Hygiene and cleanliness has never been so important to our health as it is right now. If you’re a business owner that is open to staff and the general public, then regular cleaning plays a vital role in limiting the transmission of COVID-19. COVID-19 spreads from person to person through small droplets, aerosols and through direct contact. Surfaces and belongings can also be contaminated with COVID-19 when people with the infection cough or sneeze or touch them.

Just think about all of the surfaces that are frequently touched by people just entering and leaving your premises every day including handrails, door handles, intercoms, lift buttons…

Increased cleaning of these surfaces using standard cleaning products such as detergents and bleach can reduce the presence of the virus and the risk of contact.

As a minimum, frequently touched surfaces should be wiped down twice a day, and one of these should be at the beginning or the end of the working day. Cleaning should be more frequent depending on the number of people using the space and their access to handwashing and hand-sanitising facilities.

Use disposable cloths or paper roll and disposable mop heads, to clean all hard surfaces, one site, one wipe, in one direction. Use the appropriate product for cleaning and disinfecting and ensure it is left on the surface for the required time to kill the virus. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for dilution, application and contact times for all detergents and disinfectants and avoid mixing cleaning products together as this can create toxic fumes. Also avoid creating splashes and spray when cleaning and ensure that any cloths and mop heads that have been used are put into waste bags and disposed of appropriately.

We recommend that whoever is cleaning wears disposable gloves or washes their hands thoroughly before and after. They should also wear a face mask and avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth during the clean.

For more detailed advice then you can reference the recommendations given by the UK Government.

Smart Cleaning Services remains open and as always health and safety is our main priority. We are qualified to carry out all aspects of exterior cleaning and we have teams available now, so please get in touch using our online enquiry form or call 07552 169 521 or 0151 903 3182.