Coronavirus in Chicago workplaces is a major concern. Because people are often sharing close quarters, touching the same surfaces, using the same restrooms, etc., there are endless opportunities for transmission. And, if you happen to work in a facility where customers, visitors and guests frequently visit, there are that many more people spreading their germs around.
Scrub King offers coronavirus cleaning in Chicago to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in workspaces like schools, medical offices, retail stores, manufacturing facilities, office spaces and more. We’re here to help and have all the necessary resources and staff to respond.
What are Coronaviruses? Have they Always Been a Problem?
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been at the spotlight since early 2020, but there are actually many different kinds of coronaviruses. These viruses can lead to disease in humans, causing symptoms like fever, cough, runny nose, headache and sore throat.
Many people contract a type of coronavirus at some point in the lives, and while most recover with no problems, the virus still results in missed work and lost productivity. The right cleaning company can protect your staff and employees from coronavirus and other respiratory illnesses.
How Can Your Coronavirus Cleaning in Chicago Help My Business?
The cleaning professionals at Scrub King are committed to cleaning and disinfecting your work environment during this unprecedented time. We have experience dealing with this type of cleaning, as we have worked through other pandemics like SARS in 2003 and 2004. Our cleaning procedures focus on high-touch surfaces like kitchen/food areas, handrails, door knobs, elevator buttons, light switches, phones, restrooms and more.
Additionally, our cleaning experts are familiar with the best products to use to kill the coronavirus, as not all products are effective or necessary. Our goal is to choose the most effective but least toxic cleaning agent available. Our product line includes EPA-approved agents recommended by the CDC. Generally, these cleaning products are broad spectrum kill agents.
How Does Coronavirus Spread in the Workplace?
Coronavirus is particularly sneaky because people can walk around spreading the disease without having any symptoms. This is one of the reasons why COVID-19 has become a pandemic, as it’s extremely contagious but has a relatively low mortality rate. Rather than killing itself out, it continues to spread from one person to the next.
Probably the most common way that coronavirus spreads in the workplace is from droplets in the air when people cough or sneeze. But, surfaces are also a concern.
According to the most recent research, the coronavirus can live on surfaces for hours to days depending on the material it’s on.
Glass: Up to 5 days
Paper: Up to 5 days
Metal: 5 days
Ceramics: 5 days
Wood: 4 days
Plastics: 2 to 3 days
Stainless steel: 2 to 3 days
Cardboard: 24 hours
Copper: 4 hours
Aluminum: 2 to 8 hours
Knowing that coronavirus can live on phones, elevator buttons, printers, coffee machines, etc., it’s important to clean these surfaces daily. Otherwise, all it takes is one person to spread the disease to many.
Do I Need Professional Coronavirus Cleaning in Chicago?
It’s best to have a professional cleaning company like Scrub King because we follow the regulatory requirements that must be met. These requirements are in compliance with the EPA and OSHA. We also have access to premium products that allow for efficient cleaning in less time.
Additionally, when you choose a commercial cleaning company in Chicago like Scrub King, you can expect professionally trained cleaning experts who have been drug tested and background checked. Our company is licensed, bonded and insured, WBE and DBE certified and a member of the ISSA. We have a supervisor available at every job and ensure our staff is well-protected with their own PPE.
What if I Have a Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in My Workplace?
Not only does Scrub King offer regular maintenance cleaning to protect your employees and staff from coronavirus, but also we will clean facilities with confirmed cases of COVID-19. The first course of action is to remove the infected person from your facility and then isolate the areas where the person was. Give us a call and we’ll respond quickly with a plan of action. As an employer, it’s your responsibility to ensure a safe working environment for your employees.
Request Your Quote for COVID Janitorial Services in Chicago
Scrub King provides personalized quotes for all customers. If you’re in need of coronavirus cleaning, you can expect a deeper clean that addresses all hard surfaces. You may utilize these services as often as needed depending on the type of work you do.
Coronavirus cleaning services will continue to be an important asset for Chicago businesses, especially as we don’t expect this virus to be leaving any time soon. To learn more about what our Chicago COVID-19 cleanings entail, please contact Scrub King for a personalized estimate.