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. With such a large section of the population at high risk of infection, it is vital now more than ever that commercial disinfecting services and regular, targeted cleaning be used to make businesses safer for employees and customers alike. So, what should a commercial cleaning company be doing to properly disinfect surfaces and limit the spread of Coronavirus in your facility?
Targeting Indirect Infection with Effective Commercial Disinfection Services
According to the Centers for Disease Control (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 social distancing among customers and employees is the best way to prevent direct transmission, targeting high touch locations in your facility that have higher than average hand traffic such as counters, shared electronics such as registers, or any type of door handle or light switch will have the greatest impact in protecting your staff from indirect infection. These commonly used items and touched places are often referred to as hotspots and touch points respectively, and understanding where they are and how to properly disinfect them is critical for an effective commercial disinfecting service. Professional disinfecting is a must.
Commercial Disinfecting Services Require the Right Tools for Control and Prevention
We’ve talked about the highest 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 and hospital grade disinfectants to keep you safe. For instance, our cleaning staff use an electrochemical atomizer fogging unit to clean your hard surfaces and assure effective commercial disinfecting services. It uses an EPA certified cleaning solution which takes 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 and the rigor needed for commercial disinfection is just as important as knowing where to clean for a commercial disinfecting company.
During a Pandemic is Not the Time to Roll the Dice With Just Any Disinfecting Services
During the middle of a pandemic isn’t the time to roll the dice with just any commercial cleaning service, you need effective disinfection of all large areas and small. For essential business owners, your first priority should be protecting your staff and customers from COVID-19 and that requires effective commercial disinfection services. 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 is currently possible against the Coronavirus. We utilize personal protective equipment for the safety and health of our teams and your people. Protecting yourself and your staff starts with using a disinfection service that knows what it is doing and is committed to your health and safety. For more information on how we can help you assure the health and safety of your facility, and your peace of mind, contact us at 1-800-278-1884.