Almost overnight, the Coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the working lives of millions of people around the world, and new approaches to deep cleaning workspaces have been developed. However, for some fields hygiene has always been of the utmost importance. In medicine, having spotlessly clean and disinfected operating areas is paramount to patient safety. Likewise, the catering industry has long appreciated the importance of practicing excellent hygiene in the kitchen and keeping all equipment and working areas free from any possible contamination.
Recently, there has been an increased focus from health authorities and medical advisors on the importance of implementing deep cleaning practices in the workplace, where the risk of contact with a infected person has been high. Luckily, the process of disinfecting the workplace from coronavirus is not that different from keeping it clean from other viruses. Different industries are adjusting their cleaning and disinfecting procedures to meet their own individual needs and requirements.
Health authorities have recommended a few key steps in keeping workplaces virus free, such as increasing the frequency of cleaning, using disinfectants such as bleach which have been proven to be effective at killing the virus, and cleaning frequently used/touched areas and surfaces more often.
Though there is no scientific definition of ‘deep cleaning’, it’s a phrase we’ve seen used more frequently since the start of the pandemic with the increased importance of cleaning and disinfecting our work and living spaces. However, there are many companies who are providing professional coronavirus deep cleaning services by understanding the importance of thoroughly sanitizing all surfaces, floors, furniture, equipment and frequent touch points.
Currently, it is highly advisable to deep clean any working or frequently used premises, including schools, offices and public spaces. This becomes even more important when a coronavirus case has been reported. By deep cleaning these areas we can help to properly disinfect surfaces, equipment and any materials from which the virus could spread.
There are specialist companies which provide deep cleaning services using protective equipment and specialized cleaning tools. Some cleaning services have experience of working during previous outbreaks of SARS and MERS which make them highly effective at tackling the current pandemic. Since the risk of contracting the virus is very high, it is extremely important to follow the rules and guidelines recommended by the government and health authorities.
During a deep clean, virucidal fogging is used to keep rooms sterilized for up to a month. The zoono microbe shield mist used contains a highly effective germicide which is powerful as a regular deep cleaning fogging service and as a one off.
Deep cleaning involves sanitizing and wiping the all surfaces using a powerful cleaning solution. Formula 429 plus is used in fogging for saturating the environment which is an antimicrobial agent to combat the coronavirus in full protective clothing. Since it is in mist form, it lands on and clings to every surface tackling virus particles using a special chemical widely used in the prevention and control of infections. However, please note that technique has not yet been scientifically tested for use against the coronavirus. Though, specialized teams who are employed to destroy E.Coli or MRSA in hospitals and care homes have used this method. It can take up to 2-3 hours to clean a large hospital ward but it will then be safer to use 10 minutes after it has been disinfected. This chemical mist helps to keep rooms germ free depending on the environment and the number of times the surface is touched.