Overview of COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection Services: This section should introduce the concept of specialized cleaning and disinfection services tailored to combat COVID-19. It can highlight the necessity of these services due to the virus’s persistence on surfaces and the potential risk of transmission in office environments.

Understanding Cleaning vs. Disinfecting vs. Sanitizing for COVID-19

Cleaning involves physically removing germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It usually involves soap (or detergent) and water. People often believe that cleaning kills germs, but in reality, it merely removes them and reduces their numbers, lowering the risk of spreading infection.

For example, wiping down a desk with a damp cloth and soap to remove dust and crumbs is a typical cleaning activity. It’s helpful, but it’s not the same as fully disinfecting.

That takes us to disinfecting, which involves using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces (visually) but acts to kill germs, further lowering the risk of infection. Simple examples would be spraying a chemical disinfectant (like Lysol) on high-touch areas like door handles and light switches, especially after they have been cleaned, to kill any lingering germs.

Sanitizing aims to reduce the number of germs on a surface to a safe level, as judged by public health standards. This process can involve either cleaning, disinfecting, or both. This can lead people to think sanitizing means a complete removal of all germs, but really it involves a safe reduction in germ numbers. A simple example: Using a sanitizing wipe on a shared keyboard or phone in the office. This action doesn’t necessarily get rid of all germs but reduces their number to a level considered safe.

Specialized Cleaning Techniques and Equipment We Use

The most powerful tools we have in our cleaning arsenal are disinfection systems that are both fast and thorough. Namely, the Clorox Total 360 system.

This setup can clean 4 times faster than traditional disinfection methods, which is fantastic for larger office buildings and warehouses. And just as significantly, the Clorox 360 system kills basically all major pathogens, including COVID.

Our cleaning teams use EPA-approved gear to keep them safe, and are continuously trained to the latest standards to remain in compliance with how the CDC recommends cleaning for COVID-19.

How Does this Equipment Work?

The Clorox Total 360 system employs electrostatic technology in which the disinfectant particles are electrostatically charged. This allows the particles to cling effectively to surfaces, including the sides, undersides, and backs of surfaces, ensuring thorough coverage.

These solutions are capable of killing 99.9% of bacteria in just 5 seconds and are effective against various pathogens, including cold and flu viruses, MRSA, and norovirus.

A gallon of cleaner can cover approximately 8,000 square feet, and the system is capable of covering 18,000 square feet per hour.

For a business owner considering this system for office disinfection, the Clorox Total 360 offers a quick, thorough, and effective way to maintain a healthy environment. It helps in minimizing the risk of illness transmission, especially important in the context of COVID-19. The system’s ability to reach difficult spots ensures that all areas of the office are well-disinfected.

Emergency Cleaning Services Post-Outbreak

While the concept of an outbreak is less common now than in 2020-2021, there are definitely office cleaning clientele that contact us for quick one-off disinfection for the whole facility after someone on their team tests positive.

Even if they have an ongoing cleaning program with us, it’s a tremendous peace of mind for them to know they can make a phone call and have a nimble solution to minimize the spread throughout their business.

And because our advanced disinfection systems work quickly and dissipate quickly, disruption to the work space is minimal.