It’s been a long time coming but restaurants, cafes, and other commercial food outlets are finally open for business again. While the industry (and the country as a whole) isn’t quite out of the woods just yet, it’s great to see so many eating establishments getting back on their respective feet.
With the threat of coronavirus still very much on the agenda, its down to all commercial kitchen operators to ensure that their premises remain cleaner than ever. Here at Kitchen & Duct Cleaning, we know how important general hygiene is for the food industry, and as the Eat Out to Help Out scheme begins in August, it has never been more important than right now.
So, what can you do to limit the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak and prevent your establishment from having to close down?
Here are some useful hints and tips.
Regular deep cleaning
Most restaurants incorporate a deep clean of their kitchens into their regular cleaning schedule, which is appropriate behaviour. In light of the current situation with the pandemic, it makes sense to extend that deep clean to the rest of the premises. Floors, walls, ceilings, furniture, fixtures and fittings – all of these could potentially be contaminated… it is impossible to tell.
By far the best way to eliminate an airborne virus like COVID-19 is to use fogging. This involves spraying a specially-formulated disinfectant into the air. This vapour spray hangs in the air and filters into all those nooks and crannies that are difficult to reach through regular cleaning techniques. If coronavirus microbes can reach somewhere in your establishment, our fogging solution can follow right after it.
While the responsibility for keeping your premises clean should be laid across your own shoulders, it’s only right that your customers play their part. Ensure there is a hand-sanitiser dispenser at the door for incoming guests. If you operate a takeaway service, be sure those customers coming to pick up their order wear appropriate face protection. These are small actions, but they add up to a big impact.
COVID-19 is passed on via droplets of moisture in the air. This means that your ventilation system could be a potential breeding ground for coronavirus. Regular cleaning of your ventilation and ductwork can prevent (including such devices as extractor fans and air conditioning units) any future outbreak from occurring.
Whatever new cleaning regime you introduce for your eating establishment, Kitchen & Duct Cleaning can help. We provide tailored deep cleaning packages for customers across the UK, including duct cleaning. For more information, give us a call today on 0208 245 8850 for a free, no obligation quote.