The news surrounding the coronavirus has caused a lot of anxiety. Businesses want to know how to keep their facilities clean and sanitized for their customers and employees.

Colonial Commercial Cleaning has always been committed to using the highest quality disinfectants and following the best cleaning practices put out by the Center for Disease Control.

In addition, our service teams are thoroughly trained on the proper procedures to follow when cleaning and sanitizing commercial buildings. They are also closely supervised to ensure our high standards are met.

Let’s take a closer look at the products, cleaning protocols and our suggestions to help keep your facility clean.

Tip #1: High Quality Products

Cleaning for the coronavirus requires a deeper level of cleaning than most companies do, but at Colonial that higher level of cleaning is our standard.

There are two primary products that we use to disinfect and clean your facility. We also use bleach for high traffic areas that require it.


This is an EPA registered, hospital grade disinfectant that neutralizes germs such as those that cause the flu and coronavirus (COVID-19). The ingredients in Envirotex include water, dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, dodecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, octyl dimethyl amine oxide, trisodium sat of EBTA and ethanol.

Solkist Orange

This is a high-grade solvent used to clean the surfaces in your facility. The ingredients in Solkist include water, citrus terpenes (d-Limonene), coconut diethanolamide and nonionic surfactant.

Tip #2: Importance of Cleaning Protocols & Areas of Focus

As part of our regular cleaning, we clean and disinfect all high-contact areas that people are touching.

Here’s a quick look at the steps we take when cleaning and disinfecting:

Step #1: Clean surfaces with the solvent, Solkist Orange.

Step #2: Spray everything down with the disinfectant, Envirotex.

Step #3: Wait a few minutes before wiping down the surfaces to give the disinfectant time to work and kill viruses, germs and bacteria.

This cleaning protocol is used to clean high-contact points such as: handrails, doorknobs, elevator buttons, faucets, toilets, bathroom and kitchen countertops, towel dispensers, buttons and switches, common surfaces and floors.

After we are done cleaning, we soak all cleaning cloths and mops in disinfectant or bleach.

Tip #3: Suggestions to Keep Your Facility Clean

  • Provide disposable wipes or sanitizing stations in lobbies and throughout your offices for your customers and employees.
  • Encourage employees to disinfect items in their areas such as their desks, phones and computers.
  • If you aren’t currently getting regular cleanings, it might be a good time to consider increasing the frequency of your cleaning schedule.
  • If you haven’t cleaned your carpets recently, treating them with an antimicrobial after a good cleaning might be a good idea.
  • If you haven’t had a deep cleaning recently, now might be a good time to schedule one.

If you have any further questions about cleaning protocols or would like to modify your current cleaning plan, contact us at (703) 257-7730 or visit us online.