What is Touchpoint Cleaning?
TouchPoint Cleaning is a system of cleaning that focuses on high-traffic areas specifically “touchpoints”. A few examples of touchpoints are; light switches, tv remotes, computer keyboards, doorknobs, elevator buttons. These are considered high-risk areas to come in contact with the disease, viruses, and germs. Touchpoints are the most important areas to address when cleaning.
According to the CDC, “High-touch surfaces are surfaces that are handled frequently throughout the day by numerous people.” Everyone’s home and office are a little different, so the surfaces we touch the most will vary depending on habits and routines. Here are home and office cleaning tips straight from the CDC. Some additional examples of high-touch surfaces include:
- Sink faucets and knobs
- Table surfaces
- Dining chairs (seat, back and arms)
- Kitchen counters
- Bathroom counters
- Toilets (seat and handle)
- TV remote controls
A member of the janitorial staff, such as a day porter, will be able to go around your facility, disinfecting these touchpoints throughout the day. Regular disinfection will be able to reduce the spread of illnesses to anyone using your restroom, kitchen, or other common areas.
How Is BSI – Building Service Industries Different?
BSI is a full-service professional cleaning company that focuses on quality. Our touchpoint disinfection service is not simply wiping down a surface with a microfiber cloth. We follow the correct rules and directions by TouchPoint Cleaning best practices. Our staff is fully trained on how to disinfect touch point areas. When disinfecting we use the proper tools; masks, gloves, shoe covers, mops, and microfiber towels. We only use CDC recommended and EPA registered broad-spectrum cleaning solutions that are considered a low hazard and don’t have a harsh chemical smell.
How to Make your Office Safer for Everyone During COVID-19
While the spread of the virus might feel unavoidable, but good cleaning and disinfection routines can greatly reduce or eliminate the risk of a viral count of COVID-19 on surfaces and objects in the office. As employers, it’s our responsibility to maintain a clean environment and to ensure every person feels safe.
The CDC has provided detailed instructions on how to clean and disinfect workspaces, as well as a list of EPA-Approved disinfectants known to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). While the CDC’s interim guidance should be read, understood, and followed closely, here are a few key points you should know before you begin:
- Use disposable gloves gowns, a mask (like a cloth face covering) for cleaning and disinfection.
- Carefully remove and throw them away immediately after disinfection and trash disposal.
- Always clean before beginning disinfection.
- Cleaning with a detergent or soap and water solution removes particles that can carry the risk of COVID-19 on surfaces. This reduces the viral load before disinfection begins, which helps the disinfectant to be more effective in killing the remaining virus.
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