Many people have heard this phrase all over the radio and on TV: “these are unprecedented times.” The truth is, this statement completely accurately reflects the time we all live in right now. Although everyone hoped that COVID-19 would be short-lived, multiple strains have popped up leaving many friends and loved ones fearful of seeing each other and even fearful when it comes to stepping out of their homes. If you own a business or are concerned that COVID-19 could penetrate the safety of your house, reach out to a local decontamination service. 

I manage my own business and someone came in when they were positive with COVID-19. What can I do? 

This is a scary question but you should know that you can still influence what happens in this situation. When you are looking for services, like Coronavirus COVID-19 decontamination and disposal services from a company like Nielsen Environmental, know that a properly licensed company will have measures they take regarding how to be around contaminated surfaces safely and how to eliminate the threat. You want to ensure you are working with a company that has the appropriate cleaning equipment and the right types of cleaning solutions that will effectively kill the COVID-19 virus on a surface. There are many cleaning solutions that are incapable of doing this. 

I have a business to run. When can I re-open? 

When you work with a decontamination company, you will want to know when you can re-open. It is understandable that while you do not want to risk anyone’s health, you still need to pay your bills so you can keep your business open. It is standard for a facility to be cleaned in one day, depending on the size of the office. It is best to talk with the person overseeing the containment and decontamination services to learn when it will be safe to re-open your business. 

Can I just disinfect the surfaces? 

While disinfecting is good maintenance for your home or business, disinfecting is a task completed when there is no known COVID-19 virus. Disinfecting is not the same as decontamination and if you believe that a surface in your building has come in contact with the COVID-19 virus, the best thing you can do for yourself and anyone else who comes in contact with that area is to wait until a decontamination service has come through. 

We can all help stop the spread of COVID-19 by utilizing trained contamination services. Call your local agency today.