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Commercial Cleaning Checklist for COVID-19

The H1N1 outbreak in 2009 taught businesses many valuable lessons when it comes to sanitization and disinfecting, and currently, with COVID-19, it’s imperative that your business considers a professional disinfection service.

“But I’m already cleaning my business constantly to ensure a safe work environment.”

Awesome! Of course cleaning is important, but disinfecting is another thing entirely. COVID is spread through touch and contact, which means if you don’t disinfect, cleaning could actually spread the bacteria rather than eliminate it. Scary to imagine, really.

As we play host to an NHL hub city for the next couple of months, there will be a significant amount of new foot traffic from other areas and provinces shopping, dining, and engaging in recreational activities. And as we learned from the recent outbreak in Kelowna, disinfecting should be top of mind until there is a vaccine that’s made available.

Many business owners have hired us to take care of their disinfecting to help flatten the curve, where we conduct the service at the end of the day after regular cleaning duties are finished.

Our highly-skilled cleaning experts go through the entire facility and disinfect high traffic areas and common touch points with a high-grade germicide solution that has a high percentage of ethanol.

Here’s a List of Areas We Target

Desks, Tables, Credenzas, File Cabinets, Handles/Pull Areas, Keyboards and Mice, Telephones, conference Tables, Chair Arms, Doorknobs, Light Switches and Plates, Hand Rails, Door Push Plates, Elevator Buttons, Kitchen Countertops, Cabinet Doors/Handles/Knobs, Refrigerator Handles, Coffee Pot Handles, Microwave Doors/Buttons, Photocopier/Printer/Fax, Thermostat, Staplers, Security Alarm Pads, White Board Markers/Erasers, Door Frames, Washroom Sink and Taps, Toilets and Flush Levers, Urinals and Flush Lever, Soap Dispensers, Towel Dispensers, Washroom Counters.

While this is a general list of items that most spaces have, they will vary based upon the type of business you have.

The thing to understand about the process is the “dwell time” a disinfecting agent needs in order to be effective against germs, impurities and bacteria. Using a very damp cloth with disinfectant spray and spraying at the same time, ensures a thorough job and allows the proper dwell time.

While this process leaves a streaky residue feel on surfaces, it’s what needs to happen to ensure the proper sanitization against Coronavirus.

Early evidence has found that COVID-19 can live on a surface or an object anywhere from a few hours to a few days, which is why it’s imperative that proper disinfecting agents are applied every day.

While these may be strenuous steps, they are necessary for the health and safety of customers, staff, and visitors to your business.

We’ll only charge for the additional hours needed to disinfect, and simply will be a temporary price until the threat has subsided entirely.

Your Barmel quality assurance representative can provide you with the Work Authorization form to begin these services at your earliest convenience.

These problems don’t sleep, and neither do we – we’re here for you 24/7, so give us a call and let’s work together to make your space safe for everyone.

From all of us here at Barmel, stay safe, and we wish you the best of health!

(780) 220-4675 | info@barmel.ca | www.barmel.ca

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