Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting After Coronavirus Exposure
Coronavirus is a big family of viruses that are common in people and lots of different species of animals, including camels, cows, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between individuals such as MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with this new virus called SARS-CoV-2.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease Brought on by SARS-CoV-2. It was initially observed in China and has now spread to 114 lands and countries, such as the United States. While the virus has been called “SARS-CoV-2”, the disease it causes is called “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19).
Subsequently, on January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the country’s healthcare community is reacting to COVID-19.
According to the CDC, present evidence suggests that novel coronavirus can stay viable for hours to days on various surfaces. Thus, cleaning of clearly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for the prevention of COVID-19 along with other viral respiratory illnesses in homes and public spaces.
We continue to grow, fix, and enlarge our cleaning processes and procedures related to the coronavirus dependent on the practices recommended by the CDC and compound manufacturers, which continue to evolve as more information is received concerning the virus. Below we will explain our current coronavirus cleaning process, which we’re growing to meet this community’s requirements. These coronavirus cleaning guidelines apply to institutional, commercial, and home environments. Also, note that this manual may be superseded by local regulations.
PuroClean’s Coronavirus Deep Mitigation Cleaning Procedure
Wearing Personal Protective Equipment
To begin with, wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Our cleanup technicians wear a full-face respirator to guard against splashes coming in contact with the mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, or eyes. Besides, they wear Biohazard protective coveralls, shoe covers, and Nitrile gloves. Click here to learn more.
The cleaning products
The cleaning products we use include EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfecting products, such as towelettes, containing pharmaceutical ingredients that fulfill OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen standard against ailments like the coronavirus and other disease-causing germs, viruses, tuberculosis, mold, and mildew.
The cleanup substances
The cleaning stuff our technicians normally utilize include:
- Disposable microfiber wipes, brushes, or cleaning sponges
- Trigger or Pressure sprayers
- Junk bags and tape for sealing
- Mops and buckets
- Mobile carpet extractor for cleaning upholstery and carpeting
Disinfectant application processes
Our technicians employ disinfectant using three approaches, based on the circumstances.
- Spray application — This method employs a pump or electric sprayer. It is the preferred system and can be used whenever the surface or thing is free of dirt and soil.
- Disinfecting towelettes — We use them to wipe digital items such as phones or computers. Towelettes are favored in the event the surface or thing has observable, light soil or dirt.
- Microfiber wipes/pads — These are an alternative to utilizing pre-treated disinfecting towelettes. They are used with cleaning goods in a suitably labeled spray bottle.
The on-site procedures
To begin with, our technicians arrive at the worksite and perform a quick walkthrough to make certain the area is prepared for cleaning solutions. Then, they determine that the ﬂow of the job to do the work as efﬁciently as possible. Learn about water clean up right here.
We pay particular attention to these areas:
- Lockers, Cabinets, storage bins, walls, ﬂoors, countertops, partitions, doorknobs, handles, and light switches.
- Shower stalls, sinks, and toilets.
- Weight machines, chairs, barbells, stationary bikes, wrestling mats, and other exercise equipment.
- Drinking fountains, vending machines, tables, tables, and chairs.
- Telephones, fax machines, copy machines, computers, and even keyboards.
Cleaning porous surfaces and substances
- Artificial rugs, rugs, drapes, and upholstery –Our technicians may either clean these things manually or, for machine cleaning, they will employ approved disinfectants for textiles and rugs and then extract where appropriate.
- Natural clothes, rugs, curtains, and upholstery must be cleaned following the manufacturer’s guidelines.
- To disinfect clothes, linens, and other personal clothes, the contaminated articles must be laundered per label instructions. NOTE: washing machines should be disinfected after washing contaminated substances.
- Tanned leather stuff — We can clean these materials by dividing the surfaces with a cloth lightly moistened with disinfectant solution or disinfectant towelettes.
- Suede and Nu-buck leather material — Cleaned according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
- Concrete, cinder block, wood, plywood, and oriented strand board (OSB) — Cleaned by employing the soapy solution directly into the surface.
- HVAC system — HVAC internal duct surfaces and elements should be washed by industry guidelines by a certified HVAC contractor or NADCA certified duct cleaner. Also, outside ductwork surfaces, grills, grates, and registers should be cleaned and disinfected with a disinfectant solution.
When ﬁnished, the crew collects and takes with them all used materials for proper disposal. Another thing we do is to clean all the tools, equipment, and PPE used from the coronavirus cleanup using an EPA-registered disinfectant before removal from the polluted region.
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Since the coronavirus pandemic continues to rise and health and government officials notify people to take necessary measures to safeguard themselves, one of the best methods to impede its progress is by performing deep mitigation cleaning of all touch-point surfaces, alongside the use of an EPA-registered disinfectant.
These procedures of cleaning can be used for institutions, commercial, and residential properties. Our coronavirus cleaning solutions can help reduce the contamination of COVID-19 in your property and community. Call your local PuroClean office for more information on how we can assist disinfect your property.