COVID19 – How are we preparing and when are we back?
We have been receiving quite a few enquiries and have been booking in some clients from towards the end of May.
We are using this opportunity to carry out training in infection control and update our health and safety, risk assessments etc.
What is COVID19?
COVID19 is the disease which people experience. The symptoms exhibited by the human body which are treated by medical intervention. Remember: this is a Virus and only the symptoms can be treated. With a bacterial infection, antibiotics can directly attack the infectious organism, the bacterium causing the infection. With viruses, this is not possible. COVID19 is caused by the virus SARS CoV2. This is a new virus which is a member of the corona virus family, an enveloped virus which uses a spike glycoprotein on its lipid envelope to enter human cells, allowing it to replicate and cause the symptoms of COVID19, the disease which people experience, the symptoms exhibited by the human body which are treated by medical intervention.
What can we do to help?
We cannot give any guarantees to remove or kill COVID19 but we can access very high end products only available to professionals within our industry which are proven to respond to other viruses very well, such as MRSA, hepatitis, ecoli. These have very high log kills and can give you added peace of mind that you are doing everything you can to protect your home. We can also give you certification upon completion of our application.
Until such time as something has actually been tested against a surrogate (similar but non infectious version of the virus). We simply CANNOT claim to eradicate this particular strain of the Corona Virus.
For general cleaning around the home, the recommended solution by WHO would be to use bleach and water to be applied on surfaces, which is very effective, but some people may not be able to use due to allergies, inhalation of fumes and so on. Products we can use are for professional use and we are trained on how to use these, they can be very beneficial and include the following positive aspects:-
- • Biocidal cleaner for washable hard surfaces • Effective against bacteria including MRSA and viruses including Hepatitis B, HIV and Coronavirus • Approved to EN1276, EN13697, EN1650, EN14476. formulation has been tested to be effective against the following organisms, when applied according to the label directions. Bacteria: Salmonella entericia, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Listeria monocytogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli (MREC), Enterococcus Hirae. Viruses: Hepatitis B, HIV-1, Rubella Vaccinia, Herpes Simplex, Influenza A (H1N1), HBV, HCV, Filoviridae including Ebola, Paramyxoviridae including Measles, Coronaviridae family including MERS-CoV • Pet and people friendly
The above can be applied to your carpets, soft furnishings and hard floors and surfaces.
What steps are we taking to protect our customers?
We have undergone infection control training, webinars and advice given from our Association and other professionals in our industry. We are also updating our way of working and looking at our risk assessment procedures.
We are sanitising all of our equipment in between jobs and cleaning the interior of our van and also equipping our staff with the necessary PPE to carry out our job in the usual way.
We are offering our customers a virucidal application treatment in addition to their usual clean.
We are checking our insurance meets with biohazard controls.
Advanced Certification as Members of the National Carpet Cleaners Association.
We are doing everything possible to deliver a safe, effective and high standard of service to you.
When will be back in Operation?
We aim to be back in operation very soon but have already taken steps to book our customers in from towards the end of May. We will of course be guided by the Government on this and also our Association of Carpet Cleaners.
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