HIGH TOUCH POINTS

While maintaining a clean and safe environment is of utmost importance, some areas may require more care than others. Surfaces that see high volumes of traffic are susceptible to bacteria and pathogens that can place the integrity of your environment in jeopardy. These are referred to as “high touch points” or surfaces that people commonly encounter. Disinfecting and sanitizing high touch points are essential to providing a safe environment while limiting the likelihood of illness and disease. At Total Maintenance Services, our highly trained professionals can identify these areas within your establishment and work to reduce the transmission of bacteria and harmful pathogens. 

WHAT ARE CONSIDERED “HIGH TOUCH POINTS”?

A high touch point is any area or surface that repeatedly comes in contact with someone’s hands. The more people a surface is touched by, the more likely it contains bacteria and harmful pathogens. Some examples of high touch points that can be found in any environment are: 

  • Doorknobs 
  • Handles 
  • Railings 
  • Light switches 
  • Elevator buttons
  • Doorknobs 
  • Handles 
  • Railings 
  • Light switches 
  • Elevator buttons

When it comes to offices and other work environments, high touch points can be found in more communal areas including: 

  • Water coolers/fountains
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee machines
  • Tables, desks, and chairs
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, and sinks
  • Offices supplies, keyboards, printers, and fax machines
  • Phones
  • Water coolers/fountains
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee machines
  • Tables, desks, and chairs
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, and sinks
  • Offices supplies, keyboards, printers, and fax machines
  • Phones

Bathrooms are home to some of the most common high touch points including, but not limited to: 

  • Sinks
  • Toilets 
  • Stall doors
  • Toilet paper/paper towel dispensers
  • Hand dryers
  • Sinks
  • Toilets 
  • Stall doors
  • Toilet paper/paper towel dispensers
  • Hand dryers

WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT HIGH TOUCH POINTS?

As with any other surface, proper disinfection and sanitizing is necessary to prevent the spread of bacteria and pathogens. However, due to regular contact, high touch points will require more routine maintenance. To ensure your surfaces are properly disinfected, the CDC recommends only using EPA-certified products—Something we pride ourselves on at Total Maintenance Services. In conjunction with our commercial deep cleaning services, we can ensure your high touch points are safe surfaces for your staff and patrons.

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