Ways to Kill Coronavirus

Whether it’s an office block, a factory, a dental surgery, a washroom, a waiting room, a call center, or indeed a small staff canteen setting, the need for a thorough cleaning has never been more important than it is as of right now.

A professional cleaning company like ServiceMaster by PWF, that offers Coronavirus cleaning, sanitation, and disinfection services, will, however, ensure we personally maintain the correct hygiene practices to the highest standards by regularly disinfecting equipment and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce the likelihood of spreading the virus. ServiceMaster by PWF offers pre-contamination cleaning services that can help eliminate the risk of COVID 19 exposure for areas with no confirmed cases and post- contamination cleaning services for areas/properties that have been exposed to Coronavirus. Our IICRC-certified technicians are 24/7 ready to serve you for emergency services anywhere in Clay, Duval, St. Johns, and Pinellas Counties, Florida.

Homes and businesses can be cleaned using specialist solutions and equipment which will assist in the fight against COVID-19. ServiceMaster by PWF uses the best that’s available in the industry currently.

We follow the recommended official guidelines from the CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are also following the technical cleaning advice from the OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Here’s some quick guide on ways to kill Coronavirus.

Coronaviruses outside of the human body, like most viruses, are very weak and are easily destroyed with hot water and disinfectant, hence the medical professional’s advice to wash your hands. Needless to say, you cannot kill viruses so easily once they are inside the human body, so never, ever consume a disinfectant. 

UV Light

UVC light probably destroys the novel coronavirus, but we need to learn more. UVC light has been found to destroy viruses and other microbes on surfaces in hospitals. But it is widely unused in hospitals or other health care settings. The U.S. government and the UV technology industry are working to define standards for UV disinfection technologies in healthcare settings.

Most UV sanitizers have been untested against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. But UVC light has been shown to destroy related coronaviruses, including the one that causes the disease COVID-19.

Chemicals

The products used to kill viruses and other germs can also contain harsh chemicals that can cause health issues. According to the American Lung Association (ALA), there are cleaning agents and household products that can irritate the eyes or throat, or cause health problems that include cancer. Some products release dangerous chemicals, including volatile organic compounds that other potentially dangerous substances, including ammonia and bleach.

Cleaning product labels often don’t provide consumers enough information about ingredients to allow people to make informed decisions on which ones might harm their health. Reliable guidance is offered by the EPA. The agency provides consumers a list of products that meet their safer choice requirements for cleaning your home — including products for your vehicle, another high-traffic area.

Alcohol

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water where possible and if you can’t get to a sink, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer will do the trick. While the effectiveness of alcohol gels depends on the virus being targeted – which is why some alcohol hand rubs aren’t very effective against norovirus – the coronavirus has an envelope structure which alcohol can attack. Hand sanitizers with more than 60 percent of alcohol content are most effective at killing microbes but don’t try and make your own sanitizer at home. At best, it’ll probably be less effective than high-street versions and at worse you could end up severely damaging your skin.

Direct Heat

Every virus and pandemic is different, and there are a number of things that influence them, even in hot and humid weather. With COVID-19, there is simply not enough evidence to know if there will be a significant slowdown in infections as temperatures rise. That’s why experts recommend that people don’t assume that summer months will be safer for the transfer of COVID-19 and to continue to take appropriate steps to protect yourself and those around you.

ESD

One innovative device using new technology is helping hospitals, businesses, and schools kill close to 100 percent of the virus on contact. Electrostatic Disinfection surface cleaning is the process of spraying an electrostatically charged mist onto surfaces and objects. The electrostatic spray uses a specialized solution combined with air and atomized by an electrode inside the sprayer. Subsequently, the spray contains positively charged particles that are able to aggressively adhere to surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface they’re aimed at.

Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning is different from regular or spring cleaning because it reaches the deep grime and dirt in your home. While cleaning for the coronavirus is not that different from disinfecting for other viruses, like the flu or a common cold, industries are tailoring the cleaning in keeping with what makes sense for them. Public health officials suggest a few common steps that can be used by both businesses and individual households: increasing the frequency of cleanings, using disinfectant products that federal officials say are effective, cleaning high-touch spots, and making hand sanitizer readily available.

At ServiceMaster by PWF, we encourage everyone to be safe during this global pandemic. Follow CDC guidelines, consider the safety of others, and be optimistic – your attitude can be infectious. At ServiceMaster by PWF, we are specialists in coronavirus deep cleaning at all types of premises. If you have suspected contamination or want to have your premises deep cleaned professionally to dramatically reduce the threat of COVID-19, call ServiceMaster by PWF now for assistance. For immediate help, call (866) 599-0871.