Properties that have been exposed to airborne pathogens require certified cleaning services

As America still battles the COVID-19 pandemic, a clean and safe work or home environment is a top priority. Air borne pathogens like COVID-19 can be brought into a property through a variety of vehicles such as people, air currents, water, construction materials, equipment, etc. The imported microorganisms can then proliferate in various niches and disperse into the air, serving as a source for airborne infections. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is the best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings. If you suspect your property has been exposed to an airborne pathogen, a certified cleaning service should be contacted to best limit the survival and spread of the virus in the environment.

Not only do certified cleaning services have years of experience with biological contaminants in biohazards, these professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A certified clean service will go above and beyond basic janitorial and sanitation methods to ensure safety and peace of mind.

Bio Hazard and Disaster Cleanup Helps Prevent Future Airborne Pathogen Outbreaks

The transmission of airborne pathogens such as coronavirus occur more commonly through respiratory droplets than through objects and surfaces, like doorknobs, countertops, keyboards, toys, etc. However, current evidence suggests that coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials.

The current guidelines set by the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to clean and disinfect:

● “Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
● Disinfecting refers to using chemicals, for example, EPA-registered disinfectants, to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.”

A certified cleaning service will create a plan unique to your property to meet these guidelines. They will supply trained professionals who utilize EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and adhere to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.

Professional cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for the cleanup process, and disposal of waste. As encouraged by the CDC, trained professionals will also clean high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. After exposure to an airborne pathogen, contacting a certified cleaning service is the best way to further protect yourself and minimize risk of infection.

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