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ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon
As businesses in Cleveland reopen, ensuring the health and safety of customers and employees is a key focus. Greg Dennison of ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon in Eastlake says that to succeed in the "new normal" of the post-COVID 19 pandemic, businesses will need to step up their game with regard to cleaning and disinfecting regularly, perhaps even multiple times per day.
Eastlake, OH - May 26, 2020
LOCAL CLEANING EXPERT SHARES SEVEN SANITIZING STEPS
FOR CLEVELAND BUSINESSES (AND THEIR CUSTOMERS)
As businesses in Cleveland reopen, ensuring the health and safety of customers and employees is a key focus. Greg Dennison of ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon in Eastlake says that to succeed in the “new normal” of the post-COVID 19 pandemic, businesses will need to step up their game with regard to cleaning and disinfecting regularly, perhaps even multiple times per day.
“No one can guarantee an environment is infection free, but there are specific protocols that help ensure a higher level of safety,” said Dennison. “Everyone knows the drill – wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands frequently… but even those steps may not be enough to break the chain of infection. As Cleveland reopens, businesses that are intentional about infection prevention provide a healthier, safer environment.”
Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and cleaning industry experts, ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon offers seven anti-virus practices to help ensure a healthy workplace.
Daily deep cleaning – Viruses like Covid-19 thrive on dirt, dust and grime. Clean your business thoroughly at least once per day, using the appropriate cleaning products to remove soils. Dennison points out that treating surfaces for coronavirus requires highly specialized expertise. Professional cleaning teams rely on hospital-grade disinfectants to effectively treat surfaces and inactivate the virus.
High-touch disinfection – Any area in your business that is frequently touched should be cleaned multiple times a day. Make a list of these surfaces (light switches, door handles, handrails, chairs, countertops, coffee urns, etc.) and wipe them with a clean cloth and disinfecting solution.
“When it comes to disinfecting an area, technique and process is everything,” says Dennison. “Clean in a systematic way. Start from high to low. Go from clean to dirty. Ensure that your cleaning team employs a process towards eliminating cross contamination and breaking a link in the chain of infection.”
Cleaning supplies and PPE – Disinfecting products and personal protective equipment may be difficult to find. “As an alternative, use a mixture of 1/3 cup of bleach in a gallon of water or a 70 percent mixture of alcohol and water,” adds Dennison. “If you don’t have disposable gloves, frequently disinfect reusable rubber gloves.”
Ventilation and sunshine – Sunlight and air have disinfecting properties. Wherever possible, open windows and expose surfaces and tools to bright sunlight.
Personal hygiene – It is essential for all employees to practice personal hygiene rigorously every day. Staff should wash hands thoroughly and often, wear a mask, cough or sneeze into a tissue and discard the tissue, use hand sanitizer and clean their area with disinfecting wipes or solutions.
Social distancing – Maintain a safe distance between yourself and others at all times. In some cases, like hair salons, this is not possible. Personal services like hair, nails and massage require gloves, hand sanitizers, autoclaves to sterilize tools, disposable protective capes as well as strict adherence to personal hygiene for operators and customers.
Commitment and communication – Commitment starts at the top with the business owner or manager. Everyone at the business must be dedicated to preventing contamination.
“Businesses can reopen with relative safety if everyone follows CDC advice and is diligent about cleanliness,” said Dennison.
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