Disinfecting Commercial Businesses
Did you know some germs can live on surfaces for hours – even for days? With minimal effort, cleaning can destroy common bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (Staph.), Salmonella enterica, and E.coli. Frequent disinfection will greatly reduce the risk of spreading infectious germs.
Humans primarily spread germs with their hands. Be sure soap, hand towels, and hand sanitizers are always available. Display “Wash Hands” signs in prominent places to serve as helpful reminders. When it comes to the kitchen, encourage employees to use hot, soapy water and appropriate rinsing and sanitizing to clean all supplies, equipment, utensils, and surfaces between food preparation tasks.
Germs are invisible to the human eye. Even though surfaces may look clean, disease-causing germs may be present. To prevent these potential health risks, sanitation is a must. When cleaning to disinfect, here are the professional cleaning supplies you'll need:
- splash protection for the eyes, nose, and mouth
- cloths and sponges
- EPA registered disinfectants/cleaning products* like Mr. Clean Professional Disinfecting Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Focus especially on areas with high germ concentrations and high exposure to people, such as light switches, doorknobs, handles, and knobs. Be sure to launder or replace contaminated cloths and sponges between cleanings.
Germs spread through a cycle of contamination. Just keep this in mind: healthy hands equal healthy surfaces, and healthy surfaces equal healthy people. By making the effort to disinfect, you are helping to stunt the cycle of disease.
*Always read and follow precautions and usage directions before using cleaning products; application methods may vary, so be sure you are using the products correctly. Always store cleaning products out of reach of children.