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How can SERVPRO help during viral outbreaks?

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

Doorknob with bacteria graphics on. How can SERVPRO help during the viral outbreaks?

With the recent viral outbreak and the flu going around, many people are scrambling to ensure their property is protected. There is a consistent rise in business owners/parents/caregiver's interest to ensure that facilities are taking every precaution to prevent any widespread outbreaks. In this article, we will cover how viral strains spread, how you can protect yourself, and how SERVPRO of Whitemarsh/Cheltenham can provide assistance with cleaning and disinfection

How can I protect myself, my family, my employees, and my customers?

A number of things can be done to protect yourself and others from a virus. Make sure you are washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and ensure the meat and eggs you consume are fully cooked. Avoid close contact with those who are displaying symptoms of respiratory illness. With an incubation period ranging from 1-14 days, according to the World Health Organization, it is imperative to schedule commercial cleaning to further prevent the spread of the virus on high touchpoints. Pathogens can rarely be seen or detected with the naked eye; but surfaces, toys, furniture, doorknobs, etc are often carriers for communicable disease. When it comes to decontaminating surfaces and airborne Infectious diseases, it’s important to call on a professional that is trained & certified in biohazard remediation including the disinfecting of infectious disease. Surface cleaning is not enough these days, and unfortunately, the average consumer does not fully understand the products and the chemical components behind the product's intended usage. So many products we use and are familiar with are not used properly and thus get rendered ineffective which is not the case.

How can SERVPRO help during the viral outbreaks?

Our SERVPRO team offers thorough cleaning and disinfection services for schools, hospitals, and commercial properties. Our crews are always ready to go in their PPE to ensure the buildings in our community are safe to enter. 

Our disinfectants & virucides are EPA, FDA, and OSHA compliant, they have a very low toxicity rating, and are effective against the most common disease and odor-causing organisms. SERVPROXIDE has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses on hard non-porous surfaces. More product-specific information can be obtained on the TDS & SDS.

Call SERVPRO of Whitemarsh/Cheltenham today to ensure you have a proper disease control prevention strategy moving forward to help support a healthy and safe atmosphere. And should you ever suspect a potential outbreak, we can be onsite 24/7/365 to reduce and potentially prevent any business interruption and ensure the wellness of your students & coworkers. 

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