Tips and Types of Surfaces to Clean and Disinfect

If a sick person or someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in your facility within 24 hours, it's imperative to contact your commercial cleaning company to help clean and disinfect the spaces employees occupy.


You may or may not know what types of surfaces that need to be cleaned and disinfected during this challenging time. Whether it's your office space or at home, we have provided information and tips. In addition to practicing the following guidelines, we also include electrostatic technology for cleaning and disinfecting.


The following are the different types of surfaces:


Carpets, rugs and drapes

  • Rocky Mountain Janitorial Specialists (RMJS) will clean the surfaces with the appropriate type of cleaner and disinfect these items with EPA approved products.

  • If possible, items will be laundered using the warmest setting and make sure they are completely dry.

  • We use vacuum equipment with High-Efficiency Particular Air (HEPA) filters and bags.


Clothing, linens and towels

  • Use the warmest temperature setting and completely dry the items.

  • It is safe to wash laundry from a person who is sick with other people's items.

  • If you are handling dirty laundry from a sick person wear a mask and gloves.

  • Disinfect and clean laundry baskets.

  • Wash your hands after handling dirty laundry.


Most Electronics: keyboards, tablets, phones, printers, ATM machines, remote controls, etc.

  • When cleaning and disinfecting an electronic surface be sure to follow manufacturer guidelines and use a product that is EPA approved.

  • Our team always wears the appropriate PPE when cleaning all types of surfaces.


Outdoor areas

  • In a facility and at home, it's important to clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces made of plastic and metal such as grab bars, play structures, door knobs, railings, etc.

  • Metal and plastic surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis, not just when someone is sick.


It is recommended to hire a professional commercial cleaning company when it comes to disinfecting your facility. At Rocky Mountain Janitorial Specialists, we not only clean your facility, but we throughly disinfect the area while using the best products and EPA approved supplies, including electrostatic technology. Our professionals are also trained in HVAC special needs, which we recommend adding HVAC care during the disinfection process.


If you would like to speak to a trained professional about cleaning and disinfecting your facility, please contact us at: info@rockymountainjanitorial.com