Decontamination and Cleaning Services
The following guidelines and precautions cover cleaning and disinfecting areas exposed to confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in non-healthcare facilities.This guidance is based on the current knowledge about SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19, and evidence originating from studies on other coronaviruses.
The delivery of service includes:
- Wiping and cleaning down all touch point surfaces with alcohol wipes and/or antibacterial cleaner
- Wiping and cleaning desks and desk hardware with alcohol wipes and/or antibacterial cleaner, including keyboards, desks, mice, screens, chairs, and solid furniture
- Wiping and cleaning flat surfaces and other touch point surfaces in all common and ancillary areas with alcohol wipes and/or antibacterial, including doors, walls, ledges, handles, door handles, light switches, lift buttons, staircase handrails etc.
CFS-US will thoroughly clean and decontaminate commonly used hand-touched surfaces and spray disinfectant, allowing contact time as specified by the manufacturers before wiping or ‘rinsing’, on all surfaces within the area being decontaminated.
Scientific studies are not yet available which confirm the most effective disinfecting agents to use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because it was discovered so recently. Scientists therefore are assuming that what works against other viruses such as SARS, Norovirus etc. can work against this one.
Cleaning first reduces the soil load on a surface and allows disinfectants to work properly.CFS-US will use our typical cleaners such as EnviroSafe and EnviroTek which has the static-dissipative properties in the solution. CFS-US will also use CDC approved cleaners that hold a 75% alcohol content that kills bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Cleaning staff will wear disposable gloves, appropriate Tyvek suits, a face mask, respirator or head sock that covers the mouth and nose, and safety glasses for all tasks in the cleaning process, including handling trash. Gloves, Tyvek suits and protective face wear should be compatible with the disinfectant products being used. Additional PPE might be required based on the cleaning/disinfectant products being used and whether there is a risk of splash.