SERVPRO® and Coronavirus (COVID-19) - March 2020
SERVPRO® professionals are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards
SERVPRO® of Glenview franchise professionals offer cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your residential or commercial property back to business.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and has now spread to over 60 locations internationally (as of this writing), including cases in the United States. The virus known as "coronavirus disease 2019" (abbreviated "COVID-19") is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes - but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Scope of Cleanup Protocol
SERVPRO® professionals can perform a PROACTIVE CLEANUP that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where the customer states there is no active known threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure. The customer will be required to acknowledge that cleaning and disinfecting will only apply to the current state of the structure and contents. The structure would not be protected from future COVID-19 contamination if an infected person was to enter and occupy the building.
Cleanup and Scope of Work and Planning
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables - at a minimum. These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDC's guidance for commercial spaces as well, including:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Shelving and Racks
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
Cleanup and Disinfecting Procedures
Cleanup procedures general include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of waste.
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar type organisms to COVID-19.
SERVPROXIDE™ is SERVPRO's proprietary disinfectant. SERVPROXIDE™ is a hospital-grade disinfectant which has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. In addition, SERVPROXIDE™ currently has dozens of EPA-approved claims, notably Feline coronavirus, Canine coronavirus, Staphylococcus (MRSA), E.coli, Salmonella, Rotavirus, Swine flu (H1N1), among others.
Porous surfaces that are not water-sensitive, such as carpet and other fabric material, cannot be disinfected but can be sanitized using SERVPROXIDE™.
Call SERVPRO® of Glenview if you want to schedule your proactive cleaning to clean, disinfect, and sanitize your home or business: 847-832-9300
SERVPRO® Corporate update for franchise owners re: Proactive Cleaning to Minimize the Transmission of Emerging Viral Pathogens Including Coronavirus (March 3, 2020)