COVID-19 is still spreading at an alarming rate. A study published by the CDC states that “high viral load shedding in presymptomatic patients is a major cause in spreading of the disease.” This means that you could be walking around right now with COVID, showing no symptoms, and contaminating every object or surface you touch. Other people will then come touch those same surfaces and contract the virus.
The CDC’s study shows that within less than twenty-four hours of the patients staying in their hotel rooms they received positive swab results on the pillow cover, bed sheets, and many other surfaces while none of them showed any symptoms. The CDC states, “SARS-CoV-2 has been reported to remain viable on surfaces of plastic and stainless steel for up to four to seven days and one day for treated cloth.” Without proper sanitation the virus will not stop spreading at this speedy rate.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19 everyone must do their part. Make sure all surfaces are cleaned and disinfected before and after use. One spot that is often overlooked when it comes to disinfecting is floors. Without disinfecting the floors at your workplace, chances to become infected with the virus is greatly increased. For example, someone could cough or sneeze which would then cause their germs to land on the floor and others would then walk through the contaminated spot and carry the virus all the way back home. They would then touch their face or other objects in their home, further spreading the virus.
The cleaning standard to achieve proper sanitation is a two-step process. Start with an all-purpose cleaner to get rid of any dirt or dust on the surface. Then, use a registered disinfectant to wipe down the surface. To know if a product is a Covid-19 registered product, check the EPA website or the manufacture’s website.
Our Safe Surface Kit comes with all the products needed to properly disinfect any touchpoint surfaces. It includes Pre-Clean 110, Disinfectant 220, and Microfiber wipes that will help you keep your place of work safe for everyone to continue working.
We also offer a ready-to-use disinfectant called Nemesis. Nemesis is now EPA approved to kill COVID-19 in just one minute and is great for any hard surfaces!
For facilities that are unable to launder microfiber soft goods or prefer single-use materials, NuFiber offers disposable microfiber cloths as an alternative. These high-quality cloths offer the same cleaning efficiency just in a disposable.
Don’t forget to wash your hands whenever you can and properly disinfectant your surfaces to keep everyone healthy!