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COVID-19 Disinfecting Services

April 30th, 2020   •   No Comments   

cropped-coronavirusaustin.jpgUntil just a few months ago, few businesses had considered regular disinfecting services for their facility. But let’s face it, we currently find ourselves in the midst of a virus which has proven more transmissible than previously suspected. For that reason, we want to share some disinfecting service detail with you.

What are Disinfecting Services?

Disinfecting services are cleaning procedures that utilize an antimicrobial pesticide used to destroy or inactivate microorganisms. There are two disinfectant categories – hospital grade and general use (household). Disinfecting services for commercial facilities should use hospital grade disinfectants that are EPA certified specifically to target coronaviruses.

The disinfecting cleaning procedures used can vary depending on the facility, tool, chemical, and cleaning company providing the service.

What are the differences in Disinfecting Services?

High-Touch Point Disinfecting Services – Utilizes a microfiber cloth to manually disinfect high-touch areas, like door-knobs, entry ways, elevator buttons, stair railings, kitchen appliances, telephones, etc. This type of service works well as a day porter service, as the day porter could ideally (depending on size of space and number of day porters) disinfect all high-touch points every hour, keeping your space disinfected continuously through-out the day.

Electrostatic-Sprayer Dispersal Disinfecting Service – Utilizes power-assisted spraying machinery to break down droplets into smaller micron droplets, allowing for more even coverage of a targeted area. Additionally the machine positively charges the chemical droplets as they are sprayed which allows the micron droplets to better adhere and essentially cling to the targeted area. Once the droplets are released, they seek objects and surfaces more readily, which ensures full coverage of the chemical disinfectant, even in hard to reach places. This type of service would need to be completed in the evening or at a time when no individuals are in the facility.

Fogging Disinfecting Services – Utilizes nearly the same technology as the electro-static sprayer without charging the cleaning molecules when they leave the machine. Additionally, fogging cleaning uses larger particle sizes compared to an electro-static service. In many instances, a fogging application can be used in the same situations and settings as an electrostatic service. This type of service would need to be completed in the evening or at a time when no individuals are in the facility

Should All Areas Be Cleaned Prior to Disinfecting?

Yes, thoroughly cleaning surfaces prior to disinfecting allows the disinfectant to work more effectively. A  layer of dust can create a barrier between the surface and the disinfectant which prohibits the disinfectant from inactivating the microorganisms on the surface face.

We are happy to answer questions regarding introducing these services to your facility. Reach out to us at COVID-19@austincleaning.net with questions and to request disinfecting services.

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