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professional disinfection Covid taught us all a lot about the importance of having a clean and sanitized environment. While cleaning and disinfection are terms often used interchangeably, they hold distinct meanings and purposes, especially when it comes to spaces like homes, businesses, and medical facilities. Below, we take a closer look at the difference between disinfection and cleaning, and why opting for professional disinfection services can make all the difference.

Cleaning vs. Disinfection: The Crucial Difference

When we refer to “cleaning,” we are primarily talking about the removal of visible dirt, dust, debris, and stains from surfaces. It’s an important first step in maintaining a clean environment and certainly helps any environment look more appealing. However, cleaning alone does not necessarily eliminate harmful bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens that may be on surfaces.

Disinfection, on the other hand, is much more than cleaning. This process involves using specialized chemicals or technologies that are capable of killing or neutralizing bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that may pose a health risk. When preventing the spread of infections and disease is a priority, professional disinfection helps ensure a safer and healthier environment.

The Expertise of Professional Disinfection

Regular cleaning is important, but professional disinfection is essential in some cases. Professionals offer specialized solutions for different environments including:

  • Airborne Contamination and Spore Removal
    • Advanced air scrubbing and HEPA filtration remove spores and contaminants, improving indoor air quality and reducing respiratory risks.
  • Surface Contamination and Spore Removal
    • Professionals use HEPA vacuums and hot water extraction to clean porous and non-porous surfaces, from furniture to carpets.
  • Source Removal Cleaning and Disinfection
    • Professional restoration companies remove bioload and residues from non-porous surfaces, then disinfect them to minimize contamination.

Cleaning removes dirt and debris, while disinfection kills harmful microorganisms. When you need comprehensive and effective disinfection – professional disinfection services are the way to go. Contact Premier Restorations for specialized disinfection services that go beyond traditional cleaning methods. 

 

sewage cleanup Any time there is a flood of any kind, it’s a problem, but when there is a flood involving sewage, the cleanup is not only more disgusting, but it is also more dangerous and a much bigger cleanup. Sewage cleanup is no simple task and it can pose health risks so it is important to hire an experienced restoration company. As we will explore below, some cleaning tasks are simply best left to the professionals, and sewage cleanup is certainly one of those tasks.

Expertise That Matters

Sewage backups are not your everyday spills; they bring a host of contaminants and potential health hazards that require professional expertise to properly clean. It is essential to work with professionals that are certified by the Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) because it ensures that they have undergone the necessary training and are equipped with the latest techniques and best practices to properly restore your property.

Comprehensive Sewage Cleanup

Sewage backups can contaminate areas far beyond the visible damage. The professional restoration process goes beyond just cleaning up the mess you can see with your eyes. Sewage cleanup requires professional expertise and tools to ensure that every nook and cranny is properly sanitized which will prevent bacteria from growing and cross-contaminating other areas. 

Odor Control and Sanitization

At this point, if you’re like most people, you are probably thinking that sanitizing is essential but…what about the smell from a sewage backup? Long-lasting odor can be a problem after a sewage backup but it is important not to just mask the smell – odor must be eliminated at the source. Proper and thorough sanitization is an essential step in preventing airborne illnesses and ensuring that your space is safe. 

Equipped for Success

Proper restoration after a sewage backup is more than just hard work; it also requires specialized tools and equipment. A quality restoration company will have all the necessary tools such as air movers and dehumidifiers, subfloor drying equipment, wood floor drying systems, and more to efficiently and effectively complete your sewage cleanup. These professional tools 

Professional help is not just recommended—it is essential when it comes to sewage cleanup. At Premier Restorations, our certified team, quick response, comprehensive cleanup, and state-of-the-art equipment guarantee that your property will be restored to its pre-damage state, allowing you to return to your normal life with confidence. We are available 24/7 to assist you so, when disaster strikes, do not hesitate to call us.

nursing home disinfection A nursing home should be a safe place for all who live and work there. As we age, our immune systems weaken which makes us more vulnerable to infections and illness so being cautious about infection risk is important. Unfortunately, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are particularly vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious diseases because of the close proximity of residents and their underlying health conditions. For this reason, proper nursing home disinfection, including all surfaces and areas within the facility, is essential to preventing the spread of disease and protecting the health and well-being of residents and staff.

Individuals living in nursing homes are particularly susceptible to infection and illness and that is especially concerning because infections can quickly become life-threatening. Nursing homes must maintain strict cleaning and disinfection protocols in resident rooms as well as common spaces like dining rooms, kitchens, restrooms, lobbies, etc. And, while daily cleaning and disinfection are important, bleach and disinfecting cleaners are often not enough to combat today’s more virulent and resistant germs. Hiring a professional nursing home disinfection service can make all the difference when preventing the spread of infection and illness in a nursing home.

There is a BIG difference between a cleaning service and a professional disinfection service. When hiring a professional disinfection service for nursing homes, it is important that the service uses CDC and EPA-approved industrial-strength disinfectants. And, the process by which the service cleans and disinfects areas is also important. A reliable nursing home disinfecting service should use fully encapsulated personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as a full-face respirator mask throughout the entire disinfecting process. The service should also adhere to a stringent virus demobilization process for all of the equipment, trucks, and waste storage areas that they use. This ensures that the cleaning service does not bring any germs into a nursing home or spread any germs after leaving your facility.

The health and safety of your nursing home residents and staff is incredibly important. Stop the spread of disease and hire a professional disinfection company that can customize a cleaning and disinfection process to your nursing home needs and concerns.

sewage backup No matter what type of business you operate, if there is a sewage backup or overflow, it’s a big problem. Not only is it unpleasant but it is hazardous because it may contain things like bacteria, viruses, and microbes that can cause serious illness. And, of course, depending on the severity of the situation, it may very quickly cause property damage. It is impossible to anticipate a sewage backup but it can happen for a variety of reasons such as blockages or sewer line breaks and may end up overflowing into sinks, tubs, toilets, floor drains, and more.

The Hazards of Commercial Sewage Backup and Overflow

If there has ever been something considered to be a plumbing emergency, sewage backup, and the overflow would certainly be that. Immediate response is critical in preventing business downtime, property damage, and health hazards. Because sewage backups and overflows contain both water and hazardous bacteria and microbes, not only does the sewage cause damage, but the moisture can also lead to mold growth, as Forbes points out, “Carpets, wood flooring, trim, drywall and even wooden framing may have to go. Get started on the cleanup process as soon as possible, which will likely include calling a restoration company to perform the bulk of the tasks. The sewage and water create humid conditions, and mold can quickly grow.”

The Importance of Immediate Response to Commercial Sewage Backup

The sooner your can get professional assistance, the better. It is important to work with a commercial sewage cleanup and restoration company that is both trained and certified by the IICRC – a cleaning and restoration certification program. This will ensure that your restoration service can provide effective and thorough cleanup services including removal of standing water and sewage, complete sanitization of the affected area, deodorization of affected areas, and any other necessary restoration services. A high-quality and experienced restoration company will be able to quickly treat affected areas using air movers, dehumidifiers, subfloor drying equipment, wood floor drying systems, and more. If your commercial building experiences any kind of sewage backup and overflow, it is essential to remediate the issue as soon as possible for both the health and safety of everyone in the building, as well as to reduce property damage. 

school disinfection School should be a safe and healthy place where children and adults can go to focus on learning and having fun. No matter what type of school, whether it’s an elementary school or a university, biological risks like germs, bacteria, and other hazards exist. Even highly stringent cleaning and disinfection protocols can struggle to keep up with the high level of disinfection needed in educational facilities. Additionally, there are many cleaning and disinfection regulations and standards to which education facilities must adhere. For this reason, all educational facilities can benefit from hiring professional school disinfection specialists.

 

What to Look for in a School Disinfection Service:

 

  • OSHA Compliant
    • A high-quality, reliable school disinfection service will operate within OSHA compliance and follow the most current CDC guidance regarding virus disinfection and control. Your school also must remain OSHA compliant because, as an employer, your school is required to protect employees from recognized hazards. By hiring an OSHA-compliant school disinfection specialist, your school will remain in adherence with OSHA regulations.
  • Safe & Effective Cleaning Methods
    • Be sure that your disinfection service uses the correct methods including the correct chemicals and cleaners. Some cleaning services simply use bleach or other surface disinfectants to clean surfaces but that may actually just move germs around and not actually eliminate resistant germs and bacteria. Use a disinfecting service that is EPA certified to kill resistant pathogens like Cdiff, as well as mold, fungi, bacteria, and viruses. 
  • IICRC Certified School Disinfection Service
    • It is important to hire a disinfection service that is IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) Certified. The IICRC is a “certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.” Work with a school disinfection service that prioritizes having a stringent virus demobilization process for all of their equipment, trucks, and waste storage areas to ensure you are optimally protecting your school.
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