DEEP CLEANING & DECONTAMINATION SERVICES
React, Remove, Reassure
React Specialist Cleaning are experts in deep cleaning and decontamination services to eradicate SARS-CoV-2, the virus strain responsible for Covid-19, for any commercial premises. Routine decontamination can be insufficient to eradicate the virus, so we react with the specialist chemical cleaners and equipment. We remove any hazardous waste from the premises, as we’re a licensed waste carrier. And we highly recommend ATP (adenosine triphosphate) testing both before and after cleaning to reassure our clients that we’ve achieved success.
There are plenty of facilities which are still open even during the UK lockdown and which require urgent attention to reduce the risks of Covid-19 spreading. We go beyond everyday cleaning to disinfect and decontaminate areas that have been exposed to the virus. From hospitals to care homes, police stations to prisons, and hotels to cruise ships, we work to return premises to safe operational use as quickly as possible. And regular deep cleaning will assist in preventing further contamination.
Key steps of React’s Infection Control service
Respond rapidly 24/7/365.
Secure the area, protecting staff and public.
Test for contaminants pre- and post-clean.
Utilise superior quality PPE.
Deploy BS EN 1276 chemical cleaners.
Clean and thoroughly disinfect.
Remove hazardous waste as a licensed waste carrier.
Apply specialist cleaning expertise throughout.
From hotels to cruise ships, police stations to prisons, public spaces to private hospitals, we do what others can’t do – going beyond cleaning to disinfect and decontaminate areas that have been exposed to coronavirus (Covid-19).
Keeping you up to date
As the situation regarding coronavirus develops over coming weeks, we’re responding with more information on our blog. Stay tuned – and where possible, stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. When you do go out, make sure to keep washing your hands and practising good respiratory hygiene. Together, we will limit the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus.
Why use React?
Our expertise in coronavirus disinfection stems from our long-term experience with infection control to limit the spread of diseases such as MRSA, Swine Flu, C. difficile and Norovirus.
QUALITY DEEP CLEANING GUARANTEED
Highly rated for speed and quality of delivery
Security cleared and Properly equipped to industry standards.
We carry £20 million of relevant insurance cover.
All our staff are medically fit and fully immunised.
Licensed Waste Carrier.
ISO14001 Environmental Management.
Coronavirus deep cleaning services for commercial, industrial and public spaces in detail below...
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Experts in Covid-19 coronavirus cleaning, disinfection and decontamination
Many organisations have premises which still need to be open during the time of coronavirus lockdown. If you know that your premises have been exposed to the Covid-19 coronavirus, then please contact us urgently for advice on the correct procedure to follow to prevent the disease spreading. But in any case, we would recommend regular deep cleaning and decontamination to restrict the risks posed by the virus.
Proper preparation for cleaning
Our team will arrive on-site following your instructions. They are trained to the highest standards and are security cleared. Our operatives will always act in a manner appropriate to working in or near public locations, and with discretion and respect. The team lead will check and prepare sanitising equipment following the industry standards and will display warning signs near the area to be disinfected. We’ll make sure to complete risk assessments, COSHH assessments and method statements to be clear and transparent about what we’re doing. The team will only enter a room once equipped with the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); as a minimum, this comprises Hazmat Cat 3 suit, A1P2 mask and two pairs of disposable gloves.
Advanced products and processes during cleaning
At React, we use superior products that identify the presence of infections such as coronavirus (Covid-19) and measure the correct usage levels of sanitising agents. We follow rigorous health and safety guidelines for all coronavirus cleaning processes, adhering to rules around colour-coding, specialist equipment, protective clothing, use of fluids and disinfection methods.
All objects that are visibly contaminated, for example with body fluids, and all potentially contaminated high-contact areas such as toilets, door handles and telephones will be cleaned thoroughly and then disinfected correctly following recognised safety protocols. Our team will deploy ULV (Ultra Low Volume) fogging and pump spraying where appropriate, always following agreed procedures and manufacturers’ recommendations.
There has been much speculation about using ultraviolet light (UV) to achieve decontamination. There have been reports of UV emitters being installed by certain organisations to disinfect skin, clothing and other objects. The problem is that the type of UV effective in killing the virus, UVC, is highly dangerous to humans. Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued warnings against UV light being used to sterilise skin, as it can cause immediate and lasting damage. UVC can be used on fixed sites for sterilising certain equipment; for instance, in China it is deployed to disinfect buses. However, we do not deploy UVC sterilisation during any part of our cleaning process as we cannot use it safely to decontaminate commercial premises.
Post-cleaning clear-up and paperwork
We have processes in place to measure, record and demonstrate the efficacy of our work so you can be sure that the area is immaculate and free of infection. Not least, we’ll undertake ATP testing before and after decontamination to ensure that the cleaning has been effective. This test measures actively growing micro-organisms via a high-energy molecule which is found in every cell; the test is proven to be effective in detecting viruses and other pathogens.
React is a licensed waste carrier, and we’ll dispose of any material contaminated with Covid-19 coronavirus, as well as all cleaning materials such as discarded single-use PPE, following strict government controls. The team lead will complete waste transfer notes or consignment notes depending on the waste which is generated and removed. Finally, we’ll get the work completion note signed by site staff, and where necessary, we’ll forward all appropriate paperwork to head office for processing.
Contact one of the team today for more information about our range of specialist cleaning and deep cleaning services which contribute to Covid-19 containment.
What we know about the Covid-19 coronavirus
While there are many different coronaviruses which have caused problems in the past, it’s a new virus which is behind the current worldwide crisis. Several different names are currently in circulation for the virus causing the pandemic. It’s most commonly known as the Covid-19 coronavirus, a name which was applied by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 12 February 2020. Alternative names for the virus are 2019-nCoV and Sars-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Two), as named by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.
Transmission of Covid-19 coronavirus
Covid-19 has an incubation period of between 2 and 14 days. The primary symptoms that develop within 14 days are a continuous dry cough, difficulty in breathing, and a fever. Other reported symptoms have included loss of senses of taste and smell, chills, muscle pain, and headaches. People with underlying health conditions and weakened immune systems, as well as older people, may experience more severe symptoms.
Transmission occurs during close contact with a symptomatic individual (i.e. within 2 metres), and the likelihood of communication appears to increase with extended exposure. The primary means of transmission is airborne. Covid-19 can spread through droplets of respiratory secretions released from an infected person coughing or sneezing. A single cough can produce up to 3,000 droplets, some of which remain in the air for up to two hours. However, someone can also become infected by touching a surface that has been contaminated by an infected person. Most notably, droplets can land on surfaces from contact with the air or be transmitted directly from an infected person’s unwashed hands.
Initial studies into the Covid-19 coronavirus suggest it can survive on porous surfaces such as cardboard for 24 hours and on hard surfaces for up to three days. Therefore, there is a potentially high risk of contact transmission during the first 72 hours of environmental contamination. Daily deep cleaning and decontamination of frequently touched surfaces is one effective means of preventing the spread of the disease both inside and outside the home. In a range of commercial and public settings, the deep cleaning, disinfection and decontamination in React’s infection control service can help to return environments to a safe and usable condition.
For more information about our range of specialist cleaning and deep cleaning services which contribute to coronavirus containment, contact one of the team today.
Here are links to other resources you might find useful in the battle against the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Health & Safety Executive
World Health Organisation (WHO)