COVID-19 Isn’t the Only Threat Out There – Sanitizing the Workplace for Other Diseases
COVID-19 has completely changed the way we live and work, making safety and sanitization a priority to ensure everyone’s safety. While the efforts to improve workplace sanitization have improved now, the need existed even before the pandemic hit.
911 Restoration of Bellevue has seen a drastic increase in demand for our sanitization services during commercial restoration. This is a positive change, but we also wanted to take this opportunity to help you understand how sanitization helps reduce the spread of other diseases in workplaces.
Types of Health Hazards that Lurk in Workplaces
A typical workplace before the pandemic was often crowded, employees and related parties clustered together in small or spacious offices. There was a high chance of germ transfer and cross-contamination since people rarely washed hands after coming in from outside and weren’t as careful when transferring objects to each other.
Following are the most common health hazards that lurk in workplaces when offices are not adequately sanitized regularly.
While influenza is no longer as dangerous as it used to be, it is still a common viral that does its rounds each year, with crowded places becoming hubs for spread. The only way to reduce the chances of infection is to maintain hygiene conditions and get the office sanitized regularly.
2. Stomach Flu
While stomach flu is not directly transmittable, the virus responsible for it can easily be carried into the office by people. Several teams have to balance between office and site visits, exposing them to pathogens and pollutants.
When they reach the office, they carry these pathogens back, transferring them to furniture and files everyone touches and interacts with. The virus, thus, makes its way inside, making people fall sick.
3. Germs and other Infectious Microorganisms
In addition to these viruses, several similar bacterial infections and germs make their way inside workplaces and spread around due to crowds. Without proper sanitization, they only become worse, and disease spreads become common.
4. Mold Infestations
Moisture often accumulates in HVAC systems or around plumbing damage leading to mold infestations. Since molds can be toxic, pathogenic, or allergenic, infestations can lead to collective sickness for employees in the workplace, with vulnerable immune systems suffering more. Mold infestations are a health hazard that needs to be removed.
Why Professional Sanitization is the Only Way to Increase Safety
Sanitization is the only way to increase safety against the health hazards mentioned above because it comprehensively cleans offices, removing all traces of germs and viruses from the premises.
911 Restoration of Bellevue’s commercial restoration packages always include sanitization to ensure we leave your workplace in the cleanest possible state after restoration and repairs. We recognize how vital the process is and devote extra care to ensure each inch is clean.
How Professional Sanitization Works
We have a systematic approach to commercial restoration and sanitization to ensure that no trace of germs remains after we complete the process. Following are the steps we follow for the procedure:
1. Surface Testing
The first step of the process is testing surfaces for germs and other pathogens that may be lingering at your workplace. It helps us confirm the density of pollutants and determine a cleaning strategy that helps us clean efficiently.
2. Mold Detection
In addition to surface testing, the team performs precise mold detection to ensure there are no chances of infestations. If there is evidence of mold growth, we prepare different materials to keep it from spreading to other building areas and cleaning it thoroughly.
Once our teams know more about the germs, mold, and other infections microorganisms are distributed across the office, they start the treatment using the best tools and cleaning agents.
All our technicians are trained and certified, so you can rest assured that they will only use approved products to clean the space without damaging the material.
4. Application of Bacteriostatic Agent
While our sanitization services will clean your workplace thoroughly, it will remain vulnerable to bacterial growth due to high exposure. Therefore, we use bacteriostatic agents around the entire workplace after the primary cleaning commences to inhibit bacterial growth even after employees start working again.
The agent is lethal to bacteria and will prevent it from growing and spreading for some time after restoration. By the time it wears off, it will almost be time for your next sanitization.
Towards the end, we give final touches to all the surfaces, clean away residue, and ensure we set the office materials back to the way we found them. Hence, you will be able to return to the freshly cleaned office, which remains germ-free.
To sum up, professional sanitization services are critical to keeping your office safe for all employees, guests, and partners. In addition to improved hygiene, these services will also result in fewer people falling sick, thus improving organizational productivity.
If you are looking for professional sanitization services, please get in touch with us through this link. You can also give us a call at (425) 247-3836. Our teams are available 24/7 and will reach you within 45 minutes of calling us with all the materials prepared.