Keeping your office or workplace kitchen or break room clean and sanitized is now more important than ever due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The importance of keeping your employees, thus your customers, has never been more crucial. While keeping the office kitchen clean means taking responsibility for removing moldy forgotten foods with unidentifiable smells from the refrigerator, it also means cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing all the surfaces in the space. Since your employees know bringing their own lunch is the healthier and often less expensive option, the Signature Maids offer these helpful cleaning tips as well as an introduction to Signature Sanitize to help.
The refrigerator is often the biome of a myriad of molds and bacteria, the result of long forgotten lunches, which made their way, unwittingly to the depths of the appliance. Contrary to the widely held myth, the cold will not destroy the bacteria or the mold which are thriving on spoiled “goodies.” Writing dates on any container within can help, as can lining shelves with paper towels to catch spills and then be easily discarded and replaced. Even so, the refrigerator will still need to be cleaned regularly with an effective cleaning solution.
The microwave is the haven for food splatters, left behind by busy people who seemingly have no time for wiping. Covering food before heating can help keep the microwave clean and keep your food free from someone else’s splatters. While this helps, like the fridge, the microwave will need regular cleanings to keep it functional and odor free.
Dishes should never be left in the sink, but always cleaned and put away. After all, who wants to go back to clean up the dishes at the end of the day when it’s time to head home. Leaving them to soak, only encourages bacteria growth in the wet, warm environment.
Cutting Boards, Sponges, and Dish Cloths
Both cutting boards, sponges, and dish cloths are places where mold and bacteria thrive, especially when they aren’t cleaned properly. For best results, choose a plastic cutting board, and clean it after every use. For sponges and cloths, cleaning regularly is the key, but in an environment where cleaning regularly isn’t possible, it is better to opt for paper towels are other disposable options.
In most cases, soap and water can get refrigerators, microwaves, and other surfaces clean. If you chose to use disinfectants, keep in mind you, for maximum effectiveness you will need to remove all crumbs, spatters, spills, and the like as organic matter deactivates disinfectants. Consider a dishwasher addition to your kitchen if you don’t have one. Remind employees to always wash their hands (before and after food prep and cleaning activities) – and something they should already be doing.
For additional help keeping your office spaces, including the kitchen, safe, sanitized, and disinfected, Signature Sanitize is here. Signature Sanitize is Signature Maids’ custom sanitization and disinfection service which promises you a fully disinfected office, facility, or classroom. The process is touchless and features the application of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved disinfecting solution known as Vital Oxide.
Using the latest in electrostatic atomizers, Vital Oxide is distributed to destroy 99.999 percent of viruses and bacteria including COVID-19, Norovirus, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), Legionella, Swine Flu (H1N1), Pneumophila, as well as allergens, mold, mildew, and more. Signature Maids trained technicians disinfect and sanitize your entire space, from major touch points to hard to reach spaces ensuring the safety of your employees and your customers.
For more information, call on the professionals at Signature Maids and discover all the benefits of Signature Sanitize Disinfection and Sanitization Service for your business or organization – from the kitchen to the reception area, offices to conference rooms, and everywhere in between.