Proactive communication is paramount to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus Covid-19, but how to clean, when is a concern. We need to have the right information about how we can protect ourselves but at the same time how we can reduce the transmission of the novel virus and protecting the vulnerable ones. At Tidy Cleaner, we analyzed how and what we can do, regarding the current context providing comprehensive, high quality and reassuring cleaning services to commercial, hospitality industry, and residential clients. Our work ethic is central to Tidy Cleaner business philosophy and critical to delivering consistent, quality cleaning services.
We start with a thorough, structured cleaning with special attention to common touchpoints as:
Door locks and doors knobs
Desk and bedside tables
Wipe the touchpoints with a disinfectant is a good measure of prevention but this will have to be implemented with the recent guidelines. Special attention should be given to the kitchen area and all the kitchenware should be washed at the highest temperature setting. We use professional detergents and with a special way of diluting the chemicals, we provide a safe and effective way of cleaning and disinfecting for all areas. We choose products that deliver best-in-class disinfection, descaling, cleaning and deodorizing for washroom area while for the kitchen surfaces we use a detergent that cleans and disinfects simultaneously without leaving any residues.
All cleaning professionals should be familiar with processes and procedures specific to infection control and should wear adequate personal protection equipment. If there is visible contamination with body fluids, then the need for additional PPE such as an apron and gloves should be considered.
Any public areas where a symptomatic individual has only passed through (spent minimal time in) e.g. corridors, not visibly contaminated with any body fluids do not need to be further decontaminated beyond routine cleaning processes.
The dirty laundry shouldn’t be moved and shaken unnecessary – this minimizes the possibility of dispersing the virus through the air. Everything used for transporting laundry should be cleaned and disinfected in line with the current guidelines.
If you do not have access to a washing machine at home or in your setting, ensure dirty laundry is kept bagged at home for 72 hours before taking it to the launderette.
Guests who are self-isolating
If a guest is self-isolating in a hotel or other holiday accommodation, staff members should avoid entering the room. Communication with the guest should take place over the phone to
agree on arrangements for room service, linen and laundry supply such as items being left
outside the room for the guest to collect and deposit for collection. As far as is possible staff
should avoid close contact (within 2 meters) with self-isolating guests and clean their hands
with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
At this time, honesty is imperative equally for staff but also for customers and working together like never before, we are positive that we will be safe!