The Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19
In the fall of 2019, a new mutation of a coronavirus that shared properties with SARS was detected in China. The disease this virus caused was named COVID-19, and within months, it had spread to most parts of the world, becoming a global pandemic.
To address the risk this poses to a population that has no natural immunity to it, drastic measures are being taken to reduce the risk of exposure. Social distancing is the most prominent measure, but it is by no means the only one. Individuals and groups are being urged to practice heightened sanitation procedures in both public and private spaces, and businesses in the cleaning and restoration industry are stepping up.
Rely on the Experts for Cleaning Services
In times like these, the cleaner you can keep your offices and homes, the better. Within these areas, the CDC encourages the sanitation of high-touch surfaces. At the office, they might be things like keyboards, coffee machines, printers, phones, and plenty of others. It can be a near-impossible task to keep up with these practices, but Petra Contractors are specially equipped to deal with these situations.
Sanitation and cleanliness are a natural part of restoration, and we have years of experience in providing meticulous, efficient sanitation service in work and conference areas, restrooms, stairwells, and break rooms. In addition, we are no strangers to sewer mitigation and mold remediation, which both go a long way towards eliminating hazardous microorganisms.
All of our contractors work with high-grade, industrial cleaning and disinfecting agents. In addition, we are following every sanitation guideline provided by the CDC, so you can be certain our services will keep you healthy and safe. If necessary, we are prepared to set up temporary isolation rooms to create quarantine spaces.
With all of this in mind, we recognize that every case may carry its unique requirements, which is why we will work closely with you to ensure nothing is overlooked. Once service is complete, we will educate existing custodial staff on proper sanitation techniques so you can maintain your newly cleaned space.
Symptoms and Preventative Measures
COVID-19 can cause mild and severe symptoms and can even result in death. These symptoms can appear anywhere from two days to two weeks after the time of exposure. If you are exhibiting any of the following, please consult a medical professional:
- Shortness of breath
To limit exposure to as many people as possible and limit the spread of this virus, please follow these tips and best practices for keeping yourself and your environment clean and safe:
- Wash your hands frequently, and use hand sanitizer if you have access to it.
- Cover coughs and sneezes and avoid touching your face.
- Disinfect “high-touch” surfaces like doorknobs, handrails, and light switches.
- Adjust your air conditioning and open windows to improve ventilation.
- Avoid physical contact with other individuals.
- Avoid gathering in large groups.
- Use video conferencing for work meetings.
In addition to the above steps, please stay home if you or anyone you share a residence with are feeling sick.
Though we can guarantee the most effective sanitation service available, efforts to combat this virus are most effective when everyone does their part. Please be vigilant in practicing personal sanitation and social distancing guidelines. Doing so will keep you and everyone around you safer. Thank you.