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Oct 1, 2020

Cleaning to Control COVID-19 & Flu Season


Every year we write about how business owners around Calgary can work with a professional cleaner to help prevent the spread of flu infections in any commercial space.
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Every year we write about how business owners around Calgary can work with a professional cleaner to help prevent the spread of flu infections in any commercial space. This year, ensuring your enterprise has partnered with the right commercial cleaner is even more vital. As Canada goes into winter, public health experts are predicting a second wave of COVID. It’s up to business owners and experienced cleaners to prevent outbreaks in commercial and industrial spaces.

 

Today waking up with the sniffles potentially means self-isolating for 14 days, and it definitely means having to go get a COVID test, so the stakes are much higher this year for business owners who want to avoid the inefficiency and lost potential of sick team members. There are several strategies available to business owners to mitigate the risk of lost productivity due to illness, but one of the easiest is to simply hire a commercial cleaner with experience in your industry. 

 

How Often Should Commercial Spaces be Cleaned? The Canadian government recommends routine cleaning of shared public spaces. This is because health experts aren’t sure how long the virus can live and spread on touch surfaces. Estimates are anywhere from several hours to a few days, which means all shared surfaces (kitchens, washrooms, meeting rooms, equipment, etc) need to be fully sanitized at least daily. Ideally, hand sanitizer should also be offered to anyone using these shared spaces upon entering and leaving. 

 

Medical offices, schools, restaurants, and other high-risk spaces should consider even more frequent cleaning. Work with your team to divide cleaning tasks fairly among staff, or discuss your needs with a trusted Calgary commercial cleaner to minimize risk to both your employees and your patrons. 

 

With the flu around the corner and COVID cases rising, we know that Calgary business owners are going to do their part to keep their people safe. Strathcona Cleaners are here to help you do just that. Call our team today, and learn more about how our experienced commercial cleaners can make a difference in your business.