How Does SERVPRO Clean Up the Coronavirus?
After a confirmed coronavirus exposure at your West Valley City, UT, workplace, you likely have a stream of questions and concerns. Chief among them is how to manage COVID-19 cleanup. Here’s what you can expect when you enlist the help of an experienced bioremediation team from SERVPRO.
Smart, Deep Cleaning
When it comes to harboring germs, all surfaces aren’t created equally, and neither are the contaminants occupying them. Some can be cleaned. Some can be disinfected. Still others can be sanitized, and these three forms of cleanup aren’t the same:
- General cleaning: This is a basic cleanup. It’s designed to physically remove dirt and debris, as well as bacteria, fungi and viruses. It’s the first step in most cleaning processes, no matter the surface or contaminant.
- Disinfecting: This type of cleaning uses chemicals to kill germs on receptive surfaces rather than physically removing them. The number of microbes that are destroyed varies from disinfectant to disinfectant.
- Sanitizing: Reserved almost exclusively for bacteria, this form of cleanup isn’t shown to eliminate fungi or viruses, but a registered sanitizer removes 99.9% or more of harmful bacteria.
After coronavirus exposure, SERVPRO professionals will assess the situation at your workplace and use the optimal combination of cleaning techniques to perform a deep cleaning of all affected areas in accordance with current CDC guidelines, as well as any mandates from local authorities.
Effective Cleaning Agents
Due to the virus’s novelty, there is no cleaning product at present that has been tested against COVID-19. That said, SERVPRO’s proprietary cleaning agent, SERVPROXIDE, has shown effectiveness on hard, non-porous surfaces against viruses that are similar to COVID-19. SERVPROXIDE is a hospital-grade disinfectant that is EPA-certified.
Just as thorough, frequent hand-washing is an individual’s first line of personal defense against the coronavirus, proactive cleaning is one of the best ways to reduce the chance of coronavirus exposure at your workplace. While DIY sanitation of your workplace maybe tempting, the safest method of coronavirus cleanup for most commercial entities is to leave it to SERVPRO professionals who have been trained in the highest standards of cleanliness.