Our Processes and Procedures for disinfecting a facility
This is what we do! We are here to help you minimize exposure.
- Assess job site and determine the areas to be disinfected – while wearing full PPE.
- At scheduled appointment time with a vacant facility, fog and wipe down all potentially affected areas with an EPA approved disinfectant recommended for the Covid-19 infection / Corona Virus. Pre-cleaning wipe down will be focused on frequently touched surfaces such as keyboards, touch screens, bathrooms, Doorknobs, etc. Then undergoing a final fogging of entire area in question.
- Ensure ventilation is on or open upon completion
- Upon completion of job, technicians take the necessary precisions to not cross contaminate. This is accomplished by spraying each worker head to toe with disinfectant, disrobe, bag and seal PPE for appropriate disposal in the designated clean area.
- We work with state and local health departments to ensure appropriate local protocol guidelines for cleaning and disinfection are followed.
- Our employees are medically cleared and trained in the proper use of PPE
- Clean Earth is a member of the American Bio Recovery Association which is the governing body in the bio-recovery field and is working closely with our government in the current Covid-19 crisis.
- Clean Earth has bio-recovery trained technicians educated in the removal and remediation of bio contaminants.
Most companies have now required cleaners to use disposable gloves and shoe covers. Also they’re disinfecting vacuum cleaners between appointments and asked to use hand sanitizers religiously. Workers at cleaning businesses are donning safety goggles, masks and gloves. Workers wear booties and gloves to keep outside germs away. To ensure they’re not carrying germs from one house to the next, workers use a whole new bag of clothes and hospital-grade disinfectants to sanitize the vacuum.
CDC has released Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Homes and Residential Communities. These are the key current recommendations of the CDC and CDPH regarding cleaning and waste disposal:
- Perform hand hygiene frequently. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
- Respiratory etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw into a lined trash container. If no tissue is available, immediately wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into them.
- Avoid sharing personal household items, dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, wash thoroughly with soap and hot water.
- Wash laundry thoroughly: Wear disposable gloves while handling soiled items. Read and follow the directions on the labels of bedding, clothing, detergent and/or washing machines. Dry thoroughly using the warmest temperatures recommended on the clothing label.
- Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, fixtures, toilets, phones, etc. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a regular household cleaning spray or wipe according to the label instructions, which include precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure to have good ventilation during use of the product. See attachment for EPA approved sanitizers for COVID-19
- When removing personal protective equipment, first remove and dispose of gloves. Then immediately clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Next, remove and dispose of facemask, and immediately clean your hands again with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer. •Place all used gloves, facemasks and other contaminated items in a lined container before disposing of them with other household waste in lined receptacle.
- Clean your hands (with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer) immediately after handling these items. Individuals may also consult with their local health department or healthcare provider for any COVID-19 related issues.
- Treat all waste as infectious waste and handle it with care.
- Use single use disposal gloves to handle any waste or trash bags.
- Seal or tie off all trash bags so that waste cannot escape easily. Double bag if there are any concerns with the durability of the bag.