Why Should You Decontaminate And Disinfect Your Office Before Opening Doors For Business Post-Pandemic

A lot of companies are starting to bring people back to the office. Before you do so, its important to clean and disinfect your office space before opening your doors, even if only a portion of your staff will be using the office on a regular basis. Your office is not different than any other public space. You need to have a dedicated plan to sanitize and keep your workspace clean. Here we will discuss what you should disinfect and why you should do so before bringing people back into the office.

What Should You Disinfect?

Knowing the high risk and most important areas that you should disinfect is an important first step to ensuring your space is clean. According to the Government of Canada on Individual and community-based measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Canada:

“In all settings, surfaces and objects that are frequently touched with hands are most likely to be contaminated. These surfaces include money/cash, doorknobs, handrails, elevator buttons, light switches, cabinet handles, faucet handles, tables, countertops and electronics. In child and youth settings, such surfaces may also include toys and play/sports equipment.”

They add:

“In addition to routine cleaning, these high-touch surfaces and shared spaces such as kitchens and bathrooms should be cleaned and disinfected more often, as well as when visibly dirty. Items that cannot be easily cleaned (e.g., newspapers, magazines, stuffed toys) should be removed.”

Why Should You Disinfect Before Opening Your Doors?

There are many reasons why you should take the time to disinfect your office before opening the doors. Some of the most important include:

  • Reduce the spread Of COVID-19: The obvious reason to disinfect is to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. It will ensure you have a clean space from day one. 
  • Peace of mind for your employees: Taking extra steps to disinfect the office and ensure it is a safe space will give your employee more confidence to come back to work. They will have peace of mind in knowing that you are looking out for their best interests. 
  • Set expectations for everyone: Showing that you are investing in efforts to keep the workplace clean will help to set the expectation for everyone. You will set the standard for what is to be expected by employees when they come to the office.
  • Establish the practice of keeping your office clean: Disinfecting is just a good cleaning practice, even prior to the pandemic. It will help you get in the practice of taking extra steps to keep your space clean.

Hire A Professional To Disinfect Your Office

Hiring a professional company that has the tools, resources, and experience to disinfect your office space the right way will help your company get off to a great start once you open your doors back up. 

A reputable restoration company like us is exactly who you need to assist with all your disinfecting needs. Call us at 416-639-1722 anytime to book a consultation.


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