The Importance of Disinfection of Coronavirus
In the United States, there are currently over 235,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Over 9,000 of those are in the state of Louisiana currently. If the effects of the coronavirus pandemic have taught us anything, it’s that disinfection and sterilization are so vital in our workplaces, public spaces, and homes. Diseases can spread so easily from person to person, and some viruses and bacteria can live on surfaces for days or even weeks. While it is not confirmed exactly how long COVID-19 can live on surfaces, it is suspected that their lifespan on surfaces is very similar to other coronaviruses. Most known coronaviruses last on surfaces for several hours to several days, according to the CDC. Without further ado, here are three ways bioremediation services can help prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
At Traffic Touch Points
Areas which many people come through during the day, such as public transportation sites, shopping malls, stores, and workplaces are common traffic touchpoints. Oftentimes, passersby will touch hundreds of points of contact within these sites. Cities in Louisiana are especially likely to be hotspots for the virus. If someone unknowingly has the coronavirus because they are asymptomatic, they could spread it at a traffic touchpoint very easily. If an infected individual touches their mouth or nose, and then puts their hand on a traffic touchpoint, this is how the virus can spread rampantly. Biological remediation services are one way to disinfect these areas and remove any remnants of the virus from them until the pandemic is over.
In the Home
It is very important to keep up with regularly disinfecting common touchpoints in the home, like doorknobs, toilet handles, cabinets, and refrigerator doors. However, if someone in your household has recently contracted the virus, independently disinfecting items in the home may not be sufficient in preventing further spread of the virus. The individual who has contracted the virus should be quarantined, and then a bioremediation service should be contacted immediately to completely disinfect the house in order to decrease the risk of contamination as much as possible. If someone in your household has been infected by or even exposed to the virus, it is a good idea to ensure the disinfection of coronavirus.
Hospitals & Healthcare
The disinfection of coronavirus becomes especially important in hospitals and healthcare units where there are many infected patients and internal traffic touchpoints. These internal traffic touchpoints are much more likely to contribute to the spread of the virus because of their exposure to infected peoples. The effects of contamination in these sites are more profound because healthcare professionals are key players in the effort to keep coronavirus at bay and nurse people back to health. If they fall, there will be fewer hands available to care for the sick and infected residents of Louisiana. While these hospitals already have disinfectants and safety measures in place, some are simply too busy and overstaffed with patients to keep up with all the traffic touchpoints. The best way to ensure the disinfection of coronavirus in these places is to contact a trusted biological remediation service to cover the job and decontaminate the place through and through.