Keeping You and Your Facility Safe During and After the Covid-19 Crisis.

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Keeping You and Your Facility Safe During and After the Covid-19 Crisis.

 

Covid-19 spreads person to person through small droplets associated with coughing and sneezing. The disease causes flu and or cold like symptoms including runny nose, sore throat, aches, tiredness, respiratory issues and more. Your commercial cleaning service provider is your first line of defence for your business over and above the precautions that both the employee and employer have now instituted with respect to social distancing, hand-washing, sanitizer etc.

Here is how JDI Cleaning Systems is working to slow the spread of Covid-19

  • Franchise Owners have been instructed to wash their hands often and thoroughly before entering and exiting a customer’s facility
  • Franchise Owners have been instructed to wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (masks and gloves) and they have also been instructed in the proper way to safely remove and dispose of these items before exiting a customer’s facility
  • Colour coded cloths and mop heads are only to be used for their intended purpose/room to avoid cross contamination and are not used across multiple properties.
  • Franchise Owners have been instructed to continue their use of professional grade tools, equipment and chemicals.
  • Franchise Owners have been instructed to use Disinfectants with an 8 digit DIN Number approved by the government
  • Franchise Owners have been instructed to give special attention to high touch surfaces such as doorknobs/handles, push plates on doors, handrails, light switches, toilet and faucet handles etc.

What Is the Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting?

Cleaning physically removes germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces or objects. It involves using soap or detergent and water along with a mechanical action such as wiping to remove germs from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.

Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. In order for a product to be considered a sanitizer, it must reduce bacteria on a surface by at least 99.9 percent.

Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. In order to kill germs properly, chemicals need to be applied according to the label as each product is different. Disinfecting does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

 

JDI’s Covid-19 – 2-Step Cleaning Process

Step 1

Routine Cleaning will be carried out as per duties and frequencies outlined in your current JDI contract under Cleaning Specifications.

Step 2

Each Routine Cleaning will be followed by a sanitizing and disinfecting procedure with special attention to the high touch point areas.

Customers, in consultation with JDI Cleaning Systems, need to assess their cleaning specifications and frequencies to determine if changes are required in order to provide a safe workplace environment that will reduce the spread of Covid-19.

 

As an Employer what should you do if you suspect that an Employee has contracted Covid-19.

  • Identify the specific area in your facility where the contaminated person works
  • Reduce any further access to the contaminated area, including work areas of other employees within 15 feet
  • If possible, open a window
  • On a map or floorplan of your facility, identify and highlight those areas which you feel have been contaminated.
  • Call JDI’s Regional Manager assigned to your facility and explain that you have a suspected case of Covid-19 and, if possible, forward a copy of the floorplan indicating the contaminated areas that require cleaning and disinfecting.
  • JDI’s Regional Manager will schedule and coordinate the necessary remediation protocol.

 

How to get in contact with JDI Cleaning Systems

 

Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge and Brantford

519-884-9600

Regional Managers: Dan and Olga Radulovic- danradulovic@jdicleaning.ca

 

Hamilton, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Ancaster and Grimsby

905-634-5228 extension 14 or 1-800-567-5091 extension 14

Regional Manager: Josh Gingrich –  jgingrich@jdicleaning.com

 

Mississauga, Oakville, Milton and Brampton

1-800-567-5091 extension 368

Regional Manager: Juan Arboleda – juanarboleda@jdicleaning.ca

 

Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, and Welland

1-800-567-5091 extension 14

Regional Manager: Josh Gingrich – jgingrich@jdicleaning.com

 

London, Woodstock, St Thomas and Windsor

519-672-8111 extension 1

Regional Manager: Anita Elliott – anita@jdilondon.ca

 

Toronto Area

289 -208 – 0937

James Apps – jamesapps@jdicleaning.ca

 

General Inquiries for all other Areas in Ontario

info@jdicleaning.com