Infectious Disease Cleanup
When staff, clients, students, or a loved one becomes sick with an infectious disease, it’s important to clean the area to stop other people from becoming infected. At Georgia Clean, we offer thorough and fast infectious disease cleanup for diseases such as the flu, C. Diff, MRSA, and the measles with a kind and caring hand. Whether just one person has come down sick or if you are dealing with an epidemic at your Georgia business, school, or home, we are here to clean, disinfect and sanitize every material and surface in the area with our professional equipment and industrial-grade cleaners so you can rest easy the area is safe to use.
Common Infectious Diseases
These are common infectious diseases that we are equipped to handle the cleanup.
C. Diff (Clostridum Difficile) is an extremely contagious bacteria and is difficult to eradicate from an area due to its resistance to household cleaning products. Able to live outside outside of a body for 70-90 days, it’s extremely important to have an area professionally cleaned wherever an infected person has been. Though it’s often thought to mainly affect those who have recently taken antibiotics or been in healthcare settings, C. Diff has been spreading in recent years and can infect anyone. Symptoms usually include:
- abdominal cramping and tenderness
- blood in stool
- rapid heart rate
Learn about C. diff cleanup
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a retrovirus affecting the immune system that can develop into AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). The disease alters the immune system making a person more susceptible to other diseases such as cancer, Tuberculosis, and kidney disease, among others, which often leads to death, though not necessarily. HIV is spread by bodily fluids such as blood, vaginal fluids, breast milk, and semen. As the disease progresses, the symptoms worsen. The symptoms often include:
- unintentional weight loss
- sore throat
- swollen lymph nodes
Learn more about HIV/AIDS Cleanup
Hepatitis A, B, & C
Hepatitis A, B, & C are virus strains that cause an acute inflammation of the liver. Depending on the strain, the viruses can be easily spread from person to person via food, water, and bodily fluids including blood. Though there are vaccines for Hepatitis A & B, there is no vaccine for Hepatitis C. While there are medications to treat B & C, Hepatitis A usually goes away on its own though it’s extremely contagious and can easily be spread to the wide population. The symptoms often include:
- yellowing of the skin and eyes
- muscle and joint aches
Meningitis is an extremely dangerous disease that causes inflammation in the layers of tissue between the brain and skull and along the spinal cord. Though relatively rare, the infection can be caused by numerous sources such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Though symptoms vary by age, they usually include:
- Headache and a staff neck
- Muscle pain
- Lack of appetite
- Skin rash
- Sensitivity to light
- Cold hands or feet
Learn about meningitis decontamination
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a serious staph infection spread by bacteria growing unseen on any surface with which an infected person has come into contact. As the MRSA bacteria possesses a high resistance to antibiotics, it is difficult to kill and thus extremely contagious. Though the bacteria is most often found in those with a compromised immune system such as the elderly and young children, anyone can be infected. Though the symptoms depend on the infected area, they often include:
- muscle aches
- shortness of breath
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Though a person can become sick from the flu any time during the year, typically the virus is spread in the months from fall to spring. During these times, outbreaks in a school or business can occur. These can be as minor as a couple of cases or where there are so many people sick that the business or school have to close. To keep this from happening, to you, it’s important to make sure your location is decontaminated and sanitized. Though the flu shares many symptoms with the common cold, a cold comes on slowly while the flu comes quickly and is accompanied by a fever. Though most people recover after several days, the flu can be fatal. Symptoms include:
- muscle and joint aches
- diarrhea (in children)
- vomiting (in children)
- runny nose
- dry cough
- sore throat
Though in past years the measles virus was rare due to vaccines, it’s becoming more common as more people are not vaccinated against it. Once infected, a person usually takes 7-14 days to show any symptoms and so the virus is incredibly infectious as it spreads when the person doesn’t yet know they’re sick. After 2-3 days of several symptoms including a runny nose, cough, red, watery eyes, and a fever, white spots appear in the mouth. After 3-5 days more, an angry rash appears near the head and quickly makes its way down to the feet. A list of symptoms include:
- high fever
- white spots in mouth
- red, watery eyes
- runny nose
Often referred to as the cruise ship virus, the norovirus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed (acute gastroenteritis). This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up. In addition to aches, fever, and headaches which can appear in some cases, symptoms include:
- stomach pain
Extremely contagious and not treatable, symptoms suddenly appear 12-48 hours after a person has been exposed and lasts for 24-72 hours. Due to the vomiting and diarrhea, the greatest threat of norovirus is dehydration and so someone who has come down with the disease needs to drink a lot of liquids and get plenty of rest. Unlike the flu, there is no vaccine and so prevention is the best form of defense.
Learn about Norovirus Cleanup
Don’t Clean the Area Yourself!
Whenever infectious diseases are present, it is of the utmost importance to protect everyone who comes into contact with the area. Even with regular household cleaners properly applied, bacteria and viruses can still survive for weeks and months to come and you will be held liable for anyone who becomes sick in the future. By having professional infectious disease cleanup, you can protect not only your staff, loved ones, and students, but you can also protect yourself from any and all liability. With Georgia Clean, no area is missed when cleaning up after these dangerous and infectious diseases for we use industrial grade cleaners and professional equipment to make sure all the bacteria or viruses are gone.
Why Choose Georgia Clean?
In order to make sure the threat is truly gone, call us at Georgia Clean for fast and reliable infectious disease cleanup. Our experienced team understands the need for deep and thorough cleaning when the health of your loved ones and employees is at stake.
Whenever you call, 24/7, we’ll show up in an unmarked vehicle and keep a low profile throughout the cleaning and disinfection process. We respect your privacy and your business’s reputation so we handle the cleaning with the utmost discretion and attentiveness.
Our priority is your satisfaction. With Georgia Clean, you can be assured those you care about are protected. We always follow the strict protocol set forth by OSHA, the EPD, and all other local and federal regulations. We are:
- Available 24/7
- Immediately responsive
- Compassionate & discrete
- Locally owned and operated
- Licensed, insured, and bonded
Contact Georgia Clean today by calling us at 770-766-4562 or by filling out our online contact form.