The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued guidelines for disinfecting and cleaning businesses prior to reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted. Following these recommendations is a solid step toward protecting your staff members and your customers from illnesses. Here are three points to keep in mind when planning your bacteria and virus disinfecting regimen this year.

Use EPA-Approved Disinfection Methods

Officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have created a list of approved disinfecting products that are effective in cleaning surfaces and eliminating COVID-19 virus. In general, the products on this list will have an EPA registration number and will state on their packaging that they are effective against the human coronavirus pathogen. Regular cleaning methods combined with EPA-approved bacteria and virus disinfection will typically produce the best results for your business.

Pay Attention to Details

As with mold remediation, making sure that all surfaces and areas that could have been exposed to COVID-19 are cleaned thoroughly is the key to success for containing this virus. If your business has not been occupied for at least seven days, your regular cleaning methods should be adequate to make sure your premises are safe and ready to reopen. Research submitted to the CDC indicates that the COVID-19 virus cannot survive outside a host for more than a week.

Trust in the Professionals

Companies that specialize in deep cleaning and remediation can provide practical help in managing the cleaning requirements for your business. This can provide you and your staff with greater peace of mind as you prepare to reopen. From tile and grout cleaning to comprehensive disinfection services, these remediation professionals can provide the help you need to prepare your business for reopening in the near future.

At ServiceMaster Professional Services, we offer professional and CDC-approved methods for COVID-19 cleaning. We can provide both precautionary and confirmed-case cleaning options designed with your company’s needs in mind. To learn more about our COVID-19 cleaning services, give us a call today. We look forward to the chance to serve you.

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