Guide to Reopening: Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, and Schools

Whether you own a business, operate a school, or manage a small office, you’ll want to ensure the business’s cleanliness and safety. Reopening your business requires things that may be new to you or your employees regarding cleaning and disinfecting. Along with social distancing and practicing daily habits, you can do your part in reducing exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 as well as other contagious illnesses. To ensure you are reopening safely and effectively, here are few tips to help you focus on cleaning, disinfecting, and opening safely.

Create a Plan
One of the first and most essential steps for reopening is to have a plan. A well-designed plan will help you reduce the risk of exposure of COVID-19 by thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the public areas of your business. Carefully evaluate your workplace, business, or school to determine the surfaces and materials in the area. The majority of objects and surfaces may only need regular routine cleaning. Still, frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs and light switches, will need to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to reduce the risk of viruses, germs, and bacteria on objects and surfaces. When creating your plan, consider any items that can be removed or relocated to reduce handling by multiple people. For instance, soft and porous materials, such as seating, may be stored to reduce the challenges with cleaning and disinfecting them.

Determine What to Clean
For many businesses, some surfaces may only need to be cleaned with soap and hot water. For instance, if your business has been closed for longer than seven days and there haven’t been any employees or customers inside the building, areas that weren’t frequently touched can be cleaned with soap and water. However, surfaces and objects that were often touched must be cleaned and disinfected. For optimum results and to ensure that all spaces are properly disinfected, it is best to have a professional company like Safe Spray do the disinfecting for you.

Basic Framework for Cleaning and Disinfecting
Regular, routine cleaning with quality soap and hot water will help decrease the amount of the virus on objects and surfaces, reducing the risk of exposure. Some things to keep in mind include:

Disinfection must be done with EPA-approved disinfectants against COVID-19. These disinfectants reduce the risk of contamination, and frequent disinfection of objects and surfaces after reopening is essential to prevent the risk of reintroducing contamination.

If you do not have access to EPA-approved disinfectants, alternative disinfectants, such as bleach/water or 70% alcohol solutions, may be used. It is important that you not mix bleach with other disinfecting products because the mixture can be hazardous and cause respiratory problems. Bleach and water solution is effective for disinfection up to 24 hours.

A few things to keep in mind before and after reopening: Coronaviruses on objects and surfaces will naturally die within a few hours to a few days in warmer temperatures. Exposure to sunlight may reduce the time the virus lives on hard surfaces and objects. Standard cleaning with soap and water will remove germs and dirt from the surface, lowering the risk of spreading the virus. However, for the optimum results, disinfectants should be used to kill germs on surfaces. By killing the germs, you will further lower the risk of spreading infection. Also, keep in mind that the best way to thoroughly disinfect the workplace, schools, or businesses is professional disinfection.

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We found ourselves in need of a cleaning company that could provide consistent, professional, effective cleaning. Jan-Serve fit the bill perfectly. The time between our initial call and having Lisa on-site to provide a written quote for services was 24 hours.

The staff that provide services are friendly, hard-working and communicate well. Many of our clients comment on the consistent cleanliness and appearance of our facility. We are so grateful for the service Jan-Serve provides and would recommend them to anyone.

Jennifer K.

I just moved into a new home, and was looking for a deep clean. After reading the numerous reviews from Amy’s and other companies, i took a chance with this company, and am very glad that i did. the 2 ladies that came were professional and friendly, and i thought did a very good job. after they were done, they asked me to check the house to make sure that it was to my liking. there were a couple of missed areas, but it was unintentional, and they were happy to go back to that part of the house.
I would for sure use them again.

Clyde I.

This company is top notch!! I’ve used this service two times now and each time I was absolutely blown away by the professionalism and the quality of the work done. My bathroom shower needed a deep cleaning. It was pretty bad that we considered gutting it and having it replaced. No need!! It looks brand new now! Price is very reasonable also and quality is 5-star. Highly highly recommend!

Cindy B.

We called Safe Spray late Tuesday after finding out one of our warehouse employees in Los Angeles had a family member diagnosed with Covid 19. As a precaution we decided to close and have our distribution center and corporate office sprayed and disinfected. They were super fast at replying to our request, and were able to come out the same day. I checked a few places I found on Google most were over double the price for last minute service, and some just didn’t seem professional. Safe Spray ,came out and did a test , sprayed TWICE!, and did a retest, we were happy to see that their service works. We also signed up for their biweekly service option. Our employees seem very much at ease knowing our facility is safe! Thanks Guys!

Clean Cosmetics LLC, Chatsworth

The Safe Spray team was great! They are are thorough, knowledgeable and reliable. If you want disinfection done right, I highly recommend Safe Spray.

Sara Leon

I don’t normally take the time to write reviews, but I had to for these guys. They made themselves available at the very last second to come spray our clothing distribution facility in Chatsworth. We tried a few companies and they either didn’t pick up, or were not available for a last second emergency call. We’re a small business and day or two closure just as we have finally opened back up would be a back breaker. Thank you for making time and explaining the process and thank you for the great work, and thank you for getting us back open after our little covid breakout scare. Thank you!

Savingshub Sales

Due to COVID-19 our business has been taking extra precautions to keep employees safe. We gave Safe Spray a call and were given a reasonably priced quote instantly! We will continue to use their services during the pandemic.

The Vegan Joint, Culver City

We have approximately 15 working stations, a conference room, pantry and a couple of small offices. We hired Safe Spray to sanitize our office after someone reported a positive COVID19 case in our building. The guys who came out were very knowledgeable, they absolutely know what they’re doing! They used electrostatic spray (which i never heard of before until i talked to the guys at Safe Spray, apparently it’s best sanitizing equipment nowadays!!). They also used this really cool tester that actually shows you the difference before and after the session for extra peace of mind. As a bonus, they also gave out stickers to stick to our door and certificates that we can display in our office. Their service from start to finish is spot on!

Dynamic Merchant Solutions, Canoga Park

Before reopening, we wanted to take every safety precaution we could to ensure the safety of our employees. The team at Safe Spray were very attentive to our needs and explained every step of their process to us in detail. They ran a pretest upon first arriving which showed the level of bacteria present on surfaces. After all areas were disinfected, they ran the test again to be sure the areas were clean. They even left these cards at each workstation.

We will definitely be using their services often. Thank you Safe Spray.

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