Decontamination Cleaning Services
MCS offers Decontamination Cleaning Services to businesses all over Long island NY. We clean and decontaminate offices and on a microbial level, and specialize in the Cleaning and Disinfection of Viruses and Bacteria left on working surfaces. CALL US TODAY. (631) 431 – 0143
The below information is here to help our customers understand more commonly contracted viruses, bacteria and diseases including:
•Proper chemical usage
•Most effective methods of disinfection
The cleaning and disinfection of germs, viruses, bacteria, superbugs and any infectious disease should be performed by experienced and trained professionals. Metro Cleaning Solutions has a team of highly trained and experienced technicians that understand the risks involved in the cleanup and disinfection of infectious germs, viruses and bacteria such as Norovirus, Coronavirus (including COVID-19). We have the proper equipment, PPE, disinfectants and training to safely and effectively clean and disinfect areas affected by viral and bacterial contamination. We can provide expert cleaning and disinfection methods in homes, office buildings, any type of transportation vehicle, gymnasiums, schools, medical building and any affected area and environment. Please call us today for a free no-obligation estimate. We will perform a thorough inspection of the affected area, answer any questions and provide a detailed cleaning and disinfection protocol.
Understanding Viruses and Bacteria and How to fight them.
Viruses – A virus is a small infectious organism—much smaller than a fungus or bacterium—that must invade a living cell to reproduce (replicate). The virus attaches to a cell (called the host cell), enters it, and releases its DNA or RNA inside the cell. The virus’s DNA or RNA is the genetic material containing the information needed to make copies of (replicate) the virus. The virus’s genetic material takes control of the cell and forces it to replicate the virus. The infected cell usually dies because the virus keeps it from performing its normal functions. When it dies, the cell releases new viruses, which go on to infect other cells.
Bacteria – Bacteria are microscopic, single-celled organisms. There are thousands of different kinds, and they live in every conceivable environment all over the world. They live in soil, seawater, and deep within the earth’s crust. Some bacteria have been reported even to live in radioactive waste. Many bacteria live in the bodies of people and animals—on the skin and in the airways, mouth, and digestive, reproductive, and urinary tracts—without causing any harm. Such bacteria are called resident flora, or the microbiome. Many resident flora are actually helpful to people—for example by helping them digest food or by preventing the growth of other, more dangerous bacteria. Only a few kinds of bacteria cause disease. They are called pathogens. Sometimes bacteria that normally reside harmlessly in the body cause disease. Bacteria can cause disease by producing harmful substances (toxins), invading tissues, or doing both.
Due to the emerging, rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we will be providing updated information on the cleaning and prevention of this virus.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV); and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
How can MCS keep your Customers and Employees SAFE…?
*In response to the latest emerging updates on the coronavirus COVID-19, we are updating information on the outbreak as quickly as possible.
Genealogy of COVID-19: Coronavirus is an RNA based enveloped virus. Enveloped viruses contain a lipid membrane on the cell wall which adheres to the host cell in order to proliferate. This being the case, the cell wall is easily penetrable to most common disinfectants. Common EPA approved disinfectant makeup can be Quaternary Amonium Compounds, Phenolic Based products and Hydrogen based formulas.
Transmission of COVID-19: Coronavirus COVID-19 in most commonly transmitted from person to person, through droplet nuclei spread out from breathing, couching or sneezing. Droplets can remain suspended in the air for extended periods and are highly respirable. The virus can remain viable on surfaces and fomites for several hours as well. The virus is believed to be most contagious in a person when their symptoms are evident. However, it’s possible that they may be contagious before and after visible signs of symptoms. People who no longer test positive for the virus may still be infectious according to some of the research. Information on the transmission of the Coronavirus COVID-19 is being updated as doctors learn more about the virus and how it spreads. We will continue to provide the most up to date information as quickly as possible.
Symptoms of COVID-19: For confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath
The CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.
What we are doing to STOP COVID-19 from spreading…?
Eradication Method: Step 1: Ultra Low Volume (ULV) misting of an affected area with EPA approved hospital grade disinfectant. This mist will eradicate any aerosolized particles allowing for a safer entry of decontamination personnel. Misting is calculated on cubic footage of the affected area. Step 2: Surface wiping of contact areas. Floors, walls, fixtures contents within the affected area are hand wiped with disinfectants. A 5-10-minute dwell time should be allowed post wipe down. This should be up to an area of approximately 5’ through the area. Step 3: Warm water wipe of surface areas to remove an residual disinfectant. Step 4: Electrostatic spray application of peroxide based disinfectant. Negative charged ions are produces within the chemical which adhere to positively charged surfaces. This ensures total coverage of the affected area.
PPE: Technicians are required to don full Level “C” personal protective equipment during the decontamination procedure. Splash resistant coveralls, shoe covers, double gloves, full face Air Purifying Respirator or PAPR. Coveralls should be decontaminated with electrostatic spray prior to doffing and disposal.
The CDC advises that the following precautions are taken to lessen the risk of contracting COVID-19:
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
*In response to the latest emerging updates on coronavirus COVID-19, we are updating information on the outbreak as quickly as possible. Please visit the coronavirus resource page CDC Response to Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 for additional information.