As more restaurants and hotels resume and continue operations during The Covid-19 pandemic, there are many guidelines and rules that facility managers must follow to maintain their facilities clean and safe. When it comes to cleaning and disinfecting there are specific high-touch surfaces that should be cleaned and sanitized by staff regularly. Some of the high-touch surfaces are doorknobs, handrails, light switches, elevator buttons, cash registers, toilets, including communal surfaces such as tables, chairs, and booths.
Following best practices will make the employees and customers feel safer in restaurant environments.
- Cleaning the high touch surfaces multiple times, a day will help improve the image of a restaurant with customers.
- Ensuring proper ventilation and fresh air around the entire restaurant.
- Installing sneeze guards
- Sanitizing the air with UV lights
- Cleaning your HVAC systems
The Suggestions above are but a few examples of steps that will help you follow proper decontamination guidelines. Implementing these guidelines will show your staff and customers that their health and well-being is important to your business. Focusing on disinfecting these specific areas several times a day will prevent germs and the spread of COVID-19. AAFM remains committed to helping businesses remain open and thriving during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Benefits of Touchless Technology
Today restaurants are going touchless due to the high demand from consumers and the need to adapt to a ‘’new normal’’. Therefore, having a touchless facility will ensure your business continues to thrive and expand. Which helps explain why touchless technology has become more valuable than ever across all businesses. Some of the touchless technologies that business owners are implementing include automatic doors, hand sanitizer dispensers, faucets, air dryers, motion activated paper towel dispensers, auto flush toilets, and touchless trash cans. Another safety measure is the use of QR codes, to read the restaurant’s digital menus using your smart device. Touchless menus have had a huge impact in the food service industry. Adopting touchless technology is also very convenient and beneficial for both employees and customers because it prevents the spread of germs and viruses. Contactless payment options are also taking over the food industry. It eliminates the need to exchange cash, or the use of credit card machines and it enables the customer to pay the bill using their phones.
Stay Up to Date!
It is beyond a doubt that this pandemic has generated more awareness when it comes to the implementation of new technology and standards for cleaning and disinfecting. We live in a digital world and business owners have to stay up to date to where the future is headed in order to meet the customers’ expectations for cleanliness, disinfection and safety. AAFM only uses CDC recommended and EPA registered broad spectrum cleaning solutions that are considered low hazard and do not contain harsh chemical smells.
Our All American Facility Maintenance team recognizes the importance of sanitation products to the restaurant industry. Our team is available 24/7 to provide you with the disinfecting services that are necessary to safely open your restaurant. For more information about your disinfecting needs, please feel free to call us at (855) 347-1613 and speak to one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives. We can provide you with a free estimate for any of our services.