Tips for Cleaning Museums

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Tips for Cleaning Museums

Museums and cultural centers are exclusive spaces dedicated to the contemplation of works of art, theatrical or musical pieces. Thousands of people come to these spaces daily to delight in works of art. So, hiring janitorial cleaning services is essential to maintain high levels of cleanliness especially during these Coronavirus stricken times.

The Effect of COVID 19 Pandemic
The Covid-19 outbreak has triggered a worldwide alarm because of its rapid spread. The treatment and vaccine to slow its spread are yet to be developed.

Like any respiratory virus, Covid-19 is transmitted by contact with an infected person through nasal or saliva secretions generated by coughing or sneezing.

The virus is also transmitted through surfaces where drops land, and then they put their hands to their mouth or nose. How long the virus can live on surfaces or objects has not yet been determined, but as far as it's currently known, it could be for a few hours.

That is why you need the best professional janitorial cleaning services to ensure that the museum is well cleaned!

Cleaning Works of Art
Museums contain many essential and valuable pieces that must be treated with extreme care. Also, you must take into account the type of material, size, shape, etc.

The main problem of museums is the accumulation of dust in the works, so their maintenance must be frequent. The best way to remove dirt from works of art is with a damp cloth, or with a feather duster, depending on the delicacy of the piece, avoiding chemicals.

Cleaning the Frames
Another critical point is the cleaning of the frames of the works. Due to its ornamentation or antiquity, it can be somewhat complicated, so the museum cleaning staff must receive basic notions about the characteristics of the work to avoid damaging it. In this case, wet wipes can also be used, except for frames that are more damaged or older, in which case specific products must be used.

Also, clean the showcases and windows since if they look dirty or neglected, the works on display may tarnish. Window and glass cleaning must be done with extreme care to avoid leaving any marks or stains.

It is essential to clear the space before cleaning to facilitate cleaning it.

Cleaning the Floors
An essential point in museum cleaning is the cleaning of floors and walls. Cleaning must be done conscientiously, paying particular attention to the floor's material, bearing in mind that if it is carpet, we must be especially careful with stains. If it is wood or marble, we must polish the floor. A specialized cleaning company must perform both treatments.

The exterior areas must be free of garbage and debris and must have a clean appearance. The gardens must be well-kept and well-trimmed, and they must not have garbage.

Disinfection of Surfaces
After cleaning, it's essential to disinfect different areas of the museum using appropriate chemicals. Also, remember to consult the manufacturer's specifications on the chemicals suitable for the various artifacts. Use approved sanitizing wipes for cleaning frequently touched areas.

As you can see, cleaning plays a critical factor in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Also, you can visit this recent post and find the best professional cleaning services.

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