Several of the wrong kind of companies recently decided to add coronavirus cleaning, sterilization, disinfecting or decontamination to the services they provide. Pest Control, Carpet Cleaning, and Janitorial Companies started receiving calls about “fogging” and “deep cleaning” and saw dollar signs so they equipped their uncertified staff with a pump-up sprayer and some disinfectant and started offering these services without having proper certifications, insurance, training or experience in infectious disease decontamination? Unfortunately, most of these companies do not even realize the risk, and the businesses hiring these kinds of companies for this service likely don’t either.
With the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing respiratory illness, serious complications, and even death for some people, the stakes become extremely high for both companies involved with these transactions. While younger people and healthy individuals of all ages may experience only mild symptoms, the older population and all ages of people with underlying health conditions are more susceptible and tend to experience more severe symptoms. COVID-19 is a dangerous virus that should be taken seriously because it could kill you or cause long-term health effects.
We have all been trained that safety never takes a day off, safety is paramount, but in this new coronavirus era, we must all take extra precautions to stay safe and healthy. We all have an obligation to act in the best interests of our staff, our families, and our communities. Since your company is dependent on your workforce, you understand the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and how that impacts production. Protecting your place of business against infectious diseases involves expertise and certain qualifications and if that is beyond your current training then hiring a professional, certified, and qualified decontamination company is critical.
Hiring the wrong company could be detrimental to your organization. We all know how important it is to have proper insurance for your business but with the exception of a few broad nonstandard policies, most standard policies for commercial property and business interruption do not provide coverage for infectious diseases. Most standard policies have a specific exclusion of losses due to viruses or bacteria and your agent, broker, or carrier can confirm if this is applicable to your business.
When faced with virus contamination having a certified team with experience in providing safe, efficient, and effective decontamination of infectious diseases is critical. You want a Professional Company that understands compliance, has a culture centered around safety that will be discreet and transparent while upholding a high level of integrity throughout the transaction. For the resiliency of your organization, when faced with this invisible threat, we know as COVID-19 it is important to choose the decontamination company you partner with wisely.
Call us today to speak with one of our Certified Decontamination Specialists to hear why PROTECHS is the right choice when choosing a company to clean and disinfect your facility. 260-471-3165
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