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COVID-19 and How We Can Help
According to Section 2(I) of the County Order as providing a sanitation/safety service, we are authorized to remain operational as an essential business to serve your disinfecting needs. Our aim is to supply you, your family, and your employees with a clean and healthy home, auto, or business by providing the level of clean needed to ensure the preservation of your health and safety. Knowing is half the battle so we’ve compiled some critical information to help you better understand how to minimize the spread of illness.
Vacuuming and mopping can be a great and effective way to remove dust and loose dirt or debris on your floors. This is a good practice for your basic day-to-day cleaning but it will not sanitize or disinfect your floors. Even though the floor will be free of dirt and debris, it will not be free of germs and bacteria.
Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting your household or business is important to help prevent the spread of illness and disease such as coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of COVID-19, it’s highly recommended to directly address and reduce potential germs and bacteria by incorporating a routine for sanitizing and/or disinfecting.
Cleaning is not sanitizing. Sanitizing is not disinfecting. Although the terms are often used synonymously, there is a significant difference among the three. General cleaners remove dirt and debris from a surface and make things look shiny and clean. But they are not designed to remove the pathogens that can cause an illness. Sanitizers and disinfectants both reduce or remove the bacteria count on a surface, yet it is equally important to understand their differences as well. Regular store-bought cleaners can remove dirt or debris from surfaces but they are not designed to remove the pathogens that can cause illness. Sanitizers and disinfectants can both reduce or remove the bacteria count on a surface, but there are differences as well. Ultimately, it’s important for you to understand the difference so you know when each method is applicable.
General-purpose cleaners may remove bacteria and viruses, they just won’t (by themselves) kill the bacteria or virus. Sanitizers can reduce the microorganisms on a surface to a public health standard that is considered safe. A disinfectant, on the other hand, will kill nearly 100 percent of bacteria, viruses, and fungi on a given surface. For a product to qualify as a disinfectant, the EPA requires that the solution reduces the levels of pathogens by 99.999% in 5 to 10 minutes. That difference may seem small, but remember that surfaces contain millions of pathogens, and, depending on the germ, only a few particles may be necessary to spread infection. Darrel Hicks, an infection prevention consultant in St. Louis and author of “Infection Prevention for Dummies” likes to use this example:
“On any given day, there are 102,465 commercial flights in the world,” he says. “If 99.9 percent of those flights arrived safely to their destination, then that means 1,025 airplanes would crash every day. At 99.999 percent, only 10 would crash every day.”
The other important thing to consider is which particular viruses, molds, bacteria, or fungi a disinfectant is effective against. Here you can view the EPA Registered List (N): Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2. For more information on how to maintain a healthy household follow the CDC’s best practices. STAY SAFE!
What We Offer
The cleaning method we use is a hot water extraction that combines hot water along with cleaning agents that are injected into the fibers at high pressure as lifted soils are removed by our industrial strength vacuum.