PREVENTIVE CLEANING & DISINFECTION IN THE EVENT OF A PANDEMIC
With the health crisis we are currently experiencing, we are all looking for ways to protect ourselves. As a business partner for many companies across Canada, JAN-PRO has been providing specialized commercial cleaning and disinfection services for more than 25 years. Cleaning and disinfection are the first line of defense to protect the health of people in their facilities.
At the request of some customers, we are reiterating our fundamental processes and the increased preventive measures to limit cross-contamination and increase disinfection.
Here’s what we’re advising and suggesting:
CLEAN, SANITIZE AND DISINFECT
The commercial cleaning processes we have developed since our inception and that are implemented in all workplaces are the foundations of cleaning, sanitization, and disinfection tasks. Common areas are cleaned, areas in contact with food are sanitized, and frequently touched areas (see below) and washrooms are disinfected.
WASH YOUR HANDS!
It can’t be said enough, wash your hands! 80% of the diseases contracted are transmitted through hands. Thoroughly washing your hands with soap is the best way to combat COVID-19. Wash for a minimum of 20 seconds, making sure to go under the nails, in between fingers and all over the hands, and dry with a paper towel.
Placing a bottle of hand sanitizer at the front desk of your office is also a good idea, but with the growing rarity of this product, here’s a suggestion: Place a sign at the entrance of your facility asking all visitors to wash their hands before going any further. This is a simple preventative measure that protects you and your visitors.
Click here to download a ready to print a poster asking visitors to wash their hands.
FREQUENTLY TOUCHED SURFACES
Contaminated hands come in contact with many objects and surfaces that then become transmitters of viruses and bacteria. Think door handles, cell phones, light switches, buttons and controls of devices, elevators, fax machines, coffee makers, microwaves, fridges, faucets, phones, keyboards, computer mouse, etc. All of these surfaces must be disinfected, and this has always been a part of our processes.
Also, to help you maintain these surfaces disinfected, we suggest the use of disposable disinfectant wipes.
Click here to download a ready to print poster reminding everyone about the importance of paying special attention
to frequently touched surfaces. Place this poster in your kitchen, lunchroom and washrooms.
DISINFECTION : AVAILABLE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
ENVIROSHIELD – ELECTROSTATIC APPLICATION OF A DISINFECTANT SOLUTION
JAN-PRO pioneered disinfection several years ago with the introduction of its unique EnviroShield disinfection system. This system combines the use of an electrostatic sprayer with a hospital-grade disinfectant. The system allows the disinfectant to reach all surfaces and objects, covering 100% of the surfaces on which it is applied.
The EnviroShield system is an ideal complement to disinfection procedures and is an effective and very affordable preventive measure.
To get an idea of how this system works, you can watch a video here.
We place sticker visitor notices at the entrance of facilities where we have sprayed the disinfectant solution. Employees and visitors are reassured that they are entering a safe and disinfected facility.
DISPOSABLE DISINFECTANT WIPES
To help you maintain these disinfected surfaces while you and your co-workers are present in your work environment, we suggest the use of disposable disinfectant wipes that you can make available to everyone, placing them in bathrooms and dining areas.
COLOUR-CODED MICROFIBRE CLOTHS
Since the beginning of our operations, we have always used colour-coded microfiber cloths to limit cross-contamination. Cloths of different colors are used depending on the task or the room in which they are used. For example, red is used in washrooms and yellow is used for disinfection.
We use the same principle with microfiber mop heads.
These mop heads are soaked in the cleaning solution (e.g. neutral floor cleaner) and replaced when soiled and saturated. This ensures that dirt is removed and that a clean cleaning solution is used.
In short, JAN-PRO is proposing to its customers and interested companies to enhance the cleaning and disinfection of their work environments.
Find out more by calling 1-888-977-1444 or visiting www.jan-pro.ca