With the global pandemic of Covid-19 currently plunging the world into uncertainty and darkness, there is more of a demand than ever for disinfection services. As the economic hardship, as well as the health consequences of this dangerous virus, become clear, more and more businesses and households are looking to make sure their surfaces are clean and virus free, This requires thorough cleaning methods and sometimes powerful chemicals, which brings with it the need for professional service providers. Thankfully, there are some organizations already well set up to deal with decontamination, virus removal, and prevention.
Why can’t I just clean it myself?
You may be tempted to acquire some disinfectants over the internet and try to decontaminate your property yourself, but you should be aware that there are some problems with this. For example, you may be putting yourself at risk in the process, and you may also give yourself a false sense of security because of using improper chemicals or technique, simply due to lack of knowledge. With professional disinfection services, you don’t need to worry about this. They have years of experience in the decontamination industry and will have all the correct techniques, substances, and personal protective equipment. This will give you superior peace of mind.
What kind of services do they offer?
Disinfection services offer a range of different services and various levels, from a once over spraying to a thorough deep cleaning. As well as virus removal and decontamination, many firms offer mold removal services and use disinfectants that will also kill bacteria and prevent viruses from resettling quickly. They may also offer emergency assistance, getting out to clean your commercial or residential property on the same day, or even at night.
Will they come to my house?
Yes. Although disinfection service providers can tackle large commercial or industrial sites, with their heavy-duty equipment, they are also happy to come out to your house to attend to your needs. No job is too big or too small. They may use different equipment on residential properties, but the end result will be the same; a thoroughly clean and virus free house. (https://www.smart-serv.com/)
What viruses do they target?
Disinfection is an effective technique against a wide range of harmful viruses and bacteria. This includes but is not limited to Covid-19, SARS, MRSA, HIV, and TB
There is very credible science behind the efficacy of disinfection, which is why it is so widely used worldwide. Remember, older people or people with underlying medical conditions are more at risk of health complications due to Covid-19, so if you have someone vulnerable in your household, you should always use good cleaning practices.
What kind of techniques are used?
To thoroughly decontaminate and clean out residential and commercial properties, two primary methods are used; ozone and green fogging.
Ozone is the most widely used and most powerful tool for attacking any lurking viruses or bacteria. It is a compound made from oxygen atoms, and it is usually found naturally in the upper atmosphere, in the famous ‘ozone layer’. However, it is extremely reactive, and this helps account for its potency against pernicious viruses and bacteria. (https://www.apt-icc.co.uk/fog-decontamination/)
It is deployed through the use of fogging machines, which make the ozone airborne and help it to get into every little nook and cranny, to seek out and destroy any bacteria in the area.
We also utilize the ‘green’ fogging method. This is a more environmentally friendly fogging method, where the chemical used is extracted from the thyme plant. This is still extremely potent, being made from medical grade thyme, and is more than strong enough to kill off most forms of virus and infection.
Is this environmentally friendly?
Yes, there are strict environmental regulations surrounding the internal or external use of disinfectant, but we meet and exceed all EPA (environmental protection agency) regulations (https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/stage-1-and-stage-2-disinfectants-and-disinfection-byproducts-rules). The ozone and fogging machines necessary for thorough decontamination are used in a carefully controlled manner to target viruses and minimize any damage to the local (or global) environment.
Is this a ‘deep cleaning’?
Yes. The chemical methods mentioned above are shown to be far more effective than traditional manual cleaning methods because the disinfectant is not limited by the surfaces you can reach. It gets into every corner of your property, purging it of viruses like TB, HIV, and Covid-19.