The ongoing news about the coronavirus has raised concerns and heightened anxiety. Businesses are keen to understand the best practices for keeping their facilities clean and safe for both clients and employees. At Colonial Commercial Cleaning, we have consistently prioritized the use of top-tier disinfectants and always follow the guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

Furthermore, our cleaning specialists are comprehensively trained on the exact measures to adopt when cleaning and sanitizing commercial buildings, ensuring our elevated standards are consistently met.

Here’s a detailed overview of the products we use, our cleaning procedures, and additional advice to help maintain a sanitized environment:

Tip #1: Prioritize High-Quality Products

Addressing coronavirus demands a more intensive cleaning approach than many businesses usually apply. However, at Colonial, such rigorous cleaning is standard practice.

We mainly utilize two products for disinfection:

  • Envirotex: An EPA-registered, hospital grade disinfectant that targets germs causing illnesses like the flu and COVID-19. Envirotex is formulated with water, dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, dodecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, octyl dimethyl amine oxide, trisodium salt of EBTA, and ethanol.
  • Solkist Orange: A superior solvent designed to cleanse various surfaces. It contains water, citrus terpenes (d-Limonene), coconut diethanolamide, and nonionic surfactant.

Tip #2: Adhere to Cleaning Protocols and Focus on High-Touch Areas

We make it a point to sanitize all frequently touched surfaces. Our deep cleaning and disinfecting procedure is as follows:

  1. Clean surfaces with Solkist Orange.
  2. Follow up with a spray-down using Envirotex.
  3. Allow the disinfectant to sit for several minutes before wiping, ensuring optimal germ elimination.

This method is primarily applied to areas like handrails, doorknobs, elevator buttons, faucets, restroom and kitchen countertops, towel dispensers, switches, and floors. After the cleaning process, all our materials, including cloths and mops, are soaked in disinfectants or bleach.

Tip #3: Recommendations for Maintaining Facility Cleanliness

  • Provide disposable wipes or sanitizing stations for public use.
  • Motivate staff to routinely sanitize personal workspaces.
  • Consider ramping up your cleaning frequency if it’s been sporadic.
  • Consider antimicrobial treatment for carpets after cleaning.
  • It might be an apt time to schedule an in-depth cleaning session.

For further inquiries or to modify your cleaning regimen, contact us at (703) 257-7730 or visit us online.