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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home & Business

Why You Should Disinfect This Period

Since the arrival of the COVID – 19, everyone has been placed on what should be called permanent panic. Everyone is trying different precautionary measures to ensure their safety during the COVID-19 quarantine which is really commendable.

However, there are still people who are yet to understand this virus and how it spreads. The COVID 19 is usually spread from one person to another through droplets from respiratory fluids.

While there are known symptoms of the COVID 19, there are people who are highly asymptomatic that if they didn’t tell you they have it, you would never know. So it’s important that you avoid all meaningless contact at least for now.

In this pandemic period, everyone, everything, and everywhere is a suspect. It’s important that you clean and disinfect now to avoid contracting the virus. One of the most challenging factors we are facing is how much to disinfect & when should you as a business. There really isn’t a solid answer for anyone business in particular. It really depends on your interaction with the public, employees, and anyone that enters or exits your place of business.  The one thing we can tell you for sure is that you NEED TO HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE TO DISENTECT AND PROTECT YOURSELF, CUSTOMERS & EMPLOYEES.

Why you should thoroughly disinfect at home

Everyone is busy washing their hands, wearing face masks, and taking some other precautions. Have you taken the time to clean and disinfect your own home where you spend the majority of your time? If you or a loved one cannot self-quarantine because your job is deemed necessary, there is a chance that you may have been exposed to the virus. Since you spend more time in your home, you should consider protecting yourself, your household, and your staff by ensuring that your home is totally safe as well.

Studies have shown that the Coronavirus has a tendency of being active on some surfaces for a long period of time if not disaffected. You should do your best to ensure that your disinfecting surfaces that have a high frequency of touch. Simply meaning stuff that you touch all the time.

High touch surfaces include:
Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.

Steps On How You Can Clean Your Household

Cleaning is described as the method of removing germs and making a place free from a form of dirt. Cleaning does not mean that you are relieving a place of germs but it certainly does reduce the number of germs on surfaces and reduces risks of infection too.

When we talk about disinfecting we are referring to the usage of chemicals and solutions to permanently kill bacteria and impending viruses.

Here are some of the recommended steps you can take to ensure that your home is squeaky clean and disinfected;

  1. Clean surfaces that are often touched. Surfaces like; toilet, tables, doorknobs, electronics, taps etc. Clean with cleaning agents that you can trust & that are proven to work. Remember to wear your gloves and masks whenever you are cleaning.
  1. For electric appliances, follow the label and ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when cleaning appliances like microwaves, televisions, computers, cell phones, etc. You can use an alcohol-based liquid for this type of cleaning if recommended.

Disinfection & killing the germs 

As much as it’s important to clean the house, disinfecting using the right products eliminates germs and infections.

  1. Use bleach that is diluted.
  2. Ensure to use a pair of gloves while disinfecting. It’s also essential that you disinfect the gloves and cleaning cloths that you use for cleaning.
  3. Follow instructions of usage on your cleaning products otherwise, you might misuse it and it ends up ineffective.

Children and pets should be kept at bay and ensure that they don’t come in contact with cleaned surfaces until the surface is dry.

Cleaning & Disinfection Your Office & Business

One of the most request questions we get all the time about disinfecting a business is how often and when should it be done?

It is our recommendation that you do your best to ensure your office & place of business is cleaned and sanitized as much as possible. Especially if your place of business has people coming and going. Great examples of that would be convenience stores, doctors’ offices, gas stations, manufacturing facilities, pharmacies, and other essential businesses that are open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if your business is closed because it’s not deemed a necessary business, your place of business may have been exposed before its closure. The one thing that we can’t be too sure about is how long the virus can survive on different surfaces.  The last thing you want to do is reopen your store or business and then expose your employees and customers to the virus all over again.

What do we recommend?

Our Recommendation would be to contact us or call us directly at 508-822-0002 to discuss your options for disinfecting your place of business before you reopen or schedule regular disinfecting services to keep everyone safe. By doing your part on a daily basis by cleaning and disinfecting areas that are high touched surfaces will surely help, but you’re going to want to make sure all surfaces are clean and virus free. That’s where our disinfecting services come in to play.

We are using a process called ULV Fogging to disinfect for the virus.

The chemical that we are using is a chemical called SC-RTU-360 that is manufactured by Spectral Chemical. The EPA Reg# is 1839-220-33466 and the EPA Est# is 33466-RI-01. To learn more about the chemical, please click this link: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

To apply the disinfectant we used a method called ULV (Ultra-low volume) fogging. The method of application has been defined as spraying at a Volume Application Rate (VAR) of less than 5 L/ha which helps ensure proper coverage. Again, we will go over all of this with you when you call.

In conclusion, during this pandemic period, protecting yourself should be your utmost priority. Be sure that you follow the recommended guidelines set by the CDC and your local governing body. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via our website or call us 24 hours a day at 508-822-0002.

 

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