It’s happened at schools, stores and offices, warehouses and city halls: Someone who might be infected with the coronavirus passes through.
The building often closes. Then come the calming words: deep cleaning.
The idea is that a thorough cleaning and disinfecting could help prevent people from getting sick. The virus is spread mainly through person-to-person contact, though people can also catch it from droplets exhaled when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Those droplets can stick to surfaces, and the virus can survive for hours or days, according to health officials.
A deep clean is supposed to kill it.
The term sounds official, but it isn’t. It has no standardized definition. It is imperative to make sure you are hiring a licensed, experienced company.
Bio-One of Orange has extensive experience with infectious disease decontamination and disinfecting cleaning. We have been trained how to decontaminate a scene with infectious disease present, have the proper chemicals that are EPA approved and have the proper PPE to ensure not only the safety of themselves, but also to minimize possible cross contamination. Many other companies may claim this, but many cannot deliver.
A few things to ask a company you are considering hiring:
1. What chemical will they be using and is it EPA approved for coronavirus?
2. You need to see their certificate of insurance (COI).
3. What other types of infectious diseases and virus they have worked with and when?
If they cannot provide these items, they are not qualified to even be considered to do the work.
Now, how do you know when to make that call? If you, someone that lives with you or someone you came into contact with tested positive for coronavirus, make that call. Disinfection services after a virus is confirmed is very detailed and thorough and should be done by a professional. Special chemicals, equipment and PPE are needed to ensure the best possible result and minimize the potential spreading of the virus.
If no one has tested positive, you can use one of the EPA approved products to do some disinfecting on your own. However, if you are not confident in your ability to disinfect properly or would like a professional to do it, call a professional. Bio-One has been preforming many proactive decontamination services for many people and businesses.
No matter what the situation, know that there is help available to you and your family. Professionals, such as Bio-One, are available around the clock to ease your mind and help you feel safe in your home again. Don't hesitate to call or email us with any questions or a complementary plan for disinfecting cleaning.