Office Sanitizing

Covid-19, Office Deep-Clean Sanitizing Service:

  • Call us at 860-570-1390 to discuss your needs, but please read the following description of the Service before you call.

  • Our first word of advice is to close your business if you can. As of March 20 when we are writing this, more people in the tiny country of Italy have died than in China. California has estimated that as many as 56% of its population will contract the disease without extreme measures. U.S. experts expect our own health system to be overwhelmed in about 8 weeks. Shut the damn doors and go home. If you can't, read on. 

  • The biggest danger for employees of companies remaining open is contracting the virus from infected people who are mostly non-symptomatic. This is thought to occur if they cough, sneeze, or even touch a counter or door-handle after touching their own face. The virus can live in tiny droplets in the air for hours and on hard surfaces for up to THREE DAYS.

  • Our purpose is to disinfect all frequent-contact surfaces to help PREVENT infection caused by community spread. Our staff is trained in basic infection-control cleaning procedures. We want to be clear that this is NOT a haz-mat operation or a post-infection remediation service. With the ever-changing scientific assessments of how the virus works, how it spreads and what kills it, all we can do is follow the latest guidelines, with no guarantee that it will be effective.

Your Preparation:

  • You should prepare for our visit by clearing counters, desks, sinks, conference tables and chairs of any belongings, papers, etc. The more you can clear floors, the better, so we can disinfect the floors, too. 

What we do:

  • Workers will arrive in your office in single-use, medical-grade, isolation suits. They are equipped with half-face respirators using organic-vapor, P100 filters (better than N95).

  • We clean all frequent-contact surfaces using EPA & CDC guidelines for disinfectants & procedures that are effective against Covid-19. As in the floors, we must clean the surfaces conventionally before they can be effectively disinfected.

  • In our Standard Service, we sanitize floors, desks, chairs, computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, tablets, doors, storage cabinets, kitchens and bathrooms.

  • Floors are done last and sprayed with disinfectant that kills Covid-19. This includes carpets. Our disinfectant does not discolor carpet and does not leave any residue. See below for information about what we use and where.

Regular Repeat Option:

  • We can contract for regular sanitizing on a frequency from a few hours to a few weeks on any level desired. For example, if your office is remaining open, a nightly or weekly surface sanitizing, supplemented by a continuous rotation cleaning of doorknobs and elevator buttons throughout your facility might be appropriate.

Deeper Clean Option: 

  • A more-extensive deeper clean service is available if you require cleaning of walls and hidden, non-contact surfaces. A deeper clean should NOT be expected to further decrease the risk of Covid-19 infection, but it may be helpful with other issues such as dust and mold, which can cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems. 

Rates:

  • The rate for any version of our sanitizing service is $100 per hour, per worker, with a 2 hr minimum. The hourly rate decreases for larger projects. Once your service is scheduled, a deposit covering two hours of service is required to hold the time. We block out plenty of time to complete your project based on the number of workstations and square footage involved. We can currently provide up to 10 workers for larger facilities.

    We use only an hourly rate and do not provide estimates. This is because your office configuration, your staff's preparation and your company's needs can greatly influence the time required. A well-cleared, basically clean workstation might take 10 minutes to disinfect while a dirty, cluttered one the same size might take a half hour. If you request drawers and cabinets to be cleaned inside, the overall cost would increase accordingly. 

    Wherever possible, we use a mechanical sprayer to save time.

What we use to sanitize your office:

  • Hundreds of chemical products have been approved by the CDC for killing Covid-19. We wanted one that could be used on nearly all surfaces without discoloring or staining. We therefore don't use bleach solutions except for bathrooms and kitchens. Many other chemicals can be toxic to breathe or even touch and have to be cleaned up themselves after they are used, and/or they must stay wet on the surface being treated for five or ten minutes to be effective, which makes them impractical.

  • We therefore opted for a 75% isopropyl alcohol solution for most surfaces to be cleaned. This is the main ingredient (at 60%+) in hand-sanitizers that are approved for Covid-19. It doesn't stain most materials, can be used on fabric as well as hard surfaces, and in a 70%+ solution, kills Covid-19 in one minute according to the CDC. VAPORS can be dangerous to inhale in large quantity, so if spraying is appropriate for your facility, only personnel with solvent respirators should be present. You may request no spraying, in which case carpets cannot be sanitized, but that is not thought to significantly increase the risk of infection.

    We use Military Specification TT-I-735A NOT.3 Grade A Isopropyl Alcohol Solvent that we obtain from an aircraft equipment supplier. We are happy to supply documentation on request.

  • To properly disinfect, isopropyl alcohol must be diluted with water. The CDC recommends at least 70% alcohol for killing Covid-19 and our solution is 75% to provide a margin of safety. We believe that a stronger solution may not necessarily be better, because the surface must stay wet for one minute to kill any Covid-19 that might be present, and a higher alcohol solution might dry too fast. If you've noticed how fast hand-sanitizer drys, you get the picture. 

    Now that you know the basics, call us to discuss your particular needs and schedule our Covid-19, Deep-Clean Sanitizing Service. 860-570-1390.