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How Covid-19 Has Changed Cleaning Processes

Within a relatively short space of time, Covid-19 has radically changed working life around the globe. For many of us, our working lives have been turned upside down, causing many organisations to quickly change how they work and communicate. Never before has workplace cleaning taken on life and death implications across so many different types of ordinary settings. 

But how has the virus impacted cleaning processes going forward? 

Although medical professionals have always understood the importance of hygiene, it is only recently that we are truly discovering its importance outside of a medical setting as well. Recent government guidance has allowed us to slowly crawl our way out of lockdown, meaning we are free to mingle with family and friends once again. 

But alongside this newfound freedom, we are starting to notice the presence of cleaning processes within other settings that we may otherwise never have considered.

However, we must pay attention to the difference between ‘cleaning’ and strictly ‘disinfecting’. As explained by the USA’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.

  • Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  • Disinfecting refers to using chemicals, i.e. suitable disinfectants, to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

The Importance of Deep Cleaning

Before reopening, many shops, supermarkets and even hairdressers have needed to undergo a deep clean – with strict guidelines in place to maintain their hygiene standards. This also includes any kind of workplace with high-touch surfaces, as these will need to be disinfected to eliminate any possibilities of the virus.

Where previously hygiene standards may have dropped, Covid-19 has turned these policies into an absolute priority. Before the pandemic, we may have visited a shop, restaurant or supermarket without really considering its hygiene level. Whereas now, we are far more aware of our surroundings – whether it be in the workplace or another setting. 

How We Can Help

Our professional cleaners have been trained to the highest industry standard, allowing us to offer cleaning services – most importantly, our ‘Back to Business Deep Clean’ for businesses that are aiming to return to their office space.

Want to know more? Get in touch with us for a free no-obligation quote.

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