Importance of Sanitizing High Touch Surfaces

With the hybrid work model in effect, many employers are welcoming their staff back into the office. Many people are still vigilant about maintaining social distance and safety protocols when they are gathered in a place. Whether it’s an office, a store, a healthcare facility, or a warehouse, it is very important to sanitize and clean high touch-surfaces.

Here are a few reasons why sanitizing high touch surfaces is an important aspect of ongoing safety protocols in workplaces:

Health and safety

Sanitization has always been an important factor in maintaining cleanliness. Last year when COVID-19 was declared as a health crisis, it changed the way we live and work. What are some of the key takeaways that the pandemic taught us? Ongoing regular cleaning and sanitization is crucial because it reduces the spread and growth of viruses, fungi, and other types of harmful bacteria. General cleaning must not be confused with sanitizing. Deep cleaning entails mopping, dusting, and wiping dirt and grime from surfaces but sanitization kills germs and the most effective method for killing germs and bacteria. Whether it’s a medical office, senior care facility, hospital, food service business, daycare, gym or other work environment, appropriate sanitization helps reduce microbiological contamination.


With staff workers heading back to the office, the need for hygienic practices has become mandatory in workplaces and stores. Early evidence suggests COVID-19 can live on objects and surfaces from a few hours to days. A critical level of cleaning is required to ensure the safety and protection of customers and employees. At Carter Benette Group, our cleaners who perform disinfection and pandemic cleaning are trained using the recommended guidelines provided by Health Canada for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces. Sanitization of high-touch surfaces also focuses on non-porous surfaces like floors, tables and counters. Sanitizing touchable surfaces helps reduce the spread of transmissible diseases such as flu which tends to be highly contagious. Traditional cleaning can not help eliminate harmful pathogens or prevent them from spreading.

Business retention

Cleanliness plays an important role when it comes to maintaining clientele. If a potential or existing client comes for a meeting or visits your store, the first thing they will notice is the appearance. An organization can incur losses due to poor hygiene. How? Your customers can go elsewhere due to poor hygiene and lack of proper cleanliness. Lack of safety protocols and hygiene can also reduce an employee’s morale because they will not feel secure, confident and safe in their working environment. Exposure to dirt, dust and pathogens can weaken the immune system and may cause problems in daily routines. Many employees and visitors can develop allergic reactions if indoors are not kept clean and dust free. Company owners and managers can also reduce harmful exposure by sanitizing high touch surfaces for maximum comfort of employees and visitors alike.

How does Carter Benette provide the right services when it comes to complete sanitization? We employ the following methods:

  • Health Canada approved COVID-19 killing chemicals
  • ULV Electrostatic Foggers/sprayers.
  • Level 1 Personal Protection Equipment including N95 masks and full coveralls.
  • Daily, weekly and monthly disinfection.
  • Clean-zone decals for display

Are you a business manager looking to hire a professional cleaning company? With over 25 years of experience, and the ability to meet demand anywhere in Canada, The Carter Benette Group is the right choice for all your cleaning needs. Our award-winning team has years of experience cleaning offices, retail spaces and industrial facilities. And we’re ready for the new season! Do you need more information about our Spring cleaning services? Visit our website or call us at 1 (888) 588-2188.

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