The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live and do business. Endlessly washing our hands and carrying around hand sanitizer in our pockets and purses is the new normal. Even after scientists develop a vaccine, the pandemic has caused a heightened focus on cleaning and sanitizing that won’t go away when the virus does.
For the foreseeable future, business owners will need to spend extra time and resources to ensure that their business is a place where employees and customers feel safe. You may be struggling to keep up with properly cleaning and sanitizing your business. Are the steps you’re currently taking enough to ward off COVID-19? Let’s look at the sanitizing services that professional health and hygiene companies provide to their customers.
Call in the Big Guns
You’ve probably seen pictures and video in the media demonstrating Enviro-Master’s Virus Vaporizer™. This service uses electrostatic technology to dispense hospital-grade germicide. The formula successfully wipes out 99 percent of 47 different disease-causing pathogens, including the coronavirus.
The device puts a positive charge on the germicide, allowing it to wrap around an entire surface. If an infected person touches the surface after it’s treated, the germicide remains effective for up to a week. In addition to being long-lasting, the product used in this service is non-toxic, food safe, and non-corrosive.
The service can be, and should be, used on all surfaces, especially high-touch areas in offices, restrooms, kitchens, break rooms, playrooms, and any other area of your business where disinfecting surfaces is important. The product dries quickly, so your business won’t suffer any downtime.
A growing number of pest control companies are entering the professional health and hygiene industry, repurposing pest fogging devices to perform disinfection services for businesses. Fogging involves saturating an entire room with a cleaning solution that can purify and remove pathogens from the air, as well as from surfaces within the room.
Foggers are lower-tech, and often require waiting several hours for particles to settle before a space can be used. If you choose a company that offers fogging services, make sure you work with a professional sanitizing company that has experience in the health and hygiene industry and uses EPA-approved products and procedures safe for humans.
Ultraviolet Light Technology
Ultraviolet lamps have been deployed recently in pilot programs to clean city subway and bus systems to fight the spread of COVID-19. The lamps emit rays called UV-C, which scientists believe will kill the coronavirus. Before the pandemic, ultraviolet technology was commonly used in medical settings to sanitize water and laboratory instruments.
However, the ultraviolet light can be harmful to a person’s skin and eyes if exposed directly. Several lighting Industry organizations recently cautioned consumers against buying UV products that claim to kill COVID-19.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers UV technology to be an alternative disinfection method. The federal agency does not test and can’t confirm whether these devices would be effective against the spread of COVID-19.
Deep Clean Restrooms
One of the best ways to prevent the spread of dangerous germs and illness, including the coronavirus, in your business is to disinfect restrooms regularly. After all, restrooms are one of the most commonly used areas of any business. Sooner or later, everyone spends a little time in this shared space.
Unfortunately, that makes it the perfect opportunity to spread germs and viruses on high-touch surfaces such as toilet handles, faucets, counters, doors, and light switches. A simple toilet flush creates a microscopic cloud of water containing dangerous germs and bacteria. Though it’s invisible to the naked eye, this cloud of toilet water can travel up to 20 feet in every direction and coat every surface in the restroom.
A professional sanitizing company can help you stay on top of regular bathroom duties. Enviro-Master’s restroom and hygiene service includes a weekly deep-cleaning by a certified health and safety technician. Technicians use commercial sanitizing products that have been scientifically proven to kill harmful germs and viruses. The final step of our weekly restroom service uses the Virus Vaporizer service to protect your restrooms all week long.
Make Hand Hygiene a Priority
A new amenity around offices, stores, and restaurants are hand sanitizing stations. Killing germs on our hands is the best way each person can help stop the spread of the coronavirus. You can place hand sanitizer dispensers in multiple locations of your business, including entryways, break rooms, and other busy common areas. As a professional sanitizing company, our hand hygiene program can provide your business with hand sanitizer dispensers and keep them filled. Additionally, with studies showing that more people are washing their hands more often, we can keep restrooms, kitchens, and break rooms stocked with soap and paper towels, so you never run out.
Partner With a Commercial Sanitizing Company
Now more than ever, businesses are choosing to partner with health and hygiene professionals to protect their employees and customers. When choosing a commercial sanitizing company, do your research, and find the one that meets the needs of your specific business. Enviro-Master is so confident in our services that we partnered with a microbiologist and infectious disease expert, who tested and proved the efficacy of our products.
If you’re struggling to keep up with proper cleaning and sanitizing your business, contact us today for a free quote!