Office and Commercial Cleaning During COVID-19 in Flagstaff, AZ
In March 2020, Coconino County Health and Human Services announced the first presumptive positive case of Covid-19 in the Flagstaff, AZ, area. Nearly a year later, residents and businesses continue to navigate new challenges brought on by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. As companies resume operations, commercial office cleaning has taken on a more urgent role than ever for business owners and facilities management personnel.
The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) provides public health guidance for businesses operating in Flagstaff, Arizona, and across the state to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in the workplace. Building on guidance from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), the DOL (Department of Labor), and OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration), the AZDHS guidelines include intensified cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation practices as one part of a many-pronged approach to safe and compliant operations during the pandemic.
Office and Commercial Cleaning Services in Flagstaff, AZ
The risk of contracting or spreading SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19, is high for those working in healthcare and other essential industries or public-facing positions. Many are surprised to learn that even office workers are considered to be at moderate risk. For employers across sectors, the pandemic has shone new light on the vital role commercial cleaning plays in protecting their employees’ and customers’ health.
The CDC has published comprehensive guidance to help businesses create office and commercial cleaning protocols that can reduce the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2. It is every employer’s responsibility to stay up to date on industry-specific guidance and ensure their office cleaning plans and other preventative measures meet the standards set at the federal, state, and local levels.
The CDC recommends businesses frequently clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces. Additional cleaning and disinfecting measures are necessary before reopening a commercial space after a sick employee or customer visits. Companies operating in specific industries, particularly those that attract crowds or frequent visits from the public, will find additional cleaning and disinfecting measures mandated at the federal, state, and local levels.
When hiring a commercial cleaning company, you should ensure the provider can schedule cleanings on the right frequency for your business. It’s also essential to confirm that they have the flexibility outlined in your operations safety plans, which may include scheduling cleaning visits after hours or during times of low occupancy.
TRUE SHINE provides professional cleaning services daily, weekly, or bi-weekly and is happy to schedule our visits either during or outside of office hours, Monday-Friday. Our comprehensive commercial cleaning plans are flexible and available without a long-term contract, so both small and large Flagstaff, AZ, employers can access the cleaning services they need.
Green Office and Commercial Cleaning Services
Among the three tenets that guide our work at TRUE SHINE is a commitment to being environmentally conscious. Flagstaff Arizona employers with a similar dedication to environmental stewardship will be pleased to know that many green cleaning methods and products are effective against SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses.
The CDC recommends plain soap and water for cleaning hard surfaces. Consistent and thorough cleaning with soap and water removes dirt and debris, reducing the risk of exposure by decreasing the number of virus particles on surfaces and objects. Cleaning should be followed by disinfecting with a product on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of disinfectants for coronavirus.
The products on EPA’s list N are expected to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 when used according to label directions. Several antimicrobial products found on the EPA N list are also found on the EPA list of DfE-certified disinfectants (Designed for the Environment). This list contains EPA-reviewed antimicrobial products, like disinfectants and sanitizers. Products with the DfE-certified label contain ingredients that have been reviewed for environmental fate and human health.
Commercial Cleaning Services During COVID-19
Though employers are more aware than ever of the need to limit in-person interactions, they should continue to invest in commercial cleaning services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Reputable commercial cleaning companies should be taking active measures to protect their employees’ health and yours.
At TRUE SHINE, your staff’s health and safety, as well as our own, is more important to us than anything else. Many of the measures we take every day are designed in support of this goal, including:
- We use effective and sustainable cleaning products and processes, and provide all of the necessary supplies, equipment, and training necessary for safe and effective use.
- We pay our employees fair wages that are above industry standards. We believe ensuring the highest quality service for our clients requires ensuring our workers’ satisfaction and well-being. More importantly, it’s the right thing to do.
In addition to our already high standards, we’ve implemented multiple measures to ensure we can provide our customers with the same excellent service and quality they expect from us during the Covid-19 pandemic, including:
- All TRUE SHINE staff undergo temperature checks and health screening.
- Staff are provided with hand sanitizer and wear masks at all times.
- Gloves and booties are worn while cleaning and disinfecting and changed between customers.
- We complete sanitizing between customers and strictly observe social distancing protocols.
- Telephone and video quote appointments are available for our cleaning and sanitizing services.
- We’ve instituted contactless payments.
- Optional disinfection services of high-touch areas with an EPA-approved disinfectant is provided at no additional charge.
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TRUE SHINE was born of our founder, Lorena Zeilman’s desire to contribute to her Flagstaff community. As a biologist, she took a scientific approach to build TRUE SHINE. The result is an organization that honors and understands the interconnectedness of her company, her customers, and her community.
TRUE SHINE provides professional cleaning services tailored to each client’s needs. Following our 20-point commercial checklist, our goal is to provide you with the cleanest possible working environment to enhance the health and well-being of your employees. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee backs our work.
Are you seeking professional cleaning services for your business? Call TRUE SHINE, and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, review our commercial cleaning services and packages, and even provide a free quote. Call us at 928-421-2101 today.