Covid-19 has forced us to think twice about what we touch. For those who have always been germ-conscious, these new considerations may not be so new. But, for those who didn’t think twice about grabbing that shopping cart handle, using a touch screen, or sitting at that restaurant table that was cleared but not cleaned; new habits were formed and hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes were embraced… So much so that stores couldn’t keep them on their shelves. In your workplace alone, I’m sure you can identify multiple places to clean and sanitize more frequently. Shared spaces, such as break rooms, require more attention than ever. One piece of equipment that is often overlooked is the ice machine! But, cleaning is quick, it’s easy, and it’s time to sanitize that ice machine!
Did you know that you should be cleaning your ice machine at least once every six months? Aside from preventing the spread of Covid-19, regular cleaning prevents the buildup of mold and limescale and even extends the life of your machine. All you need is the right cleaner, a little bit of water, and you’re set! Click here for step-by-step instructions on cleaning and sanitizing your ice machine. Remember to clean all of those removable parts and don’t forget the outside! Also, please note that after sanitation is complete, make sure not to rinse with water.
Although full sanitation is only done a couple times a year, highly touched surfaces on these machines may require frequent cleaning to adhere to new regulations. Especially now, in the middle of flu season and this seemingly never-ending Covid-19 season, new procedures may be in place to regularly clean these surfaces.
It’s never a bad thing to rethink how we do things and evaluate if we are doing them right. difficult seasons of sickness highlight the need for cleanliness and in some cases, updated safety procedures. They often provide healthy (no pun intended) reminders to stay on top of sanitation in the workplace… and in this case, how to sanitize that ice machine. We would love to help with all of your break room service needs and answer any questions you may have. Don’t have an ice machine in your break room? We’ll help with that too!
Contact us at [email protected] for more information and provide a new and improved, sanitized break room today.