The dreaded office refrigerator. There are always those co-workers that use it as the one at home and leave things in there too long or don't clean up spills. It can get over-crowed and then food gets lost or forgotten.
With your staff re-entering the workspace, we'll give you a plan to keep it from getting out of control.
The CDC has updated their guidelines and Gov Mike Dewine has followed suit, dropping Ohio mask mandate starting June 2, 2021!
Whether you agree or disagree on the mask mandate being lifted, the fact of the matter is that your business will still have the opportunity to decide what is best for your staff and customers alike.
So what is the best choice? How can you make sure you're continuing to stay safe? Many offices and commercial spaces in Dayton and greater Ohio are facing the same choice. Some larger chains like Starbucks, Walmart, and Target are making masks optional for fully vaccinated patrons.
For more information on the Science behind the decision by the CDC, read this article by NBCnews.com
While we can't advise you on whether or not to require masks in your building, we can tell you that the responsibility to keep your customers safe is still in your hands. We still recommend daily cleaning of any public areas and more frequent disinfection of high traffic areas.
Lean on us the PROs to help with the decision: we are here to advise, we are here to inform and we are here to CLEAN!
From all the reports read, it looks like COVID-19 is still on the decline. Are we out of the woods yet? Absolutely not. There are many people out there that have not had access to the vaccine yet and therefore we cannot fully let our guards down.
However upon the downfall of one, comes the uprising of a more visible but let frightening plague. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are talking about the upcoming release of the cicadas. Are you as worried as I am about them getting in my office and home??
Well, worry not!! The best part about this invasion of critters is that they cannot breed inside. They actually lay their eggs in living twigs.
Here's what Prevention.com has to say about the subject:
If a cicada happens to meander into your place, she recommends scooping it up into a container and escorting it back outside. “You may want to avoid handling them with your bare hands,” she says. “Though they will not sting or bite, they do possess piercing-sucking mouthparts for drinking plant juices and could accidentally pierce human skin if handled.” They can also try to fly away when you handle them, so have a lid handy.
So luckily, these little critters won't be entering your homes or offices. But, they still give me the Heebie Jeebies. So if you feel the need to have a little extra cleaning done in your office or entry way just to keep the critters at bay, reach out. We'd love to help you if you're in the Dayton, OH area and have a commercial space! That includes all different kinds of spaces including: Places of Worship or Church, Office, Gym, School, Restaurant, Medical Facilities, Hotel, Store or Shop and Industrial Spaces.
But how do we stay safe, while having these gatherings that are sooo important to us?
Hire the Pros, of course! We can have someone come in and clean in-between each service. We can also have someone available to disinfect hot spots at whatever interval works for you. We have medical grade chemicals that will help keep your parishioners safe from COVID and any other germs that might be transferred.
If this is not possible, keep an eye on those hot spots.
Dangerous spots might include:
Gov. Dewine has lifted the curfew!
While this sounds like good news to some, we are not out of the woods with the virus yet. What will the impact on your business be? More open hours means more traffic and more policing of social distancing.
According to WLWT:
"The curfew has been in place now for 84 days, implemented by the governor on Nov. 19 in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.
The initial curfew called for Ohioans to stay home and businesses across the state to close from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. daily. Those hours had been softened in recent weeks, with the governor rolling the curfew back until 11 p.m. in late January."
Some gyms have resumed their normal 24 hour schedules and while we celebrate a step in the right direction to get our lives back on track, we caution every business to do this in the smartest way possible.
With more traffic, comes more germs and less time for employees to thoroughly clean. We highly suggest you consult with a professional on the best course of action for your business.
If you are in the Dayton area, feel free to click the Get Free Quote button. We would love to work with your commercial space.
Recently, I visited a local hotel in the Cincinnati area that is quite popular for family visits. While we had a blast and really enjoyed the visit, I was less than impressed with the cleanliness of the room.
Housekeeping was great and did a fantastic job with turning down the bed, replacing the bathroom towels and daily coffee and such. But hiding behind nightstands and behind toilets were dust bunnies, grime and, presumably, germs. But if you think about how hotels operate, they typically have anywhere from 4-6 hours to clean all the occupied rooms that are being checked out of before they have to be ready for check in. That doesn't leave a lot of time for a deep clean of every single room.
Housekeeping has a lot on their plates. So, as a manager of a hotel, should you supplement their efforts with a professional clean? Absolutely.
Our professionals are trained to get the job done right. We have medical grade cleaning supplies and the know how to make sure your guests are kept safe in their home away from home.
We have a number of cleaning options that can work for you if you're located in the Dayton area. Send us an email with your info and we can discuss options.
All the experts said that in the fall we would see another surge of COVID-19. With colder weather upon us, experts are looking at the trends of other viruses to gauge if COVID-19 will follow suit.
Between the CDC guidelines and our favorite Wine with Dewine updates, you might be wondering if getting a cleaning service is for you.
We offer cleaning and janitorial services for the following types of business and so many more:
Since the onset of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have stayed abreast of the ever-changing guidelines and offer continual training to our staff on best practices. We have highly trained professionals to do the job. Our medical grade chemicals are not only effective, but safe for use in your space.
Although most of us are maintaining a 6 ft distance between each other, there are still going to be high traffic spots within any of the spaces we work with. We will evaluate your space and determine what hot spots need the most attention and work with your budget to determine the best fit for your needs.
We cater to the Miami Valley including Dayton, Beavercreek, Miamisburg, Vandalia, Centerville, Middletown, Moraine, Englewood, Huber Heights and most townships in between.
Coronavirus is a serious issue and the only way we have to stay safe right now is by social distancing, masking up to prevent repository droplets and cleaning the surfaces where droplets might end up. At the end of the day, we believe that hiring a Pro is not only for any business that wants to keep safe, but 100% necessary to protect your staff, your clients, students and customers. You run your business, let us keep you safe from a virus that isn’t going away anytime soon!
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School is about to be back in full swing. Every school seems to be operating a little bit differently, but we want to make sure that regardless of how your schedule looks, you’re using the best practices to stay safe and keep your staff and students in good health. If you’re still trying to figure out the best schedule to prevent infection from the start, check out the CDC guidelines for monitoring and evaluation.
Keep in mind, here at Ohio Pro Solutions, we offer Janitorial services here in Dayton, OH. You can be assured that we will keep your classrooms maintained with medical grade chemicals to kill the virus lingering on any surfaces. We recommend at least a daily clean, but when reintroducing students, you might want to consider a more frequent clean. If you call us at 937-985-0530 we can discuss what your needs might be and suggest a plan that makes sense for your school/daycare. Put your trust in the Pros to keep you safe!
The Ohio Department of Health has this to say on the subject:
CLEAN ALL "HIGH-TOUCH" SURFACES EVERY DAY
High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.
Between COVID-19 and sweaty bodies, gyms and fitness facilities are getting hit hard with the responsibility to keep their equipment clean.
With heightened responsibility for businesses, It is essential to have a plan to make sure your gym helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
Get a professional on standby
Every business is vulnerable to having a customer/client/employee expose their facility to the disease. Even if you take the right precautions amidst your re-open stage, you are at risk of this, According to IHRSA.org, an association for health club members, getting a professional is a crucial step.
We recommend that you have a professional clean done once a day and disinfect throughout the day. For guidelines on what the CDC defines as the difference, visit their website here.
Here at Ohio Pro Solutions, we have highly trained professionals that work with medical grade chemicals to sanitize the entire facility and all equipment. If you are in Dayton, Beavercreek, Vandalia, Kettering, Centerville, Miamisburg, Huber Heights, or surrounding areas, give us a call or visit our homepage to get a free quote on your facility. We are a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating.
If you are not in the Miami Valley, we recommend finding a business with similar credentials to make sure they are fully up to date on best practices.
Get your staff on board
Research the best cleaning methods for the equipment and mats in your facility, and then create a cleaning plan for the staff to keep up on. Prioritize high traffic areas and frequently touched items such as doorknobs, and handles. The equipment should be disinfected after each use by a member, so structure your staffing needs to account for this.
Some fitness facilities have gone so far as to have their staff sign a formal agreement to adhere to their strict cleaning regimen. Throughout the day, have them sign off that equipment is disinfected.
Lastly, educate your members/clients
The National Academy of Sports Medicine has a great blog and this is what they have to say about educating your clients:As a fitness professional, you may want to teach your client how to prevent the spread of harmful germs. You can explain the process in three easy steps: cover, wipe, then wash.
1. Use a towel to cover the equipment when used during the workout to create a barrier between the client and the equipment surface.
2. Use a clean towel or a disinfectant wipe to clean the equipment surface after use. This especially applies to individuals who may sweat on the equipment.
3. Wash hands after the workout. This is a crucial measure to prevent the spread of harmful germs among individuals (Larson et al., 2007).