Businesses, schools, and commercial properties present special challenges when there’s a need for disinfection ranging from mold growth to the COVID-19 virus. The company performing the procedure will need to have a highly trained team and be able to deliver services tailored to the specific reason for disinfection.
It’s important to note that cleaning is not the same as disinfecting. Cleaning is typically the process of sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, and similar tasks to remove dirt and dust. Some products used in ordinary cleaning activities may have disinfection properties, but it’s not guaranteed. Disinfection, particularly in today’s environment of COVID-19, means a very specific process designed to kill bacteria and viruses.
Infectious agents are most often spread through airborne droplets when people breathe, talk, and interact at close range. Those infectious droplets stay in the air for a significant amount of time and can continue to infect others. Additionally, traditional air filtration systems and AC units can also serve to spread and exacerbate infections.
A professional disinfection company will take samples and have them analyzed in a lab to identify all types of infectious agents within a commercial space. A detailed plan will be created according to CDC recommendations for disinfection. Ordinarily, contaminated areas will be sealed off. In open commercial spaces, that’s often not an option and disinfection will require unique solutions, depending on the industry involved.
Disinfection procedures may include a combination of techniques to ensure complete coverage of the facility, along with any electronics and soft surfaces in offices and similar areas. Sanitizing procedures may or may not require the temporary closing of the facility as each industry and situation is different.
It’s essential that facility owners obtain a clearance report following disinfection procedures. It certifies the safety and efficacy of the sanitization procedure and provides a record for any pertinent agency that may request it such as OSHA.
It’s important to remember that disinfection procedures are applicable before contamination has actually occurred. It’s an essential safety measure that’s particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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