COVID-19 brought a drastic change in how we clean, disinfect, and sanitize our workplace. One noticeable way of maintaining virus-free office space is putting hand sanitizer, hand soap, and alcohol in every corner of the office.
However, there are some areas that are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning the office, and one of these is the desk and wall partitions. As companies consider how to bring people back to the workplace, the ways to disinfect and sanitize must not only change, but also be effectively applied to the appropriate type of surface.
MPS LLC offers easy-to-disinfect desk and wall partitions made of 100% polyester porous fiber on which you can just spray disinfectant and walk away while the chemical does its work. PET panels absorb disinfectants that prevent the chemicals from dripping on your desk, unlike the acrylic panels that make it challenging to sanitize.
If your back-to-work plan involves acrylic dividers, you may be waiting a while. Fortunately acrylic isn’t the only option – and it may not even be the best option for your space!
Not all antimicrobial products are compatible with all surfaces. Disinfectant active ingredients such as lactic acid, quaternary ammonium chloride, and silver + hydrogen peroxide are not recommended for use on finished wood, floors/surfaces, marble, or acrylic plastic as it will damage the surface due to prolonged exposure.
Moreover, the chemical resistance of acrylic panels depends on the concentration of the cleaner/disinfectant, contact time, and temperature of the solution. Prolonged exposure to cleaning products can cause acrylic panels to stiffen and crack, degrade the plastic, or impact its chemical resistance.
PET panels like EcoPrivacy Acoustic® panels don’t break or fracture. These PET panels are shatter-resistant and provide a suitable acrylic-replacement in most applications.
EcoPrivacy Acoustic® panels are made up of 100% PET panel fabrics, which are colorfast to both water-based and solvent-based cleaning solutions. You can disinfect these by simply spraying disinfectants. Use disinfectants approved by EPA and any associated manufacturers’ guidance for porous surfaces (e.g., rugs, partitions). Here are the approved EPA disinfectants along with its required time to disinfect.
Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of reopening public spaces and workplaces and will require careful planning. Thus, it is recommended that individual workstations, including your desk, desk partitions, walls, chairs, and other equipment, be cleaned at least twice daily. MPS LLC’s EcoPrivacy Acoustic® panels make cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting simple in providing effective, safe barriers to COVID-19 in your workspace.