Disinfection seems to be one of the most commonly used terms these days. With many governments easing the lockdown order and permitting companies and schools to reopen, thorough cleaning and disinfection are not negotiable. These activities need to be done before people begin to use these public spaces again. Apart from the fact that disinfection helps to reduce the spread of the virus, it also shows that your establishment values the lives of those who work there and those who do business with you. If you are looking to disinfect a public space, here is what you should keep in mind: 1) All Frequently Touched Surfaces Stand a Chance of Contamination
All surfaces that are touched frequently must be disinfected. Among them are countertops, faucet handles, keyboard, handrails, elevator buttons, cabinet handles, and doorknobs. The lifespan of the virus when it lands on surfaces is said to be between a few hours and a few days. Since the virus can live on surfaces for a considerable period, cleaning and disinfecting should be done as often as possible.
2) Products That Clean and Disinfect At the Same Time are Better
Some cleaning solutions can only make surfaces shiny without killing germs. Products like this are not recommended for disinfecting contaminated surfaces. Use cleaning agents that have the power to remove dirt and kill germs at the same time.
3) Follow the Manufacturer's Instructions
When you buy cleaning products, follow the instructions for use. For example, if you are required to wear gloves when using the product, do so. Do not use your bare hands as you may suffer some side effects from exposure to harsh chemicals.
4) Clean and Disinfect the Least Soiled Areas First
It is advisable to start your cleaning and disinfecting from areas that are not very soiled. Doing this makes the work easy and simple. If you start cleaning and disinfecting from the most soiled area, you will likely spread more dirt to the less soiled area.
5) Use Water in Cleaning Where Necessary
Dusting and sweeping alone cannot remove the germs from a contaminated surface. When cleaning and disinfecting, use water to clean off surfaces, windows, handles, and floors. While water alone cannot kill germs, it allows you to wipe off droplets that may land on different surfaces thoroughly.
6) Properly Dispose of Cleaning Items that Cannot Be Washed and Reused
Not all items used in cleaning can be washed and reused. Some of them might not be useful after that time. When disposing of these items, put them in a garbage bag before placing them in the bin.
7) Wash your Hands After Cleaning and Disinfecting
When you remove your gloves and your PPE or dispose of trash, ensure that you wash your hands thoroughly. When washing your hands apply enough soap and start your wash from your palm to the back of your hands, your nails, and up to your elbow. Then place your hands under running water to rinse off the lather.
Disinfection practices help to reduce contamination and it should, therefore, be a priority for all business owners. You are, to a large extent, responsible for the safety of those who frequent your workplace.
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