Proper Touchpoint Cleaning


As your trusted local cleaning experts for 75 years, Peerless Cleaning & Restoration would like to share with you the proper steps to clean touchpoints. Touchpoints are high-traffic areas that a person often comes in contact with such as doorknobs, light switches, keyboards, phones, elevator buttons, and much more. These areas are considered high-risk areas for contracting diseases, viruses, germs, and other pathogens.


Proper touchpoint cleaning is a two-step process. The first step is cleaning – removing unwanted mater from a surface or object. To clean an area, use a standard degreasing soap or detergent solution. Cleaning a surface does not disinfect or kill bacteria but it removes the unwanted mater.


Step two is to apply a disinfectant using a microfiber cloth. A disinfectant, especially an environmentally friendly solution like what we use at Peerless, will help kill pathogens and keep them from spreading. We do not recommend using sponges or rags while disinfecting because these can easily carry pathogens from one touchpoint to another. Instead, use microfiber clothes and constantly fold the cloth so you’re using a new section of the cloth for each touchpoint.


Proper touchpoint cleaning is important to follow in order to help prevent the spread of diseases, viruses, germs, and other pathogens. In your home, this can be an easy task to accomplish, but in your business, this could be a larger task that you may not be prepared for. If you are in need of cleaning and disinfection services for your home or business, please contact Peerless to find out how we can help.