What is the Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting?
During this time of the COVID-19 crisis, it is important to understand that cleaning and purifying are two completely different things altogether. The CDC suggests that we carry out a bit of both, a thorough commercial building cleaning in and around Melbourne, regardless of whether no one in your home or office is sick.
- Cleaning is tied in with eliminating contaminants from a surface.
- Disinfecting is tied in with eliminating the pathogens.
- Doing both every day will help keep the interior and exterior part of your office completely safe from the invasion of any harmful virus and bacteria.
Although there is a greater chance of transmission of the COVID-19 virus from one individual to another through breathing or sneezing, the CDC suggests that we clean and purify high-contact surfaces in our offices at least once every day for precautionary purposes, assuming that we have had contact with the outside world here and there, either an individual leaving and returning or merchandise coming in.
The High-contact Surfaces in your Office Should be the Primary Cleaning Target
Scientists have discovered that the novel coronavirus is equipped for living on surfaces, for example, cardboard for 24 hours, yet up to a few days on plastic and stainless steel. So cleaning and sterilising high-contact surfaces is a process that we should all take, regardless of whether we are going out or not. Whenever an item or individual goes out or enters your office, there is a chance of exposure to the virus.
So, What are the Most Common High-Contact Surfaces to be Cleaned and Disinfected Regularly?
- Table surfaces
- Desks and upholstery (seat, back, and arms)
- Kitchen counters
- Bathroom counters
- Faucets and faucet knobs
- Toilets (seat and handle)
- Light switches
Every office somewhat unique, so simply consider the surfaces that you associate with the most. For Absolute Care Cleaning Services, that includes everything mentioned above to other work area surfaces and mouse pads too. Now that you have understood what surfaces require cleaning, here is a means by which our expert commercial building cleaners do it.
You should have the surfaces cleaned first before disinfecting:
- Firstly, we clean the surfaces, evacuating any contaminants, residue, dust, and dirt. This can be done by cleaning them with a soapy solution (or a cleansing spray) and a hand towel.
- Once done, our expert cleaners will apply the right disinfectant. The fastest and simplest way to do this is with sanitising wipes or disinfectant spray.
That is it. Simply adding these to your everyday schedule can help bring down the danger of COVID-19 contamination across your office significantly. It is always best to leave it to an experienced and professional commercial building cleaning specialist in Melbourne such as Absolute Care Cleaning Services to do that for you.