Essential Deep Cleaning Tips for Your Business

Essential Deep Cleaning Tips for Your Business

This year, business owners and property managers are scrambling to hire professional cleaning services or bring internal teams up to speed to implement new cleaning standards. Their goal: to ensure public safety while trying to keep their businesses open during the pandemic.

However, if you have an upcoming holiday break or your facility will be closed for vacation, it’s an ideal time to complete deeper cleaning measures. Not sure what that means or how to go about it? We’ve put together a simple list of deep cleaning tips that can help.

What is Deep Cleaning?

Deep cleaning is a cleaning procedure that goes beyond regular removal of surface dirt and grime to disinfect every part of a facility, from the top down. 

It addresses areas that might not be on your daily (or even weekly) cleaning schedule. It also encompasses items that might require more intensive care or maintenance. Cleaning teams can perform many of the necessary tasks most effectively when a building is unoccupied. 

For these reasons, it’s best to plan deep cleaning in advance – and it’s why downtime, like a holiday break, is the perfect time to do it.

What Are the Correct Procedures?

If your on-site cleaning crew is going to perform a deep clean on your next break. Here’s how to do it safely and effectively: 

  • Be sure your business has a detailed pandemic plan with procedures to keep the building clean and disinfected. Every business is different, so it’s essential to tailor your program to your specific needs. Communicate the plan to all the necessary stakeholders within your organization. 
  • Prepare your supplies. Be sure the proper personal protective equipment is available, and the cleaning team knows how to use it. Staff should wear one-piece disposable gowns and gloves. Workers may need additional PPE depending on the cleaning solutions used.  
  • Before completing a deep cleaning, check to ensure your HVAC systems are working. Proper ventilation is particularly important if the staff isn’t wearing respirators. Increasing the flow of fresh air from outside is a best practice before using cleaning solutions. Better airflow could also help to reduce aerosol transmission by diluting airborne virus particles.
  • When you’re ready to begin, follow the CDC’s recommended two-step process. Clean with a soap and water solution to remove visible dirt, followed by disinfection on all hard surfaces. Start from the top and back of the building and work your way down and out. 
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations regarding soft surfaces. Thoroughly shampoo and disinfect all carpets and anything else that can’t be laundered. Consider moving area rugs into storage for the time being. Check that your vacuum is outfitted with a HEPA filter to prevent virus particles from being released into the air.
  • Use Disinfectants on the EPA’s N-list, which are proven to kill SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) along with many other harmful pathogens. It’s important not to mix chemicals and to follow the usage instructions exactly as described on the product’s label. 

When combined with other mitigation techniques like mask-wearing, social distancing, and frequent hand washing, deep cleaning can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Keeping your business clean conveys care and provides peace of mind to employees, clients, and visitors. 

Ready to take the task of deep cleaning off your to-do list? Put it on ours instead. At Jidan Cleaning, our comprehensive commercial deep cleaning service goes beyond the basics to help you create a safe work environment. 

Our team has also received extensive training on electrostatic cleaning with an emphasis on pandemics. Contact us today for a free quote and to learn more about how we can help prevent pathogens in your place of business.