Property management has reached a new level of difficulty since the start and ever-looming resurgence of the pandemic. It has made it more difficult to keep businesses open and offer a safe place for your tenants.
But not all hope is lost!
With these effective pandemic building maintenance tips, you can help keep your building open and thriving. And your tenants will thank you for keeping their safety in mind.
Air filtration is a crucial part of keeping your building and tenants healthy. Research has shown that indoor air can carry two to five times more pollutants than outdoor air. And as most of us know, Covid-19 is air-borne; by maintaining a quality air filtration system, you can keep this harmful virus at bay.
Maintaining a healthy air filtration system and air quality can look a couple of different ways, including the following.
- Routine air duct cleaning (Every to three to five years based on location)
- Placing industrial air purifiers in the building
- Eliminating harmful chemicals in your building
You can perform the last item on this list by hiring commercial property cleaning services to perform green cleaning. What is green cleaning, you may ask?
Green cleaning is a method in which commercial property cleaning services use environmentally-friendly products to clean a space. The products don’t contain ingredients that commonly contain hormone disruptors, carcinogens, and allergens. It allows you to kick those dirty toxins to the curb!
It can be easy to forget how common items such as cleaners can add to indoor air pollution, but not all hope is lost. Green cleaning can solve this problem instantly!
Everyday sanitization should be performed by an in-house cleaning crew or by the tenants themselves, but what does that look like exactly?
All commonly used surfaces should be wiped down using an eco-friendly disinfectant.
That doesn’t just include countertops, tables, and desks. It includes door handles, light switches, keyboards, and breakroom appliances. If possible, chairs should also receive a light spraying.
If the surface is used in your building throughout the week, it needs to be sanitized.
Electrostatic Spray Cleaning
Electrostatic spray cleaning is the best-kept commercial building cleaning industry secret. If this term is new to you, you might be scratching your head trying to figure out what this futuristic term means. Don’t worry, we’ll explain!
Electrostatic spray cleaning is the method in which germs and bacteria are removed using an electrostatic sprayer with a cleaner in it. The sprayer charges the liquid passing through the nozzle and makes it able to reach and stick to a wide range of surfaces in a room.
The amount of coverage an electrostatic sprayer can amass ensures that no surface goes untouched. And a majority of germs, bacteria, and viruses are eliminated from space.
It’s the ultimate way to ensure your building is free of contaminants.
Did you know that carpets and rugs can hold dirt, bacteria, and even mold? Mold and mycotoxins produced from mold can cause severe health issues, including allergies, respiratory problems, and autoimmune conditions.
Commercial carpet cleaning can prevent the build-up of all of these common air pollutants and the ailments associated with them. Unlike the process used in residential settings, commercial carpet cleaning requires some expertise so that your commercial carpet retains its longevity.
All of the things mentioned above can seriously damage your tenants’ health, which will affect their businesses and yours too. So, keep them safe and clean those carpets often!
If you are a property manager or charged with the janitorial needs of multiple buildings, don’t rely on residential cleaning companies to handle your investment. Contact a commercial-only cleaning specialist and get the job done right.
If you’re interested in building cleaning services such as electrostatic spray cleaning, carpet cleaning, and green cleaning, in the Maryland, DC, or Virginia area, contact RJC Commercial Janitorial.