Coronavirus- 7 Frequently Asked Questions

At ServiceMaster by PWF, the safety of our team members, our clients, and the public is always of primary importance in everything that we do. In light of the situation regarding COVID-19, ServiceMaster by PWF remains vigilant in monitoring the most up-to-date safety, infection control and cleaning protocols recommended by global experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and others.

ServiceMaster by PWF is providing cleaning, sanitation and disinfection services for buildings and facilities exposed to Coronavirus or COVID-19 (post-contamination cleaning service) and pre-contamination services for buildings to avoid the Coronavirus or COVID 19 transmission. Our cleaning services can help reduce the risk of infection or illness, cross-contamination, and downtime in operations.

If there is an outbreak or incident in your building or facility that would impact your operations, or if you would like to be proactive, e have prepared 7 most frequently asked questions below.

1. What is a coronavirus and how is COVID-19 different?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses named for their spiky surface (corona means ‘crown’) which were first identified in the 1960s. Seven different coronaviruses can infect humans. Four of these are extremely common around the world. Sometimes, coronaviruses that affect animals can evolve and spread to humans. There are three examples of this:

  • MERS-CoV
  • SARS-CoV
  • SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 produces more serious symptoms, including fever, tiredness, and dry cough. It was unknown until the outbreak began in China  2019. Because it’s novel, there isn’t a vaccine that will help our bodies fight it yet, so we should be very careful and try to delay its spread by self-isolating, quarantining, and distancing ourselves from others. 

2. Who is at risk?

Anybody who comes into close proximity with another person who is carrying the virus is at risk of contracting Coronavirus. That risk increases during international or domestic travel to places where Coronavirus has been especially prevalent. The virus is spread through respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing, or contact of surfaces.

3. How do I know if I have a Coronavirus?

One way to assess if you have Coronavirus is by your symptoms. Fever, tiredness, and dry cough are the three most common symptoms. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea. Other patients may never experience symptoms, but can still be carrying the virus around — making it hard to eradicate. A doctor can confirm the diagnosis with a laboratory test. If you have symptoms or are feeling unwell, head to your nearest medical professional as soon as possible. Don’t forget to call beforehand.

4. How is Coronavirus treated?

As of now, there is no official cure for Coronavirus. Treatment measures tend to be supportive in nature to alleviate the symptoms, rather than the virus itself. About 80% of people who get Coronavirus will recover normally without complications; the most at-risk for severe illness and death are older-aged people and those with health complications or pre-existing medical conditions.

5. How can I protect myself and my family?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, some health preventative measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus to your family and home are:

6. How do I prevent the spread of Coronavirus in my facility?

Encourage employees to stay home when sick, and be sure to disinfect surfaces and frequently touched items in the office each day. Promote employee wellness by allowing them to work from home in the event of mild symptoms. Ensure you are providing adequate hand sanitizer, hand soap, and disinfecting wipes or sprays for employee use. Call ServiceMaster by PWF for immediate Coronavirus Cleaning, Sanitation and Disinfection services.

7. What do I do if Coronavirus spreads in my facility?

If you find that Coronavirus has infected your facility, stay calm and remember that the situation must be handled with the utmost precaution. Close your building (if the industry allows, you can maintain operations by allowing work from home) to avoid contamination. Call your local restoration or cleanup company like ServiceMaster by PWF who will be able to disinfect the building with hospital-grade equipment and solutions.

ServiceMaster by PWF Covid-19 Cleaning, Sanitation and Disinfection Services

Our dedicated team at ServiceMaster by PWF has developed a comprehensive process for Coronavirus Prevention and Disinfection with the proper precautions and EPA-approved disinfectants. We begin with a professional analysis of the contamination and determine a protocol based on your facility’s needs. Our highly trained technicians come equipped with decades of knowledge and hospital-graded, EPS-registered disinfectants.

The Coronavirus is a serious public health concern, and we urge all of our customers to do their best to follow precautionary health care measures and to stay as safe and healthy as possible. We know that business can’t stop for anything. Give us a call today at (866) 599-0871 to begin the disinfection process. We are standing by to help you.