When places of worship were asked to close their doors last summer in an effort to contain COVID-19, the public’s response varied. Many religious leaders complied with the guidelines and offered services online instead. Others insisted on remaining open. Though vaccines have heralded the start of a return to normalcy, religious institutions must still keep a watchful eye over their congregants and be prepared to help protect them against future outbreaks.
As a nationwide commercial cleaning franchise, Coverall® provides professional cleaning services for religious institutions like churches, synagogues, mosques, and other places of worship. Those eager to return to their religious community will be glad to know that their leaders have chosen a commercial cleaning company that was built on CDC and AORN guidelines. When you instill confidence in your members, old faces will start filling the empty seats. Here are five important considerations as your congregation returns.
1. Work with a professional commercial cleaning service.
Regular cleaning is vital to the health of visitors at any place of worship. Remember, not everyone is willing to be vaccinated or disclose whether or not they have been. Regular cleaning by a professional is often the best and least invasive defense against getting sick.
With Coverall’s Core 4TM
Process, churchgoers and other worshipers will reap the benefits of our scientifically proven methods. With hospital-grade disinfectants, color-coded microfiber cloths, no-dip mops, and HEPA backpack vacuums, every house of worship receives a hospital-grade, Health-Based Clean®.
If a member of your religious institution has been diagnosed with COVID-19, a total contamination clean may be more effective than your regular cleaning service. Our On-Demand Cleaning Services are recommended in such cases to disinfect the building before resuming activities.
2. Focus on high-touch points.
Certain surfaces require more attention than others. These “high-touch points” are of great concern to a commercial cleaning business. In your building high-touch points may include pews, kneeling benches, doorknobs, tables, light switches, restrooms, Holy books, collection baskets, chalices, handbells, and water fountains.
Coverall’s customized cleaning plan will include your high-touch points as part of a routine visit. When you call your local representative, you will be matched with a Coverall Franchise Business Owner in your area and receive a no-obligation, hassle-free quote for your religious facility.
3. Prevent cross-contamination.
Prevention of cross-contamination is among our top priorities. It’s not enough to wipe all surfaces. If a dirty rag or mophead is reused or redipped in dirty water, germs will only be recirculated rather than eliminated. Coverall’s Core 4TM
Process is built on the proven CDC and AORN guidelines on this particular hazard of cleaning, among others. The methods and materials we use are specifically designed to avoid cross-contamination.
4. Do not overlook carpeting.
A simple daily vacuuming with a high efficiency (HEPA filter) vacuum and bags can clear away 99% of airborne particles. Even if people haven’t been in the room for several days, vacuuming may still be necessary. Regular deep cleaning will also help cleanse carpets of food, drink, and other soils. Coverall offers this and other services for religious institutions. Read on to learn more about one last consideration prior to opening.
5. If you’ve been closed a while, consider other additional services.
While once-daily cleaning is recommended for most facilities, a place of worship closed for an extended time may require some more attention. In addition to On-Demand disinfection in the event of contamination, Coverall offers the following a-la-carte “Preventative Maintenance” service:
- Hard floor care
- Carpet and upholstery cleaning
- Window cleaning, and
- Tile/grout cleaning.
Welcome congregants back to your building with the finishing touches necessary to put anxieties at ease.
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All places of worship
are unique, which is why we recommend calling for a free, easy, no-hassle estimate. Call your local Coverall representative
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