Cleaning & Disinfecting Commercial Properties of Coronavirus
Businesses are hotbeds for the spread of Coronavirus. Upper Restoration offers full cleaning and disinfecting of your commercial property to ensure a clean and safe working environment. Our cleaning professions target frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with professional grade cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants.
What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronaviruses cause SARS/MERS and spread from person-to-person with these viruses happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets.
On the other hand, transmission of coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Transmission of coronavirus 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 prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.
General Coronavirus Cleaning Recommendation
Household members should educate themselves about Coronavirus symptoms and preventing the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 in homes and businesses. Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in common areas such as tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, sinks.
Infected Coronavirus Inhabitants at Home
In the bedroom/bathroom dedicated for an ill person: consider reducing cleaning frequency to as-needed (e.g., soiled items and surfaces) to avoid unnecessary contact with the ill person.
- Ill person should stay in a specific room and away from other people in their home.
- The caregiver can provide personal cleaning supplies for an ill person’s room and bathroom, unless the room is occupied by child or another person for whom such supplies would not be appropriate.
- If a separate bathroom is not available, the bathroom should be cleaned and disinfected by professionals such as Upper Restoration.
Preventive COVID-19 Measures
Follow normal preventive actions while at work and home including recommended hand hygiene and avoiding touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Additional key times to clean hands include:
- After blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After using the restroom
- Before eating or preparing food
- After contact with animals or pets
- Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g. a child)
Cleaning vs. Disinfecting The Coronavirus
- Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
- Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.