One of the ways Covid-19 spreads is person to person through small droplets associated with coughing and sneezing. The virus can also spread through hard surfaces. The coronavirus can live for hours to days on surfaces like countertops, keyboards and doorknobs. Moreover, how long it survives depends on the surface’s material.
The disease causes flu and or cold-like symptoms, including runny nose, sore throat, aches, drowsiness, respiratory issues and more. As you may know, the virus strains are continually evolving, and they all affect us differently. For more background information on Covid-19, you can visit the Government of Canada website. Also, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety offers Covid-19 Health and Safety Resources for your Workplace.
In the workplace, your commercial cleaning service provider is your first line of defence. When paired with employee precautions such as social distancing and hand sanitizing, regular office cleaning can reduce the risk of infections. Hiring a professional commercial cleaning company guarantees that thorough cleaning is being done regularly.
How JDI Cleaning Systems is working to Slow the spread of Covid-19
It’s essential to use a product that cleans AND disinfects. According to the Government of Canada’s Website, merely washing with soap and water only lowers the number of germs on surfaces and doesn’t entirely remove them. As a result, JDI Cleaning Systems Franchise Owners have been instructed to use strong Disinfectants with an 8 digit DIN Number approved by the government.
Franchise Owners have been instructed to give special attention to high-touch shared surfaces such as doorknobs/handles, push plates on doors, handrails, light switches, toilet and faucet handles etc. These are the areas that tend to carry the most germs. For more information on cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surfaces, you can visit the Government of Canada website.
Franchise Owners wash their hands thoroughly before entering and exiting a customer’s facility. Although our team members wear rubber gloves, this is an extra precaution that can make a difference.
Safe Cleaning Methods
Our government recommends damp cleaning methods like damp cloths and wet mops over dry methods because they’re less likely to distribute Coronavirus droplets into the air. We follow this advice closely. Our team ensures that colour-coded cloths and mop heads are only used for their intended purpose/room to avoid cross-contamination. We don’t use the same cloths and mop heads across multiple properties.
Tools and Equipment
Our team members wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment at all times when cleaning for our clients. The equipment our team members use is gloves and masks. They are also professionally trained in the proper ways to safely remove and dispose of these items before exiting a customer’s facility. Franchise Owners continue their use of professional-grade tools and equipment.