Preparing to Reopen Your Building
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Preparing to Reopen Your Building

Across the globe, communities are beginning to ease stay-at-home restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In North America, the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Canadian government have released guidelines to help communities and businesses reopen. However more precautions must be taken into account than simply turning on a facility’s lights and unlocking the doors.

Implementing thorough cleaning and disinfection procedures will help your customers and employees feel safe when entering your building. Housekeeping, maintenance and engineering staff are your facility’s first lines of defense for protecting visitors from infectious viruses, like the COVID-19. Ensure they are prepared with the proper tools and knowledge to keep you, your customers and your employees healthy.



An effective cleaning checklist will lower the chances that an area in your facility falls to the wayside. Cleaning and disinfecting tasks to complete during daytime operations include wiping down high-touch surfaces like countertops, electronics, tables, light switches and door handles, along with dusting and taking care of any spill, especially bodily fluids, or other messes that need immediate attention. These activities will keep your spaces appearing pristine and slow the spread of bacteria and viruses that might find their way inside, like the coronavirus.


It's likely that fewer people are trafficking throughout your facility at night, making this the prime time to execute large cleaning and thorough disinfecting operations without interruption. An after-hours checklist should include tasks such as vacuuming and mopping floors, deep cleaning restrooms and disinfecting areas that are hard to reach, including air conditioning and PTAC units that can retain harmful bacteria in filters and coils. 

It is also a convenient time to empty trash and recycling bins or accomplish other activities that will take an extended period of time. This way employees and guests won’t worry about tripping over cords, straining to hear each other over the hum of a vacuum, slipping on wet floors or getting in the way of one another. Taking larger steps in the evening will prevent the spread of diseases like COVID-19.

Product recommendations and specific directions-for-use on distinct surface types can be found here.



State has been committed to providing our customers with exceptional service since our founding in 1911.

View our brochure below to explore our best practices on how to prevent the spread of diseases and care for any previously shutdown equipment. 



If you would like a quote on one of State’s cleaning, sanitizing or disinfectant products, call 833-699-7864 to be put in touch with your local representative.

Or, view the State product catalog. 



The most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 can be found at: