After weeks of increasingly alarming news about the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease, more and more people are just as anxious about getting back to work and trying to achieve a more normal existence as closures and stay-at-home orders begin to loosen around the nation. But a part of that anxiety comes from the fear of a resurgence as the country opens back up. At Office Keepers of Indianapolis, we understand all these different anxieties, and we’re ready to play our part in protecting each employee and customer of all kinds of businesses with our sanitizing surfaces and touchpoints cleaning service.
Protecting the Safety and Health of Employees and Customers
The federal government of the United States offers its guidance for how to safely begin opening up the many businesses and workplaces that have been closed for weeks through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Each state also has the authority to outline its own measures for loosening the restrictions. And then there is each business, workplace, and organization. Is your company getting ready to bring workers back to your offices? Is your business going to begin reopening for customers to visit? Perhaps most importantly of all is this question: What is your plan to protect the health the health and safety of your workers and the public? We encourage you to think this through ahead of time, and to consider partnering with a professional cleaning company like Office Keepers of Indianapolis to establish and maintain a COVID-free business.
FAQs Related to COVID-19 and Your Business, Office, or Facilities
Regardless of whether your business or organization fall directly under a specific regulation or guideline related to the pandemic, nearly every company we’ve talked to wants to play its part in protecting their employees and their customers. Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we’ve been hearing and our answers to them:
- Where Can I Find Out What My Business Should be Doing to Stop the Spread of the Virus and Protect Employees and Customers? In part this depends on your specific industry and the staged reopening schedule established by the governor. In general, the best place to get information about what your business should be doing is on the State of Indiana Industry Guidelines. These, in turn, are based on the guidelines developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). To see the phases of the reopening plan, visit What’s Open, What’s Closed?
- Can Office Keepers Provide Disinfection and Sanitization Cleaning Services? Yes we can! We offer two different types of disinfection cleaning: Sanitizing surfaces and touchpoints with manual spraying and wipe-downs, or our disinfectant misting/fogging service to cover larger areas to ensure the elimination of all kinds of viruses and other microorganisms. We use a disinfectant approved by either the Office of Indiana State Chemist Registered COVID-19 Disinfectants or what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends, which can be found on the United States Environmental Protection Agency EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2. We’re happy to provide you with the registry number of the product we use at your facility. These services are rapidly deployed and don’t cost as much as you might think.
- How Long Does a Disinfection Treatment Last? This one is especially important to understand because there some cleaning companies out there who will claim their treatment will provide protection for long periods of time (days, weeks, months). Those are false claims, so don’t believe them! A sanitizing or disinfectant cleaning services eliminates the contaminants at that moment in time. In other words, if you disinfect your offices, workplace, or business at the end of the day after everyone leaves, it will remain disinfected when everyone returns the next day. But a new day means a new opportunity for the coronavirus to be carried into your facility. This is why the guidelines for disinfection include cleaning key areas throughout the day and then a more thorough cleaning at the end of the day (or between shifts). The disinfectant kills the virus on contact, but once the chemical cleaning solution dries and evaporates, so does its ability to kill the virus.
- What Types of Places Can Office Keepers Clean? Our three decades of experience in professional cleaning spans every industry and setting imaginable, including business offices, industrial offices, restaurants, industrial sites, manufacturing facilities, professional offices, retail stores and businesses, dentists, pharmacy, healthcare facilities, institutions of higher education (college, university), K-12 school, private school, daycares, preschools, community centers, government offices, physician offices,
Office Keepers of Indy: Your Trusted Professional Cleaning Partner
When there’s a global pandemic happening, you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing your business is being properly cleaned by trained professionals who have the right cleaning products, equipment, and expertise to thoroughly disinfect all areas where your employees work and customers spend time. This is not the time to sign up for services from a fly-by-night cleaning company with no established reputation in the community, no solid references, or is lacking in professionalism. Indy Office Keepers has been a trusted professional cleaning company in the greater metropolitan area for nearly 30 years. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured.
Our approach is to treat each client like a long-term partner from the very beginning. We take the time to get to know your business and its needs, then come up with the right cleaning program that meets your requirements and your budget. In this time of COVID-19, we’ll especially want to spend some time coming up with a detailed plan for sanitizing surfaces and disinfecting touchpoints. Application of disinfectant cleaners can be timed for whenever best suits your
business. In times like this public health crisis, it’s important we all get this right because lives are at stake. It’s been said that the only way we’ll get through this pandemic is together, and we believe it!
Partnering with Indy Office Keepers is one way to ensure effective cleaning solutions for your company. For more information or to schedule a consultation and free quote, please call us at 317-577-6877, or drop us a line through the contact us page of our website.
PS: Your Individual Responsibility Matters
Finally, we’d just like to reiterate that everyone has a part to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 through their own individual actions—Continuing to practice social distancing as much as possible, wearing a mask out in public to protect others, washing your hands frequently with good old soap and water, and staying home if you feel any symptoms of illness (fever, coughing, shortness of breath, headaches, chills, muscle pain, loss of taste/smell). These are the simple actions that make a real difference and are the best weapons we have in this battle until effective vaccines and treatments are widely available.