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Sept 1, 2021 | Blog

Corporate Office Disinfection Services:What You Must Know

One of the best ways to protect against the spread of germs in the workplace is to ensure that all common surfaces are free of germs. The best way to do this is to deploy a team of professionals to disinfect the common areas of your building.

Corporate Office Disinfecting Services

10 million bacteria live on a typical office desk, which is 400 times more than on a common toilet. Your employees share the office with thousands of microorganisms daily, which exposes them to potential germs, viruses, and other pathogens, including Covid-19, which could be passed on to co-workers. 

50 million days of work are lost annually because of the common cold, which decreases productivity and revenue while increasing costs.

This article will provide information on you how you can protect your business, your employees, and visitors from office-related health risks in commercial facilities through disinfection provided by professional cleaning services.

What is Corporate Office Disinfecting Service?

A corporate office facility, due to its nature, is a high-transit zone. A health threat that reaches the enclosed space can spread quickly, potentially infecting the majority of people using the workplace facility.

A corporate office disinfection service eradicates microscopic organisms found on surfaces. The service coverage does not clean areas in the traditional sense by removing dirt or grime but rather sanitizes contaminants, such as germs and viruses. It is more efficient if a regular cleaning system is performed first.

CDC Guidelines

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidelines for disinfecting pathogens and viruses, including the COVID-19 virus, in commercial facilities.

If a sick person was in the affected facility, it is good practice to close off the area and have it properly disinfected only after 24 hours have passed.

Hospital-Grade Disinfecting

CDC recommends the use of a hospital-grade disinfectant with proven efficiency against pathogens, including the coronavirus. The chemicals are capable of destroying fungi spores, microbes, and viruses.

The use of effective disinfectants in a workplace setting will provide a pathogen-free zone and a safe zone for your staff, visitors, and business.

How is Corporate Office Disinfecting Done?

Professional disinfecting service specifically targets high-touch areas, such as counters, tables, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom appliances, toilets, phones, keyboards, and tablets.

It uses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved disinfectants on both porous and non-porous surfaces, equipment, and tools, to kill and prevent any microbe from forming colonies and infecting people.

Electrostatic Spraying 

Electrostatic spraying is the process of spraying an electrostatically charged mist onto surfaces and objects. It is designed to kill germs, bacteria, and viruses; its major advantage is the efficient, touchless application, which means zero cross-contamination and full coverage of the surface.  The process also allows for effective disinfecting of large areas in a relatively short amount of time. 

The technology, when utilizing appropriate disinfectants, is also effective against contagious viruses, such as AIDS, Influenza, HIV, and MRSA.

EPA Registered Products

Effective disinfection works by applying chemicals to surfaces and allowing a specific dwell time to kill the living organisms, in compliance with CDC guidelines.

Ensure Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered disinfectants are disinfecting agents, to kill the virus which causes COVID-19, along with other microbes, viruses, bacteria, and fungi spores.  The EPA’s listing is referred to as List N.

It is important to use EPA-regulated chemical agents for sterilizing and destroying microbes, otherwise, non-approved agents can cause troubles of their own: improper sanitizing, allergic reactions, respiratory and skin damage.

Office Disinfecting As Preventative Maintenance

It is the employer’s responsibility to keep their business premises and customers safe. 

When performed regularly, electrostatic disinfection sanitizing services can prevent the potential transmission of health risks. Every year, Americans spend around $5 billion due to the common cold. The places with a high risk of spreading are offices and closed areas with heavy traffic.

Prevention requires ongoing facility maintenance. This is why proactive companies opt for professional disinfection services.

Schedule it regularly

For office sanitizing services to be efficient, they should be performed based on a regular schedule by qualified technicians.

Otherwise, a long time gap could allow germs, viruses, and other pathogens to spread through direct contact on high-touch areas.

Regular Disinfecting vs. Contagious Disease Control

Outbreaks of infectious diseases and viruses, including COVID 19 are not uncommon in working facilities.

Regular disinfection kills microscopic organisms and prevents them from further spreading. Disinfectants contain a variety of active ingredients that have demonstrated efficacy against a broad spectrum of pathogens. When used regularly, they interrupt microbial transmission and result in health benefits for the staff.

Disabling Contagious Transmission 

To mitigate the spread of contagious pathogens, employers should follow governmental protocols, including CDC guidelines, along with considering the type of workplace areas and surfaces.

The following are common types of pathogens that can inhabit the workplace.  

Viruses

Viruses are microscopic parasites that lack the capacity to thrive and reproduce outside of a host body.  They can lead to severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and COVID-19.

It only takes two to four hours for a virus to transfer from a coffee pot handle onto a person’s desk.  Door handles and light switches are other high-touch areas. 

Influenza, Or “The Flu”

Each year, the seasonal Influenza epidemics lead to high numbers of illnesses and serious economic consequences.

Since the flu can spread through contaminated surfaces and objects, employers must develop procedures to disinfect commonly touched areas and equipment.

Bacteria

Thousands of bacteria, mostly free-living organisms, can be found in commercial facilities, and most of them come from employees at the job site.

It doesn’t sound pleasant, and the bacteria can be found on highly used objects, for example, phones and chairs.

Coronavirus or COVID-19

Although seemingly identical, COVID-19 is in reality one strain of the coronavirus, which causes respiratory tract infections.

COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 is transmissible via humans and can trigger severe illness in humans.

Do I Need Professionals To Disinfect My Office?

A broad spectrum including hundreds of microbes, viruses, allergens, and bacteria constantly invade the office, brought and transferred by employees.

A commercial cleaning service specializing in electrostatic spraying provides a professional team, backed up by expertise, high-tech equipment, training, and oversight.  Proper application, which must include the usage of EPA registered disinfectant will ensure full disinfecting service coverage throughout the facility.

The disinfecting service can be done on a routine basis or in response to a positive test of an employee, indicating the potential presence of a contagious virus.  The frequency of disinfection depends on multiple factors, such as the number of employees, nature of work, office layout, and the number of infected employees of, for example, COVID-19.

How To Choose A Disinfecting Cleaning Service

Office cleaning services that perform electrostatic spraying are vital for the prosperity of the employees, and implicitly, of the business itself.

While it can be challenging to choose a professional disinfecting service, there are a few indicators to consider when making the decision:

  • The disinfection program has to be based on the latest guidance by the CDC and WHO.
  • The disinfectants used must be EPA registered on their List N.
  • Must be willing to provide written scope of work, guidelines, and cost estimate
  • 24/7 support: it guarantees flexibility, plus some procedures are better performed at night when the office is empty.
  • Proven track record: positive reviews from multiple commercial references

Professional Disinfecting Training

Servi-Tek Facility Solutions provides customized full-service facilities services with a core focus on employee and client satisfaction.  

We are very experienced in providing high-quality electrostatic spraying disinfection services in a wide array of workplace settings, including medical clinics and offices, commercial offices, retail settings, and other facility types.  

Please contact us today for a site visit and consultation with one of our specialists.

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