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There is no clear-cut legal requirement to disinfect your space; however, DisinfectWell encourages you to do your own research, check your local ordinances and guidelines, and discuss them with your legal counsel.
OSHA has pointed out on its website that its General Duty Clause applies to the COVID-19 situation. (29 U.S. Code § 654. Duties of employers and employees). The fatality rate of COVID-19 is growing and influenza and pneumonia claim over 50K lives per year.
The CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and other study partners suggest that SARS-CoV-2 can survive on certain types of surfaces, such as plastic and stainless steel, for 2-3 days. (Forbes article, Study) Because the transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 from contaminated environmental surfaces is not entirely understood. Employers should carefully evaluate whether or not individuals suspected of acquiring the virus has also contaminated the area and whether a disinfectant service needs to decontaminate it in response.
While there’s no official certification or government-imposed certification requirements, our field technicians are certified through our equipment manufacturer in hospital practices for keeping surfaces sanitized, including methods, chemistry, frequency, and safety. We also use CDC/EPA and OSHA certified disinfectants, listed explicitly as effective against COVID-19.
Our mist sprayers evenly distribute a low-volume of disinfectant with a 360-degree coverage over a 6-8 foot radius. This level of coverage is amplified with an electrostatic charge to the disinfectant, so each droplet is ionized having a positive charge greater than that of surrounding surfaces. The micro-droplets repel each other as they travel, maintaining an even spread. Like tiny magnets, each droplet seeks neutral surfaces and coats them evenly.
Our disinfectant is a bleach-free alternative that’s CDC/EPA certified. It is effective against a broad range of microorganisms, including SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus that causes COVID-19, C. difficile spores, Hepatitis B, Norovirus, HBV*, HIV*, and Canine parvovirus.
VerifiedSAFE™ Reporting will provide you before and after disinfection microorganism test counts monthly and quarterly.
Your service time could vary based on the size, usage, and other dynamics of your healthcare facility.
If the area is less than 10,000 square feet, service would typically be completed in about two hours. For space 10,000 – 50,000 square feet in size, 2-4 hours would be necessary. Contact us, and we will be happy to assess your needs and provide you with a more concise plan.
Hospitals require a minimum of 36 hour cadence of continuous service to keep people safe. For more information go to our hospital page.
Notwithstanding the difference between Clinical and Hospital environments. The answer will differ based on the quantity of traffic and how well other CDC recommended protocols are followed within that environment. Keep in mind, as soon as a one person carrying a virus or bacteria enters a space, microorganisms can be spread from person to person, person to surface, and surface to person. For this reason, it is still essential to continue to clean high-touch surfaces, and for employees and visitors to respect guidelines such as handwashing, hand-sanitizer use, and mask-wearing. We also offer advanced antimicrobial treatment for high-touch surfaces that can continue to protect throughout the month until your next DisinfectWell disinfection service.
We offer a cutting-edge protective biostatic coating for high-touch/risk areas that will provide ongoing protection. Our antimicrobial nano-coating is invisible and harmless to humans but deadly to viruses and other pathogens and can reduce surface infections for one month or more. The durability of the treatment would be largely dependent on the touch traffic to the surface. Our treatment has been independently tested in multiple hospitals and shown to reduce non-porous surface infection by 68%-99%.
Dry time is only about 10 minutes and fine to inhabit any time after. Still, two-hours is the disinfectant manufacturer’s guideline before allowing the space to be fully open to workers and visitors. This protocol ensures that people with sensitivities to the smell will not have issues.
OSHA, part of the U.S. Department of Labor has deferred to the EPA and CDC to manage the use of chemicals and approved disinfection methods.The disinfectants we use are EPA registered, and CDC listed as effective for the elimination of COVID-19. Our non-toxic disinfectant is safe to use around people.
Our antimicrobial coating also leaves no detectable residue or smell. It works at a microscopic level and is dispersed using the same electrostatically charged micro-droplet method.
Carpet, upholstery, and other color-fast fabrics will not fade or incur any damage by being exposed to our treatment chemicals.
Yes, and highly recommended. Our chemicals are safe for use on food preparation surfaces in production facilities and restaurants alike. Once the surface has dried, food preparation surfaces can get a quick wipe with a clean wet towel or rinse for added safety and be used as normal.
Yes, we carry a $1,000,000 general liability policy and $100,000 liability on our vehicles; as well as a $25,000 dishonesty bond for our staff members.
General Liability Insurance protects your assets against various claims for alleged negligence or wrongdoing by your cleaning company. Your cleaning company should have a minimum of $1,000,000 of general liability insurance.
Workers Compensation Insurance covers job-related accidents that injure, disable, or kill an employee. Workers Comp Insurance covers employees at your place of business and during business-related travel (for example, a cleaning person driving to your facility). It would help if you verified that your cleaning company carries at least $1,000,0000 by checking their insurance certificate.
Automobile Liability Insurance protects people and property from accidents that occur involving your cleaning company’s auto fleet as they come and go from your business. Requiring your cleaning company to have a Commercial Auto Insurance Policy helps protect the assets of your company.
Umbrella Policies cover all losses in excess over General Liability, Workers Compensation, and Auto Liability Insurance. Businesses of any size are increasingly vulnerable to multi-million-dollar court decisions. If your cleaning company’s actions resulted in a single, unforeseen event that left your company facing a catastrophic financial judgment, a Commercial Umbrella Liability (Excess Liability) insurance policy could save the day — and keep you in business. This policy takes over where coverage under the other Liability policies stops, paying large judgments, and providing legal defense costs. You should require your cleaning company to carry at least $5,000,000 of Umbrella Coverage on their insurance certificate.