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Let’s Wipe Out COVID-19: How To Prepare Your Facility For Re-entry

As businesses across North America begin to reopen, we all have a part to play in containing the spread of COVID-19. And a little spring cleaning can go a long way. 

Once sites reopen and people flood in, however, it takes extra attention to stay ahead of the game. At Sunbelt Rentals, we’re doing everything we can to lend a hand. Here are our guidelines for getting your facility in tip-top shape for re-entry. 

Clean before sanitizing or disinfecting

Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are terms that are often used interchangeably, but it’s important to know the distinctions, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

  • Cleaning removes germs
  • Sanitizing reduces germs
  • Disinfecting kills germs

Dirt, dust, and other impurities can sometimes mask germs underneath, so it is important to clean first to minimize them on surfaces. If you disinfect before cleaning, you run the risk of exposing germs that were otherwise not reached by the disinfectant.  

Focus on high-touch areas

As effective as social distancing may be, our everyday lives aren’t completely hands-free. We make contact every day with doorknobs, light switches, and coffee pots. Dedicate some time to disinfect common areas such as restrooms around your building or site. 

Read labels 

Disinfect products can work wonders, but only if used as directed. Always review your product information to verify how long the product must remain on a surface for maximum effectiveness. 

Have a plan beyond re-entry

Once your facility is back in operation, be sure to stay vigilant and regular with your cleaning regimen. Each person who enters brings the potential for more contaminants. The more you can include cleaning in your “new normal,” the safer everyone will be in the long run and you have the ability to grow your business

Keep clean with fresh equipment

Finding time to clean and disinfect your facility is tough. Upgrading your equipment is the best way to make the most of that time. 

At Sunbelt Rentals, we are the ultimate source for deep cleaning tools. Our carpet cleaners and floor scrubbers help you keep your site spotless from the ground up. For high-touch areas like restrooms, a touchless cleaning system can ensure optimum cleanliness and reduce germs with ease. It’s the right equipment for what has become a more important job than ever before. 

Want to give your site a clean bill of health? Talk to the team at Sunbelt Rentals. Our specialists can walk you through a facility readiness consultation so you can open your doors with confidence. Contact us today to find out more. 


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