Sanitization is the best way to protect your business or home against the spread of germs and bacteria. Here are some of the common areas which must be regularly sanitized.
There can be more fecal matter in the kitchen sink than in the bathroom toilet according to the latest research. This should be more than enough of a reason to ensure that the kitchen is sanitized on a regular basis. For instance, you might have a kitchen area in a bakery or a hotel. It is important to ensure that this area is cleaned and correctly sanitized at the end of each working day and potentially, each shift.
The bathroom is the second most important area of a home or business to the kitchen. It is the perfect space for germs to build. Particularly, when there are damp areas and there are multiple surfaces that will be touched. It’s also impossible to guarantee that everyone is washing their hands - particularly children - so it’s important bathrooms are kept highly sanitized.
Contact Points to be Sanitized
Various contact points should be cleaned after being used all day before being used again. There are various contact points around homes and offices that are touched by multiple people each and every day. Some of the common areas include:
- Remote controls
- Elevator Buttons
- Door handles
How often these need to be cleaned by sanitizing services will depend on their use and how many people are coming into contact with them.
Next, you need to make sure that you think about workstations in a business building. Many people will be spending eight to nine hours sitting at workstations. However, on their breaks they could be shaking hands with colleagues, eating food in a cafeteria, or going to the bathroom. This means that when they touch their workstation, they will be spreading germs. It’s common for an office to receive a full clean including sanitization treatment as much as once every day.
If you are sleeping in your own bed, then you don’t need to sanitize it regularly. A typical clean will work well for you. However, beds that are occupied by the general public must receive the correct level of attention. This includes medical beds as well as beds in private facilities such as hotels. Beds can be sanitized using a steam cleaner or an antibacterial spray.
Similarly, hotel rooms must be sanitized after each guest leaves before another will enter. Failing to do so will increase the chances of germs spreading from person to person. There are usually various areas of a hotel room including spaces like the bathroom. As such, it is important to make sure that it is sanitized thoroughly to the appropriate standards.
Changing areas can be small cubicles or large shared spaces. Regardless, both need to be sanitized on a regular basis to prevent the spread of germs. If you have small cubicles on your business property, it will be impossible for people not to touch areas like the door or the benches. Similarly, they will be standing with bare feet on the floor of the changing room. Changing rooms can be sanitized once a week or once a day, depending on use.
Clean rooms are designed to minimize issues with contamination by controlling the air particles in the room. These are used for a wide range of purposes from the production of certain electrical devices to keeping vulnerable patients safe. While these rooms are designed to remain clean, they still need to be regularly sanitized. This will often involve more care and time compared to other areas.
Waiting areas must be cleaned on a regular basis and are often sanitized to avoid the build-up of bacteria and germs. The main problem with waiting rooms is that they will often have a large number of people waiting in close proximity to one another. There are also various contact points around waiting rooms which will be touched multiple times throughout the day.
Apartments And Houses
Finally, it’s important to arrange a full sanitization service for a building once a tenant moves out if you are a landlord. While they may have been instructed to clean up themselves, it is likely that they still left germs and bacteria around the place. It’s important to make sure it is clean and free from issues for the next tenant.
As you can see there are multiple areas that need to be cleaned and sanitized before they are used again, in your home and in any business.