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What Exactly Does “Deep Clean” Mean?

There is no universal protocol for a “deep clean” to eradicate COVID-19. 

Many businesses are announcing that they are undergoing a commercial “deep clean” due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Numerous businesses are beginning to step up their cleaning protocols to help stop the spread of germs. While cleaning for Coronavirus is not that different from cleaning and disinfecting for other viruses – like those that cause the flu or a common cold – industries are tailoring their cleaning in keeping with what makes sense for them.

The key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 hinges on good hygiene practices.

Public health officials suggest a few common steps that can be used by businesses:

Increasing the frequency of cleaning

Using disinfectant products that federal officials say are effective

Cleaning “high touch” points

Making hand sanitizer readily available

Deep cleaning likely means something different to individual businesses.

The CDC has issued guidelines for community facilities that have had people with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19.  It recommends that “high touch” surfaces be disinfected daily. However, not all forms of infection control are the same.  Disinfectants kill or inactive germs on a surface.  Cleaning can remove – but inactivate – viruses.  The Environmental Protection Agency has released a list of registered cleaning products that work against hardier germs and are presumed to be good options to fight COVID-19.

Customize your deep cleaning approach

System4 Facility Services can work with you to create a customized cleaning and disinfecting program for your business. With dozens of qualified technicians specializing in commercial cleaning, specialty cleaning and repair and maintenance, we are well-prepared to handle all your service needs.

Contact Us  today to schedule time to discuss your options.