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COVID-19 Cleaning, by the Pros

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

Since the beginning of the pandemic, SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park has been working with our local officials and small business owners to ensure the proactive cleaning and sanitizing of many facilities throughout Anne Arundel County. We have worked in schools, government facilities, as well as general offices to sterilize and disinfect their spaces. The “official” pandemic may be over, however COVID-19 cases have been spiking in recent weeks.  

As cleaning experts, we are often asked, how are janitorial cleaning services different from our commercial cleaning services? Well, here are four ways in which our professional cleaning services differ from regular janitorial cleaning services:  

Here are 4 things that show how our cleaning is different than janitorial cleaning:  

IICRC Certified. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Not only is SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park IICRC certified as a firm, but most members of our staff carry several IICRC certifications.  

Cleaning Experts. 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. Most of our cleaning tactics will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform daily.  

The CDC also recommends regular cleaning of the following areas/items:  

  • Kitchen/Food Areas 
  • Bathrooms in Schools/Classrooms 
  • Offices 
  • Retail Spaces 
  • Water Fountains 
  • Shelving/Racks  
  • Sales Counters 
  • Carpets and Rugs 
  • Stair Handrails 
  • Elevators and Escalators 
  • Playground Equipment 
  • Fitness Equipment 

Cleaning Products. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims. We follow all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.  

Our proprietary cleaning agents, Benefact and Shockwave, are EPA-certified, hospital-grade disinfectants that have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses like Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) on hard, non-porous surfaces.  

We carry multiple hospital-grade disinfectants and provide our personnel with proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Not only does this protect everyone, but it also protects the building and people in it.  

Cleaning Procedures. SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park technicians are experts in infectious disease cleanup and bio-hazard cleaning. Our proven cleaning procedures and protocols have been used to clean and sanitize rhinovirus and norovirus in the past. We are implementing similar protocols, and we are "battle tested" regarding virus cleanup. 

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