Who should sanitize and disinfect?
All homeowners, business owners, and community facility managers should be aware of the need for the best practices for sanitizing and disinfecting the properties under their control. The expert’s recommendations on how to help stop the spread of COVID-19 are still evolving. We recommend that you keep abreast of the recommendations of the CDC on how to treat surfaces for COVID-19. These treatments will work for other coronaviruses including even the common cold. Certainly, if you are considering having visitors to you home – sanitizing and disinfecting properly is somethig to keep in mind. After all, if grandpa and grandma are coming for the weekend, it is best to be safe.
How often should businesses and community centers sanitize and disinfect?
At the very least, businesses need to treat their facility prior to re-opening after the mandated shutdowns. In fact, there are reasons that the CDC recommended a complete treatment. This includes treatment for two potential microbial hazards – mold and Legionella. The temporary shutdown or reduced operation of a building and reductions in normal water use can create hazards for returning occupants.
In terms of frequency for treatment, OSHA has specific recommendations for a variety of industries. These cover how to protect your workers or yourself from the hazards of using the chemicals needed to disinfect and sanitize your facility.
At the time of this writing, there are no recommendations on frequency from the CDC for generic small business owners.
What and How to sanitize and disinfect?
Treat both hard surfaces and soft surfaces in your facility for COVID. Depending on the chemicals selected for disinfecting and sanitizing your property, some different times and precautions must be followed. The above link from OSHA tells you how to protect yourself or your employee. The EPA has an excellent summary of the time needed for surfaces to be wet. These vary by the product used from 2 to 20 minutes. One point to remember when looking at these products is a warning in red from the EPA site. “These products are for use on surfaces, NOT humans.”
Why should you hire a professional?
If you read any of the materials in the links above, you can see that the information is evolving and is confusing. The clients that have chosen us over a cleaning service that has just gotten into the sanitizing and disinfecting services space have done so because we are experts in pest control. And make no mistake about it, a virus-like COVID-19 is a pest. Daily, you should clean and treat surfaces as wholly as you can. Still, we recommend that regularly you completely clean and sanitize your commercial workspace for the protection of your customers and your employees.
Have Boo’s Bug Stoppers treat your business or community center
The EPA classifies the recommended products for the treatment of coronavirus as pesticides. Boo’s Bug Stoppers has decided to extend our pest control activities to include coronavirus treatment in addition to our other pest treatment plans. At Boo’s we can handle your treatment needs safely and eliminate the risk of your employee’s exposure to hazardous materials. We offer one time, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly plans to provide for the increased security of having professional treatment for this virus. Contact us today.
For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for health advice.