Cleaning an apartment during the COVID pandemic, flu and SARS
Given the difficult situation with coronavirus pandemic all over the world, many local biohazard cleanup services decided to take care of their customers and introduce a new free service – disinfection and quartz treatment of premises. Everyone knows that the cleaning during an epidemic should be more thorough, so local biohazard cleanup services are equipped with powerful disinfectants that are safe for people and animals, but the virus cannot resist them.
Why you should trust local biohazard cleanup services to clean your home.
First of all, they protect not only their customers, but also their cleaners:
- all employees wear masks;
- only cleaners who have tested negative for coronavirus are allowed to work (the tests are taken before any cleaning project);
- each employee is provided with disinfectants for cleaning the premises, as well as materials for cleaning inventory after each cleaning.
As a rule, the disinfectants local biohazard cleanup services use do not harm surfaces or people’s skin. They are used in medical institutions for the purpose of disinfecting instruments, tools, operating rooms and wards.
Disinfectants contain active substances in a high concentration of 50-60% that kill all known viruses. For the prevention of viral diseases, local biohazard cleanup services use products that do not require rinsing.
In 95% of cases, in order to protect yourself from harmful viruses, bacteria, infections, you need to do constant cleaning (dry, wet), cleaning surfaces, ventilate the room in the morning and evening for 5-10 minutes.
After each cleaning, the cleaners disinfect all reusable equipment (mops, buckets, etc.).
Quartz treatment of premises
Quartz treatment is a process of air treatment using ultraviolet radiation. As a result, the room is disinfected.
The equipment used for quartz treatment emits hard ultraviolet, so after its use there may be a smell of ozone in the apartment. It is easy to get rid of it with the help of airing.
During quartz treatment at home, it is necessary to leave the room in which the equipment is installed. It takes 10-15 minutes for the air to be enriched with ozone.
It is important to follow the rules for quartz treatment: this procedure is harmful to animals and plants, so it is important to take them out of the room for some time.
Quartz treatment effectively kills viruses, which has been proven by the experience of medical institutions that also use this technology for disinfection. Therefore, local biohazard cleanup services use this technique for cleaning rooms during an epidemic of coronavirus, influenza and SARS.
Here’s how cleaning is done:
- Basic, maintenance or general cleaning is carried out.
- At the end of the main cleaning, the cleaner processes all external surfaces with disinfectants.
- After disinfection, quartz treatment is carried out. To do this, the lamp is left in the room for 10-15 minutes and everyone leaves it.
- The room is ventilated.
The disinfectants biohazard cleanup services use do not require additional rinsing.
Why is it important to clean your home more often during an epidemic?
COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through the air. Although the US Centers for Disease Control do not have exact data on infection through surfaces, it is still not worth discarding such a possibility.
Recent data show that the virus can live on surfaces from a couple of hours to several days. Cleaning and disinfection of surfaces in the house, ventilation, wet cleaning are among the methods of preventing influenza, SARS and coronavirus.