Flu Season Adds Another Wrinkle to the Current Pandemic
The advent of the novel Coronavirus has sent many American workers into quarantine, but essential personnel are still at the frontline of the crisis making sure that we have access to food, utilities and other critical services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that nearly 34-43% of the workforce still go to work every day to keep our country running. Similarly, many areas are phasing open with people slowly going back to working in person. The advent of cold and flu season means a spike in these manageable illnesses but with Covid, individuals are hyperaware of getting sick at all. Imagine getting a flu or cold, most of us would have some concern that it might be Covid.
With tensions high and health and safety at the forefront, it is vital now more than ever that commercial disinfecting and regular, target cleaning is being used to make businesses safer for employees and customers alike. So what should a commercial cleaning company be doing to assure effective commercial disinfection services and limiting the spread of Coronavirus in your facility?
Targeting Indirect Infection in Your Building with Proper Commercial Disinfection
According to the CDC: “Coronavirus is spread mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.” In other words, its transmission follows infection patterns we’ve seen before and know how to target. While personal protective equipment like masks and practices like social distancing are the best way to prevent direct transmission, targeting locations in your facility that have a higher than average traffic such as counters, shared electronics such as registers, or any type of door handle will have the greatest impact in protecting your staff from indirect infection. These commonly used items and frequently touched places are often referred to as hotspots and touch points and understanding where they are and how to properly disinfect them is critical for solid commercial disinfecting services.
The Right Tools for the Job of Commercial Disinfection
We’ve talked about the higher risk areas in your facility and how to identify them, but what about how to properly disinfect them? Here at Stathakis, we use the latest in disinfecting technology to keep you safe. For instance, our cleaning staff use an electrochemical atomizer fogging unit to clean your hard surfaces. It uses EPA certified cleaning solutions which take advantage of Spartan Chemical Super HDQL-10 particles to target and destroy SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Knowing how to clean is just as important as knowing where to clean for a commercial disinfecting company. Similarly, the most professional and effective commercial cleaning services understand how to utilize best practices like color coded cloths to minimize the risk of cross contamination in your facility.
The Middle of a Pandemic is Not the Time to Roll the Dice with a Subpar Disinfection Service Provider
During the middle of a pandemic isn’t the time to suffer a subpar cleaning service. For essential business owners, your first priority should be protecting your staff and customers from COVID-19. Here at Stathakis we have a long standing tradition of cleaning excellence and going above and beyond what is expected of a commercial cleaning service provider. Not only are we an ISSA CIMS-GB certified company, we’ve adopted and implemented CDC guidelines to make our service as effective as possible against the Coronavirus. Protecting yourself and your staff starts with using a commercial disinfection service that knows what it is doing and is committed to your health and safety.
Prevent the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus In Your Facility
Preventing the spread of Coronavirus in your building starts with preventing indirect infection. At Stathakis we ensure that our employees have the proper materials and training to assure health and safety are a priority:
- All cleaning materials are stored according to manufacturer recommendations and we prevent cross-contamination with a color coded microfiber cloth system.
- Proper disinfection starts with selecting the right chemical or physical cleaner. We use the EPA approved Spartan Chemical Super HDQL-10 and TB-Cide Quat solution specifically designed to target the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
- All our staff are provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) including respiratory masks, eye protection and gloves to protect them and you.
An Industry Professional Can Help
In your facility, haphazard disinfection practices and surface cleaning won’t cut it. You and your building occupants deserve some assurance that common sense precautions and practices are being utilized. Here at Stathakis, we take great pride in over 40 years of excellence, professionally trained staff and a cleaning program built around CDC approved disinfection methods. We are one of the few cleaning and disinfection companies uniquely set up to respond to the challenges presented by the pandemic and excel. If there was ever a time to partner with an industry professional for your building disinfection, now is the time to make the switch.