3 Levels of COVID-19 Cleaning
Much like water damage categories, there are different levels of COVID-19 cleanings, precautionary, suspected, and confirmed. These differentiations determine protocol when it comes to providing preventative measures as well as cleaning & disinfection after someone within the building has tested positive.
Precautionary/Preventative - cleanings are a measure taken when there has been no confirmed or suspected cases.
Suspected/Person Under Investigation - cleanings happen when there is reasonable suspicion that the virus is present, or one or more people that have been in the building have been tested and are waiting for results.
Confirmed - cleanings happen after there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 onsite.
It is very important that property owners and business stakeholders recognize their own abilities, comfort levels, resources, and risk factors. While all stages require proper precautionary & intentional steps, the CDC has issued the following protocol in regards to confirmed cleaning & disinfection:
- Workers must be trained to follow OSHA regulations
- Proper use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) donning and doffing
- Compliance with Bloodborne Pathogens and proper disposal of of regulated waste and PPE
- Disinfectants used include - diluted bleach solutions, alcohol solutions, household cleaners followed by disinfectants, EPA registered household disinfectants
SERVPRO of Medford/Everett understands the immediate need for all stages, which is why we have made ourselves available 24/7 to offer disinfection services. We are able to offer disinfection services to buildings of all sizes, including residences for those in need. Please don’t hesitate to call our office for more information on proper protocol, pricing, and the products we are using.