We have compiled a number of resources below that pertain to COVID-19 cleaning.
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The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has brought about many questions. Among these, perhaps most pressing and largely unanswered, is how best we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from contracting and spreading the virus. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention – cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing is a best practice measure for the prevention of COVID-19.
The obvious most common places for the virus to live are on commonly touched surfaces such as; doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Beyond these more common places, the virus can live on both porous (soft surfaces) such as rugs and drapes as well as non-porous (hard surfaces) making complete cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing difficult but essential.
Cleaning and sanitizing to break the chain of COVID-19 illnesses from secondary surfaces is to remove organic matter such as dust, debris, and other surface contaminants. Emphasis should be placed on cleaning surfaces more likely to be touched by occupants; commonly referred to as touch-points. Touch-points will vary based upon the type of property.
Once a deep cleaning is complete an additional solution now being rolled out by various organizations is “fogging” or spraying which is the application of a high-grade EPA and OSHA approved disinfectant which has proven effective against many communicable viruses. Combining a deep clean with a fogging solution is a sensible method for combating the spread of COVID-19.
Insurcomm, headquartered in Portsmouth has been busy providing both deep cleanings along with fogging services on the seacoast and across the greater New England region. “We have seen a rapid increase in calls dependant on our 24/7 emergency restoration services as well as a number of new calls from various business, municipalities, and residential customers wondering what they should be doing to clean, disinfect and sanitize” said Doug Indelicato who leads the marketing and sales department at Insurcomm. “Our priority has been to get updated and accurate information out to the public concerning this rapidly evolving situation.” Our focus has been on “this new reality as we dedicate resources to both educate and protect the greater public in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.”
To read more about available cleaning, disinfecting and sanitization options you can visit Insurcomm.com and click on “resources” which will direct you to further recommendations from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Insurcomm is also available 24/7 at 844-424-9283 or you can reach out to Doug Indelicato directly at email@example.com.
Fogging or spraying is the application of a high-grade EPA and CDC approved disinfectant which has proven effective against many communicable viruses. Combining a deep clean with a fogging solution is a sensible method for combating the spread of COVID-19.
The following article was initially published on the CDC Website.
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There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on what is currently known about the virus, spread from person-to-person happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. The transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Transmission of coronavirus, in general, occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus 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 the prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in community settings.
This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas of those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19 have visited. It is aimed at limiting the survival of novel coronavirus in key environments. These recommendations will be updated if additional information becomes available.
These guidelines are focused on community, non-healthcare facilities (e.g., schools, institutions of higher education, offices, daycare centers, businesses, community centers) that do and do not house persons overnight. These guidelines are not meant for cleaning staff in healthcare facilities or repatriation sites, households, or for others for whom specific guidance already exists.
Timing and location of cleaning and disinfection of surfaces
Linens, Clothing, and Other Items That Go in the Laundry
At Insurcomm, we have the experience and understand what is involved with environmental cleaning and disinfection. If you have questions we are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week at 844-424-9283 or our dedicated cleaning and disinfection webpage.