Don’t Hire a Company to “Pre-Treat” for Coronavirus
At Georgia Clean, we strive to protect our community and give honest advice on what to do when dangers such as viruses or blood are present. During this pandemic of COVID-19, it’s easy to be scared you or a family member is an asymptomatic carrier or haven’t yet become sick. The virus is unseen and with colds, the flu, and allergies also present, it can be hard at times to tell one disease from another. Don’t let fear rule your head, though, when choosing what steps to take to protect your and your family. Be smart and don’t get sucked in by companies advertising “pre-treatments” of COVID-19.
The truth about pre-cleaning
In recent weeks as cases of COVID-19 mount, we have heard of new companies being created to “pre-treat” an area before any coronavirus cases are known. This is unnecessary and even dangerous as these companies are new and do not have the experience necessary to protect themselves and others during infectious disease cleanup. In addition, even if an area is clean after a “pre-treatment,” that only lasts a short period of time until someone enters the space or packages are brought in. As soon as someone sneezes, touches surfaces, or an item infected with coronavirus are present, the space is no longer free of the virus.
Only hire infectious disease experts
Some of these new companies are charging thousands of dollars for a service that is neither proven effective nor useful. If you, an employee, or a family member do have a positive case of COVID-19, make sure the company you hire to clean and disinfect the space has proven experience in infectious disease cleanup, are licensed, bonded, and insured, and have all the necessary paperwork and documentation to back it up.
With twenty years of experience in infectious disease cleanup, Georgia Clean knows what it takes to clean and disinfect any area from bacteria and viruses. Recently certified to treat spaces infected with the novel coronavirus, Georgia Clean has received numerous calls for service in recent weeks to sanitize a variety of places. Whether it’s a school, business, home, or other public location, we are hard at work serving our community with his expertise and in-depth knowledge.
Take these steps to prevent coronavirus infections
Protecting yourself and your family is important during this time and there are many precautions you can take to prevent becoming infected with the coronavirus without anyone in your home or business testing positive. Instead of wasting your money on “pre-treatment,” take these steps instead:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or with hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
- Avoid touching your face including your mouth, nose, and eyes
- Consider going shoeless inside your home
- Wash your devices and purses
- Maintain at least 6-10 feet between yourself and other people whom you don’t live with
- Sanitize your bank cards after using them in public
- Wipe down your groceries and any other purchases brought into the home
- Unpack boxed packages outside with gloves and sanitize the contents
- Regularly clean surfaces in your home including knobs and light switches
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Stay at home as much as possible
- If you’re sick, quarantine yourself at home
Georgia Clean cares about our community
At Georgia Clean, we care deeply about our community and don’t want anyone taken advantage of during this time. If you need help cleaning and disinfecting your infected property, call us at 770-766-4562 for quality service.
For further guidance on how to prevent COVID-19, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website(CDC).