With the onset of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, businesses are searching for ways to protect their employees from infection while maintaining their operations in a safe and secure environment. Office sanitising services are now playing a much larger and more important role in many offices.
When looking for disinfection services for your workplace, there are certain procedures and qualifications you want these operations to follow to make sure your employees can work in an environment that is as safe and clean as possible.
An Unseen Enemy
COVID-19 has proven to be a difficult virus to combat. It can live on some surfaces for up to three days, and those who have been infected by the virus may not show symptoms for as long as two weeks after infection. This makes it particularly difficult to track and contain this pathogen.
For these reasons, using a professional cleaning service equipped to handle not only cleaning but also disinfecting is important. They must be able to attack the virus on any surface where it may be viable and continually work to maintain a safe environment.
Declaring War on the Virus
Because COVID-19 can live on surfaces for long periods, it is possible for transmission of the virus to be made indirectly by touching a surface and then inadvertently touching your face. The only way to interrupt the possibility of indirect transmission is to essentially “declare war” on the virus as it lies in wait on contaminated surfaces, waiting to infect victims with this potentially deadly pathogen.
To effectively eradicate a dangerous virus like COVID-19 within a workplace requires an integrated response that can accurately target and disable the virus and render it ineffective. The most successful treatments can eliminate live viruses like COVID-19 from treated surfaces for up to six months following application.
Effective Disinfection Services
The most effective office sanitising services will take a two-step approach to eliminate COVID-19 from your workplace. First, thorough cleaning must be done before any high-level disinfection and sterilisation process can be administered. This is because inorganic and organic materials may remain on surfaces or objects, and if not properly removed can interfere with the sterilisation process.
Next, surfaces and objects must be disinfected to significantly reduce any remaining microorganisms or pathogens. This process requires professional chemicals and treatments designed to reach an acceptable level of disinfection, which means at least a 99.9999% elimination rate of any remaining pathogens or microorganisms to achieve proper hygiene and infection control.
The Importance of Sterilization
Complete elimination of pathogens like COVID-19 from surfaces, however, requires more than disinfecting treatments. Keeping harmful pathogens at bay requires post-treatment applications that will render these surfaces not only clean and disinfected but also sterile.
The best disinfection services will provide sterilization treatments to ensure surfaces do not become re-infected. Without this important step, the odds of the virus taking hold in your workplace will increase.
At Big Red, our decontamination services will attack and eradicate the virus from any surface where it might be present to eliminate the risk of infection, even in low numbers. Our BRStrike technology will render surfaces not just clean or disinfected, but will actually provide a sterile environment in your workplace. To provide a safe and clean work environment for your employees, contact Big Red today.