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What is Clean

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

A Clean Kitchen

The requirement for clean depends upon the end-user, or customer. A homeowner may require one type of clean and a business may require a different one. Individuals wishing to maintain a clean home or business may have different needs. 

Additional information concerning cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization can be found in The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Website

When cleaning services are requested it is important for all parties to understand terminology to align services with the customer's request. To do so the following defines 1. Cleaning - is the removal of visible soil (organic and inorganic material) from surfaces of contents and structure. Cleaning is required before disinfecting or sterilization can occur. 2. Disinfection - This is the process to eliminate many or all pathogenic microorganisms, except bacterial spores on inanimate objects. Factors affecting disinfecting effectiveness include, but are not limited to materials affected and what is the level of pathogens affecting the materials, what is the access to the surface being cleaned (crevices, hinges, above floor level.) Removal of pathogens includes applying an EPA Registered liquid chemical and removal by mechanical methods (hand wiping with appropriate towel or extraction.) 3. Sterilization - Sterilization is a process to destroy or eliminate all forms of microbial life. Most often applicable to health-care facilities, laboratories, certain technological research and development labs. Some methods used for sterilization include pressurized steam, dry heat, hydrogen peroxide gas plasma, and liquid chemicals. Sterilization requires specific equipment and supplies designed for services requiring specific to the customer's needs. 

When SERVPRO of Fayetteville is contracted to perform services for cleaning defining the customer's needs is included. Determining services, materials, supplies, and personnel is a factor for all cleaning requests. Once an agreed-upon scope of services is established services can begin. 

How Can I Protect my Business or Home During an Outbreak like Coronavirus?

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, many people are scrambling to ensure their property is protected. There is a consistent rise in business owners/parents/caregivers interest to ensure that facilities are taking every precaution to prevent any widespread outbreaks. In this article, we will cover what  the Coronavirus is, how you can protect yourself, and how SERVPRO can provide assistance with cleaning and disinfection. 

So, What is the notorious Coronavirus and how does it spread? 

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, which means they are transmitted between animals and people. This virus can cause a variety of symptoms and can lead to a more serious prognosis when introduced to infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Once transmitted to humans, other humans can spread the virus through respiration such as coughing and sneezing. 

How can I protect myself, my family, my employees, and my customers?

Pathogens can rarely be seen or detected with the naked eye; but surfaces, toys, furniture, door knobs, etc are often carriers for communicable disease. When it comes to decontaminating surfaces and airborne Infectious diseases, it’s important to call on a professional that is trained & certified in biohazard remediation including the disinfecting of infectious disease. Surface cleaning is not enough these days, and unfortunately the average consumer does not fully understand the products and the chemical components behind the products intended usage. So many products we use and are familiar with are not used properly, and thus get rendered ineffective which is not the case.

How can SERVPRO help during the Coronavirus?

SERVPRO of Fayetteville offers thorough cleaning and disinfection services for schools, hospitals, and commercial properties. We have a passion for the prevention of illness through proper cleaning and sanitization. Our crews are always ready to go in their PPE to ensure the buildings in our community are safe to enter. 

Our disinfectants & virucides are EPA, FDA, and OSHA compliant, they have a very low toxicity rating, and are effective against the most common disease and odor-causing organisms, including MRSA, HIV-1 (AIDS virus), Influenza A2, Avian Flu, VRE, TB, Herpes, to name a few.

The CDC is recommending a labeled Hospital Grade disinfectant with claims against similar type organisms to COVID19. SERVPROXIDE has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to COVID19 on hard non-porous surfaces. This product can be used against COVID19 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus Feline Calicivirus** and Canine Parvovirus, Strain Cornell-780916, ATCC VR-2016** on hard, non-porous surfaces.

In addition, SERVPROXIDE currently has EPA approved claims for Feline Coronavirus (Strain WSU 79-1683, ATCC VR 989**) and Canine Coronavirus (Strain 1-71, ATCC VR-809**). More product specific information can be obtained on the TDS & SDS.

Call SERVPRO of Fayetteville today to ensure you have a proper disease control prevention strategy moving forward to help support a healthy and safe atmosphere. (910) 860-1163