The 2020 covid-19 pandemic has taken over the world with masks, hand sanitizers and stay home orders becoming the norm. By now, we are all much aware of the dos and don’ts and the repercussions related to the disease. This article talks about the cleaning disinfectant process that must be applied at three different phases- while safeguarding against Covid-19 or where there has been a transient case of Covid-19 or where there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19. You may also find some useful info regarding disinfection services here. Not to try it yourself at home, let’s see how disinfectant cleaning works:
There are three main features to disinfectant cleaning in the fight against Covid-19.
- The type of cleaning agents and disinfectants to be used must be inquired about. Ask to confirm that the cleaning company you have hired is using disinfectant products that contain the active ingredient Alkylbenzyldimethylammonium Chloride. This ingredient helps in the fight against Covid-19 virus. Bleach products are also effective and should carry the active ingredient Sodium Hypochlorite.
- Next is the Protective Personal Equipment (PPE). The cleaning crew hired to carry out the disinfectant cleaning should have undergone a specialized training. This includes learning to be protectively dressed with the correct PPE attire; covered hair, facial shield, N95 mask, surgical gown with gloves, and shoe cover all need to be worn while performing the disinfecting task.
- The most crucial task is to cater to the place where there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19. The cleaning company should firstly seal off all suspected areas to limit and prevent any further exposure and spread of the virus.
Next is to open up windows for ventilation while the cleaning crew is carrying out the disinfecting. Using a specialized Ultra-Low Volume (UVL) fogging machine, the disinfectant chemical is released as a fog or mist that disperses and covers every corner of the site. Once the site is supersaturated with the disinfectant chemical, it takes 45 minutes to an hour for the disinfectant droplets to settle down onto all surfaces.
The cleaning crew then mops the floor with bleach and wipe-off all frequently touched areas such as hand rails, door knobs, arm rests, seat backs, tables, keyboards and more. Bleach can be used to wipe out walls up to 3 meters in height and blinds.
To discard the cleaning material in a correct manner is also the cleaning service provider’s job.
It has become essential to carry out a one-time disinfectant cleaning of your home or office to be safe and sound.
Several move in cleaning services in Dubai are also offering disinfectant cleaning services now-a-days.