Disinfection for Harrisburg businesses is an important topic given the concerns for safety in this challenging time of dealing with the Coronavirus.
While the CDC has outlined some facility cleaning practices, we are sharing some basic cleaning, disinfection and protection tips. One of the most important considerations to disinfecting your office is knowing the process. Some companies offer office disinfection services but fail to properly clean prior to disinfection which can lead to poor or incomplete disinfection leaving your facility exposed. It also gives a false sense of security since some areas may still be contaminated. To properly protect a facility, there are three important steps that must be followed.
Cleaning - While cleaning takes the most time, it is important to properly clean the dirt, grease or dust from the surfaces that need to be disinfected. If there is still dirt on the surfaces prior to disinfection, it could inhibit the disinfectant from effectively killing the bacteria, virus or germs.
Disinfection - Once an area has been properly cleaned, a disinfectant can be applied using an electrostatic sprayer or fogger to ensure that all areas are covered with the disinfectant. While the disinfectant can be applied to every surface, special attention should be given to high traffic and touch areas.
Protection - Antimicrobial protective coatings are becoming more common, especially in light of the current viral threats facing our communities. By applying a Bioprotect antimicrobial protective coating using electrostatic sprayers or foggers, it provides up to 90 days of continuous protection against viruses, bacteria and germs.
Governor Wolf recently issued an order on Building Safety Measures. While the order applies to large buildings of at least 50,000 square feet, some of the information may be helpful for smaller facilities as well.
The order outlines these new protocols:
Clean and disinfect high-touch areas routinely in accordance with CDC guidelines, in spaces that are accessible to customers, tenants, or other individuals.
Maintain pre-existing cleaning protocols established in the facility for all other areas of the building.
Ensure that the facility has a sufficient number of employees to perform the above protocols effectively and in a manner that ensures the safety of occupants and employees.
Ensure that the facility has a sufficient number of security employees to control access, maintain order, and enforce social distancing of at least 6 feet, provided the security employees are otherwise responsible for such enforcement.
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