Viral Pathogen Cleaning
SERVPRO of Dearborn is trained in the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
SERVPRO® of Dearborn & Dearborn Heights SE offers proactive cleaning services for the removal of biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get you back to business.
The CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus, COVID-19, first detected in Wuhan City, China. The virus has spread internationally including the United States and one confirmed patient (at time of publication) in Wayne County. COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person or through the respiratory droplets of an infected person. It may be possible to contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your own face, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Cleanup and Disinfecting Procedures
Procedures generally include cleaning and disinfecting of porous and non-porous surfaces, equipment and tools, as well as disposal of waste. The CDC recommends using a labeled hospital grade disinfectant with claims against organisms similar to COVID-19.
SERVPRO’s hospital grade proprietary disinfectant, SERVPROXIDE™, is effective against viruses similar to COVID-19 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Currently there are no disinfectants tested specifically for this particular emerging viral pathogen. However, per the CDC, this product can be used against COVID-19. Additionally, SERVPROXIDE™ has EPA-approved claims including Feline coronavirus, Canine coronavirus, Staphylococcus (MRSA), E. coli, Salmonella, Rotavirus, Swine flu (H1N1) and more. Porous materials like carpet, rugs, upholstered items, and draperies that are not water sensitive can also be wet cleaned using SERVPROXIDE™.
Cleanup Scope of Work and Planning
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum. These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDC’s guidelines for commercial spaces, as well as the following:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Shelving and Racks
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
Scope of Cleanup Protocol
SERVPRO of Dearborn & Dearborn Heights SE can perform a proactive facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where the customer states there is no active known threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure. The customer will be required to acknowledge cleaning and disinfecting will only apply to the current state of the structure and contents. The structure would not be protected from future COVID-19 contamination if an infected person were to enter and occupy the building.
Hoarding Clean Up
Hoarding poses serious health and safety risks.
Compulsive hoarders struggle to discard possessions because of a perceived need to save them. Their hoarding disorder causes them to accumulate an excessive amount of things regardless of any actual value. While these cluttered, unhealthy living spaces can cause distress or problems with daily activities, there is another threat to hoarders’ well being.
People living in excessive accumulation are in physical danger. Hoarding increases the fire load of any structure. Item stored too closely to cooking and heating units can easily ignite. Piles of flammable materials can spill onto hot surfaces. The lack of household maintenance can hide worn, frayed or pest damaged wires creating electrical dangers. Open flames from smoking materials or candles also pose risks. Clutter blocking pathways and exits can hinder escaping a fire.
Excessive collecting also puts first responders at risk. The National Fire Protection Association says the primary concern of fire service is the “chaotic nature” of hoarder dwellings because blocked windows and exits “make fire attack and rescue difficult.” Clutter makes it difficult for them to move through the structure. First responders can also become disoriented, trapped or injured by obstructed exits and falling objects. Finally, the tremendous weight of the clutter coupled with the weight of water and other suppression agents used to extinguish the fire, can cause a building to collapse.
Hoarding is a serious condition and should be addressed by a qualified mental health professional. However, there are ways to help a loved one:
- Help them make a home safety and escape plan
- Practice the plan often; remember escape routes will change as new items come in
- Install working smoke alarms and test them monthly
- Alert your fire and police departments of the conditions of your loved ones home
Once the home is emptied it will need thorough cleaning, sanitation and deodorization. Mold, mild and other types of biological contamination will likely be present. SERVPRO of Dearborn has experience in cleaning hoarding situations and dealing with the complicated situation at the heart of the matter.
For a free, no cost assessment for all of your cleaning needs call us at 313-359-4357 or visit our website.
Commercial Cleaning Services
Our crews are ready to roll for any type of disaster.
SERVPRO of Dearborn knows the appearance of your commercial property speaks volumes to your clients. Our services go far beyond emergency clean up. Whether you need floors and carpets deep cleaned, odors removed or construction clean up, you can depend on a SERVPRO of Dearborn. Our highly trained crews use state of the art equipment to make your business shine again. We are experienced in many types of workplaces including:
- Retail Facilities
- Education Facilities
- Property Management
- Healthcare Facilities
- Hospitality Facilities
- Food Service Facilities
Learn more about our Commercial Cleaning Services at by calling 313-359-4357 or visit our website at http://www.SERVPROdearbornmi.com/commercial-cleaning