Creating a successful Corona cleaning regime

By Gregory Venter, MD of Goscor Cleaning Equipment

During the Corona pandemic it is essential to keep your workplace clean in order to protect your staff and others from Coronavirus.

As a supplier or an employer you need to protect your clients, visitors and employees to ensure the virus is not spread.  In cleaning building premises, especially equipment and surfaces that are touched frequently, many businesses have increased the frequency, scope and intensity of their cleaning regimes.  Problems arise however, when incorrect methods are used.

It has been scientifically proven that certain disinfectants can leave an active chemical residue when used frequently and this causes a build-up, which is particularly common if the surface is not rinsed correctly. When the residue from a disinfectant is left behind on a surface, it creates a unique environment for both existing and new forms of bacteria to grow, which has the potential to become resistant to the disinfecting agent used.

To effectively clean surfaces, you have to thoroughly remove dirt and contaminants. The best way for companies to do this is to use state-of-the-art cleaning equipment and detergents or disinfectants. Vacuums used to clean carpets and hard floor surfaces should be fitted with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters and should undergo regular maintenance, which includes changing the filters.

Ultimately the goal of cleaning is to produce a hygienic and healthy environment that goes beyond cleaning for appearance only, and focuses on properly killing and removing bacteria, moulds, parasites, allergens and viruses. Effective infection prevention and control is central to providing a safe and healthy work and business environment.