As a community, we have been through a lot over the last few months, and we are still working through what our new world is going to look like.
In the past weeks and months, the Colonial Commercial Cleaning team has received numerous emails from customers asking us about our recommendations for their Return To Work (RTW) Cleaning Plan.
Today, we will share our cleaning recommendations which were created based on closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on the necessary steps to keep your facility safe and clean.
Our Return To Work (RTW) Guidelines
Now more than ever before, employees and customers alike want the reassurance that you are doing everything you can to reduce the spread of germs in the workplace.
The coronavirus is aggressive and requires a deeper level of cleaning. That is why we follow CDC guidelines on the specific products and cleaning protocols needed to effectively clean and disinfect your facility.
Here are the CDC guidelines that we are following very closely:
- We use high-quality EPA-certified products that are on the approved CDC disinfectants list to fight against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. We also use color-coded microfiber cloths and mops to reduce the chance of cross contamination.
- Product Use & Cleaning Training: Our service teams are thoroughly trained on the proper procedures to follow when cleaning and sanitizing commercial buildings to help fight the spread of viruses like COVID-19. They are also closely supervised to ensure our high standards are met.
- Cleaning Protocols: We follow the step-by-step guidelines outlined by the CDC to clean and disinfect all areas specifically “high touch” surfaces such as handrails, doorknobs, elevator buttons, faucets, toilets, bathroom and kitchen countertops, towel dispensers, buttons and switches, common surfaces and floors at least 1-2 times per day. If you need any additional information about the areas we clean, we would be happy to share that information with you.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): We minimize the risk of exposure to our staff by following the CDC guidelines on PPE such as wearing gloves, masks and frequent handwashing.
Your Return To Work (RTW) Cleaning Plan
Every facility and business is different so we will work with you to create your custom plan. Here is a quick overview of some of the recommendations could look like in order to clean and disinfect your facility so that you are ready for your employees and customers.
Step #1: Deep Clean Service
We strongly recommend the first step in everyone’s RTW Cleaning Plan be a comprehensive deep clean service. This is especially important for businesses that have been closed and not maintaining an optimal frequency of cleaning.
After the initial deep clean, we recommend a deep clean service at least once a month to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Click here now to learn more about our comprehensive deep clean service.
Step #2: Clean Facility Daily
As we mentioned, the CDC recommends high touch areas be cleaned and sanitized at least 1-2 times per day. For public areas such as restrooms, break rooms/cafeterias, you might want to consider cleaning those twice a day if your budget will allow. At a minimum, we recommend moving to daily cleanings until the virus spread is under control.
Step #3: Add Sanitization Products to Your Facility
Public health and safety equipment is another critical component to incorporate into your facility according to the CDC. You should especially consider adding sanitation products to your high-traffic, public areas such as lobbies, lunchrooms, conference rooms and throughout your facility. In many cases masks and other supplies will be required of employees, customers and visitors as well.
Schedule Your RTW Services Today
We want you to know that Colonial Commercial Cleaning is here for you and we are committed to helping you get your facility cleaned and disinfected to ensure the safety and well-being of your employees and customers.
If your business isn’t getting the cleaning attention it deserves, if you would like to schedule a deep clean or if you are in need of a custom RTW plan, Colonial Commercial Cleaning is here for you with no long-term commitment.
If you have any questions about the products we use, our cleaning protocol or if you are ready to schedule your deep clean service, please call us at (703) 257-7730 or complete the form on this page.