COVID-19 Commercial Cleaning PROTOCOL
We understand the pressure which businesses are under currently without
the ability to function as normal. Yet facilities who have any staff on
site understand the need to maintain services. Which means, normal janitorial
cleaning and additional disinfected treatment of all high touch surfaces
as much as possible. This quarantine is temporary, but it is an appropriate
time for you to schedule a terminal disinfection of your building prior
to employees coming back (we will disinfect every wall, flat surface and
high touch item).
During this time your housekeeper can work on deep cleaning projects or
our Floor Maintenance Technicians can address floor and upholstery needs
you have. If you still have anyone coming into your building, sanitization
of high touch areas is vitally important. Because of this, we are prepared
to add additional staff to provide the 8-hour day 3x/day sanitization
for occupied buildings. We even offer hourly disinfected treatment depending
upon the area and traffic.
COVID VIRUS TRANSMISSION
It only takes a single infected employee to touch a doorknob used by others
to spread the virus. Although scientists do not yet have full knowledge
of how this virus is passed, we do know that it is spread by person to
person contact. So, this means it spreads via nasal and oral droplets
in the air as well as hand to surface contact followed by hand to face
contact. Social distancing will slow the spread but will not last forever
as businesses must also get back to work as quickly as our government
permits. As a result, an ongoing strategy for building sanitization and
employee hygiene must be used.
COVID-19 Commercial CLEANING ACTIONS WE HAVE TAKEN
ServiceMaster Clean PBM has begun to employ both short-term and long-term
strategies to secure our customers buildings and workforce:
- We provided immediate and ongoing guidance to supervision and housekeepers.
As a result, there are no disruptions of service to our customers during
this crisis. Appropriate PPE is also provided to each employee.
Provided customer buildings with greater quantities of RTU Sani Master
6, ServiceMaster’s blend of quaternary ammonium chloride, which
is also registered with and meets the
Environmental Protection Agency’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2 for daily disinfection of
- Added Sani Master 7 to our collection of EPA registered solutions, so it
has an even shorter dwell time of 3 minutes to kill the virus.
- We quickly responded to customers emergency needs for terminal disinfection
of workspaces occupied by an employee suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.
And we use hospital grade disinfectant Virex Plus, which they make to
clean surgery suites. It is now being used in any commercial building
for post-exposure disinfection.
- For healthcare disinfection, use of Sanotex disposable wipes and Premira
disposable flat mops and duster covers for surgical suite disinfection.
WARNING: Beware of any janitorial vendor who claims foggers are effective
to disinfect. Any professional will tell you that foggers are not EPA
approved for disinfection. There is no “once and done” solution.
Regular sprayers and some electrostatic sprayers are useful for application,
but then again, areas disinfected can become infectious when re-exposed
to the virus. Thus, ongoing sanitization with an EPA approved solution
is the best and only option. Finally, we do not recommend bleach mixtures
for use on your hard surfaces, furniture, etc. as bleach has great potential
to cause damage.
ServiceMaster Clean PBM is here and ready to help you. Just give us a call at (410) 618-4527
Hours for COVID-19 Commercial Cleaning:
Evenings 5 pm – 8 am (evening into morning hours) and
Weekends: Saturday – Sunday (Hours when building staff is off or
there is low traffic into and out of the building)
ServiceMaster PBM cannot guarantee surfaces remain germ free when handled
by infected individuals following application. So, we recommend that you
frequently disinfect high touch areas during this pandemic.