This Coronavirus Cleaning Service guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas occupied by those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19. It is also aimed at providing proper disinfecting services for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in cases where the facility occupants may not be aware of an infect person or persons.
It is aimed at eliminating the survival of SARS-CoV-2 in key environments.
Our services are focused on community, facilities such as schools, institutions of higher education, offices, daycare centers, businesses, and community centers that do, and do not, house persons overnight. These guidelines are also applicable for non invasive healthcare facilities that do not engage in in or out patient surgical procedures.
Environmental cleaning in the aforementioned facilities or homes that have been or may have been exposed to confirmed 2019-nCoV infection.
To address this, we use disinfectants that are active against enveloped viruses, such as 2019-nCoV and other Coronaviruses. There are many disinfectants, including commonly used hospital disinfectants, that are active against enveloped viruses. Currently we utilize as recommended by the World Health Organization:
* 70% Ethyl alcohol to disinfect reusable dedicated equipment between uses
* Sodium hypochlorite at 0.5% (equivalent 5000ppm) for disinfection of frequently touched surfaces in homes, offices or healthcare facilities
* Unexpired bleach in the recommended mixture/proportions
All of the above are effective against Coronaviruses when properly Mixed or diluted and applied.
There is much to learn about the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes Corona Virus (COVID-19). Based on what is currently known about the virus and about similar corona viruses that cause SARS and MERS, spread from person-to-person happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets, but disease transmission via infectious aerosols is currently uncertain. Current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in community settings.
It is unknown how long the air inside a room occupied by someone with confirmed COVID-19 remains potentially infectious. Facilities will need to consider factors such as the size of the room and the ventilation system design. Disinfectant treatment utilizing a Fogger or ElectroStatic applicator are the most effective methods of treating the air.
Recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas occupied by those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19 are as follows:
Hard (Non-porous) Surfaces
- If surfaces are dirty, they must be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- For disinfection, most common EPA-registered household disinfectants are effective when properly mixed and applied.
- Our trained Cleaning Technicians follow the CDC approved instructions for all cleaning and disinfection procedures including utilizing the appropriate products for concentration, application method and contact time.
Soft (Porous) Surfaces
- For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, our Cleaning Technicians will remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces.
- After cleaning:
- The items will need to be properly washed, shampooed and or cleaned in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions using the appropriate solutions i.e. warm water or other carpet, upholstery or soft surface disinfectant cleaners.
- We utilize products that are EPA approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 that are suitable for Porus surfaces.
- For electronics such as computers, laptops, telephones, tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, ATM machines and other electronic equipment, we remove visible contamination if present.
- We follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
- If no manufacturer guidance is available, we utilize wipes or sprays with the appropriate levels of disinfecting agent and dry surfaces thoroughly to avoid pooling of liquids.
Precautions taken by our Cleaning Staff
The risk of exposure to cleaning staff is inherently low. Cleaning staff wear disposable gloves and gowns for all tasks in the coronavirus cleaning process, including handling trash.
- Gloves and gowns are compatible with the disinfectant products being used.
- Additional Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is utilized based on the cleaning/disinfectant products being used and whether there is a risk of splash.
- Gloves and gowns are removed carefully to avoid contamination of the wearer and the surrounding area. All Techs thoroughly wash/clean their hands prior to and immediately after the disinfecting process.
- Cleaning staff immediately report breaches in PPE such as a tear in gloves or any other potential exposures to their supervisor.
Clean Supreme possesses and utilizes all of the appropriate Chemical Supplies, Application Equipment and PPE Equipment to provide professional, CDC and WHO recommended Disinfecting Services for your Home, Office, Retail, Educational, Medical and/or other work environments.
It is suggested that the following high touch point areas be the focus of any specialized cleaning.
- light switches
- door handles
- bathroom fixtures.
- Gym equipment
- playground equipment
- bar stools
- water coolers
- elevator buttons
- cash registers
- Daycare centers