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Cleanliness in the era of pandemics

It has been a year and it is certain that COVID-19 is here to stay, at least for a while longer. COVID-19 changed the world in many ways. One in particular; cleanliness. For many of us, it has become a new norm as we adapt into a life which requires us to don a mask and to sanitise our hands frequently. Even this safety net is not guaranteed unless one is extra careful.

Our homes and offices are also a potential hotbed for the transmission of this virus. We are the only custodians that can prevent this from happening by implementing necessary office cleaning regimen, in both environments.

Some of us have been piously cleaning our homes or work desks even before COVID-19 struck. That’s a great habit. However, with COVID-19, there might be some changes in the way we do our office cleaning or the cleaning solutions we should use. Here are some simple examples:

1.    Make sure to clean high-touch surfaces
You should be aware of what items are prone to contact with humans. They could be everyday items that we use such as door handles, tables, chairs, handrails, switches, mobile phones, computers and even toys.

2.    Use an appropriate cleaning solution
In the current context, using a disinfectant that contains about 70 percent alcohol is better than using any natural products or even vinegar. In events where disinfectant cannot be found, a diluted household bleach solution can also be used.

3.    Allow disinfectant to sit
Many disinfection products require time to be effective. They need to stay wet on surfaces to do their job. Therefore, it is always important to read the directions of the product you are using before application.

4.    Clean then disinfect
Cleaning should always be followed with a disinfection routine. It defeats any purpose if the surface has not been properly cleaned.

Last but not least, cleanliness should always start with you. Only with a proper routine, can you really keep COVID-19 away from you and your loved ones.  

Keeping your office clean and hygienic at all times is essential to mitigate the risk of an outbreak among colleagues, family members and friends. Thus, it is vital for businesses to engage in disinfection services provided by professional office cleaning companies in Singapore in order to ensure the standard of cleanliness in your office. Contact us today for more information on how to keep your commercial space sanitary and safe.