using soap or detergent, along with water, to remove dirt, grime, germs, and other contaminants from a certain surface. On the other hand, disinfecting a surface involves using certain chemicals to kill germs, viruses, and bacteria that remain on it.

These two actions may only have a small difference, yet according to the CDC, that distinction is important to remember when you are considering how to plan a disinfecting routine within your workplace.

We recommend first cleaning, then disinfecting the commonly-touched surfaces throughout your workplace in order to ensure they contain the least amount of harmful germs or viruses.

Regularly Disinfect Frequently-Touched Surfaces

One of the initial things you should do is clean and disinfect high-frequency surfaces, or surfaces that are most often touched in your workplace, such as door knobs, lunch tables, desk tops, and other such areas. Treating these areas daily will lower the chances of spreading harmful germs, viruses, and bacteria.

Have Your Office Routinely Cleaned & Sanitized

Along with frequently-touched surfaces, you and your employees should also form a routine in which you persistently clean and disinfect any of the workspaces and surfaces you’ve come into contact with.

For example, before the end of your workday, simply use disinfectant wipes to clean your desk, computer screen, and keyboard.

Maintain Employee Hygiene Standards

Finally, the best way to avoid the spread of germs and bacteria is to take preventative measures, including developing a regular standard of hygiene between you and your employees.

This could be as simple as using soap and hot water after going to the restroom, as well as keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer with you at your desk. During this time, social distancing and wearing face masks or coverings can also prevent the spread of harmful germs in the workplace.

Taking these immediate steps may not completely eliminate germs or viruses, but they will minimize the chances of them infecting and causing illness.

Smart Choice Cleaning: Professional Cleaning Services in Northern VA

The above are our recommended steps toward properly disinfecting your workplace and ensuring your workforce is safe from any harmful germs and illness. Moreover, you can further ensure this by hiring high-quality professional cleaning services from Smart Choice Cleaning.

Our team of cleaning and disinfecting experts regularly perform thorough cleaning services for both homeowners and businesses throughout Northern VA and the D.C. Metro area. Our desire is not only to keep your home or office safe from surface-borne illnesses, but also to make your indoor spaces appear well-kept and refined.

Contact us at (703) 455-1440 for more information about our services and schedule one of our professional cleaning services.

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