Facility Surface Cleaning and Disinfecting
Maintaining a clean and healthy environment is achieved through effective surface cleaning and disinfecting.
It is recommended that your team evaluate and implement measures to minimize the potential transmission of the virus via hard surfaces. Through good sound cleaning and disinfecting procedures, with a focus on areas which may have the greatest likelihood of potential contamination such as vehicles, trucks, equipment, restrooms, food preparation areas and high touch surfaces, risk can be mitigated.
High touch surfaces in your business to focus on may include:
Door handles and knobs
Sinks and faucets
Food preparation surfaces
Kitchen appliance handles
Copier, printer, control buttons
Cabinet and file drawer handles
Front desk and lobby surfaces
Computer keyboards and mouse
WHAT TO DO
Clean the surface first:
Disinfectants primary purpose is to kill microorganisms.
As such, it is necessary to use a general purpose cleaner or degreaser to pre-clean heavily soiled areas.
Where appropriate, a pressure washer assists to increase the efficacy of the cleaning chemical in removing soils on building surfaces prior to disinfecting.
Select the appropriate disinfectant:
There are a plethora of disinfectants on the market.
It is important to note the listed kill claims on your selected disinfectant.
Be sure the product will be effective for your intended outcome.
The EPA Approved Vital Oxide as List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.
Follow the disinfectant label instructions:
Vital Oxide should be used at full strength to disinfect
Ensure that the disinfectant has enough surface contact dwell time.
Depending on the specific disinfectant and desired pathogen kill, there will be a range of dwell time which will be needed to ensure that the surfaces have been effectively disinfected.
Vital Oxide's dwell time is 10 minutes to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 pathogen.