Commercial Cleaning Standards: Disinfectants for Coronavirus

The spread of the Coronavirus has made sanitizing and disinfecting top of mind for everyone.

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Once COVID-19 is active in your facility, it can spread easily if you aren’t doing daily deep cleaning with disinfectants -even if your employees are washing their hands with soap and taking all the proper precautions.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) reports that it’s possible to detect coronavirus in aerosol form for up to 3 hours, on copper surfaces for up to 4 hours, on cardboard for 24 hours, and for as long as 3 days on plastic and stainless steel surfaces. The virus can be transmitted through the air or by touching contaminated surfaces.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is the way to prevent COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses.” The CDC also says that cleaning alone will not kill germs. You need to disinfect a facility with EPA-registered disinfectants to get rid of germs on surfaces to reduce the risk of spreading infection.

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Recommended Commercial Cleaning & Infection Control for Facilities

Unlike regular commercial cleaning where dirt is visible, you can’t see the coronavirus. Therefore, you must clean and disinfect everything to kill it.

During a deep cleaning with approved disinfectants for Coronavirus, your commercial cleaning company should use a two-step process to disinfect.

  • Step one is a general cleaning to remove soil, dirt, dust, organic matter, and most germs.
  • Step two uses disinfectants destroy germs.

Your commercial cleaning company should pay special attention to common and high-touch areas.

Finding a Commercial Cleaning Company for Deep Cleaning for Coronavirus

When evaluating a commercial cleaning company, make sure they follow NIH and CDC guidelines for battling the coronavirus. It is also recommended that they are GBAC certified for Biorisk. They should use sustainable, green products, and minimal disruption techniques whenever possible for cleaning, and only EPA-approved disinfectants.

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