How to Reopen Your Business Following Lockdown

Updated: Mar 31, 2021

Covid-19: Our top cleaning tips for reopening your business following lockdown

As we follow the roadmap out of lockdown, thoughts are once again turning to how to re-open businesses safely and securely.

When it comes to building maintenance, cleanliness is key; clean surfaces (especially floor coverings) not only help to maintain a hygienic workspace and reassure staff, but also help to portray a positive message about your brand and your organisation to your customers.

We've put together a list of our top cleaning tips and considerations to make prior to re-opening.

Traffik's Top Cleaning Tips for Reopening following Lockdown:

  • Make sure your Covid-19 risk-assessment is up-to-date.

  • Conduct a deep clean and disinfection prior to re-opening. This should include a deep clean and disinfection of all main surfaces and touchpoints.

  • Ramp up your cleaning regime - how and when will you clean your premises? Produce clear cleaning guidelines to be followed and assign responsibilities to your staff.

  • Review your cleaning products - do you know your detergents from your disinfectants. Do you know which to use? Also check that the disinfectants you are using are effective against enveloped viruses.

  • Protect surfaces - surface protectors can not only help protect from harmful bacteria, but make on-going maintenance quicker and easier. Many surface coatings can be applied to multiple surfaces and touchpoints and provide on-going protection for up to 6 months.

  • Promote frequent handwashing across your organisation with visual prompts.

  • Promote ventilation - look at measures to increase air quality.

  • Keep your cleaning team engaged and informed with regular training. Cleaning products are often overused or ineffectively applied; something to avoid.

  • Tap into supplier knowledge - many of the big flooring providers (including carpet manufacturers) can provide specialist 'aftercare' guidance on how to maintain your floor covering in relation to Covid-19. Their maintenance guidelines are designed to maximise the performance and longevity of the carpet/hard floor and are well-worth following.

  • Hire a professional cleaning company who will work with you to devise a cleaning regime that promotes a Covid secure space. Most professional cleaning companies work to complement the in-house regime already in place with the aim of making on-going maintenance easier for in-house teams.

  • Communicate with customers regarding the extra cleaning measures you are taking in order to reassure them that your organisation is safe, secure and ready to welcome them again.

Traffik continue to provide leading cleaning and maintenance solutions to many of the top carpet manufacturers and flooring contractors across the UK.

If your business needs advice or support with cleaning or maintenance prior to reopening or once open we would be happy to help.

For further information about our carpet cleaning, deep cleaning or other maintenance services we provide please contact the office direct on 01985 840400 |

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