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Coronavirus: Cleaning and Disinfection Options

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning technician using a ULV fogger to disinfect a facility. SERVPRO provides advanced disinfection techniques, like ULV fogging, and follows CDC guidelines for coronavirus cleaning and decontamination.

SERVPRO of North Hollywood is a recognized industry leader in cleaning and restoration. In addition to water, fire and mold, our team of specialists is trained and certified to clean and disinfect biohazard contamination. That includes human pathogens, bacteria and viruses like the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

Here are two scenarios where we're here to help property owners clean and disinfect during the coronavirus pandemic.

Proactive Cleaning

Proactive cleaning is for homes or businesses with no known coronavirus contamination. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Maybe you own an "essential business" and need to regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces. Or perhaps you are preparing to reopen once shelter in place orders are lifted.

Our proactive cleaning process removes the soil and dirt that harbors infectious agents, while disinfecting kills the remaining environmental pathogens.

Suspected or Known Coronavirus Contamination

Should you have a suspected or known case of coronavirus in your facility, the decontamination process requires the utmost care. SERVPRO of North Hollywood technicians are trained on HAZWOPER guidelines, an OSHA standard for "Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response."

In other words, we are trained and experienced with cleaning up biohazard materials, including infectious microbes like viruses, bacteria and fungi.

For your safety and ours, our team is outfitted in personal protective equipment (PPE) and observes physical distancing while working on your property.

Disinfection Products and Techniques

Keep in mind that no cleaning and disinfection products have been tested against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. However, multiple SERVPRO products fulfill the criteria used by EPA and CDC for emerging pathogens.

For example, #100 SERVPROXIDE is a Hospital Grade EPA Registered disinfectant. It has an extensive efficacy list, including norovirus and rotavirus while carrying the EPA's lowest toxicity category. It is even NSF certified for direct food contact surfaces.

We can, where appropriate, apply disinfecting products via advanced techniques like ULV fogging to maximize coverage. We also follow CDC directives for cleaning and disinfecting porous (carpets, rugs, upholstery etc.) and nonporous surfaces (hardwood floors, counters, doorknobs etc.). In short, we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

A Trusted Leader in Cleanup & Restoration

For many in our community of North Hollywood and across greater Los Angeles, the coronavirus outbreak is a serious cause for concern. We've experienced empty store shelves and worried about our health and the safety of our loved ones. In the midst of the pandemic, there has been no shortage of questionable or downright false information from a variety of news sources. It's hard to know who to trust.

One thing you can count on is that SERVPRO of North Hollywood is a trusted leader in cleanup and restoration. Since 2007, we've been helping many of our neighbors recover from water, fire and mold damage. Disaster recovery is what we know and what we do.

So if your home or business needs help with cleaning and disinfection during the coronavirus pandemic, call us anytime, 24/7. We're here to help.

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