Cleaning and Disinfection for Coronavirus (Covid-19)
While the spread of the coronavirus might feel unavoidable, the fact is that good cleaning and disinfection routines can greatly reduce or eliminate the viral count of COVID-19 on surfaces and objects in and around the house, office, and through-out your entire building.
We are delighted that you are our client and have entrusted the health of your house, office employees and customers to AKM Cleaning Services. We realize that with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak some of you might be thinking about us more than usual and wondering if we are taking any extra precautions when cleaning and disinfecting your house or office. Yes, we are!!!
According to the CDC, one critical step for preventing illness includes both cleaning and disinfecting the spaces where you spend your time.
To effectively clean and disinfect surfaces:
- Clean the surface with a detergent or general-purpose cleaner. Cleaning is an important first step to the process because it physically removes soil, organic matter, and many germs from the surface.
- Rinse the surface with clean water.
- Disinfection should always take place last, to ensure that any germs leftover after cleaning are destroyed. Disinfectants* are not as effective when applied directly to dirty surfaces, because germs and viruses can hide under soils.
- It is important to follow the label use directions for enveloped viruses, which is the category that COVID-19 falls under. Disinfectants can have up to a 10-minute contact time, which means that the disinfectant needs to be left wet on the surface for 10 minutes in order to kill the targeted types of germs. If the directions for use for viruses/virucidal activity list different contact times or dilutions, use the longest contact time or most concentrated solution.