There is that old saying that purity comes close to theology. The concept that mankind has a moral obligation to keep ourselves, our homes and our workspaces clean, could not be more acute than in today’s Covid-19 context.
That’s right. The word “C” has taken over the world with masks, hand sanitizers and home stay orders as usual. But how much do we know about the cleansing disinfection process that could be implemented at three different stages; while seeking general peace of mind and protection against Covid-19, where there has been a transient case of Covid-19 or where a confirmed case of Covid-19 has been made?
We are a professional cleaning company, we break it down for you. Here’s what you need to know about how disinfectant cleaning works and don’t try this at home on your own.
There are three main elements to disinfectant cleaning in the fight against Covid-19.
The first is the type of cleaning agents and disinfectants being used. Be sure to inquire and confirm that the cleaning company you hired is using disinfectant products with the active ingredient Alkylbenzyldimethylammonium Chloride. This helps in the fight against the Covid-19 virus. Bleaching products can also be used and should contain the active ingredient Sodium Hydrochloride.
Now comes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). A cleaning crew is hired to perform disinfection cleaning under specialized training. This includes learning how to dress for the occasion with the right TCP outfit. A hair cover, face shield, N95 mask, surgical gown and gloves, and shoe cover are required to be in the correct TCP suit.
And then the real work begins. If there is a confirmed case of Covid-19, the cleaning company should first look at all areas that the individual of a confirmed Covid-19 case may visit or contact. This is done to limit and prevent any further exposure and spread to other non-addicts.
The next step is to open windows, if any, to allow ventilation while the cleaning crew is doing the disinfection.
The cleaning crew will fog the area using a specialized Ultra-Low Volume (UVL) fog machine. The disinfecting chemical is released as a dispersed mist or mist that covers every corner of the site. Once the site is oversaturated with the disinfecting chemical dispersed by the mist method such as mist or mist, allow 45 minutes to one hour for the disinfected droplets to settle down on each surface.
The cleaning crew then proceeds to map the floor area with bleach and erase all frequently touched areas such as handrails, door knocks, hand rests, seat supports, tables, keyboards and much more. . The bleach can also be used to erase walls up to 3 meters high and blinds.
Once the site has been thoroughly cleaned, it is equally important to dispose of the cleaning material in a proper manner. All cleaning material made of cloth and absorbent material like mop heads, friction cloth etc should be disposed in a biohazard bag. The cleaning crew should then wear a new pair of gloves to attach and double the biohazard bag with a cable tie before wearing it properly.
Here are the key steps to a professional and thorough disinfection cleaning service, if you or someone you know has come in contact with a transient or confirmed case of Covid-19 and you want to disinfect the place. That said, it doesn’t hurt to do a one-time disinfection cleaning of your home or office if you’re just looking for peace of mind.
We hope this blog article was helpful as we continue the fight against Covid-19 disinfectant cleaning one at a time. Goodbye and goodbye everyone!