How To Disinfect Your Workspace – And Keep It Germ-Free!
Whether you worked in an office or in a cubicle, you probably worked to keep it clean and disinfected prior to the global pandemic! Now that you’re even more concerned about keeping yourself safe from sickness-causing germs, you’re probably ready to bust out some serious chemicals to help you clean and disinfect your cubicle, desk, office, or home office. Unfortunately, while disinfectants can be a powerful safeguard against bacteria and viruses, they can also contain some pretty scary chemicals that can have serious health effects on you and your coworkers. Here’s what you need to know about disinfecting your workspace effectively – and safely.
A note about disinfectants:
All cleaning products are not created equal and not all of them are disinfectants. Only products registered by the Environmental Protection Agency, which have gone under specific testing to ensure their efficacy, such as Force of Nature, can call themselves disinfectants. Also, just because a disinfectant can be used to effectively kill germs and bacteria does not mean it’s safe to come into contact with your skin, eyes, and lungs! There are some extremely caustic chemicals in these products that are associated with lung disease, allergies, asthma, and other health conditions and need to be avoided or used with protective gear, like gloves and masks, and in a ventilated area.
Top Uses for Force of Nature for Disinfecting Your Desk, Cubicle, or Office
Luckily, you can count on us to keep your workplaces clean and disinfected, no protective gear required! Force of Nature uses Hypochlorous acid, which is the same compound created by our immune systems to fight infection, is top allergen-free, and is certified 100% skin-safe and best for sensitive skin by SkinSAFE, Mayo Clinic’s allergy rating system. Our EPA-registered disinfectant and sanitizer is proven to kill 99.9% of germs, including Norovirus, Salmonella, Influenza A, Staph, MRSA & Listeria. The federal EPA has certified Force of Nature for use in hospitals, intensive care units, veterinary hospitals, daycares, schools, and more! Here’s how you can harness the power of Force of Nature to disinfect your office, desk, or cubicle.
1. Spraying Surfaces
Virtually any hard surface can be disinfected by spraying with Force of Nature and wiping with a cloth or paper towel, so hit all your high-touch areas including your desk, door handles, drawer handles, desk phone, desk chair, elevator buttons and light switches.
2. Cleaning Tech
Our tech gadgets are some of the germiest objects we come into contact with. De-germ and de-gunk them by spraying a cloth or paper towel with Force of Nature until it’s wet and wiping down the device. Never spray electronics directly.
3. Disinfecting Belongings
One thing we don’t realize is how much stuff we drag around with us. The fewer things you carry in and out of work or wear on your body, the fewer things you have to clean and disinfect. Limit jewelry and accessories at work, including hats, scarves, bracelets, rings, and watches, and leave any optional items at home. That way, you can spray down your work badges and eyewear, car keys, and your bag with Force of Nature and you’re good to go!
4. Lunch Gear, Insulated Coffee Mugs, Water Bottles
Another belonging we often tote from home is lunch. Pack your lunch in an easily-washable, reusable bag or lunch box that you can spray with Force of Nature and wash in the dishwasher. Invest in a couple of them so you can rotate – like these or these.
Your reusable water bottle is gross – as in, has more bacteria than a dog’s water bowl gross – so trust us! Once you get to work and are at your desk, spray your water bottle or coffee mug with Force of Nature, and (this is the important part) don’t carry it around with you!
Make sure to disinfect high touch areas in bathrooms frequently. You can use Force of Nature to disinfect surfaces like faucet handles, stall door locks, and countertops.
6. Lunch Areas
Lunch – with other humans! Yay! You can use Force of Nature to clean and disinfect practically every surface that would typically be found in a kitchen, including microwaves, countertops, coffee makers, fridge door handles and interiors, and water and ice dispensers.
7. Conference Rooms
Make sure to spray down tables, conferencing equipment, chairs and shared supplies like dry erase boards and markers. For video conferencing technology, power down the device, then spray Force of Nature onto a clean cloth or paper towel and use that to wipe it down.
8. In A Pinch – Spray Your Hands!
The CDC compares handwashing to a vaccine you can give yourself! Wash your hands before and after eating, using the bathroom, and touching any public surface. Brush up on your hand hygiene, washing your hands as soon as you get to work, frequently throughout the day, and always before eating. In a pinch, Force of Nature can be used to clean your hands – it’s 100% top allergen-free and is certified 100% skin-safe and best for sensitive skin by SkinSAFE, Mayo Clinic’s allergy rating system.
A gentle approach to efficient germ-kill!
We’re a small business and we take the safety of our team members seriously! That’s why we’re proud to create a powerful, EPA-registered disinfectant that they can feel good about using around their families. Work can be stressful enough without a pandemic, so we’re here for you to help you keep your cubicle, desk, or office clean and germ-free, and arm you with information and resources about safer disinfecting, too! Learn more about Force of Nature and shop for your Starter Kit.