How Disinfectant Combats COVID-19 & Other Viruses

Whether your office or facility is up and running or is temporarily closed, it is important to be aware of recommended precautions to take. One of these precautions include proper disinfection in order to help prevent people from getting sick. As the trusted commercial cleaning company for the Twin Cities, we take cleaning seriously and now more than ever, would like to help educate our clients on the importance of proper disinfecting and cleaning.

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There is still much to learn about the novel coronavirus but one thing that’s known is disinfecting is an important step in the prevention process. According to the CDC, “Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.” The CDC also recommends “Community members practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics).”

So, what is disinfectant? Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. By disinfecting a surface after cleaning, one can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

How does it work? Disinfectants work by destroying the cell wall of microbes or interfering with their metabolism. Sanitizers are substances that simultaneously clean and disinfect. Disinfectants kill more germs than sanitizers.

What is All Source doing to disinfectant? We are utilizing Betco Quat Stat 5 as our choice for disinfecting. Quat Stat 5 is a hospital disinfectant with just 5 minutes contact time. We also have enhanced nightly janitorial services with both the disinfecting product as well as a heightened awareness of high-touch surfaces. We focus on high-touch surfaces such as door handles, handrails, restrooms, conference rooms, drinking fountains, light switches, coffee stations, lunchrooms, service areas, copy machines, etc.

Do you want to learn more about disinfecting and how to better help protect your facility? Give us a call! We are the experts to call when you need comprehensive cleaning services you can trust. All Source Building Services and Supply Co. has been assisting offices and commercial businesses with cleaning and maintenance needs for many years.

To contact our commercial cleaning company serving the Twin Cities, give us a call at 952-473-3228 or contact us.