As the market becomes more and more saturated with the number of companies offering COVID-19 clean ups, it can be a little confusing and even overwhelming to know exactly what processes and protocols these companies should be following. In light of this, we have put together some important questions to consider when choosing what remediation company to use.
What Are Your Working Hours?
When looking to hire a company to conduct a COVID-19 cleanup, it’s important to check the company’s working hours. Do they work on weekends? Are they available in the evenings when you’ve logged off your computer? Companies like Restoration 1 offer 24-hour emergency service, 7 days a week. So whatever time of day you require a COVID-19 cleanup service, Restoration 1 will be there within an hour or less.
Do You Have Biohazard Cleaning Experience?
COVID-19 is deemed a biohazard cleanup because it is hazardous to humans. A biohazard contains viruses, bacteria, and pathogens which means that the same professional cleanup techniques and training are required to clean up COVID-19. For a decade, Restoration 1 has specialized in biohazard cleanup and infectious disease cleanup, meaning our certified experts have over 10 years of experience.
What Type Of Protective Clothing Does Your Team Wear?
Working in the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is crucial when it comes to COVID-19 Virus Disinfection & Sanitation. Our team at Restoration 1 wear full-body suits, gloves, goggles, and full-face respirator masks for all biohazard cleanings. This is not only for your safety but also for the safety of our technicians. Following all federal and state laws we will then properly dispose of our protective gear as well as any biohazard waste and infected materials.
What Certifications Does Your Team Have?
Property restoration and remediation is a process that requires extensive knowledge, training, and certification. Under qualified personnel will not fully understand the necessary steps and precautions to go through when conducting a biohazard cleanup. Each and every one of our Restoration 1 technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
What Types of Chemicals Do You Use?
At Restoration 1, we use the most advanced equipment and up-to-date techniques to clean up any type of biohazard. Restoration 1 uses the approved CDC and EPA industrial-strength disinfectants to decontaminate and disinfect surfaces, objects, carpets, floors, walls, doors, and windows, countertops, keyboards, office equipment, shelving, storage areas and all other surfaces people may have come in contact with.
What Does the Cleaning Process Involve?
At Restoration 1, the first step in the process includes sanitation being applied to hard surfaces. This is then left for about 20 minutes, while it deep cleans and disinfects. We especially focus on heavily sanitizing additional high touch areas like desks, computers, door and desk handles, and telephone handsets. Finally, our team will make use of a UBL fogger to get a lot of those areas that we can’t physically hand-wipe.
If your home or work environments have been infected by a virus, or you are simply taking precautionary measures, Restoration 1 is ready to help in any way we can.
Find a location near you and contact Restoration 1 for all your COVID-19 Virus Disinfection & Sanitation needs today. We are available 24/7 to assist.
To find out more about COVID-19 and for the most up-to-date news, visit www.who.int.
*Cleaning and decontamination services effectively address immediate conditions, but no chemical or process eliminates 100% of all organisms.