Cleanliness has always been at the forefront of guest’s expectations, but now it’s even more critical as we all aim to reduce the spread of infection and in turn, instil confidence in our visitors.
The authorities believe it’s possible for someone to contract COVID-19 by touching a contaminated surface, like a doorknob or light switch, and the virus may live on some surfaces for several hours or even days. That’s why it’s essential and more important than ever to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces as often as possible, especially between reservations.
Note: The American based CDC recommends that people wait 24 hours before entering a space occupied by a person who may have been exposed to the coronavirus although there is no current guidelines offered by our government. This 24 hour time frame allows to properly clean and disinfect all areas accessible to the guest and provides an additional buffer, a seemingly sensible approach but will obviously effect ‘actual changeovers’.
The difference between disinfecting and cleaning
When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, it helps to understand the difference between cleaning and disinfecting.
Cleaning is the act of removing germs, dirt, and impurities (such as when you use a soapy sponge to wipe off a visibly dirty counter or stovetop).
Disinfecting is when you use chemicals to kill germs (like spraying with a bleach solution). By cleaning first, then disinfecting, you can lower the risk of infection.
Our approach to disinfecting will be to use a combined effort of thorough deep cleaning and the use of our fogging machine.
If you would like to find out more, please get in touch, we’ll be happy to help.