COVID-19 has changed everything for offices. Workspaces need to be cleaned regularly, high touch points in offices need to be disinfected continuously and computer work stations and telephone sanitizing is becoming a much larger concern for many offices in order to keep workplace occupants safe.
While certain areas of offices are more prone to bacteria such as door handles, elevator buttons, reception areas, phones, computer keyboards and mice, desks can often be the worst offenders. A research study conducted by a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, Dr. Charles Gerba, found that an office desk can have almost 21,000 germs per square inch and phones has more than 25,000 germs per square inch.
ServiceMaster of York will work with you to provide a plan to sanitize computer keyboards, screens and telephone handsets to ensure all germs and bacteria are eliminated and the risk of infection controlled. The end result being a clean, healthy and safe workplace for your staff.
We offer proprietary cleaning and disinfection processes to keep your business running optimally, by effectively sanitizing and protecting staff from germs that might lurk on computer equipment, desks and other places within work stations.
In addition to dust accumulation that can damage a computer's delicate components, computers can be unhygienic hot spots for offices. Bacteria, viruses, skin flakes, oils and grime can collect on keyboards and monitor screens. Protect two of your most important assets—your employees and your computers—with regular cleaning and disinfection by ServiceMaster of York.
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Other services we offer include...
- Bed Bug Removal
- Gum Removal
- Graffiti Removal
- Trauma Cleanup
Emerging and Infectious Diseases
For years, ServiceMaster Clean have been the experts in creating clean, safe and healthy workplace environments. Our experience and training in healthcare spaces afford us the ability to promote safe practices for infection prevention within all businesses. We are fully equipped to provide you with the preventative and specialty cleaning services you need. ServiceMaster Clean provides a full range of cleaning and disinfection services that will help to keep your workplace healthy and productive.
Did you know?
Isn’t “clean”, “disinfect” and “sanitize” the same thing?
To the general public, these three terms — clean, disinfect, sanitize — are often used interchangeably. However, to a cleaning professional, these terms are not the same and can refer to very different outcomes. According to Public Health Canada and the U.S. Center for Disease Control, the definition of these terms are as follows:
- This refers to the removal of visible dirt and debris through the use of soap or detergent and water. While this process may remove germs from surfaces, it does not necessarily kill the germs. This said, the mere act of germ removal lowers their numbers and does help in reducing the risk of infection.
- With disinfection, germs are actually KILLED on surfaces through the use of chemicals. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
- Lastly, the term sanitize has its roots in the word “Sanitary” which is defined as “of or relating to health”. When you keep this in mind, to sanitize means lowering the number of germs on surfaces to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This can be achieved by either cleaning and/or disinfecting surfaces to lower the risk of spreading infection.
Not to confuse you anymore, but as an added bonus, we’ll also define the term “sterilize” which is the process in which chemicals are used to kill ALL microbial life including bacteria, viruses, spores and fungi. This is a process that is very rarely undertaken in a facility outside of a healthcare setting.
So, for a cleaning professional, our disinfection process for your commercial facility is routinely a 2-step process - We clean first, then disinfect - in order to provide you with a sanitary facility in which to work!
I think my hard surface floor's appearance should be improved, but I'm concerned about the price. What should I do?
Consider the cost of non-action. Urethane not only makes your floors shiny, which gives the perception of cleanliness, but it protects your flooring investment. Floors are subject to traffic wear patterns, chemicals and stains as well as scratching. Applying a urethane finish will protect your floors and extend their life span. Compared to the cost of the typically recommended traditional acrylic floor maintenance program, urethane generally represent a cost savings for you over time.
How long does it take to get the tile & grout at my business professionally cleaned?
For a 300 square-foot area, cleaning generally takes 1 to 3 hours. If you choose to have the grout sealed by applying urethane, we recommend waiting 24 hours after rinsing to apply the finish so that it will adhere properly. Grout sealing itself takes two to three hours. Time varies based on tile size, the amount of soil in the grout and room configuration.