Tips for Safely Reopening your Commercial Space

May 25, 2021 | Building Maintenance

It’s been quite a year.

The pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of life. Thankfully, we are starting to see the light at what has felt like a very long tunnel.

As state restrictions around COVID-19 lift, presenting a healthy environment for both employees and guests to visit and work in is the top priority.

One of the most important things a business owner can do is assure patrons and employees that their safety and health matter.  

People remain sensitive and cautious about the restaurants, stores, and other businesses they frequent, which means that commercial establishments must be proactive and consistent in keeping their space meticulously clean.

The ABS-CBS mission of “Ensuring that your business shines from the inside out and that your space is something you can be proud of,” has never been more relevant. 

As the industry leader in commercial building services and solutions space, we are pleased to share a few tips for getting your facility back in tip-top shape:

Commercial Office Building

Provide a Sanitized Workplace  

The onset of the pandemic forced millions of people to start working from home. However, many companies nationwide have already welcomed workers back to the office. Data released from Kastle Systems, a managed security services provider for 3,600 buildings throughout the country, showed that 24.2 percent of employees in 10 big cities throughout the United States were going back to their offices. In New York City, an estimated 80,000 municipal workers returned to in-person work at the start of May.

While a growing number of people are going back to their offices, a recent survey by the American Psychological Association found that 49 percent of adults feel uneasy about returning to in-person interactions. 

Business owners can alleviate concerns by providing a clean, fresh, and welcoming office environment for their employees. Many of these workspaces have been uninhabited for quite some time, so partnering with a professional commercial cleaning company can make a bold impact. 

From power washing the building outside and sanitizing bathrooms to thoroughly dusting and cleaning desks, cubicles and other highly trafficked spaces, put your workers’ fears to rest that their commercial office is a safe (and disinfected!) space.

Cleaning from the Floor Up

Rugs and carpeting can trap elements such as dust and mold, which may trigger symptoms such as headaches, eye irritation, coughing in allergy-prone people. Floors are the biggest source of allergens. 

To give your space a beautiful, fresh and clean appearance, it starts from the bottom up. Giving your carpets and floors the extra attention they need will include the cleaning, buffing and scrubbing of baseboards, corners, and floors with high-powered equipment. 

As commercial flooring experts in the Northeast with over 50 years of experience, we use only the best equipment to get the job done exceptionally. Let us help you get your carpets and flooring in tip-top shape to welcome your employees and guests back to your building. 

Shiny, clean floors will make a fabulous post-pandemic impression!

Commercial Kitchen Cleaning 

Cleanliness in a restaurant has always been important for guests, but it’s even more critical now. 

For those that own or manage restaurants, the pandemic has proven especially challenging. 

The National Restaurant Association’s 2021 state of the industry report indicated that restaurant sales in 2020 were $240 billion lower than what was originally forecasted, and over 110,000 eating and drinking establishments shut their doors at least temporarily. 

Although states around the country are loosening up indoor dining restrictions, research shows that only 55 percent of the public would feel comfortable eating indoors right now.

Positive and enjoyable post-pandemic dining experiences start with a restaurant that sparkles.

Restaurants need to assure their patrons that their establishments are safe and germ-free. A professional restaurant cleaning service can ensure that all spots of the kitchen, highly trafficked areas, hard-to-reach surfaces, carpets, flooring, and bathroom are immaculate. 

Create a Consistent, Proactive Plan 

The pandemic is not officially over. 

As business owners navigate this time of safely reopening, rely on a professional commercial cleaning service to take all the proper precautions now and in the future.

A proactive plan for your facility can include:

  • A comprehensive walkthrough and evaluation of your facility so that every nook and cranny is well-maintained and running as it should – the last thing you want to deal with is something malfunctioning right when you open!
  • A detailed disinfection and sanitization plan should someone in your facility contract COVID-19
  • Using Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to establish and maintain a healthy environment, including:
    • Developing a plan for routine and deep cleaning
    • The use of proper disinfectants
    • Wearing the necessary safety equipment when cleaning and sanitizing

Get Ready For Business

The pandemic has been challenging enough for so many industries and owners, which makes us more committed than ever to helping our clients open and operate their businesses.

Let the experts help you take the dirty work out of the post-COVID-19 reopening process.  

Contact us today to help you get back to business as usual!