During these uncertain times, having peace of mind is vital especially as you prepare for safe re-entry into your workplace. Because of viruses like COVID-19, deep cleaning, sanitation and surface testing for COVID-19 should be a normal practice for any business and even for our own households.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high use surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevators
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Why Should You be Surface Testing for COVID-19?

Cleaning companies offer a variety of approaches to removing the virus that causes COVID-19 including bleach, UV lights and other EPA recommended disinfectants. Regardless of the technique, these surfaces should be verified as clean to ensure that your cleaning protocol is working.

Surface testing for COVID-19 will verify that high use areas are free of the coronavirus and other related viruses. This verification test can help you evaluate the condition of the work environment and provide you with peace of mind knowing that you are doing all you can to keep your clients and employees safe.

Protect Yourself and Minimize Exposure

To further protect yourself, minimize your exposure with the following tips:

  • Clean hands with sanitizer and wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into your elbow.
  • Avoid shaking hands – use other non-contact methods of greeting.
  • Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible
  • Practice social distancing.

Remember to Stay Home if…

You are feeling sick or you have a sick family member in their home.

Get in touch with Southwest Florida’s building assessment and home inspection experts today! Find out if you’re a candidate for surface testing for COVID-19.