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How to deep clean your business after a COVID case

Even with the most stringent precautions in place, it’s still fairly common for a coronavirus outbreak to occur in the workplace.

If you’ve had a member of your team or a customer with a positive test result for COVID-19, it’s time to stop the virus in its tracks by giving your workplace a thorough clean. Not only will this keep your staff and customers safe, it will also reassure them that you’re taking all of the necessary steps to keep your business clean… and can save you valuable time that may otherwise be lost to staff illness and isolation periods.

Our COVID-19 deep cleaning service has been developed to help business owners stay in control after a workplace outbreak, to help you get things back to normal as quickly and safely as possible.

Remember, always consult government guidelines about what to do if you have a confirmed COVID case in your workplace.

 

How do I decontaminate my entire workplace after a COVID exposure?

Restoring an entire workplace or building to a safe working space after an infection risk can seem daunting.

Initially, it’s important to close off any areas used by the person who caused the infection risk, and open windows and external doors to let fresh air circulate. It’s also important to thoroughly clean and disinfect the workspace used by the person who has received a positive test result, as well as any common areas like bathrooms or kitchens. Consider if you have any shared equipment which could have been contaminated, as well as key touchpoints like door handles and buttons.

Government guidelines state that, at minimum, when cleaning an area where an infected person has been working, you should wear disposable gloves and an apron for PPE. After removing your PPE, wash you hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.

You can use a disposable cloth to clean all hard surfaces with warm soapy water, then disinfect these surfaces with a regular disinfectant product (ideally, this should contain the 1000 parts per million of chlorine, as recommended by PHE guidance).

If you can keep your workplace closed and secure for at least 72 hours, this will significantly reduce the amount of virus living on surfaces. However, for most businesses, closing up for 72 hours is not feasible – and neither is undertaking the entire decontamination process yourself. 

This is where we can help; by bringing in a professional cleaning company, your workplace can be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected as quickly and safely as possible, leaving you to get back to business.

 

Which professional COVID decontamination service should I use?

At The Fine Cleaning Company, we specialise in providing a superior level of clean for homes and businesses with our infection-control fogging service. This advanced cleaning method ensures that your home or workplace has been cleaned and disinfected to a professional standard, giving you complete peace of mind.

 

How does fogging work?

Fogging is a deep cleaning process designed to eliminate 99.9999% of bacteria, fungi and viruses using a fine disinfectant mist. There are many benefits of fogging in the workplace; in particular, this high-coverage mist can reach more surfaces than traditional cleaning methods, making it an efficient and effective way to deep clean entire rooms or buildings.

You can find out more about our fogging service here.

 

How can I avoid a future outbreak?

Creating clear guidelines for staff and customers will go a long way to keeping your workplace COVID-free; encouraging regular hand washing or sanitisation, providing all necessary PPE, keeping an eye on germ hotspots, and maintaining social distancing guidelines will all help to reduce transmission.

 
Reacting quickly to a workplace infection is essential to reduce the potential risks – if you’d like to book a fogging service, or keep our details handy should you ever need, you can contact The Fine Cleaning Company here.

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