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Coronavirus Tips: How to Keep Your Offices Clean & Disinfected

Due to the current pandemic, the way we live and work has changed. In the UAE, most organizations have moved to remote work, while essential services continue their operations. For businesses who need to continue their operations as usual, it is essential to help your employees stay healthy by providing a clean and safe common workplace.

How do you define a sanitary work environment? Regular office disinfection is key to providing a good healthy environment for you and your employees.

Here are some tips to keep your office clean & disinfected:

  1. Set-up a cleaning & disinfection routine

Good cleaning and disinfection routines can greatly reduce or eliminate viruses present on surfaces in your office. It is important to schedule office disinfection and do it regularly.

A better option is to hire an office disinfection company that will disinfect your workplace.

2. Use disposable protective gear

When cleaning or disinfecting, do not forget to use disposable gloves, gowns, and masks.  This protects you from harmful chemicals. After you’re done, carefully remove and throw them away immediately after disinfection and trash disposal.

3. Clean before you disinfect

Clean the surface with detergent and water solution before you disinfection to reduce the virus even before you disinfect. Cleaning helps disinfectant be more effective in killing the virus.

 4. Mix bleach and water

A simple solution you can use to disinfect desks, chairs, in your office is a mixture of bleach and water. For floors and larger surface cleaning, use 5 tablespoons of bleach and one gallon of water. For spray bottle applications, use 4 tablespoons of bleach per quart of water. EPA has published a list of disinfectants you can also use.

  1. Use Disinfecting Wipes

You can also use disinfecting wipes for surfaces in your office. For optimum results, clean only one item in one time, ensuring the surface stays wet for at least 4 minutes.

 6. Disinfect high-touch surfaces in your office

Office disinfection can eliminate Coronavirus and other germs and bacteria when done right. High touch areas in your office are more susceptible to viruses because they are often used. These are your tables, chairs, doorknobs, light switches, phone receivers, keypad, touchscreen tablets, desks, and toilet seats.

Remember to clean and disinfect shared electronics and equipment, digital signage, and touch-screen kiosks.

By following these guidelines, you can help keep your workplace protected from contamination. Until the pandemic is over, it would be best to observe regular office disinfection to keep you and your employees safe.