What is known about Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
One of the known ways Coronavirus is transferred from person to person is via respiratory droplets. The newest evidence suggests that coronavirus could also be alive for hours or even days on surfaces like tables, railings, or door handles.
Because of the possibility to contract Coronavirus by touching a surface or object that has had contact with the virus, the cleaning of visible dirt on surfaces then the disinfecting of the surfaces is a good practice to assist in slowing the spread of Coronavirus.
How to properly clean?
The following terms are meant for the cleaning of public areas and households.
• Cleaning is the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces to lower their numbers and therefore the risk of spreading infection.
• Disinfecting uses germ neutralizing chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. Killing germs on a surface after cleaning it can lower the danger of spreading infection. The product we use to clean for coronavirus is Oxivir TB.
Make a point to regularly clean frequently touched surfaces (tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you ought to take when applying the cleaner, like wearing gloves and ensuring you've got good ventilation during use of the equipment.
How to clean Surfaces
Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. If reusable gloves are used, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and really shouldn't be used for other purposes. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.
Diluted household bleach solutions are often used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to make sure the bottle isn't past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or the other cleanser. Unexpired household bleaches are going to be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
4 teaspoons bleach per quart (946 ml) of water
Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens are expected to be effective against COVID-19. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and get in touch with time, etc.).
For soft (porous) surfaces like carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated to be used on these surfaces.
If the cleaning equipment use is of a disposable nature e.g. gloves and wipes then dispose of them, if things like microfiber cloths are used then sterilize by following the manufactures instructions which will likely involve laundering at the highest possible temperature with an EPA-Approved laundry detergent.
Our team uses the very best chemicals and equipment to clean and disinfect, if you would like a quote on our cleaning solutions or would like to know more please click here.