COVID-19 And Your Business
How Long Should I Wait Before Disinfecting My Facility?
APRIL 29, 2020 by DAVID SCOTT
Nowadays, more and more people are beginning to fully understand the importance of proper biohazard cleanup techniques because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If your business is currently dealing with the possibility of a COVID-19 contamination (or another type of biohazard), just remember, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
This guide is based on the expertise of the trained professionals that we have on staff at Bio-One Tucson and also the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (specifically the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases).
Is COVID-19 Cleanup A Waiting Game?
When most businesses, schools, or other organizations come to the realization that their facility has been contaminated by COVID-19, their first instinct is to disinfect it as soon as possible. For a lot of biohazard cleanup cases this approach would be correct but the CDC actually has additional guidelines for COVID-19 contamination.
First off, it is recommended that you wait for at least 24 hours to pass before the initial cleaning takes place.
"Wait 24 hours or as long as practical before beginning cleaning and disinfection.” (CDC, NCIRD)
In addition to this, the CDC has also noted that the risk of becoming infected during the cleaning process greatly decreases if the contaminated area is closed off for a full 7 days (168 hours) before the initial cleaning takes place.
Let Bio-One Tucson Take The Burden Of COVID-19 Biohazard Cleanup Off Your Shoulders
Here at Bio-One Tucson, we know that many businesses cannot easily cope with having to close down their facility for 7 days, or even for 24 hours. Don’t worry, this is where we come in. Our trained professionals are well equipped with the skills, gear, and knowledge to perform any type of biohazard cleanup at a moment’s notice.
Don’t wait, contact us today so that we can get your COVID-19 biohazard cleanup started as soon as possible. Our goal is to keep you and your employees safe and healthy, while also minimizing your downtime.