Cleaning and Disinfecting your Facility


Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:09 PM disinfecting, Cleaning and disinfecting, coronavirus, COVID-19

There is no denying the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way we live, everything it seems has turned on its axel from the way we learn, work, eat, interact, and clean.

If you own a facility and need to deep clean there are steps the Center for Disease Control recommend about how to clean and properly disinfect:


  • Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect.
  • Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant.
  • Cleaning with soap and water reduces the number of germs, dirt, and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces.
  • Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
  • More frequent cleaning and disinfection may be required based on level of use.
  • Surfaces and objects in public places, such as shopping carts and point of sale keypads should be cleaned and disinfected before each use.
  • High touch surfaces include:
  • Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.


  • Recommend use of EPA-registered household disinfectant.
  • Follow the instructions on the label to ensure the safe and effective use of the product.
  • Many products recommend:
  • Keeping the surface wet for a period of time (see product label).
  • Precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.
  • Always read and follow the directions on the label to ensure safe and effective use.


For electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines

Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics.

Follow manufacturer’s instruction for cleaning and disinfecting.

If no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly.

Cleaning and disinfecting your building or facility if someone is sick

  • Close off areas used by the person who is sick.
  • Companies do not necessarily need to close operations, if they can close off affected areas.
  • Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area.
  • Wait 24 hours before you clean or disinfect. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.
  • Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person who is sick, such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines.
  • Vacuum the space if needed. Use a vacuum equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, if available.
  • Do not vacuum a room or space that has people in it. Wait until the room or space is empty to vacuum, such as at night, for common spaces, or during the day for private rooms.
  • Consider temporarily turning off room fans and the central HVAC system that services the room or space, so that particles that escape from vacuuming will not circulate throughout the facility.
  • Once the area has been appropriately disinfected, it can be opened for use.
  • Workers without close contact with the person who is sick can return to work immediately after disinfection.
  • If more than 7 days since the person who is sick visited or used the facility, additional cleaning and disinfection are not necessary.
  • Continue routine cleaning and disinfection. This includes everyday practices that businesses and communities normally use to maintain a healthy environment.

At Stanford Painting you can expect professionalism, quality work, exceptional customer service, and a focus on safety with every project. To reflect our ever-changing reality due to COVID-19, we have updated our policies and procedures to maintain the safest environments for our crew members and clients. Call us at 650-321-9302 or visit our website for details. Like us on Facebook for home and décor tips!