Office spaces have been a major source of germs, fungi and viruses for years due to the close proximity in which individuals work. Business owners can attest to how quickly seasonal illnesses can spread among employees, the associated healthcare costs, and the loss of productivity that ensues.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought into sharp focus the need for maintaining a greater level of sanitation, but many don’t know where to begin. The first thing to understand is that cleaning isn’t the same as sanitizing. Simply cleaning can weaken or damage contaminants, but in some instances, it can also spread them around. Sanitizing measures kill contaminants through the use of disinfectants. Bleach and products such as Lysol are examples of disinfectants.

High Touch Items

Areas that are frequently touched should be wiped down multiple times throughout the day. Some of those areas are doorknobs, counters and keyboards, desks, phones, and printers and copy machines. Other high-touch surfaces encompass tables, microwaves, refrigerator and cabinet handles, along with toilets, faucets and sinks. Sanitation wipes are ideal to quickly wipe down high-touch items.

Employees and Cleaning Services

If you use a cleaning service, ensure that they’re well-versed in sanitation procedures and are using products that are able to kill contaminants. Enlist the assistance of employees in helping to keep their workstations and other areas disinfected throughout the day. While controversy continues to surround face masks, they can be helpful in preventing easily spread illnesses. Good ventilation is essential.

Supplies and Equipment

To successfully have employees aid in the sanitizing process, you’re going to have to invest in supplies such as hand sanitizer and it can be helpful to install dispensers for disinfecting wipes in bathrooms and breakrooms. Be sure and provide containers of sanitizing wipes for each desk. Touchless faucets, soap dispensers and hand drying stations are an enormous help, along with toilets that automatically flush.

At Crown Products, we create high-quality, focused products that, in essence, improve the quality of life for everyone who uses your facilities and public spaces. Visitors benefit from a cleaner space and resources to keep it clean, staff can focus on important maintenance rather than cleaning up litter and waste, and you can enjoy a pristine and appreciated space!

If you’re an existing distributor, you can place an order here to restock your inventory. If you’re interested in becoming an official distributor of Crown Products, learn more and apply here. And if you’re interested in purchasing Crown Products’ goods for your facility or public space, you can find a distributor here.