Routine Disinfection Maintenance


ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services is now offering COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection services. Don’t wait to schedule a professional disinfection service for your re-opened business. Professional services are the first step to helping your customers and employees stay healthy. However, you can also implement disinfection practices into your daily routine to keep your business healthy around the clock. Disinfection doesn’t have to be complicated, but you do need to know the correct procedure to be as effective as possible. Keep reading for routine disinfection maintenance tips compiled from the CDC.

High Touch Areas

Disinfect high touch areas daily. Start by making a list of all of the surfaces that are used most often in your space. Then follow the clean and disinfect routine below. In most businesses and homes, high touch surfaces include:

  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Countertops
  • Faucets
  • Appliances
  • Electronics

Clean & Disinfect

Cleaning and disinfecting are separate steps that should be done in order. They’re both equally important so don’t skip either. First, clean to remove visible debris then disinfect to kill germs. Before you start your cleaning routine, put on gloves to protect your hands and ventilate your space by opening a window.

  • Clean: Use soap and water to clean the surfaces of your home or business. This step removes debris like dirt and reduces the number of germs.
  • Disinfect: Once your surfaces are clean, use an EPA approved disinfectant. This step kills the germs that are left over from the previous cleaning step. Make sure you follow the label instructions for the correct use of your disinfectant products.
  • Place cleaning products throughout your space to encourage employees and family members to wipe down surfaces after use. Make sure everyone knows how to use your cleaning supplies correctly.

Surface Material

Different materials call for altered cleaning and disinfecting methods. Most hard surfaces can follow the typical process. However, if you need to clean soft surfaces like upholstered items or rugs, use the following process.

  • Soft Surfaces: Start by cleaning with soap and water. If possible, launder these items following the manufacturer’s guidelines and dry them completely.
  • If you’re unable to launder the item, use an EPA -registered disinfectant.

Hand Hygiene

Don’t forget to keep practicing correct hand hygiene. Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water and dry hands completely. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol. It’s also important to avoid touching your face, especially with unwashed hands.

ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services in Central New Jersey is your local damage restoration experts. We hope the tips above help your employees and customers stay healthy and safe. If you think your facility was exposed to COVID-19, contact us at (800) 377-7166. Our expert technicians are available 24/7 for emergency restoration services in three New Jersey Counties: Middlesex, Hunterdon and Mercer. Our team has the experience and resources needed to provide quality customer service.

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