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Don't Just Clean. Disinfect.

Simple Cleaning Isn't Enough

If you’re a property manager, you likely have a lot of concerns about the conditions of the properties under your stewardship. You depend on professional cleaning services to keep your properties looking presentable to tenants and owners alike. That being said, a simple cleaning is not always sufficient to properly maintain your properties, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and public anxieties about the possibility of ambient infections.

It’s not enough to keep tenants and property owners happy, you also have to keep them safe.

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you should incorporate disinfection and sanitization procedures into your regularly scheduled cleaning services.

Keep Tenants Safe from Active Infections

The CDC has recommended that a thorough cleaning and disinfection of an indoor area be performed when someone who frequents the location is diagnosed with COVID-19. This is especially important in offices that are often poorly ventilated and are generally high traffic areas. The high concentration of people in one particular area makes a single coronavirus infection highly likely to affect others, so it’s important to act quickly and have the property disinfected.

By having an office space disinfected following a verified coronavirus case, you are taking proactive steps to show your tenants that you take their well-being seriously and are willing to act appropriately in emergency situations.

Promote a Generally Healthier Environment

Given the global preoccupation with COVID-19, it can be easy to forget that other contagious illnesses exist. As flu season approaches, it’s important to perform regular disinfection services to promote a healthier environment in general. The common cold virus, influenza, MRSA, and Streptococcus can all survive on surfaces for days, and in some cases months. It’s important to remember that even if your properties have been largely free from coronavirus infections, there are still countless dangerous diseases that can thrive in settings occupied by your tenants.

Correct for Human Error

It’s safe to say that the pandemic has increased the general public’s awareness of the risks associated with infectious disease, and the common sense, best practices that people can employ to reduce the risk of transmission. Practices such as frequent hand washing and sanitizing, and wearing masks when feeling under the weather have become fairly commonplace, but people distracted with work and their tasks at hand will often unwittingly spread germs around their workplace.

Disinfection means eliminating all microbes in a given surface area, which is something that is usually outside the purview of the average office worker. By contracting a specialized cleaning crew, you are performing your due diligence to make sure that everyone is safe. A solid crew will disinfect surfaces in high traffic, high touch areas that often go overlooked such as elevators, refrigerators, and break rooms.

Mitigate Your Liability

Though it would be specious at best to blame a property manager for the potential for people to become ill when grouped in a closed area such as an office building, you will still benefit from the extra layer of mitigation that comes with regular disinfection.

For example, cleaning crews will inspect HVAC systems, ventilation systems, and storage areas;disinfecting overlooked locations in the office.

When you perform your due diligence by ensuring that an office is disinfected thoroughly and regularly, you make it clear to your tenants that you have gone above and beyond what is reasonably expected in terms of office cleanliness and sanitation.

The best time to start disinfecting your properties was when they first became your responsibility. The second best time to start is today. If you are invested in keeping your tenants and clients happy and healthy, give us a call to schedule your regular disinfection service.


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