The worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has people scrambling to protect themselves, their homes, and businesses from potential contamination. The effects of this type of biohazard situation can last up to a week and the continued spread of the disease has led to a growing number of fatalities in the US. STEAMATIC Services is the industry leader in infectious disease and biohazard remediation, including coronavirus disinfection, and delivers the highest professional standards possible. We are dedicated to providing rapid emergency response 24/7 throughout the US so you can have peace of mind in the event of an outbreak.
HOW DO WE CLEAN CORONAVIRUS?
Coronavirus has quickly gained a reputation for being particularly insidious. It can survive on surfaces for up to 17 days and people infected by the virus don’t show symptoms until approximately two weeks after infection, making it difficult to track and contain. This is why having a trusted professional disease and biohazard remediation company on your side is so important.
Steamatic of Central Florida adheres to all OSHA regulations, is certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification), and strictly follows the most state-of-the-art procedures when it comes to disease cleanup and disinfection. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still novel, so we continually consult with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for up-to-date solutions and utilize CDC-approved and EPA-registered disinfectants.
We use CDC approved and EPA registered industrial-strength disinfectants with a broad spectrum kill claim
All infected materials are cleaned, disinfected, and properly disposed of as biohazard waste.
Fully encapsulated personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn at all times and full-face respirator masks are worn during our fogging services by our certified cleanup technicians.
We adhere to a stringent coronavirus demobilization process for our equipment, trucks, and waste storage areas.
Disease outbreak is an extremely serious situation and we understand that the health and safety of you, your family, and your employees are on the line. Don’t take any chances; call in the professionals.
We can also perform disinfectant fogging services.
Call: (407) 681-7277
Frequently Asked Questions for Cleaning Services
Here we answer some of the most common questions people ask about our COVID cleaning services.
Can Soap Kill COVID-19?
While this insidious disease can be lethal, one of the most effective ways to combat it comes in the form of soapy bubbles. The molecules in the soap can break through the protective fatty layer that surrounds the virus. Once that layer is breached, the virus cannot function and breaks down. As a result, hand hygiene is a critical component of the response to COVID-19 in Central Florida.
Obtaining the full benefit from the soap takes time; approximately 20 seconds. Rubbing hands together to work up a lather, making sure it reaches between the fingers, the back of the hand, and palms up to the wrist, reduce the chance of the virus surviving.
Can I Get COVID-19 from Eating Fresh Food?
Fresh fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet. There is no evidence that people can contract COVID-19 from food or food packaging. The virus requires a living host to thrive and multiply. Restaurant takeout in Orlando, FL, has become more popular since the pandemic began. COVID-19 is not a food-borne pathogen like the bacteria that cause food poisoning. Food prepared in restaurant kitchens that meet health and safety standards should not pose a risk for transmission or exposure. This includes the boxes and packaging your takeout food comes in.
Kitchen staff who prepare the food should be wearing masks, handwashing, and taking any other precautions to comply with health and safety standards. Practice safe distancing when the food arrives, remove any external packaging that the takeout boxes are delivered in, such as plastic or paper bags, then wash your hands and enjoy your meal. Cleaning services that use industrial-strength disinfectants can help ensure businesses and homes remain as safe as possible.
How Long Does COVID-19 Recovery Take?
The majority of people in Central Florida who get sick with COVID-19 have mild cases and do not require hospitalization. It appears that most people recover in one to two weeks, but it can take six weeks or more to feel normal. Long-haulers are individuals who have not fully recovered months after the first symptoms were presented. Some people may experience long-term cognitive, psychological, and physical issues. The most common symptoms include:
- Chest pain
- Difficulty thinking or concentrating
- Joint and muscle pain
- Shortness of breath
The virus can cause complications, such as acute kidney injuries, heart inflammation, problems with taste and smell, and anxiety. As new data continues to emerge, researchers can better understand the long-term significance.
Can I Contract the Coronavirus Disease from a Package In the Mail?
To maintain social distancing, a large percentage of Orlando, FL, consumers either started or increased online shopping. A recent study found that COVID-19 can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours, raising concern that the virus can be contracted from the packaging. Although chances are very low, it’s not impossible. It’s important to remember that many packages take several days or weeks to arrive. This makes it unlikely that the virus can survive if the box was exposed in the warehouse.
It’s possible that the mail carrier or delivery person handling is a carrier and contaminates the package. Taking preventative measures can reduce the chances you and your family will contract the virus. These measures include contactless delivery, leaving the box outside for a few hours, spraying it with disinfectant before touching it, and immediately disposing of the outer packaging. Cleaning high-touch surfaces, washing your hands, and avoiding touching your face can eliminate the virus before it can infect you and your family.
For more information on our coronavirus cleaning methods, get in touch by contacting our local office (407) 681-7277.