Summer is on its way out, and winter is making itself comfortable with its cold weather and random stomach bugs. As everyone prepares for winter, here at SERVPRO, we are getting ready for another busy disinfection season. Many business owners are monitoring the random germ bugs that go through their business as they consider using our disinfection services. When a client calls us for a disinfection job, we like to gather all the information to know the severity of the situation. Is this COVID-related or just a stomach bug? Confirmed Case, or was it just a suspected case or maybe you just want to be preventative to bring down any viral load in the space? How many confirmed cases?
These questions help our team understand what type of service, disinfectant, and PPE they should utilize to help you and to keep them safe and healthy. We place our disinfection jobs into three different categories:
- Category 1: Preventative Action
There were no confirmed cases from our client in this category, but they want to have our team come in disinfect as a preventative measure. Since there were not any confirmed cases, our team will go in wearing a face mask and gloves as they mist the surfaces to ensure it is safe and sanitary.
- Category 2: Suspected Case
In this category, the client suspects a case of covid, flu, or stomach bug. With that being noted, we will send in our team wearing a face mask, gloves, and goggles. Our team will go through misting the surfaces, and they will wipe down all horizontal surfaces and all high touched areas.
- Category 3: Confirmed Case
For the safety of our team, we will send in our technicians in a full hazmat suit. This ensures that they will not be exposed to covid, flu, or stomach bugs that we were hired to disinfect. This is for businesses with a confirmed case, so our team will go in and mist twice, spray/wipe all horizontal surfaces, and wipe down all high touched areas.
With flu season soon approaching, if you notice an increase in any germ bug-like symptoms, let our technicians come and help stop the problems before it starts.