How to Protect Your Facility from COVID-19: (why you MUST Clean before you Disinfect)
"During this unprecedented time, as the coronavirus continues to impact all of us, we want to do our part and offer 'Detail Deep Cleaning with Disinfection' to small businesses at a considerable discount. What's more, we'll also be contributing profits to the CDC Foundation because it takes all of us to combat 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.
There are still questions about how long the virus lasts on surfaces. However, a recent study from the National Institutes of Health suggests the virus could live on surfaces such as plastics or steel up to 2-3 days.
PREVENTION: Hand Sanitizer vs. Washing Hands
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Face Mask Usage
CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial forhealth workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings(at home or in a health care facility).
Other CDC Guidelines
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
CLEANING & DISINFECTING So what do you do if you want to be proactive about Coronavirus? As the CDC recommends, you should clean and THEN disinfect. The fact is, to effectively sanitize or disinfect an area, you have to remove the dirt and debris from a surface first. That means cleaning first, THEN sanitizing or disinfecting. That's because these products can't effectively penetrate through dirt and debris to do their work, this is why it's so critical you don't use "one-step" solutions. Effective health-based cleaning requires a Two-step process. Here's our recommended method for cleaning and then disinfecting, just remember to: "SPRAY-WIPE-SPRAY" First: CLEAN 1. For regular cleaning, apply an EPA-registered virucide solution to surfaces. 2. Wipe away the dirt and debris from the surface with microfiber cloths/mops-(microfiber is best at removing soil from surfaces) Second: DISINFECT 1. Apply the EPA-registered virucide solution liberally to pre-cleaned, water-safe hard surfaces with a spray bottle, pump up pressure sprayer with a coarse spray, cloth or mop. 2. Allow the surface to remain wet for the amount of time recommended on the label. Allow the surface to air dry or wipe dry to remove excess liquid.
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