Ensuring Safety and Cleanliness: The Vital Role of Infection Decontamination Services for Commercial Spaces

Infection Decontamination Services for Commercial Spaces

In recent years, infection decontamination services and infection control cleaning have become vital in safeguarding the well-being of employees and customers in commercial spaces. In fact, of the many lessons learned during the recent pandemic, one underscored the significance of expert infection decontamination services in reducing the spread of the virus. Many cleaning and janitorial companies lack the tools, training, and expertise to manage a harmful pathogenic virus, like COVID-19.

It’s not simply coronavirus that requires rigorous cleaning and sanitization by professional services. Still, any pathogen—a virus, bacteria, fungi, or other contaminant—infects a commercial space. Viruses, for example, are easily spread by contact with an object recently sneezed or coughed on by an infected individual. Influenza strains survive 24-48 hours on hard, nonporous surfaces like stainless steel or plastic and survive for 8-12 hours on porous surfaces like cloth or paper towels. When this happens in commercial spaces, individuals touching these contaminated surfaces may become infected and spread such viruses further. Infection control cleaning is then required to remove these viruses to protect the health and safety of employees and customers alike.

The Importance of Infection Decontamination Services

Professional infection decontamination services help maintain a clean and safe work or business environment—paramount for today’s fast-paced business landscape. Commercial spaces are not limited to retailers, restaurants, pubs, offices, warehouses, or tech centers. Many commercial spaces are located in multi-use buildings, too, that offer a range of services. If an infectious outbreak occurs within the building, employing infection control measures to eliminate pathogens and reduce the risk of disease transmission is crucial. 

Utilizing Comprehensive Cleaning Protocols and Technologies

An infection decontamination service company follows a combination of comprehensive disinfection protocols and advanced cleaning technologies, among other initiatives, that cleaning and janitorial companies cannot provide. This includes cleaning and disinfection of frequent high-touch surfaces in commercial spaces like door handles, elevator buttons, light switches, and shared equipment. Decontamination services have access to industrial-grade, EPA-approved disinfectants to eliminate viruses and bacteria effectively. Beyond daily maintenance, periodic deep cleaning ensures that less accessible areas are sanitized, reducing the risk of hidden contamination.

More than simply using the right type of disinfectant, infection decontamination companies have the tools and technologies at their disposal. One method involves electrostatic spraying of charged disinfectants that uniformly coat surfaces, including hard-to-reach areas, ensuring comprehensive disinfection. UV-C light devices are used to sterilize surfaces and air by breaking down the DNA and RNA of pathogens, rendering them inactive. Disinfectant fogging can also be employed, which disperses fine mist into the air to penetrate hard-to-reach crevices and areas that might be missed by manual cleaning, providing broad-spectrum pathogen control.

Why Choose Octagon Cleaning & Restoration

Regarding infection control and sanitization of your commercial space, Octagon Cleaning & Restoration is the region’s industry leader. We follow stringent CDC-established guidelines for sanitizing buildings, including a detailed and hygienic cleaning process using a disinfectant registered with the EPA. This process is crucial to ensure the safety and health of building occupants, as it significantly reduces the presence and spread of harmful viruses and other contaminants.

Our workers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to safeguard themselves and prevent the potential transmission of viruses. PPE includes the minimum p100 full-face respirators, medical-grade nitrile gloves, and coveralls with hoods and booties, which provide a reliable barrier for viral transmission. By taking these precautions, workers can effectively minimize the risk of direct and indirect contact with harmful pathogens during the infection control cleaning process and prevent further spread.

In addition to thoroughly cleaning surfaces, carpets, and upholstery typically require steam cleaning to eliminate viruses and other contaminants. To minimize the chance of viruses moving through heating and cooling ducts in commercial spaces, the building’s HVAC system is disinfected to help ensure that the air circulating within the building remains as free from viruses and other contaminants as possible. 

Delivering Tailored Solutions 

At Octagon, we work with you to develop customized cleaning and disinfection plans based on your commercial space’s specific needs and traffic patterns. This provides optimal infection decontamination and control to ensure your commercial space is safe and clean for all who enter the building. Our methods follow guidelines and regulations set by health authorities such as the CDC, EPA, and OSHA, and our cleaning practices meet the highest standards to ensure compliance with infection control protocols and assure your customers and your employees. 

Octagon provides unsurpassed infection disease cleanup, expertise, and decontamination services to make certain your commercial space is a safe, healthy indoor environment. Contact us today for more information or to discuss tailored cleaning solutions unique to your business.