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Coronavirus Cleaning Guidelines and Best Practices

coronavirus cleaning guidelines

Cleaning for Coronavirus (Covid-19) is not simply a matter of using disinfecting wipes.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), current evidence suggests that Coronavirus (COVID-19) may remain active and alive for days on different surfaces. Thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing (disinfecting) surfaces in offices, public spaces, and homes helps lower people’s chances of contracting Coronavirus or spreading it.

Recommended cleaning protocols include:

Cleaning — Removal of dirt, germs, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning doesnít kill the virus but lowers the risk of infection. Clean surfaces using water and soap.

Disinfecting — Using chemicals to kill pathogens on surfaces. We only use the EPA recommended list of products (List N) to kill Coronavirus safely.

Routinely cleaning surfaces followed by disinfection is an acknowledged way of preventing the spread of Covid-19 in public spaces and homes.

Personal Protective Equipment

It is required that those doing the cleaning wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). PPEs include disposable gloves, which must be properly disposed of after each cleaning. Hands should be cleaned with soap and warm water immediately after removing the gloves.

If reusable gloves were used, they should not be used for any other purpose. The gloves must be dedicated to COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection. We only use recommended products and according to the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning and disinfection.

Surfaces to Clean and Disinfect

Many surfaces, such as the ones below, should be cleaned.

  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Table surfaces
  • Kitchen counters
  • Hard dining chairs
  • Bathroom counters
  • Toilets (handle/seat)
  • Faucets and faucet knobs
  • TV remote controls and gaming consoles

More frequent cleaning may be necessary based on how the items or spaces are used. Objects and surfaces in public places such as shopping carts should be cleaned daily and disinfected before each use.

In general, outdoor areas such as public parks and school/college playgrounds require normal routine cleaning and may require disinfection.

Cleaning Electronics

Phones — Use an alcohol solution or a disinfecting wipe. We also to remove any phone or tablet case/cover and clean underneath and outside.

Computers — Most computers are already in dire need of a clean. The best way to do it is with an isopropyl alcohol solution, a sift towel, or a disinfecting wipe.

Cleaning Soft (Porous) Surfaces

For cleaning soft surfaces such as rugs, carpeted floor, and drapes, our team of professional cleaners uses appropriate cleaners that are indicated for use on such porous surfaces. If required, we can launder the cleaned and disinfected materials such as carpets and drapes per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Cleaning When Someone is Sick

We also clean spaces being used by COVID-19 sick persons at home or offices.

Items worth cleaning include:

  • Tablets
  • Remote controls
  • Keyboards
  • Touch screens
  • ATMs

Cleaning Precautions

Special considerations should be considered for your home or office for people with asthma or other respiratory issues to avoid triggering medical complications.

We have developed and expanded our professional blood removal and cleanup services in line with the recommended CDC and WHO guidelines, and we are OSHA compliant.

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