Cleaning and Hygiene for your business during COVID-19
Lockdown is easing, and many businesses are now opening their doors once again. However, it’s clear that things can’t go completely back to normal – instead, cleaning and hygiene must now be a top priority for any business owner going forward.
According to government advice, an objective of any business during the pandemic should be “to keep the workplace clean and prevent transmission by touching contaminated surfaces.”
In this article, we focus on shops and warehouses, exploring why deep cleaning your business premises is vital, and what cleaning equipment you might need to do a thorough job.
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Why is it important to keep your business clean during COVID-19?
Limits risk of infection
As a business owner, you have a duty of care to your staff and customers alike, which is why reducing the chance of infection with deep cleaning is an essential during these times to stop the spread of the disease.
Reduces staff sickness
From a business-owner perspective, a healthy workforce is essential to keep a business ticking over. Staff sickness is costly and inconvenient for businesses, not to mention unpleasant for staff members. Cleaning properly will therefore be imperative for keeping employees safe from coronavirus and other germs.
Customers expect it
It’s never been more important to build customer confidence, and some people may only be likely to visit your premises if they are reassured it is being cleaned thoroughly to limit chance of infection. You may even wish to place posters in your workplace, or communicate on social media, to show customers what measures you’re taking.
What areas of my premises need cleaning?
According to government advice, you should be cleaning work areas and equipment between uses, frequently cleaning surfaces that are regularly touched by staff and customers alike, disposing of cleaning wipes or equipment properly, clearing away waste after every shift, maintaining good ventilation in a workplace, cleaning busier areas more regularly, and encouraging and making provision for handwashing.
More than this, it’s simply common sense to up the hygiene standards in your business.
You should also consider deep cleaning before you’re about to re-open, or if you’ve experienced a recent coronavirus case at your premises.
How to keep your shop clean
Shops constantly interact with the general public, and so it’s important to make a good, and clean, first impression. Shop cleaning and workplace safety is paramount for ensuring visitors have a safe, hygienic experience at your store, reassured that you’re doing everything you can to stop the virus in its tracks.
As part of this, you may wish to consider hiring some essential cleaning equipment, an affordable way to get the superior cleaning equipment you need during the COVID-19 situation.
Thanks to its high temperature, these machines can disinfect a premises and free it of germs very quickly and easily. Used on floors and furniture, they can keep both hard and soft surfaces free of contaminants.
They work by accelerating very hot steam from the nozzle to reach areas and cracks that other cleaning equipment won’t reach, removing viruses and common bacteria without the need for cleaning agents.
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Dirt and germs can become easily trapped in a carpet, and so deep cleaning using a carpet cleaner is the perfect way to extract dirt and grime, keeping your carpets hygienic and retaining their original colour.
Our Karcher Puzzi 8/1 C Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner is great for offices, if you need to clean carpets and upholstery.
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For daily cleaning, a vacuum cleaner is a staple, removing dirt and dust easily with ease from floor surfaces. There isn’t just one sort of vacuum cleaner, and some are designed for commercial or industrial purposes, as well as domestic.
The Karcher CV 30/1 (240v) Dry Upright Vacuum Cleaner is easy to carry and use, with powerful suction to clean deep into carpets.
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How to keep your warehouse clean
In warehouse environments, you need to be wary about equipment or handheld devices that are shared between employees, ensuring these are wiped down and disinfected before and after every use, or assigned to just one person to use.
Warehouse cleaning is also paramount, since in these large spaces, the virus can circulate. Ensure you have good ventilation, and that all surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly, especially on high-contact surfaces. You may also want to hire out key pieces of cleaning equipment to keep floors and other areas regularly deep cleaned, such as:
Floor Scrubber Dryers
These machines have the superior cleaning ability and time-saving capacity that makes them an essential for warehouse cleaning. Both ride-on and walk-behind machines are available, with ride-on options giving the operator quick coverage for large areas, such as a warehouse.
The Karcher B 40 W Floor Scrubber Dryer is a great machine for cleaning small to medium areas, be that hard floors, concrete or tiled.
See our full range of Floor Scrubber Dryers here »
Hot Pressure Washers
These contraptions work by directing pressurised hot water at a surface to rid it of dirt and grime. They come in a variety of sizes designed for different surface areas – so you can be sure to purchase or hire one to suit the size of your space.
Our Karcher HDS 5/12 C (240v) Hot Water Pressure Washer is just what you need to clean concrete, hard floors, tiles and walls, for small and medium sized areas.
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