“Coronavirus” is an umbrella term for many types of viruses that have been known to cause respiratory diseases in both people and animals. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19; previously 2019-nCoV) is a new strain that has been recently discovered and publicized worldwide. PuroClean Property Restoration Specialists uses the PuroClean RapidDefense™ system to provide deep mitigation cleaning in areas compromised by a Coronavirus or Influenza outbreak. Using this process, the team at PuroClean Property Restoration Specialists will carefully contain the area and will minimize the risk of pathogens spreading using The Environmental Protection Agency-registered (EPA) products. If there are any lingering odors, our trained technicians will deodorize the area and return your Chicago, IL area property back to its pre-loss condition with empathy and care.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread and health and government officials notify people to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves, one of the best ways to slow its spread is by performing deep mitigation cleaning of all touch-point surfaces, while also using an EPA-registered disinfectant. These methods of cleaning can be used for institutions, commercial, and residential properties. Our Chicago coronavirus disinfecting services will limit contamination related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Call your local PuroClean office for additional information on how we can help clean your affected area.
“Person-to-Person” has been known to be the most common way COVID-19 is spread. This occurs mainly with those who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Droplets produced by the respiratory system when an infected person coughs or sneezes land on the face, mouths or noses of anyone within range. Also, these droplets can be inhaled into lungs.
There is a possibility that COVID-19 can be spread when an individual physically touches an object or surface with the virus present, afterwards touches their mouth or nose. The CDC reports that this type of spreading is highly likely.
PuroClean will initially conduct a complete inspection of your home or office. PuroClean will then make a determination on the level of containment required and speak to you about the plan of action.
PuroClean technicians will arrive at your home or business and perform an initial walkthrough to confirm that the property is ready for our cleaning procedures. The technicians will map out a plan for workflow and conduct the full cleaning as effectively as possible.
It is of high importance to conduct biohazard removal while also paying close attention to safety, industry and OSHA standards and guidelines. Our trained technicians wear specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep themselves safe. They also contain the area, taking the necessary steps to keep you and your family or employees safe as well.
PPE is a requirement that our trained professionals follow thoroughly. While on your premises conducting cleaning, our technicians will wear the following: A full-face respirator offers protection from splashes that may contact the mucous membranes in the mouth, nose, or eyes. Technicians also wear Nitrile gloves, Biohazard protective coveralls and covers on their shoes.
PuroClean’s technicians are fully trained and certified and use hospital grade disinfectant products that are EPA-registered. These products include towelettes, containing pharmaceutical substances, meeting OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen standards against diseases like the coronavirus and much more that cause disease. The disinfectant solutions also protect against viruses, tuberculosis, mildew, and mold.
The cleaning materials our technicians typically use include:
Depending on the circumstances, Puroclean technicians apply EPA-registered hospital grade disinfectants using three techniques.
Synthetic curtains, upholstery and rugs: Our professionals will thoroughly clean these items manually or apply appropriate disinfectants for machine cleaning for these carpets and textiles and conduct needed extraction where necessary.
Natural fabric rugs, carpets, curtains and upholstery: These items are to be cleaned in exact accordance with the manufacturer’s labeled instructions.
Important: Washing machines should always be disinfected after contaminated items are washed. For the disinfecting of clothing, linens and other personal fabrics, contaminated pieces are to be laundered following instructions on every label.
Tanned leather materials – PuroClean will clean these material items by wiping the surfaces with a lightly moistened towel and disinfectant sprays or disinfectant towelettes.
Suede and Nu-buck leather items – Cleaned following manufacturer’s guidelines.
Concrete, cinder block, wood, plywood, and oriented strand board (OSB) – Cleaned by placing the disinfectant solution directly onto the surface.
HVAC system – HVAC internal duct surfaces and components should be cleaned in accordance with industry guidelines by a licensed HVAC contractor or NADCA certified duct cleaner. External ductwork surfaces, grills, grates, and registers should be cleaned using a disinfectant solution.
Typically, once the affected area is cleaned and begins to dry, odors will go away. However, PuroClean technicians will determine if further deodorization is necessary.
We understand that a biohazard event can be sensitive and stressful and must be handled with empathy, care and discretion. PuroClean restoration professionals are fully licensed and certified to follow all applicable laws and standards to remediate incidents safely.
RESPECTFUL: Our biohazard cleaning technicians treat every affected area and item professionally and respectfully, as if it were our own.
HIGHEST STANDARDS: PuroClean uses proven products approved to provide protection, prevent contamination and reduce the risk of spreading dangerous pathogens.
ADVANCED CLEANING SYSTEM: Our RapidDefense system sanitizes and even helps prevent virus and other pathogen-based contamination in nearby areas. This is an innovative process that we use in order to disinfect public places as effectively as possible.
Before PuroClean technicians vacate a property that had been contaminated by the coronavirus, they will completely clean all tools, PPE, and equipment that was used while performing coronavirus cleanup, using a hospital-grade, EPA-registered disinfectant.
Per the CDC, Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s services are not guaranteed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for more information regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
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