Cleaning and sanitizing of condominium stairs
In condominium complexes, it is usually the condominium administrator who enters into a work contract with a professional cleaning company, or who entrusts the work to an independent figure.
Depending on the services requested, the companies in charge regularly carry out numerous operations, such as washing the stairs, cleaning floors, cleaning the entrance doors, cleaning the internal and external courtyards with landscaping, cleaning the areas of cellars and garages, cleaning glass, windows, windowsills, and balconies, cleaning elevators, changing bin bags and numerous other activities.
In the Coronavirus era, government administrations requested the intensification of these operations and the use of additional services such as the sanitization and disinfection of common areas, such as entrance halls, lifts, and condominium staircases. Let’s see below how a sanitization treatment takes place in condominiums.
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Who carries out the ordinary cleaning of the stairs?
As previously mentioned, for condominium buildings, ordinary cleaning tasks are often assigned to the caretaker who, besides cleaning, takes care of keeping the keys and keeping the building under control.
The sanitization treatment, in order to be effective, must instead be performed by professionals in the field with specific virucidal machines and products. This type of service is usually entrusted to a professional cleaning company, which will offer the new partner the work of qualified professionals. Especially as regards the treatment of common areas and their sanitization, it will be important that the work is carried out correctly and with the appropriate materials. Therefore, it is always advisable to hire an experienced cleaning company.
How does the sanitization treatment of condominium stairs work?
The intervention is performed according to the indications of the Department of Health which specifies that due to the possible survival of the virus in the environment for some time, potentially contaminated places and areas must be subjected to complete cleaning with water and common detergents before being used again. For decontamination, the use of 0.1% sodium hypochlorite after cleaning is recommended. For surfaces that can be damaged by sodium hypochlorite, the use of 70% ethanol is recommended after cleaning with a neutral detergent.
During the sanitization operations, it is necessary to ensure the ventilation of the rooms. All operations must be carried out by personnel equipped with disposable protective devices (FFP2 or FFP3 respiratory filter, face protection, disposable gloves, long-sleeved waterproof disposable gown) which, after removal (safely), must be disposed of as potentially infectious material.
The Coronavirus sanitization treatment is therefore carried out through the use of disinfectant products with a virucidal action. The virucidal product can be distributed in the area to be reclaimed manually, by spraying, or by nebulization, depending on the working environment.
The treatment is necessarily carried out in the absence of personnel not assigned to the disinfection service.
The entire disinfection process is carried out with certified and compliant machines, products, and personal protective equipment, able to ensure that our team works with the maximum anti-contamination guarantees.
To protect the operators of cleaning companies and condominiums, it is necessary to post special notices on the doors indicating the day and time when the service will be carried out, inviting the occupants of the individual apartments to use all the precautions indicated in the provisions ministerial (use of masks, the distance of 1 meter, etc.).
At the end of the service, the company in charge will have to issue the certification of the sanitation or disinfection operations performed, with a description of the intervention of the product used.
Due to the need for machines, products, and the specific training of the personnel in charge, not all cleaning companies can guarantee sanitation services.
How is an estimate for the cleaning and sanitization of condominium stairs calculated?
When you request service quotes from different companies, you will see that there will be considerable variations in costs, which is not always possible to understand at first glance.
The variations of the amounts that we find ways have an explanation based on some characteristics:
Frequency of cleaning or sanitizing service:
the days of the week you want the service to be performed. The service can be daily, weekly or monthly, but constant cleaning would be important to keep the stairs in good condition.
Type of service required:
cleaning and sanitizing a marble staircase is very different from cleaning a carpeted staircase, which will require pressure washer machines and different products and times.
Materials and machinery to be used:
Estimates for cleaning usually detail all the machinery and materials needed to do the job. There are various procedures for sanitizing spaces, some of which do not require the use of specific products to obtain equally effective results. As an example, we can imagine cleaning surfaces with detergent products or using a high-pressure steam machine, which uses only water.
Space and structure:
The estimates will change based on the spaces to be cleaned, the number of stairs, the number of floors, and their structure and material.
Personnel and Hours:
How many people and hours are required to perform the job? Companies have different labor costs.
Level of social security:
It is important that the chosen company is registered in the commercial register and has all the documentation, such as civil liability insurance, various certifications, and guarantees.
The first thing that a cleaning company with vast experience in the sector does when establishing a quote for the cleaning of buildings and businesses is to establish a service protocol that defines each activity to be performed, the time required, the number of operators involved, products, machinery, and frequency. It is important that the price also determines the quality of the services.
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