Coronavirus disinfecting services keep employees, customers and worksite visitors safe. Cleaning procedures that may have worked before the pandemic are no longer enough. Your cleaning program should also focus on infection prevention no matter your industry or size. We recommend the following enhanced disinfection services to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
1. Electrostatic Spray Disinfection for Coronavirus
Electrostatic spray disinfection is one of the fastest and safest method of disinfection available. Electrostatic spraying devices electromagnetically charge disinfecting solutions so that they stick to surfaces. This ensures 360-degree coverage.
We use EvaClean‘s Protexus Cordless Electrostatic Sprayers paired with either their PURTABS or PUR:ONE tablets. These tablets are properly diluted with water to effectively kill a variety of bacteria and viruses, including Coronavirus (COVID-19). As explained by VP of Health Care Services Greg Stowe in the video above, these disinfectants are safe for people, plants, animals and a variety of surfaces.
Electrostatic disinfection is our number one recommended coronavirus disinfecting service because it cuts labor in half. Disinfecting every surface of an office by hand takes time. It also requires many microfiber towels or disinfecting wipes when done properly.
While traditional methods may be the most ideal during the day or in-between shifts, electrostatic disinfection at least once a week will guarantee that no surface goes unnoticed. Creating a program that incorporates a variety of methods is the most ideal.
2. Touchpoint Disinfection for Coronavirus
Touchpoints are areas of a building that are touched frequently by many different individuals throughout the day like handles, countertops and equipment. These areas must be disinfected using an EPA-approved disinfectant between uses or every 2 hours, which ever is more frequent.
There are two methods of touchpoint disinfection effective at breaking the chain of infection:
Towel and Bucket Disinfection – Fill a bucket with an EPA-approved disinfectant. Soak a microfiber towel with the solution and wipe touchpoints giving ten minutes to dwell (wet). This method requires many microfiber towels. Once a towel is dipped it can’t be dipped again.
Disinfecting Wipes – Use disposable wipes to disinfect commonly touched surfaces between uses or every 2 hours, whichever is more frequent. Make them available to your staff for easy disinfection and peace of mind.
Always follow the CDC’s guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting no matter which disinfection method you choose.
3. Day Porter Services for Coronavirus
In order to disinfect as frequently as you need to, enlist the help of a day porter who can keep your building clean and disinfected during business hours. This person should be equipped with the proper training, personal protective equipment and disinfecting chemicals.
Using either the towel and bucket method or disinfecting wipes, the day porter should disinfect touchpoints, shared workstations and common areas. We recommend every 2 hours if the building is open to the public.
4. Enlist the Help of Your Staff
Disinfection is a team effort. If hiring a day porter isn’t within your budget, ask your staff for help.
The easiest way to implement staff led disinfection protocols is to provide disinfecting wipes and designate one person to disinfect touchpoints and common areas within the building every 2 hours. Each person should be responsible for disinfecting their own workstation.
Our Workplace Safety Guide contains the instructions and verification logs required to implement a staff led disinfection program. We also have access to the products needed such as hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and gloves and work with our customers to produce instructional videos like the one below.
5. Cleaning Services
While the focus is on disinfection right now, cleaning is still essential. Before any surface is disinfected it must be thoroughly cleaned to remove dirt, dust and other soils.
Disinfectants kill unwanted pathogens, but can leave behind residue and streaks on surfaces. Cleaning regularly is imperative to remove product build-up.
We offer full service janitorial services to help maintain both the cleanliness and disinfection of your facility each night.
Why are coronavirus disinfecting services important?
Though it isn’t the main way the virus spreads, the CDC has confirmed that COVID-19 can be spread by surfaces.
The best way to protect yourself and others is to promote hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. Always follow the CDC’s recommendations for infection prevention. However, hanging signs and providing hand sanitizer won’t guarantee that your employees and customers follow the rules.
Disinfecting surfaces is the best way to have control over your environment.
These services are not just for coronavirus. They are effective at killing germs and bacteria that can lead to other, even more severe, illnesses or damage to your building.
Ready to protect your employees and customers? Contact us to request enhanced disinfections services.