CLAY COUNTY – The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged business owners and homeowners to find ways to live and work without exposing themselves or others to this highly contagious virus. Now, the …
CLAY COUNTY – The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged business owners and homeowners to find ways to live and work without exposing themselves or others to this highly contagious virus. Now, the approaching flu season is set to complicate that challenge even further.
To help control the threat that the one-two punch of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu presents, SERVPRO professional cleaning specialists in the Fleming Island area urge everyone to be extra vigilant about following cleaning and disinfecting protocols this year.
Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control believes both COVID-19 and the seasonal flu spread primarily by droplets made when infected people cough, sneeze, or talk. While not as frequent, it is also believed adults and children can contract COVID-19 or the flu by touching a surface or an object that has virus particles on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes. The CDC continues to recommend a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses, but experts also emphasize the importance of cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily to help mitigate the potential spread from contaminated surfaces. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
To limit exposure and control the spread of these double threats, SERVPRO cleaning specialists recommend that you wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol, keep your hands away from your face, and wear a mask to protect others.
For effective daily, routine cleaning at home or at work, they recommend first removing surface grime and dirt with soap and water, then following up with a disinfectant.
"It's easier to feel comfortable about limiting exposure at home where you can control how clean your surroundings are," said Rick Isaacson, CEO of Servpro Industries, LLC. "It's more difficult out in public; but this year especially, it's important to be aware of the space you're in. You need to learn to recognize spaces where cleaning is – or is not – a priority so you can adjust your behavior accordingly."
SERVPRO specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup, and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it "Like it never even happened" for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on the "Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned" program, please visit www.servpro.com.
For more information on SERVPRO in the Fleming Island area, call (904) 429-4457 or (904) 636-0044.