As America begins to open back up and people venture out, the CDC recommends we continue social distancing, frequent hand washing, mask-wearing, and proper building disinfection. But how do you respond if your business has experienced a known coronavirus exposure?
How Do You Respond to COVID-19 Exposure?
According to the CDC, these are the cleaning and disinfecting steps to take in your building or facility if someone is sick.
Step 1: Close off areas used by the person who is sick. Companies do not necessarily need to close operations if they can close off affected areas.
Step 2: Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area. Wait 24 hours before you clean or disinfect. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.
Step 3: Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person who is sick, such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines.
Step 4: Once the area has been appropriately disinfected, it can be opened for use. Workers without close contact with the person who is sick can return to work immediately after disinfection.
Step 5: Continue routine cleaning and disinfection. This includes everyday practices that businesses and communities normally use to maintain a healthy environment.
How Do You Effectively Disinfect for COVID-19?
Whether you are wiping down surfaces yourself or hiring a cleaning company to sanitize, how can you be sure the proper chemicals, applications, and processes are effective against known coronavirus in your building?
Carpet Tech, a local bio-hazard and disinfecting company, is licensed, equipped, and available to disinfect following a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19. Carpet Tech uses EPA approved chemical ProKure1 to combat coronavirus on HVAC units, surfaces and high touchpoints, and contents.
An experienced bio-hazard remediation company like Carpet Tech should partner with you to first assess the impact of coronavirus exposure and develop a customized disinfection plan that meets your needs and budget.
Carpet Tech uses an electrostatic spray and fog application to apply ProKure 1, a chlorine dioxide-generating product, proven effective against use against SARS-CoV-2. This process safety and effectively treats the virus on soft and hard surfaces as well as air ducts and HVAC units.
How Do You Know Disinfecting Has Worked?
No one can afford to assume their business is clean- too much is at stake. Carpet Tech is scientific about our cleaning and disinfecting processes, and we can prove it. Carpet Tech uses
ATP testing to actually measure microbes found on surfaces both before and after we disinfect This means we can prove cleanliness and document the reduction in microbes in your business facility.
How Do You Keep the Building Disinfected?
Operating a business in this pandemic climate requires a level of trust from both employees and customers, especially after combating a live case of coronavirus. After disinfecting, Carpet Tech can apply CT Shield to all surfaces in your facility. The CT Shield process uses EPA approved BioShield75, an antimicrobial spray that coats surfaces with a protective barrier to prevent the growth of microbes, adding protection after initial disinfection is complete.
Effective, measurable disinfection goes a long way to instilling confidence in your business operations. In this new normal, business owners have to be more diligent than ever to keep facilities disinfected on a daily basis. If you need help developing a custom disinfecting protocol that makes sense for your industry, foot traffic, and budget, Carpet Tech can help.
For more information on reducing the spread of COVID-19, read full CDC guidelines.