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. But how do you know if they are 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 almost 20 years and work 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?
Bio-One experts adhere to strict OSHA regulations and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance when safely cleaning and disinfecting businesses, residential properties, vehicles, and other properties as needed from coronavirus (COVID-19).
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. You can find OSHA's standards for disinfecting for COVID-19 here: https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/standards
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. 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.
Read about their claims here: Houston Business Shut Down
As you review these 4 points, you need to ask yourself if the least expensive service provider is the best. Here at Bio-One of Tucson, we realize there are companies charging both less and more than we do. However, with how unpredictable this virus has proven to be, you should trust a company that has the experience, is knowledgeable about the correct procedures, follows OSHA and CDC protocols and is the most trusted and referred clean up company in Tucson and surrounding areas.
Bio-One of Tucson is here to help you make your home or 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.