Autumn means different things to different people. For some, it represents the return of sweater weather. For others, it’s the return of football on TV. Unfortunately, it also means the dreaded return of cold and flu season.
This time of year can have negative effects on public health, productivity and general well-being, but you can do your part to stop the flu and common cold viruses. One way to help avoid illness this season is with regular disinfecting services as part of a commercial cleaning plan.
The Risks of Cold and Flu Season
Cold and flu season poses significant risks to various facilities, from schools and offices to gyms and community centers. Understanding these risks is the first step toward effective prevention. By understanding how viruses spread, you can do your part to protect employees and guests to the best of your abilities.
For the Office
During cold and flu season, offices can quickly become hotspots for the spread of germs. A single sneeze or cough can disperse viruses, putting everyone in the vicinity at risk. With seasonal viruses making the rounds, spikes in employee absenteeism occur and directly affect your business’s bottom line and overall productivity. Disinfecting services can be a game-changer in such environments, offering targeted sanitization that can effectively stop the flu and common cold viruses
Children are often more susceptible to the flu because of their less-developed immune systems and less hygienic daily habits. Schools become a breeding ground for viruses, with children potentially acting as carriers, affecting their peers, families and educators. Illness-related student and faculty absences can cost schools billions annually, affecting educational quality and long-term outcomes.
For Gyms and Recreational Centers
Fitness centers often feature high-contact spaces and close quarters, which can make them a breeding ground for various germs, including flu and cold viruses. Sweat, shared equipment and close human contact all contribute to an environment ripe for the spread of germs. While conveniently placed cleaning sprays and wipes around the gym floor can encourage patrons to clean up after themselves to some extent, specialized disinfecting during cold and flu season can make a much more significant impact.
Maximizing Flu Prevention Measures with Coverall®
Flu viruses can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours. Each touch or contact within that time frame can result in new infections. Regular disinfecting is essential not just for aesthetics but as a health precaution. Professional cleaning services offer more than just surface-level cleaning. Disinfecting services can provide a deeper level of sanitization, targeting germs where they linger and stopping the flu before it can spread.
Make Disinfecting Services Part of Your Cold and Flu Season Plan
Taking on the challenge of disinfecting and sanitization during cold and flu season requires more than surface-level cleaning, especially for high-traffic places like schools, offices and gyms. Professional cleaning services save time and effort and provide a level of sanitization that's only possible with specialized tools and expertise.
Focusing on Frequently Touched Spaces
While all areas in a facility need regular cleaning, the frequently touched surfaces demand extra focus. Surfaces like doorknobs, water fountains and shared office equipment are more susceptible to germ transmission. A professional cleaning service understands the importance of focusing on these critical areas.
Why Coverall Stands Out from the Rest
When selecting a reliable commercial cleaning service, especially during cold and flu season, choosing a trusted name is vital. We set the bar high with our proprietary Core 4® Cleaning Process, developed under CDC and AORN guidelines. This specialized approach incorporates hospital-grade disinfectants and advanced cleaning tools, such as color-coded microfiber cloths and no-dip flat mops. These tools trap and eliminate 99% of bacteria, reducing the risk of cross-contamination. To offer an even more robust level of disinfecting, our Coverall Franchise Business Owners also utilize electrostatic spraying, a highly effective technique that ensures thorough coverage of surfaces, even in hard-to-reach areas. Additionally, our cleaning professionals employ HEPA backpack vacuums to enhance air quality further, capturing 99% of airborne particles.
Our established reputation for reliability and effectiveness makes us the preferred choice for those serious about disinfecting and stopping the flu and common cold in their tracks. We prioritize comprehensive, consistent cleaning, and we’re armed with specialized tools to ensure your facility is as germ-free as possible during cold and flu season.
Our Coverall Franchise Business Owners aren't just cleaning professionals—they're trained experts in The Art & Science of a Better Clean®. They receive ongoing training to stay current on commercial cleaning processes and protocols to deliver a consistent and thorough clean with each visit.
Keep Your Commercial Space Clean with Coverall
Cold and flu season can be challenging for businesses, schools and other large facilities. However, germs and viruses don't need to disrupt your life or business. Hiring a reliable commercial cleaning service like Coverall for regular disinfecting and sanitization can significantly reduce the risk and spread of flu and cold viruses within your environment.
Don't let the cold and flu season catch you unprepared. Contact Coverall for a free cleaning quote tailored specifically for your needs. Investing in professional disinfecting services safeguards the health and well-being of everyone who walks through your doors.