The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging on in many parts of the world, which means both sanitization and disinfection of homes, commercial offices and public places are extremely important. In a way, it is a healthy practice to regularly sanitize the public areas of your home and office because it’s the first step to preventing the spread of infection.
Here are some tips that you can deploy while practicing safer sanitization and disinfection that go a long way even after the pandemic ends.
1) Know When to Clean and Disinfect
Firstly, understand the difference between cleaning (or sanitizing) and disinfecting.
When sanitizing, you essentially remove any contaminants, germs, bacteria, viruses and effectively reduce the risk of infection on high-contact surfaces.
When disinfecting with proper and safe chemicals, you are essentially killing off any remaining germs on surfaces left behind after a sanitizing spray.
Thus, cleaning must be followed by disinfecting and depending on the footfall in your facility, and these tasks should be undertaken at regular intervals.
2) Look for Safer Sanitizing and Disinfecting Products
During the pandemic, some companies struggled to find sanitization /disinfecting solutions. At the same time, some new chemical cleaning agent manufacturers make huge profits by putting out substandard products.
Using any random sanitizing or disinfecting products in the market can be a problem. It is important to know the chemicals used in these cleaning agents because they can either not work or cause irritation and damage to the skin or other body parts.
Likewise, these ingredients may also cause asthma and prove dangerous to kids and adults alike. This is why you should always pick up both sanitization and disinfection products from verified and certified manufacturers only.
3) Know the Right Way to Clean
When cleaning any surface, check how often it is being used or comes into contact with people. A chair at a reception outside a doctor’s office will see a lot of users, while a pen inside the clinic may be used by the doctor only.
Thus, you need to make sure you use the right chemicals to sanitize and disinfect surfaces with higher touchpoints.
4) Beware of Cleaning Agents Touching Your Skin
Both sanitization and disinfection solutions use several active and inactive chemicals as their ingredients. But these solutions can cause damage to your skin, and you should avoid direct contact at all costs. Although all brands put a cautionary message, the warning is often ignored. Reading the labels and wearing appropriate personal protective gear prevent chemical contact with skin and avoid any trace of virus or bacteria.
Additionally, you mustn’t swallow or inhale any chemical solutions mistakenly or deliberately to prevent medical complications. This is a higher risk among kids. In direct contact, cleaning with water for a few minutes should help but seek medical assistance if required.
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Alice Carroll · February 1, 2022 at 3:56 PM
I like that you also mentioned that wearing proper safety gear is key to safely sanitize an office space. I have a friend that will start her company relatively near where I live because there is a nice office space that she could rent around these parts. Maybe she should allot some of her budget for coronavirus business sanitization services early on just to be safe.
admin · February 14, 2022 at 10:21 AM
Thank you for reaching out and sharing your comments, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is often overlooked, but really an important factor when handling chemicals of any type, even if you are just aware of what the manufacturers recommend, then based on your risk tolerance you can decide to either follow, modify, or ignore the recommendations, but awareness is key.
I only wish your friend much success in her company.