How to be Confident Your Cleaning Provider is Disinfecting Correctly
As restrictions start to ease and businesses begin the process of reopening, now is the time to think about preparing your facility. Chances are many of your staff and visitors will have questions regarding your cleaning services. Give them the assurance they need by having proper protocols in place.
Not sure your cleaning providers are up to the task? Ask them the following questions to see if they’re disinfecting correctly. If they provide answers similar to those below, you can feel confident about your disinfecting services.
Q: Are the disinfectants you use Health Canada approved to fight against COVID-19?
A: Yes. We use disinfectants with a DIN that are included on the list of Health Canada approved disinfectants. They are designed to have a fast kill time to eliminate viruses and are hospital grade.
Q: How are you applying the disinfectant?
A: Disinfectants can be applied using electrostatic sprayers, misters, pump or battery sprayers, and manually. During an outbreak it is wise to add additional disinfecting tasks to your normal cleaning schedule to minimize the spread of the virus in your facility.
Q: What areas do you focus on the most?
A: High frequency touch areas for disinfection application include items such as light switches, handrails, elevator buttons, door handles, restroom faucets, phones, and more.
Q: What happens if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our facility?
A: If a known or suspected case of Coronavirus has occurred, standard cleaning and disinfecting protocols for high risk areas are used. This involves first using cleaners and water to pre-clean surfaces. Once clean, approved disinfectants are applied to frequently touched surfaces according to the contact times on the product’s label.
Q: Are your cleaners being safe?
A: Yes. Our cleaning personnel follow universal precautions including the use of PPE such as gowns, masks, eye protection, gloves, and shoe covers. Our priority is reducing exposure for our cleaning teams, your employees, and clients.
Proper cleaning and disinfecting are more important now than ever before. Choose a cleaning partner that you can trust to keep your facility safe.