We are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and cleaning and disinfecting has never been more important. Did you know that the number of bacteria on an elevator button is nearly 40x higher than on a public toilet seat? We may only be inside an elevator for merely a few seconds, but it only takes one press to spread the illness. The key is to clean and disinfect elevators accurately and frequently. Read on for guidance on effective cleaning and disinfecting.
The CDC recommends practicing social distancing of at least 6 feet. But how would you socially distance yourself in an elevator? As businesses have reopened now, we need to limit the number of people allowed in an elevator, especially since the virus lingers in the air. It’s also extremely necessary to ensure that your elevators are covered by an elevator maintenance plan.
CLEANING VS. DISINFECTING
Firstly, it is extremely crucial to clarify cleaning vs. disinfecting. Here’s how the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) differentiate these processes:
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CLEAN & DISINFECT YOUR ELEVATOR
If the elevator is located in a busy, high-traffic office building, you might want to clean and disinfect them on a daily basis. But if you have a single home elevator for your apartment, a weekly cleaning should be good enough.
Elevators need more attention during flu season. Remember that germs can stick around for longer than we think. According to the World Health Organization, viruses like COVID-19 can live on surfaces for up to a few hours to several days and the exact time depends on the type of surface. Therefore, frequent disinfecting is key to preventing the spread of the virus.
HOW TO DISINFECT AN ELEVATOR
PROTECTING YOURSELF WHILE DISINFECTING
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Written By Bhakti Pavithran