WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS 2019?
The worldwide Coronavirus (COVID – 19) outbreak has people scrambling to protect themselves, their homes and businesses from potential contamination.
The effects of this type of biohazard situation can last up to two weeks and the continued spread of the disease has led to a growing number of fatalities in the UK.
Coronavirus (COVID -19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID -19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Anyone can be infected with coronavirus, mostly at risk are those who have recently been in an area with an ongoing spread of the virus and healthcare workers treating already infected patients.
The main symptoms of COVID 19 are:
- shortness of breath
However, some patients develop pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ failure and in some cases death.
People can protect themselves by avoiding crowded places and close contact and thoroughly washing hands after surfaces and objects have been touched. Currently, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID – 19.
DEEP STEAM CLEANING HAS TAKEN ON A NEW URGENCY THIS YEAR
Following the COVID – 19 prevention guidance set by the Health Authorities, people are intensely washing, dusting and disinfecting homes and offices, with the knowledge that lives may depend on it.
Most people in these difficult times are taking extra precautions. Professional End of Tenancy Cleaning Companies are now being swamped with requests for deep cleaning, a process that involves getting into forgotten areas with accumulated dust, dirt and virus-carrying particulates.
COMPARED TO THE CASUAL DUST-UP, A DEEP CLEAN IS AN EXTREMELY THOROUGH TYPE OF CLEANING
It means hunting for dust mites behind furniture and cabinets, addressing scum from shower-heads, cleaning inside ovens, mopping floors under rugs, wiping door handles, skirting boards and window frames. It requires the emptying of cupboards to clean the surfaces within.
Absent of health crisis, a thorough domestic cleaning is recommended annually, however, the currently growing pandemic has a dramatic impact on the cleaning business. More clients are calling for deep clean and disinfection and on the other hand, some clients have suspended cleaning schedules for fear of letting anyone in their homes who may have come in contact with someone infected with COVID -19.
The most important recommendations of the Health Authorities on how to protect yourself and your family of respiratory illness including COVID – 19 is practicing good hand hygiene, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting handled items.
OUR TEAMS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED WITH THE RECOMMENDED RESPIRATORY MASKS, GLOVES AND OTHER PROTECTIVE ITEMS AND DISINFECTING PRODUCTS FOR ANTI-CORONAVIRUS CLEANING
More than ever our cleaners are required to use disposable gloves and shoe covers. All staff members must wash their hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds immediately after removing the gloves. They have to use hand sanitizing gels, keeping the gel wet on their hands for a minimum of 15 seconds. All cleaning equipment (i.e.vacuum cleaners, mops) are disinfected between appointments.
We use the professional biocidal cleaner Prochem D500 Microsan for disinfection. It recommends spraying surfaces with a diluted cleaning solution and this product can be used for cleaning floors as well as for Steam Cleaning Equipment.
Originally developed in the 1980s for blood-borne viruses such as HBV, HCV, and HIV, this product is also very effective against Coronavirus (Coronaviridae family including MERS-CoV). Microsan is clear, low foaming liquid with pleasant apple blossom fragrance.
Premium Clean, which typically uses eco-friendly cleaning products, have relaxed our policy against using strong chemicals because at the current situation our customers are demanding them. Meanwhile, chemical disinfectants are in short supply across the UK. On a hopeful note, the new coronavirus is the amount the easiest viruses to destroy as Consumer Reports explains. Soap and water, household beach, alcohol (i.e. rubbing alcohol) or hydrogen peroxide are effective agents in the absence of stronger chemicals.
We now offers disinfection in addition to our list of services and we do our best to deliver the highest professional standards possible. The price for this service is generally 50% of the Deep Cleaning cost.