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What should I be disinfecting in my home in the Bay Area

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Spray Cleaning The effective use and application of disinfectant can help to slow the spread of bacteria and viruses within your home

In this time of Coronavirus and the need to keep ourselves as safe as possible and in addition to washing our hands, we need to be aware of the surfaces we are touching and understand that these surfaces can harbor bacteria and virus, especially when touched by a person that is Covid positive. 

We should be maintaining touch point surfaces daily, this means cleaning with an approved Disinfectant all the areas that we touch or others touch.  It is also important that the disinfectant stay on the surface for the recommended “dwell” time to make sure that that the bacteria or virus we are attacking dies. 

The CDC encourages cleaning of high touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum.  These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDCs guidance for commercial spaces as well.   

Cleaning removes the soil and dirt that harbors the infectious agents, while disinfecting kills the remaining environmental pathogens.  Cleaning is a necessary first step in disinfecting a surface.  Both cleaning and disinfecting must be a part of your scope of work and plan.  

Surfaces you should consider for Routine cleaning and/or disinfecting would include but are not limited to:

Tables and Chairs, Countertops, Cabinets and Pulls, Doorknobs, hard Surface Floors, mats, Food Contact Surfaces, Light Switches, Paper Towel Dispensers, Push Doors, Salt and pepper Shakers, Sink hardware, Soap Dispensers, Tabletops, Bath and Shower, Toilet Flush Handle, Handrails, Computer Equipment, Telephones, Racking, Fitness equipment and any other surface that can be touched by you or others to operate. 

 For more assistance in cleaning and sanitizing SERVPRO of Antioch is your local expert in Professional cleaning and Sanitizing for your home or business.  We work on properties to establish both pre-emptive cleaning and cleaning for confirmed Covid cases.  Call us at 925-706-0106

For more information on how to clean , the CDC guidelines, check out the CDC Cleaning – disinfection page

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4/22/2020 (Permalink)

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Expert Level Cleaning Services 

SERVPRO of Antioch professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis. Our professionals are trained to perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection. 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 cleanup process, and disposal of waste. 

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include: 

  • Kitchen/Food Areas 
  • Bathrooms 
  • Schools/Classrooms 
  • Offices 
  • Retail Spaces 
  • Water Fountains 
  • Shelving/Racks 
  • Sales Counters 
  • Carpets and Rugs 
  • Stair Handrails 
  • Elevator Cars 
  • Playground Equipment 
  • Fitness Equipment 

Specialized Products 

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities. 

Please call our office anytime 24/7  to get more information from our knowledgeable office staff.