The Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect businesses and people across all aspects of their life and work. As we begin to travel along the government’s roadmap to reopening non-essential services and permitting more significant social interaction, uncertainties remain as to whether this is the last wave of COVID-19 or will it mutate in a way that makes current vaccines less effective.
In light of the unknowns, personal hygiene and deep cleaning remain two of the UK’s most robust models for controlling the pandemic. Occasional deep cleaning has long been seen as necessary from a health and safety point of view, but will a deep clean remove Coronavirus?
We now know that Coronavirus can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours. A professional deep clean should remove or reduce the risk of infection and the spread of the virus. However, the problem is that there is no universal agreement on what deep cleaning consists of or standards to meet.
Here we take a look at what deep cleaning consists of so that when you speak to your cleaning contractor about deep cleaning to remove Coronavirus, you get what you ask for.
What Is A Professional Deep Clean
A professional deep clean should include the meticulous cleaning and decontamination of hard flooring, carpets, toilets, sinks, upholstery, windows, door handles, kitchens, showers, drains, work surfaces, and IT equipment, such as trackpads and keyboards.
The cleaning and disinfecting process uses various commercial techniques, using professional-grade cleaning solutions and chemicals. A deep clean might involve three elements; surface cleaning, surface disinfecting, and disinfection fogging.
What is appropriate to achieve Coronavirus decontamination depends on the surface type, the number of people that use the space, and how long they spend within the particular environment.
What Does Deep Cleaning Do
Deep cleaning puts a focus on high-touch surfaces. These might include smooth surfaces that are easier to sanitise than carpet or upholstery. With these surfaces, cleaning first involves wiping away the virus, removing it from the surface. Disinfecting the surface then takes place, and this kills any remaining traces of viruses and bacteria.
Where hard to clean materials and surfaces exist or where confirmed or suspected cases of Coronavirus have been seen, disinfection fogging takes cleaning to the next level.
Disinfection fogging is carried out by a skilled technician wearing full protective clothing. The cleaning technician sprays the air and surfaces with vetted chemicals, which bond to surfaces, killing COVID-19 without leaving a health risk, once the chemicals have had a few hours to dissipate from the air.
Fogging is a deep cleaning technique that enables disinfection of hard-to-reach places, such as in the cracks of computer keyboards or on textiles such as those that cover chairs in break rooms. It is the most complete and effective solution for removing Coronavirus from public and commercial buildings and offices.
To find out how our deep cleaning service can help keep your space safe or to increase your deep cleaning frequency, please contact our team on 0800 086 9215.