Office Sanitation: How Often Is Necessary?

Despite vaccine advances, the COVID-19 pandemic still poses a very real challenge to business owners. This is especially true as many remote workers are returning to their offices, which means you’re responsible for keeping them safe and secure when it comes to sanitation.

As a result, you’re probably wondering how often you should be sanitizing spaces in your office to keep your workers safe. Here are a few best practices to employ to ensure you and others are well-protected.

What Sanitation Actually Entails

Cleaning and sanitation are actually two separate processes. Cleaning removes the number of germs in a given area, which can limit exposure. Sanitation involves killing germs on surfaces, as opposed to simply removing them.

Sanitation requires the use of certain cleaning products to kill germs and stop them from being spread. Many store-bought cleaners can kill a variety of germs, bacteria, and viruses, including coronavirus. However, you must read the label carefully to ensure that the product you choose is effective.

You can also create your own germ and virus-killing cleaning solution with bleach or alcohol. In this case, clean the area first to remove contaminants, then use your disinfecting solution to kill any lingering germs.

How Often to Sanitize Your Workplace

Sanitation frequency depends on the circumstances at your office. High-traffic locations require once-daily cleaning and sanitation. This is especially true if you receive many visitors, customers, and clients at your workplace on a regular basis.

When sanitizing, focus on the most frequented areas. This includes desks, computer equipment, break room tables and counters, restrooms, doorknobs, and any other place that sees a higher volume of traffic. Good sanitation practices not only lower your office’s COVID risk, it can also reduce cold and flu from spreading between your workers.

Why You Should Consider Professional Service

For more than 70 years, Maintenance Service Systems, Inc. has assisted businesses throughout Albuquerque in maintaining a clean and healthy environment. We take your health and wellness seriously, which is why we take the time to develop a sanitation schedule that works for you.

We also use best practices when sanitizing your workplace, so you can rest easy knowing that your office is safe for staff and visitors. Please contact us for more information on our services and what we can do for you. You can also call 505-219-2685 to schedule cleaning service today.