If you own or manage a business, you likely have questions about how often you need to sanitize and disinfect your floors. This is especially true if you have a storefront or showroom, and have people walking in and out throughout the day.

In the past, it was recommended that carpets be vacuumed “at least once a week,” however, in the days of COVID-19, you may want to use commercial floor cleaning services more frequently.

Starting from the top

Again, the frequency at which you clean the floors in your office will be dependent on the space. For example, if the bulk of your employees are working from home, and you don’t have customers that come to the office, your floors can be cleaned less frequently. On the other hand, if you have employees and customers onsite each day, you will want to invest in their safety.

Other factors, such as whether you have tile or carpet flooring, how large your office building is, and how many people are onsite each day, must also be considered.

What the CDC says about soft and hard surfaces

The CDC notes that soft surfaces, such as carpet / rug floors, should surface cleaned using soap and water or an approved cleaner.  The CDC also recommends that soft surfaces be disinfected using an EPA-registered and approved disinfectant. Carpets should be vacuumed regularly.

Although there aren’t set guidelines for tile or wood flooring, it is recommended that these surfaces be cleaned using an approved sanitizing solution. Most disinfectant floor cleaning solutions suggest leaving the cleaning solution on the floor for at least a minute, to ensure maximum efficacy.

Other helpful steps

Some office buildings in the Southwest are having their employees and customers sanitize their shoes before they enter the building. For example, people who want to enter the building step into shallow, plastic, rectangle box that contains a sponge that’s been soaked in disinfectant solution. From there, they step forward onto a floor mat or towel.  Although this seems to be a practical solution for many businesses, whether it will be effective depends on the type of business you own, and the number of people you have coming in and out each day.

In closing

If you have questions about how to clean and disinfect your floors or you’d like to learn more about commercial floor cleaning services, call Trinity Janitorial & Floor Care today to speak with a customer care agent in your area.

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