Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disinfection and Sanitizing Services

How to prevent COVID-19 spread at your home or office (Infographic)

The coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold. With no end to the crisis in sight, it's important to stay vigilant and not to let our guard down. The first step in protecting ourselves from this infectious disease is being well informed on how it spreads and the preventive measures that we need to take. Knowledge plays a key role in preventing COVID-19 infections and staying healthy.

At FDP Mold Remediation, the health of our community is at the top of our priority list. To help protect our customers, we have previously written an article on cleaning and disinfecting your home and office for coronavirus prevention. But due to the importance of this subject, we decided to present vital COVID-19 information in a visual format to help you better understand this disease and remember the protective steps you need to take.

If disinfecting your property is a task too difficult for you to do or you simply don't want to put yourself at risk of contracting the virus, no worries. Our coronavirus cleaning and disinfection services are the perfect solution to treat a large area quickly using an effective disinfectant that's approved by the EPA. We deeply care about our community and urge everyone to remain cautious and follow the recommendations outlined in this infographic to prevent possible illness.

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COVID-19 Infographic

 

How to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your home & office?

COVID-19 Pandemic timeline:

  • 7 January 2020 - China reports its first known death from an illness by the new coronavirus
  • 11 February 2020 - The WHO named the new coronavirus disease COVID-19
  • 14 February 2020 - First known COVID-19 death outside of Asia (France)
  • 7 March 2020 - First 100k COVID-19 cases
  • 11 March 2020 - The WHO declares the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic
  • 1 April 2020 - First 1 million COVID-19 cases
  • 27 April 2020 - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 3 million

Who is at risk?

You should understand that COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe illness. Based on the currently available information and clinical expertise, the following groups of people might be at a higher risk:

  • Older people
  • People with chronic lung disease or asthma
  • People with diabetes
  • People who have serious heart conditions

How it spreads

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. When a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or talks, they may spread droplets containing the virus a short distance, which quickly settle on the surrounding surfaces.
  • You may get infected by the virus if you touch those surfaces or objects and then touch your mouth, nose or eyes.

How long can COVID-19 survive on different materials

According to research from the New England Journal of Medicine, COVID-19 can survive:

  • Up to 4 hours on copper
  • Up to 24 hours on cardboard
  • Up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel
  • Up to 3 hours in aerosols

Additionally, the CDC reports that COVID-19 was found on the Diamond Princess ship 17 days after passengers left their cabins.

Best disinfectant options

According to the CDC COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection guide, you can use:

  • EPA-registered disinfectants
  • Diluted household bleach solutions
  • Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol

How to clean different types of surfaces

  • Frequently Touched Surfaces (Desks, Tables, Toilets, Sinks, Door handles, Light switches)
    Clean from dirt, then disinfect using EPA-registered disinfectants or diluted household bleach solutions
  • Soft Surfaces (Carpeted Floor, Rugs, Drapes)
    Remove contamination using soap and water, disinfect with an EPA-registered household disinfectant
  • Electronics (Remote Controllers, Keyboards Mobile Phones, Tablets)
    Use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol
  • Laundry
    • Linens, Clothing - Don't shake, if possible launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting.
    • Clothes Hampers - Clean and disinfect clothes hampers using EPA-registered disinfectants.

What to wear when cleaning?

The general recommendation is to use a mask, gloves and an apron/protective gown during the cleaning and disinfecting process. Clean your hands immediately after the gloves are removed.

List of references

  • https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
  • https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973
  • https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
  • https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/controlprevention.html#health
  • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200320192755.htm
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
  • https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html