COVID-19 Disinfection Expertise
Are you Hiring an Expert
SEP 01, 2017 by PAUL MARVEL
With COVID-19 cases on the rise here in Arizona, a lot of companies including Pest Control Companies, Dry Cleaners, General Contractors have been jumping on the bandwagon to offer disinfection services, however, are they qualified to perform this vital service.
Here are a few items to keep in mind when choosing a company to disinfect your home or business:
1. What experience do they have disinfecting for Viruses: Here at Bio-One, we have been disinfecting for Viruses for close to 20 years. We have worked with disinfecting homes and businesses for C-Diff, MRSA, HIV, H1N1, Ebola just to name a few.
2. Does the company you are hiring follow strict CDC and OSHA protocols when performing these important services: You can find OSHA's standards for disinfecting for COVID-19 here, https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/standards.html . As these standards indicate, ask for a copy of their Respiratory Protection Plan, Copies of their Bloodborne Pathogens Certificates as well as what Personal Protective Equipment do their technicians wear.
3. Are they insured for doing this kind of work. Since the outbreak, all but 1 insurance carrier has put exclusions in their policies for doing any type of COVID-19 Disinfection Services. What this means is if they break or damage anything in your home or business while performing these services, they do not have any insurance coverage to protect you or cover the cost. We at Bio-One do carry this important coverage and can provide you with proof of coverage.
4. Is the company you are hiring making false claims about how long their Disinfection lasts on surfaces. In Houston TX there was a company making false claims about how long their disinfection lasts, read about their claims here: Houston Business Shut Down There aren't any procedures or chemicals that will last weeks or months. The disinfection services last as long as a carrier does not re-enter the space.
As you review these 4 points, you need to ask yourself if the least expensive service provider is the best. Here at Bio-One, we realize their are companies charging both less than we do as well as more than we do. However, with how unpredictable this virus has proven to be, don't you want to trust a company that has the experience, is knowledgeable about the correct procedures, follows OSHA and CDC protocols and does not try and make false claims about their services.
We are here to help you make your home of business safe again. We are open 24/7/365. Call us at 520.771.5960 or visit our website at www.bioonetucson.com to get a free no obligation quote and to discuss your individual needs.