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Why Touchpoint Cleaning Needs to be Routine

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The technology and practices brought to the forefront during this pandemic need to continue to be ROUTINE. Touchpoint cleaning is one of these practices that was introduced during the pandemic and is here to stay. As you consider reengineering your cleaning process, keep in mind the benefits that are available to you:

  • Cut costs by using a proactive and preventative approach to your cleaning process
  • Ensure transparency by having a highly detailed cleaning schedule
  • Provide a cleaner, safer, and more inviting work environment
  • Increase productivity by keeping your employees healthy 

Here is an overview of touchpoint cleaning and why it should be a key element to include as you reengineer your company’s cleaning process.

Touchpoint Cleaning

What is touchpoint cleaning?

Touchpoint cleaning is a system of disinfecting that focuses on all high traffic surfaces, key areas, or “touchpoints” that are touched frequently throughout the day. Let’s walk through a common routine of a regular office employee to get a grasp of the concept of “touchpoints”. 

You arrive at work, open the office door, put your belongings on your desk, then open and turn on your computer. You then see a few co-workers and give some high fives on your way to get your morning coffee. After getting your coffee, you walk back to your desk and begin your work day using your phone, keyboard, and mouse. Maybe you go into the conference room for a meeting or use the elevator to leave for lunch. We could go on and on, but you now get the fact that you touch a number of surfaces throughout your workday, no matter your industry. 

Touchpoints can include:

  • Door handles
  • Stair railings
  • Elevator buttons
  • Light Switches
  • Office phones
  • Printers
  • Registers
  • Computer screens
  • Keyboards

The disinfection of these high traffic “touchpoints” is a process that should become routine throughout every work day. This doesn’t have to add time, just use of products that clean, polish, and disinfect.

As you consider reengineering your cleaning process for your company, you should know how long the COVID-19 virus can be found viable on different surfaces. It can factor into your cleaning routines. You may decide that you need more frequent cleanings to ward off viruses on high-touch surfaces.

Here’s how long the virus has been known to last on different types of surfaces:

  • Glass: five days
  • Wood: four days
  • Plastic: three days
  • Stainless steel: three days
  • Cardboard: 24 hours
  • Fabric: 24 hours
  • Copper surfaces: four hours

As time passes, there are usually fewer and fewer instances of live virus found on these surfaces, but they still should be sanitized with an EPA-approved cleaner to reduce the risk of spreading infection.

Now that you understand the importance of touchpoint cleaning and the benefits of reengineering your company’s cleaning process, let us help you! There are a number of key elements that must be implemented into this new process. At CSG, we specialize in engineering a customized cleaning plan that ultimately saves you time and money. We recognize the importance of keeping your facility’s cleanliness standards high and how it can benefit your bottom line. We use top of the line equipment with every service we provide. By choosing CSG as your facility services partner, you are choosing a partner who values our relationship with our customers, and is constantly innovating to provide better communication, accountability and technology for our customers and their facilities. Contact us today to learn how your company can benefit from a custom, reengineered cleaning process. 

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