According to a news release by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), they just approved 13 products to their list N. This is a list of disinfectants that kills coronavirus, and have completed the necessary laboratory testing for use against SARS-CoV-2.
These products are the only approved chemicals for disinfecting against COVID-19. Included in this list are the proprietary chemicals used by Spaulding Decon, making them one of the few companies that can legally claim their disinfectants kill the coronavirus, which has further cemented their status as the nation’s #1 coronavirus cleanup service.
So the question is, now that you know the right products, are you safe from the harm of COVID-19? The answer is both yes, and no. While you may have the right products, it is also essential to have the right professional services to show you how to use them correctly.
Thankfully, we’ve created this guide to teach you all about disinfecting against COVID-19, keep on reading to learn more.
According to research, the novel Coronavirus can live on fragile surfaces for up to 24 hours, plastic and stainless steel for up to three days, and can linger in the air for up to three hours. This means that you have to clean and disinfect your space regularly to be safe from the virus.
Plan Your Cleaning Routine
You may be thinking that now you have a list of the products that are approved for disinfecting against COVID-19, you can easily just go clean the way you usually do. Unfortunately, this is not the case with this virus, as you need to have a specific routine to ensure you are not spreading the bacteria around your place.
First, decide where you need to begin, areas that have been unoccupied for seven days only need a bit of routine cleaning, so start with the cleaner areas first, then move to the more traffic areas next. This will help you prevent taking the virus from a busy area into a cleaner area.
After you have cleaned the less-touched areas, move over to the higher traffic areas including:
- Hand railings
- Door Knobs
- Light switches
- Cupboards and handles
- TV remotes
- Computer keyboard and mouse
- Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices
- All counter spaces including desktops and tables
- Kitchen spaces, handles of the fridge/freezer
- Bathroom area including light switch, sink, counters, and toilet/seat/handle
Wear disposable gloves while cleaning, and change the gloves after dealing with a frequently touched area. Wash your hands immediately after removing the gloves
Cleaning and Disinfecting are Different
While you may feel that a good regular cleaning routine is enough to help you prevent COVID-19, it is actually only part of the prevention. Without the proper products, you are essentially just spreading the virus around your place.
This is where the “List N” comes in, the EPA-approved list of all the products that have undergone rigorous testing to kill the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) when used correctly. This means that you have to follow the labels exactly, or else you will not be cleaning or disinfecting effectively.
Some labels may ask you to apply the product, then leave it on a surface for ten minutes before you remove it, to remove 99.9% of the germs. Keep in mind that this list does not mean that the EPA has endorsed the products or that anything has been sponsored whatsoever.
This list is strictly for those 13 products that have had extensive research, data, and testing to be approved on the list.
Hire a Cleaning Professional
Now that you understand the process of a good cleaning routine, and know which products will disinfect your home safely, you are already ahead of the game. The only issue is, if you do not have much cleaning or disinfecting experience, it could be quite nerve-wracking to have all that responsibility.
This may be okay for you if you live alone, however, it is much different if you live with family. One mistake in your cleaning routine and you could be putting someone at risk for the novel Coronavirus.
If this frightens you, do not worry, as many people have decided to hire professional cleaners to do the deep cleaning for them during the pandemic. You are better off trusting someone who knows how to properly use the disinfectants with an effective cleaning routine, than risking it by yourself.
At Spaulding Decon, we not only have the approved disinfectants, but we also have gone through rigorous training to ensure we hold the highest standards for cleaning during the pandemic. This is especially important for cleaning a space that has been contaminated by COVID-19.
We know how to remove all traces of COVID-19 from your environment, so you do not have to worry about its highly-contagious after effects. This process includes:
- Send out a team of highly-trained cleaning technicians to safely eradicate all traces of the Coronavirus
- Removing any property that is unable to be decontaminated
- Use our proprietary chemicals, which are on the EPA’s N-list of approved products.
Hiring a cleaning service is worth the investment in your health, and you would rather be safe than sorry when it comes to this dangerous virus.
Learn More About Disinfecting Against COVID-19
You now have the latest information about the proper chemicals to use for removing the novel Coronavirus. Remember, it is not just about cleaning, as it is more important to focus on disinfecting against COVID-19.
If you are confused about the process or feeling scared about the responsibility of cleaning your space, this is completely normal. This virus is new to everyone, so that is why it is important to trust the professionals.
If you are ready to hire professionals to do the job for you, check out our locations to find the closest Coronavirus Decontamination team near you!