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by Alliance Environmental · April 16, 2020

Deep Cleaning

We are living in a world with constant reminders to wash our hands and not touch our face. These are rules taught early in life for a reason and are essential today for our own health as well as the health of those around us. With coronavirus recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), everyone plays a role in the effort to mitigate the spread of the virus. Thoroughly washing hands is just the beginning, we also need to remember to clean the surfaces we are in frequent contact with.

Studies show that the virus that causes COVID-19 can persist in the air for up to three hours and for 2 to 3 days on hard, shiny surfaces and up to 12 hours on paper, cardboard and fabrics. More and more, we see businesses deep cleaning after an employee or customer that has been onsite tests positive for COVID-19. But what does deep cleaning mean and what does it entail?

When a professional company like Alliance Environmental is hired to deep clean and sanitize surfaces, certain precautions and protocols take place to ensure proper cleaning and to mitigate the risk of transmission. We use professional-grade products to clean your facility. Once on site, we establish a clear zone, a transition zone and an operating zone. This is very important for infection/contamination control. We will also be using an environmental containment unit anteroom for the transition zone as needed or required. If there are any infected materials that require disposal, we are licensed and certified to handle biohazard waste and removal and are compliant with the Department of Health Services, OSHA and existing regulatory agencies.

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