Cleaning and Disinfecting
CLEANING AND DISINFECTING YOUR Long Island home and business during the Covid-19 pandemic has taken off just as fast as the virus itself. Maid services, restoration companies and facility management companies are among those offering these services.
I have seen hundreds of posts on sites like Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram showing people spraying with everything from pump sprayers to paint sprayers. One post stated, “Corona is Gold” more than likely referring to how much money their company would make from simply wiping down surfaces and fogging disinfectant. In some cases skipping the wiping part!
NOW WHILE THIS MAY BE A HELPFUL type of service, some don’t necessarily know who to hire and may base their decision to hire on fear without getting estimates and jumping right into the cleaning without researching costs prior.
Pricing these jobs ranges from flat fees to charging per square foot
IS IT WORTH THE MONEY? To some essential business’ it may be necessary to keep the environment as clean as possible for their employees and customers coming in expecting a clean environment. For business’ with janitorial staff or homeowners you may want to hold onto your money as it is task that your staff or yourself can take care of.
If you want to disinfect surfaces it is important to make sure that the area is free of dust dirt or other soiling. You can set up a bucket of warm water with some mild dish soap and wash everything before applying a disinfectant product.
APPLYING ANYTHING TO A dirty surface can render it useless or it may have very little effectiveness. Once everything had been cleaned then you can apply an EPA approved disinfectant suitable for Covid-19 https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-expands-covid-19-disinfectant-list
It needs to dwell on the surface for a certain amount of time. I suggest following the manufacturers instructions for the specific product you are using as the label provides specific information. If you know how to detail clean then you can take of yourself. https://youtu.be/t4kOKPehfE4
IF YOU CHOOSE TO HIRE a company to work for you be sure to first ask friends and family if they know of a reputable company. Find out if they carry pollution liability insurance, what experience they have applying disinfectants and what products they intend to use.
Always get more than one estimate, you may even be able to work out a fair price for multiple visits if you so need. Please always do your research, get customer references and check online reviews when looking for this type of service. Stay Safe and Stay Smart
IF YOU WISH TO HAVE ME over i would be more than happy to provide you with an estimate and of course customer references. I have been disinfecting Long Island homes for over 20 years. This is a service I have always offered long before this virus came along. You can gladly call me to address any of your concerns and and answer your questions. I can be reached at 631-606-MOLD I am always here to help.