At 3kings Cleaning LLC, we focus on interior and exterior cleaning including professional pressure washing, carpet cleaning, and air duct cleaning. But in making our normal pressure washing and cleaning calls, our customers—who were concerned about COVID-19—started inquiring if we might disinfect and sanitize their workspaces. Fast forward to now: 3kings Cleaning LLC is currently providing office sanitation services to fight Coronavirus in Roswell and other surrounding Metro Atlanta areas. We only use disinfecting solutions approved by the EPA to kill the Novel Coronavirus, as well as all other viruses.
What can do to protect yourself from COVID-19, and how can you kill some viruses?
People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
What Can Clean And Disinfect CoronaVirus (COVID-19)
You should clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If surfaces are dirty, simply clean them: use detergent or soap and water before disinfection.
In order to disinfect, the most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface. Options include:
- Diluting your household bleach.To make a bleach solution, mix 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water.
- Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
- Alcohol solutions.(Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.)
- Quats (quaternary ammonium compounds) are potent disinfectant chemicals commonly found in disinfectant wipes, sprays, and other household cleaners that are designed to kill germs. It is often the stuff that allows a product to claim to be antibacterial, as they are certified by the EPA as pesticides.
Bleach-based commercial sanitizers or disinfectants are readily available and easy to use since they are already prepared. Look for products such as Clorox Clean-Up® Cleaner with Bleach, Fantastic Spray with Bleach, and Soft Scrub with Bleach. The active ingredient in the product will be sodium hypochlorite if the product is a bleach-based disinfectant.
Quaternary Ammonium Sanitizers
Quaternary ammonium compounds, or quats, are widely available and are also effective sanitizers. The active ingredient in this type of product is a mixture of compounds that would be noted as alkyl dimethyl ammonium chlorides on the product label. Commercial quats are sold under many different brand names, for instance: Pine-Sol Cleaner and Antibacterial and Fantastik All-Purpose Cleaner.
What Are The Differences In Using Bleach Versus Quats?
Unlike bleach and bleach-based compounds, quats can be used to both clean and sanitize a surface. However, quats need a much longer contact time with a soiled surface and, once sprayed on, should be allowed to remain for 10 minutes before being wiped off. Most household products require that surfaces treated with quats be rinsed before food is placed on the surface. Check product labels for directions for use.