Before we get into how we can help your school, business, or organization respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll start by explaining our response. First off, Carlson Building Maintenance is operating as usual while taking additional precautions to keep both our employees and your employees safe. Fortunately, all of our standard cleaning services already met or exceeded requirements to fight the coronavirus. Still, in light of recent developments, we’ve decided to take supplemental steps that prioritize employee health and safety during these difficult times.
At Carlson, we’re following all of the CDC’s recommended guidelines for disinfecting businesses, both at our own facility and yours. We’ve provided our employees with additional training and procedures to minimize the risk of cross-contamination or exposure. We’re also instructing all employees to pay attention to their overall health, and if they feel any symptoms of sickness coming on, they know to stay home. In the meantime, we’re still serving our clients and even taking on new ones while staying ahead of the latest biohazard and virus disinfection tactics.
Now that you know Carlson Building Maintenance continues to be here for all of your facility maintenance and cleaning needs, here’s how we can help during these difficult times. First, cleaning and maintaining your facility is more important than ever before. While you may be considering eliminating cleaning costs to minimize overhead, your cleaning services should be regarded as an essential expense. On top of that, our services are designed to deliver ROI by increasing productivity with fewer sick days while mitigating the risk of your office becoming the next hotbed for the coronavirus.
The Center for Disease Control has found that COVID-19 is commonly transmitted through respiratory droplets from an infected person. While that means breathing the same air as an infected individual can expose you to the virus, there’s also another vector of transmission that most people don’t consider: your building’s floors.
That’s right—your building’s floors can potentially open you and your employees up to the spread of COVID-19. That’s because respiratory droplets are heavier than air. While they may remain airborne for a period of time, they eventually fall onto the floor. When that happens, your shoes can pick up those droplets, and you can carry the virus wherever you walk, including back to your home, your car, or other buildings. Even if you’re practicing social distance and wearing a mask, you’re still potentially at risk if you aren’t properly cleaning carpets and hard floor systems.
The best way to prevent this from happening is by properly cleaning and sanitizing your building’s floor. Fortunately, that’s what Carlson has been doing best for more than six decades. On top of our standard scrubbing and buffing services, we can also incorporate disinfectants into the mix to ensure that your floors aren’t at risk of spreading viruses.
While cleaning and maintaining your building’s flooring systems is our specialty, Carlson handles more than just floors. The CDC currently recommends that you should clean high-touch surfaces on a daily basis at the very least. Common high-touch surfaces include:
- Light switches
- Sinks and faucets
If you currently don’t have the internal resources to keep all of these surfaces clean on a daily basis (and more frequently when possible), our day porter services offer the ideal solution! Your dedicated day porter can even ensure that hand sanitizer and soap dispensers stay stocked throughout the day.
Start Defending Against COVID-19. Contact us, and we’ll help you prioritize sanitization and disinfection at your facility.
During this time of uncertainty, we know that you have a lot of questions about what you should be doing. While we don’t claim to have all the answers, the experts at Carlson are here as a resource to ensure you’re fulfilling your due diligence when it comes to cleaning. If you have any questions about what you should be doing or what you could be doing to keep your facility protected against the spread of the coronavirus, please let us know, and we’ll do our best to provide the answers you’re searching for.
Have a question? Interested in implementing a customized cleaning program designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19? Schedule a free cleaning consultation, and we’ll answer your questions and start customizing a cleaning plan for your facility.