Coronavirus Disinfection

Rochester, NY


Coronavirus Disinfection is a new necessity in Rochester, NY and surrounding areas!

Rock Environmental uses state-of-the-art technology & equipment to eliminate the presence of Coronavirus.

In this comprehensive post, you’ll learn;

  • Our Coronavirus Disinfection process.
  • Cost of Coronavirus Disinfection in Rochester, NY.
  • Lifespan of Novel Coronavirus on various surface types.
  • Tips for what you can be doing at home to prevent the spread of CoVid-19.
  • And more!

Remember, We’re In This Together!

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Coronavirus Disinfection in Rochester, NY

Coronavirus Disinfection Service
 

So far, the year 2020 has not been great. We all started out on New Year’s Eve hoping for a great fresh start to a new decade. For some of us, that was happening. Marriages, pregnancy announcements, big vacations and family reunions. Then COVID-19 hit. So instead of all the fun plans we made, we are all stuck at home under a mandated “Stay at home” order.

Stay Home and help stop the spread of Coronavirus

Everything has been cancelled, the Olympics, Kentucky Derby, the U.S.Open, and everything in between. Thankfully for essential workers we can still get groceries, take-out/delivery, and medications. Some of us are going stir-crazy (us included) and others are enjoying the nice break at home with the kids. Just keep doing what we are supposed to do, and this will all be over! In the meantime, Rock Environmental is deemed essential and is here for all your Coronavirus Disinfection and cleaning needs!

With most businesses closed, now is the perfect time to call in the professionals at Rock Environmental in Rochester, NY for Coronavirus Cleaning, decontamination and disinfection. Even though our process allows for minimal downtime, calling us in now will make sure your business is thoroughly cleaned and properly disinfected for when it comes time to open back up to employees and customers. You’ll have peace of mind in knowing that your environment is safe for you and everyone else!

 

How do we clean and disinfect for COVID-19?

Steramist applicator spraying
 

Rock Environmental uses state-of-the-art Coronavirus disinfecting products. We have been using the SteraMist line of products which is effective in disinfecting for Coronavirus as well as other type of contaminants. We have 2 different options available with the way we use the SteraMist products.

We offer a whole environment unit which uses a fogger type technology. Using this method allows for an entire room to be thoroughly disinfected with minimal exposure to contaminants. We also use the SteraMist handheld spray device. Using this method, we can get up close and thoroughly spray surfaces.

Steramist Product Line

Both products use Binary Ionization Technology (BIT). TOMI patented a 2-step iHP process. During this process, a solution of hydrogen peroxide is activated and ionized into a super fine mist/fog which has been registered by the EPA.

Best thing about SteraMist is that it can fully disinfect any room or surface in a matter of minutes. Even better is that it can be used on virtually any surface. This means electronics, fabric, and wood surfaces. The only prep required is to have any debris wiped away, so the surface area is cleared for optimal mist application!

 

Our Coronavirus Disinfecting Process

Coronavirus Cleaning inside a Bank
 

Our process starts just like anyone else: a phone call. With your call to Rock Environmental in Rochester, NY, we begin right away. Initially we ask you a few questions about the area you need disinfected. We will go over size, type of facility, and pricing (obviously). Next, we come in to evaluate the area. With the evaluation, we can determine high-touch and high-traffic areas.

With this information, we are better able to create an effective disinfection plan. Depending on the size of the space, we may have multiple professionals administering the disinfecting solution. Additionally, we may work out a plan that combines both the SteraMist surface system and the Handheld system. Either way, Rock Environmental strives to provide you with an excellent plan of action.

After all plans have been set in place, we get to work. We will begin with wiping away any types of debris or trash from surface areas. This can range from papers to food crumbs or dust. Once the initial wipe down is finished, we start the disinfection process. Our decontamination team will start with the basic surface areas first. Meaning countertops, tables, desks or other flat empty work areas.

Coronavirus Disinfection

Next, we will work on the other furniture including chairs, cabinets, sinks, toilets, and other areas. Next, we will disinfect the high touch areas like doorknobs, handles, computer keyboard/mouse, light switches, railings and faucets. Lastly, we will do a final spray of the floors and walls and window furnishings like blinds or curtains.

Once the spraying or fogging has been completed, we let everything set. There is no wiping or drying off any surfaces with the SterMist line of products. We allow the mist to dry which provides optimal disinfection. Depending on the size, this can be done in minutes.

 

High Touch & High Traffic Areas

elevator button being touched
 
  • Light Switches
  • Railings
  • Door Knobs or Door Handles
  • Drawer Pulls
  • Faucets
  • Computer Mouse & Keyboard
  • Phones
  • Elevator Buttons
  • Lobby’s
  • Restrooms
  • Hallways
  • Stairways
  • Offices
  • Kitchen or Cafeteria
  • Community Rooms
  • Elevators
 

Cost of Coronavirus Disinfection in Rochester, NY

 

The average cost for coronavirus cleaning and disinfecting can range anywhere from $1000 to $5000 or more depending on the size of your facility. The larger the facility, the higher the cost. Another factor into the cost would be based on the extent of work required to properly disinfect everything. A large warehouse type facility might in fact cost less than a smaller office building that has many offices and high-traffic areas.

The best bet is to contact Rock Environmental to work out a disinfection plan that best suits the needs of your facility. Coronavirus disinfection must be taken seriously, and no short-cuts should be taken. Invest in the cleanliness of your facility not only for your business, but also for your community! We’re all in this together!

 

Disinfection, Decontamination or Sterilization?

 

Most of us have heard these terms, and some of us may have even thought them all to be the same thing. The fact is, they are not. Here is a list of common terms surrounding the coronavirus infection and how to tell them apart:

Disinfection – The process of cleaning, usually with a chemical, to kill and destroy bacteria.

Decontamination – Removal of a dangerous substance such as radioactive material, or germs from an area or object.

Sterilization – Process of making something free of bacteria or other live organisms.

Cleaning – The action of making something clean, usually freeing of dirt or debris.

Remediation – The process of reversing or stopping environmental damage.

All of us are all too familiar with cleaning. It is the mundane project that we all hate yet to have to do. With the coronavirus, we must continue cleaning and even take it up a notch. Common cleaning habits are essential in preventing the spread. Make sure all the trash is thrown out, and debris cleaned up.

But to take it further, we must also disinfect and decontaminate. Cleaning is not disinfecting unless the products being used are classified as disinfectants. To be sure of proper disinfection and decontamination, call Rock Environmental in Rochester, NY to be sure.

Not only does Rock Environmental provide exceptional coronavirus disinfection services, we also provide a verification service to determine the cleanliness of your home or facility. After successful disinfection, Rock Environmental has the ability to assess and verify if contaminants may still be present.

Not only does Rock Environmental provide exceptional coronavirus disinfection services, we also provide a verification service to determine the cleanliness of your home or facility. After successful disinfection, Rock Environmental has the ability to assess and verify if contaminants may still be present.

 

Verification Testing in Rochester, NY

 

We use SystemSURE Plus which uses ATP testing technology. ATP is short for Adenosine Triphosphate which is the energy molecule found in all living things. Our professionals will use a pre-soaked swab to test surface areas which have already been disinfected.

The swab is then placed into a vial and exposed to a solution which allows the ATP testing to begin. The vial is placed into a handheld luminometer which will determine the level of contaminants still present on the swabbed surface area.

While the SystemSURE Plus can not specifically determine if coronavirus has been removed from the surface, it is effective in determining if other contaminants or bacteria are still present. Used in conjunction with SteraMist iHP technology, we can be sure that effective decontamination and disinfection has been provided to your facility.

 

Coronavirus Surface Contamination: Updated

 

As the coronavirus lingers on in the world, we are learning more and more about how the virus lives, thrives and spreads. Initially, it was thought it could only live on a surface for a few hours, but we have been learning many new facts about this novel bug: Check out the updates below:

Metal Surfaces and Objects (door knobs, utensils, jewelry) – 5 Days

Ceramic Material (kitchenware) – 5 Days

Glass (kitchenware, mirrors, windows) – up to 5 days

Wooden Surfaces (furniture, patio furniture) – 4 Days

Plastic Materials (buttons, bags, public transportation seats) – 2 to 3 Days

Stainless Steel Products (kitchen products, reusable water bottles) – 2 to 3 Days

Cardboard (delivery boxes) – 24 Hours

Copper (pennies, cookware, pipes) – 4 Hours

Aluminum (cans, foil, water bottles) – up to 8 Hours

With all this latest information, it is crucial to have any home or facility thoroughly disinfected for coronavirus. Call Rock Environmental in Rochester, NY today for a proper evaluation and to get your facility disinfected for Coronavirus!

 

What can you do at home?

 

Even with the stay at home orders in place, we must still get groceries and other types of supplies. If we are lucky enough, we can get everything delivered. Whether you are going out yourself, or getting delivery, there are steps that should be completed at home to help reduce and prevent the continued spread of coronavirus. Using household wipes and sprays can be effective when done properly and in the right way. There may be areas we forget about cleaning, and they are crucial in times like these.

  • After returning from the store, use sanitizer or sanitizing wipes on your phone, purse, doorknobs, car door handles and steering wheel. Any contaminants from the store may end up on these surfaces.
  • You can go the extra step and wipe down the products purchased. If items are set on the counter, be sure to wipe down the counter as well.
  • If using reusable shopping bags, don’t forget to wipe them out too!
  • Change your clothes when you get home. While there is no information about the virus being in fabric, it would still be a good idea to change to help prevent any possible contamination.

If you feel you have any possible symptoms of coronavirus, stay at home and call your physician. Even if the symptoms you are feeling are not linked to the coronavirus, it is best to stay home until you no longer have symptoms. Along with the latest information of how long the virus can last on a surface, we are also learning new symptoms to be aware of. Check them out below:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • *Shortness of breath, or having a tough time breathing
  • Chills, or shaking
  • Muscle pain that is new
  • Headache that is persistent
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss of taste or smell that is new
  • *Constant pain or pressure in the chest
  • *Confusion or extreme fatigue (new)
  • *Blue colored lips or face

*Contact a medical professional IMMEDIATELY!

Any one of these symptoms can be related to coronavirus and can show up anywhere from 2-14 days after exposure. If you think you may have been exposed to the virus, or are concerned by any of these symptoms, consult with your physician.

 

FAQ’s and Helpful Resources

 
 

Why Choose Rock Environmental in Rochester, NY for Coronavirus Disinfection

 

We have been leading providers in the restoration industry for 10+ years, so decontamination and disinfection are not new to us. In the Rochester, NY area we are well known for our expertise and professionalism to all our clients. We strive in excellence and take pride in our work, big or small. We have standards set in place to provide optimal protection to our employees as well as all our clients.

We take care to use all protective equipment and follow all OSHA guidelines. Our products are EPA certified and proven effective in numerous ways. Most importantly, Rock Environmental is here for you. In times such as these, we all need a little support and somewhere to turn. We’re all in this together and we are here for all your coronavirus disinfection and decontamination needs!

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