Has an employee or customer tested positive for COVID-19? If so, your business must take swift action to avoid unnecessary closures, risks to others, and even liability. One important tool in this fight is thorough and professional disinfection. Here’s what you need to know about disinfecting during the pandemic.
Must Your Business Close?
Businesses have faced a myriad of challenges during 2020 and 2021. One of the most distressing and financially burdensome is having to close your business and lose your source of income. Most owners, then, are eager to avoid fully closing their business if COVID-19 has infiltrated their space. And the good news is that full closure may not be necessary.
Options include hiring professionals to work during hours when your staff (or a particular zone of workers) are not present. You may also be able to rotate workers into areas that have been disinfected and allow the pros to move through the facility in a controlled manner. Both plans minimize business interruption. Don’t let fears of closure keep you from taking action.
Why Order Professional Disinfection?
A business owner or manager may opt to clean their premises themselves, of course. But should you? Probably not. First, doing the work yourself puts you and your staff at further risk. While personal protective equipment helps, average citizens often do not have access to the best protective gear. You may risk liability by attempting to do it on your own.
In addition, a simple cleaning may not provide enough protection if the coronavirus has entered your facility. Since it can survive on many different surfaces, coronavirus requires the most thorough disinfection process to ensure that everything is covered. Ideally, the best people to do this are those who are used to working with biohazard situations where all traces of contaminants must be rooted out.
What Is Involved in Disinfection?
Professional COVID-19 disinfection is more than just a standard cleaning. Trained cleaners will don the correct protective gear and assess your workplace’s layout, equipment, and risk factors. Along with standard cleaning methods, they will use disinfectants that are proven to kill viruses like the coronavirus. And they will use these disinfecting agents for the necessary length of time to kill viruses.
You may have additional remediation measures put into place, such as the use of ultraviolet or electronic sterilization. They may also include surface testing to help ensure that your surfaces have been completely decontaminated.
Should You Be More Proactive?
If your physical location has suffered a COVID-19 exposure, it’s always possible to have more in the future. Many experts agree that the coronavirus will be a part of the American landscape to varying degrees for years to come. Avoid the uncertainty about future outbreaks or exposures by taking proactive steps.
A regularly scheduled COVID-19 disinfection routine helps keep the company’s risk to a minimum, no matter whether you are aware of exposures or not. It could prevent accusations of your business not providing a safe and healthy workplace. And it reassures employees and customers that you value them enough to invest time and money into maintaining as safe a space as possible.
Where Can You Learn More?
Could your business site use help cleaning up after a COVID-19 exposure so you can assure both clients and employees that it’s safe to return? Or do you want to offer more protection by scheduling regular disinfection? If so, meet with the biohazard cleaning professionals at American Family BioClean.
We provide a full range of disinfection options targeted directly at COVID-19 protection in all sorts of business environments. Call today to learn more about how we can help you get your business back to normal as soon as possible.