Biohazard Detailing specializes in the cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing of disease-causing organisms such as viruses (COVID-19), bacteria, parasites and fungi. When it comes to fighting infectious diseases, eliminating 99.999% these bacteria and viruses and restoring your environment to a safe condition is our objective.
If you suspect that your AUTO, HOME, and/or BUSINESS has been exposed to some type of disease-causing organism (such as COVID-19), you need to take action to eradicate the problem.
We have been dealing with biological contaminants since 1986 and are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to restore your auto, home and/or business to a safe condition.
Professional infectious disease cleanup for an AUTO, HOME and/or BUSINESS is a comprehensive, thorough, and safe process.
At the heart of process are the protocols as set forth by the CDC (U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Including the CDC protocols for personal protective equipment (PPE). At a minimum, when remediating an infectious disease situation, the PPE must include:
- Mask or respirator – to protect mouth and nose
- Gloves – to protect hands
- Biohazard Suit – to protect skin and/or clothing
- Goggles – to protect eyes
- Full Face Shield – to protect face, mouth, nose and eyes
Once safety protocols are in place, the first phase of infectious disease cleanup is the cleaning of surfaces, objects, and other items or spaces that potentially may be contaminated. As was mentioned, this process is undertaken to remove dirt and debris and allow for more direct and thorough contact between infectious bacteria or viruses and sanitizing agents.
When the initial cleaning process is completed, the sanitization of the premises is undertaken. Through the use of FDA approved medical-grade disinfectants, the sanitization process eliminates dangerous biohazard contaminants. This renders any previously contaminated space safe as defined by CDC.
In some instances, there can be an odor issue associated with an area contaminated by infectious bacteria and viruses. Thus, because the professional infectious disease cleanup process is comprehensive, deodorization may be required.
WHAT IS INFECTIOUS DISEASE?
Infectious diseases are defined by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention as disorders or illnesses caused by organisms. Some infectious diseases are passed from person to person, like the coronavirus (COVID-19). Others are transmitted by animals or insects. Infectious diseases can be transferred via contact with a surface or object on which it has been contaminated by certain types of organisms, primarily viruses and bacteria.
The most common types of organism that are categorized as underlying causes of infectious diseases are:
Infectious diseases can be particularly dangerous because they can be transmitted in a number of different ways:
- Physical contact with infected person
- Casual contact with secretions from an infected individual
- Casual contact with objects touched by an infected person
- Airborne transmission
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to respond to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now spread internationally. While the virus is termed coronavirus, the sickness that results after infection has been termed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO); “CO” stands for corona; “VI” stands for virus; “D” stands for disease; “19” stands for the year the virus was discovered.
COVID-19 has now been declared a pandemic, which is a global outbreak of a disease.
Illness from COVID-19 is wide ranging, from mild to severe symptoms and death. According to the CDC, symptom may appear two days to two weeks after exposure:
- Shortness of breath
It is important to consult your medical provider if you develop any symptoms.
Nearly all major epidemics and pandemics in human history have been caused by infectious diseases. This underscores the need to take extreme care in protecting against the spread of these types of diseases.
BIOHAZARD Detailing Overview
Cleaning, Disinfecting, Sanitizing: Know the DifferenceMany people do not fully appreciate the differences among the terms cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing. In fact, when used in regard to fighting the spread of infectious diseases, these terms have unique and separate meanings to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (COD):
- CLEANING: removes dirt, debris, impurities, and some germs (but does not kill them) from surfaces and objects
- DISINFECTING: reduces germs on surfaces and objects
- SANITIZING: destroys germs on surfaces and objects, rendering a surface or object safe from infectious pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses
Tips To Minimize RiskCities and states are taking increasingly drastic measures to curb the severity of the pandemic, including the closing of bars, restaurants, and public venues. In some areas, officials have issued “shelter in place” orders in order to compel residents to stay in their homes and limit movement. To further protect yourself, minimize your exposure with the following tips:
- Clean hands with sanitizer and wash your hands frequently
- Avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes
- Disinfect “high touch” surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, tables, doorknobs, and handrails regularly
- Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning
- Stop shaking hands – use other noncontact methods of greeting
- Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible
- When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces
- Disinfect “high touch” surfaces like desks, keyboards, light switches, doorknobs, and telephones
- Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings or gatherings
Practice Good Hygiene
At The Office
Watch For SymptomsReported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2020 (COVID-19) cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
- Shortness of breath
- Trouble Breathing
- Persistent Pain or Chest Pressure
- Bluish Lips or Face
*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNS include: