Emergency Response Coronavirus Decontamination
ServiceMaster of Athens specializes in handling Biohazard Emergency Cleaning for residential and commercial properties in Athens GA and the surrounding counties. We have trained qualified staff to decontaminate your home or business of the Novel Coronavirus, otherwise known as SARS-CoV-2.
ServiceMaster of Athens Can Disinfect:
- Nursing Homes
- And More
ServiceMaster of Athens Can Help Reduce The Spread Of Coronavirus In Your Home Or Business
ServiceMaster of Athens offers local coronavirus cleanup in Athens GA and surrounding counties for commercial and residential properties. Our emergency response coronavirus decontamination process begins with an analysis of the structure to be cleaned. This analysis will decide the decontamination protocols for your space, including the selection of the proper EPA-registered disinfectants needed.
Using these protocols, ServiceMaster of Athens develops a disinfection project plan specific to your family or company’s needs. Each building is different, and it is important to make sure the disinfection plan is tailored to your space’s specific needs. We will then begin treating and disinfecting the building. Our biohazard cleaning technicians are highly trained and maintain the highest level of personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their health and safety throughout the disinfection process.
ServiceMaster of Athens only uses EPA-registered disinfectants for biohazard cleaning services. We make sure each surface is treated for the required amount of time. Many cleaning companies fail to allow the correct amount of dwell time for the products to sit on the contaminated surface which strongly reduces the disinfectant’s ability to kill the virus. Our biohazard cleaning technicians follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on the proper use of air chambers and air scrubbing during the process.
ServiceMaster of Athens has developed a comprehensive plan for Coronavirus decontamination and disinfection. If you have reason to believe your facility may have been exposed to the Novel Coronavirus, please call ServiceMaster of Athens immediately. We ensure product specifications are followed to provide the most effective decontamination and disinfection possible.
Flattening The Curve
By now many of us are familiar with the novel coronavirus that has a firm foothold across the globe. Health officials and the State Department are preparing our communities to begin practicing common sense social distancing measures in an effort to flatten the curve or mitigate the spread, of the virus. These measures include things like temporarily closing county schools and the University of Georgia to students. That, combined with basic good hygiene is our best defense against this new contagion.
Another key element of reducing the spread of COVID-19 is disinfecting areas where people with a known infection have been. Initial studies are showing the novel coronavirus may be able to survive on hard plastic and stainless steel surfaces for up to three days, and up to 24 hours on cardboard. ServiceMaster of Athens is here to help ensure your workplace is able to remain safe from potential hazards with the least amount of disruption to your day to day business.
What Is A Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that are responsible for illnesses such as the common cold. They also cause more severe diseases you may remember like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. The newest strain of these viruses has been named SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) and causes a disease called COVID-19.
The Novel Coronavirus is spread by:
- Being in close contact with a person infected with the virus.
- Making contact with bodily fluids from an infectious person’s cough or sneeze.
- Touching objects & surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have infected particles from a cough or sneeze and then touching your mouth or face.
The symptoms of COVID-19 range in severity from a dry cough and fever to multi-organ failure and death depending on the age and underlying health conditions of the patient. This virus has a particularly insidious trait in that it is asymptomatic for 2 to 14 days from the initial infection. This means if they do not know they have been exposed and are unable to self isolate, these patients will continue the spread the virus further into their community and workplaces.
Most Common Symptoms Of COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath
If You Develop Emergency Warning Signs For Covid-19 Get Medical Attention Immediately. Emergency Warning Signs Include *:
- Difficulty breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
What Can You Do Prevent Exposure To Acute Respiratory Illnesses, Including COVID-19?
- Wash your hands with warm water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds as often as you can.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- When hand washing is not an option, use 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact and body fluids from kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or utensils with people.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, not your hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.