How Long Does COVID-19 Survive Over Surfaces?

Although several businesses continue to follow social distancing by letting employees work from home, this model is changing. Many companies have started on-premises work, and slowly but surely, others are following. Of the companies who have begun on-premises work, many promote mask wearing and social distancing in the office to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Medical professionals and virologists have stated that the COVID-19 crisis is continuing to grow again, and is something that we’re going to have to live with for a while. One way to contain this is by following social distancing protocols both in public and in our workspaces. Another important way is by disinfecting your office environment.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a virus that causes infection in your sinuses, nose, or upper throat. Medical experts and virologists state that the disease is caused by SARS-CoV-2, and can trigger respiratory tract infection. It can affect both the lower respiratory tract as well as the upper respiratory tract. It mainly spreads through person-to-person contact, but can also live on the surfaces touched in your office every day. A variety of studies show the virus can live on surfaces anywhere from hours to days, depending on the type of surface, which makes social distancing and office hygiene all the more critical.

Killing Corona Virus from Your Building

The most effective way of creating safer office spaces for employees and staff members is to hire professionals to carry out disinfection services. Although maintaining good hygiene in office spaces has always been important, it should now be a top priority for commercial buildings. Businesses cannot overlook this crucial aspect and have to disinfect their office environments regularly.

A systematic approach used by cleaning professionals to sanitize office spaces will help in killing the coronavirus from every inch of all surface areas. This approach should incorporate:

  • Regular cleanings using supplies proven to kill coronavirus.
  • Detailed cleaning of high touch areas.
  • Highly effective electrostatic sprays where chemical particles are shrunk to microns.

Some cleaning services also offer an application of biostatic coating to create a barrier to inhibit growth of certain pathogens. This systematic process gets rid of all germs and is perfect for fighting infectious diseases like COVID-19.

COVID19 is a dangerous and extremly contagious virus, but a clean, sanatized surface will kill it, easily.

Maintaining a healthy office environment amidst this pandemic is critical. There are several benefits to this, including:

  • It indicates that you are a business that cares about its employees, and are capable of ensuring that your office space is clean and safe to work in.

  • Fewer of your employees will fall ill, which increases productivity as well as profitability.

Since the government has set specific guidelines for maintaining basic hygiene, you can hire Commercial building COVID-19 disinfection service, to ensure that you operate within those requirements. As mentioned above, there are numerous benefits of opting for disinfection services. This has to now become a significant part of your building maintenance services. KG Facility Solutions specializes in cleaning for the health of your building. You can discuss all your specific requirements with KG Facility Solutions. They will also recommend the number of times you should carry out sanitization to maintain safe and germ-free office space, and can add these services to your regular cleaning package. 

Restore Your Building’s Appearance With Professional Tile Cleaning

Tile being cleaned

Many commercial structures have tiled surfaces in various areas of the premises. The tiles could be on the floors and walls in the indoor and outdoor spaces too. While tiles are resilient and long-lasting, they too need regular cleaning to keep them disinfected, in good condition, and looking clean.

Most businesses have in-house cleaning staff that tackle day-to-day cleaning of various features, installations and surfaces. But some jobs like tile and grout cleaning are best left to professionals. This job requires skill, knowledge about different types of tile materials and the right tools and techniques. Only experienced and well-established professionals like KG Facility Solutions would have all these things.

How Tiles Deteriorate Over Time

Grit, dirt and dust tend to settle on the tile surfaces marring their appearance and creating an unhygienic environment in that space. The tiles in washroom and restroom areas or even in commercial kitchens see significant exposure to water, moisture grease and steam.  This can result in black stains in the grout and moss and mildew buildup as well.

If you neglect to clean these surfaces regularly, that can create a very poor impression on customers, clients, visitors and even your own employees. Just as you maintain all the other features on your commercial premises, cleaning the tiles is crucial too.

But just basic cleaning isn’t sufficient to keep the tiles and especially the grout free of this buildup. Hiring KG Facility Solutions for this job is a better option as we have 25 years of experience in a wide range of services including specialty floor care, health conscious janitorial services, and commercial building infection control services.

How Professionals Handle Tile and Grout Cleaning

As mentioned, KG Facility Services has the experience, the necessary tile cleaning products, the tools and knowledge needed to get your tiles sparkling clean. The products we use are effective in getting rid of stains, debris, dirt etc. We will also clean the grout lines carefully using specialized equipment and solutions that will remove all the dirt without affecting the grouting itself.

Getting your tiles cleaned by KG Facility Solutions will not only improve the appearance of the tiles, but the hygiene levels of the spaces. You can opt for this as part of an overall commercial cleaning package or as one-off tile and grout cleaning service. Our skilled professionals will make sure that the appearance of the tiles are restored and this also helps enhance the overall appearance of your building. While there would be many companies in the field that provide these services, look for an experienced company that will customize solutions and provide you good value for money.