As of January 13, 2021, the United States had suffered its worst day ever for COVID-19 deaths, according to medical experts at Johns Hopkins University. This spike is primarily due to the large gatherings held over the holidays, which will only continue to get worse with college students returning to campus after the holidays.
Today, we're hoping to answer some of your top questions regarding COVID-19, including what you can do to stop the spread and how our team can help in this effort.
What is COVID-19?
As the World Health Organization defines it, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the highly contagious and newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people who contract COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and won't require any special treatment. However, those over the age of 65, with underlying health conditions and on rare occasions, those who are young and perfectly healthy, are more likely to develop and experience severe symptoms.
How is COVID-19 Spread?
Now that we know what COVID-19 is and its effect on our bodies, let's discuss how it's spread. Primarily, COVID-19 spreads through either droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when someone with the virus coughs or sneezes. This is why proper etiquette and wearing a mask are so important right now.
Additionally, you could contract the virus if an infected person coughed on a surface, you touched the surface, and then touched your face. Always make sure to wash your hands frequently, and carry hand sanitizer when a sink isn't available to you.
Tips for Avoiding the Spread of COVID-19
The best way to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19 is by socially distancing yourself from others. Avoid leaving your home unless it's for essential purposes like doctor's appointments, grocery shopping, banking, etc. When you have to leave your home, make sure to practice proper social distancing, and stay at least 6 feet away from anyone you contact.
Whenever you leave your home, make sure to wear a face mask that fully covers your nose, mouth, and chin. This will help you from spreading droplets and from inhaling them.
If your home or business does come in contact with someone who has tested positive, then you'll need to thoroughly clean and disinfect the building.
How We Can Help
You might know our company as a property restoration business, but we also provide cleaning and disinfecting services as well. At the beginning of COVID-19, we saw a real need for a coronavirus specific disinfecting service, so we got to work. We are now licensed, bonded, and insured to provide disinfecting services during this outbreak.
How the Disinfecting Process Works
Our certified team of technicians will begin by ULV (ultra-low volume) fogging the entire building and wiping down all thoroughly trafficked areas to limit the survival of the virus inside. Throughout this process, we use a CDC approved coronavirus treating botanical-based disinfectant called Bioesque.
We have already had a large number of commercial clients utilize our disinfecting services either proactively or after having someone in their building who has tested positive. We highly encourage a proactive approach and schedule cleaning every few weeks or months to ensure that your space remains virus-free.
While our team has the necessary training and expertise to limit the spread and rate of infection of COVID-19, it is important to note that we cannot guarantee full protection from the coronavirus.
For more information about how our coronavirus disinfecting process works and how you can schedule this service, don't hesitate to contact our team! You can read more about this service on our website, or give us a call at (888) 408-2335.