As the novel Coronavirus continues to spread mainly through respiratory droplets from person to person, there’s also evidence that transmission can happen by touching infected surfaces. These include door knobs, handles, light switches, remote controls and even mobile screens. It’s been suggested that the virus thrives on plastic or steel surfaces for days.
If someone at risk of having the virus has been in your home or office, cleaning to reduce the amount of contamination on surfaces may help cut down your risk of further transmission of Coronavirus, as well as other pathogens. This is how professional cleaning services can help you stay safe from the Coronavirus.
1) Cleaning & Disinfection
Although cleaning & disinfection mean two different things, the pair go hand in hand when staying safe against the Coronavirus.
Cleaning is the physical act of removing organic matter, such as germs and dirt from surfaces, while disinfection is the use of chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. It’s important to be sure to do both daily, if anything or anyone has entered or exited your home.
Professional cleaners such as O’Shea’s, are able to provide cleaning and sanitisation services to residential and commercial properties. Surfaces will be disinfected in accordance with procedures and products containing compounds active against the Coronavirus as recommended by South Australia’s Health and Federal Government.
Cleaning & disinfection is a vital step that we should all take, even if no one is leaving the house. Professional cleaners are experts who can target your home or office’s high-touch surfaces that pose the most risk. It’s crucial to always clean before you disinfect, as sanitising won’t be effective, if the surface is dirty.
High-touch surfaces include:
- Table surfaces
- Hard dining chairs (seat, back, and arms)
- Kitchen counters
- Bathroom counters
- Faucets and faucet knobs
- Toilets (seat and handle)
- Light switches
- TV remote controls
- Game controllers
- Mouse pads.
2) Deep Cleaning
During this cautious time, it can be a good idea to take extra precautions. Professional cleaning companies are adept at providing deep cleaning for both homes and offices. The process of deep cleaning can involve diving into forgotten nooks and crannies to snare dust, dirt and virus-carrying particles.
A deep clean can be a far cry from your casual dust-up and is a means for hunting dust mites behind furniture and cabinets, removing scum from shower heads and faucets, mopping floors, scrubbing ovens and sweeping base boards, ceilings and window frames. Professional cleaners can help to empty out cupboards to clean surfaces within and should be done at least once a year, with or without a pandemic present.
3) Adequate Equipment
As required by South Australia’s Health and Federal Government, professional cleaners such as O’Shea’s ensure that they are fully equipped with correct PPE, while taking every precaution before entering and working in your property.
Professional cleaning companies ensure that disposable gloves are worn, N95 respirators are packed, with shoe covers and hazmat suits. Vacuum cleaners are disinfected between appointments and hand sanitisers are used faithfully. Professional cleaners want to keep everyone healthy, to ensure their ability to service customers isn’t impacted by employees falling sick.
4) Specific Products & Treatments
Professional cleaners such as O’Shea’s, are able to supply rapid acting packs that are able to control and eliminate Bacteria, Mould and Airborne Pathogens.
There are two types of packs available as follows:
- Pack 1 has a dry type sachet that once activated, treats a space of up to 12m³ for up to 1 month. This pack is safe to use 24/7 in an occupied space including pets with no odours.
- Pack 2 is activated by adding water. This pack treats a maximum space of 75m³. The area will need to be evacuated of persons and animals as it produces a sanitisation gas. The area being treated will need to be sealed. The treatment time is 3 hours after which time the area needs to be thoroughly aired before reusing the area.
There is no affect or damage to general contents, furniture or electrical items, if used in accordance with the directions provided. The packs are ideal for use as preventative measure or treatment to a contaminated area.
Our main decontamination method at O’Shea’s is using our DSI (Direct Sanitisation Injection) treatment. This technology uses a gas sanitisation method. The gas is able to penetrate into areas where conventional cleaning by mechanical methods is not possible, helping you to avoid removal/demolition, preventing costly repairs. This treatment is a highly effective steriliser, whereby it is able to inactivate a multitude of biological organisms that are, and can be potentially harmful to health and general wellbeing.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt homes and offices around the world, it’s vital to ensure its spread is minimised. At O’Shea’s, our fully trained staff are available 24/7 to help rid the coronavirus disease in accordance with South Australia’s Health and Federal Government recommendations.
If you’re looking for commercial cleaning services or residential cleaning services in Adelaide that you can rely on to minimise the spread of coronavirus at home or in the office, O’Shea’s has over 26 years of experience providing quality cleaning and maintenance services. Contact the friendly and knowledgeable team at O’Shea’s today to find out more about how we can help you.