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Coronavirus Decontamination: 5 Things to Know When Calling a Professional

Coronavirus Decontamination:

5 Things to Know When Calling a Professional


December 3, 2020

Have any of your employees or loved ones tested positive for Coronavirus?  If so, you might be wondering what to do. If you decide to call a professional to decontaminate your workplace or home, then it is imperative you hire a licensed, experienced company.

Here are 5 questions to ask a company you are considering to hire:

1.    What chemical are you using, and is it EPA approved for Coronavirus?

2.    Are you properly insured?  Ask to see their Certificate of Insurance (COI)

3.    Is proper PPE (bio suits, gloves, booties, full face respirators) being utilized during the disinfection?

4.    Are the technicians trained in CDC and OSHA Protocols?

5.    Are you a federally registered company? Ask to see their EIN.

If they cannot provide these items, then they are likely not qualified to do this kind of work. Bio-One is the only company that is available nationwide and has extensive experience with infectious disease decontamination.  All Bio-One franchise owners have been thoroughly trained, have the proper chemicals that are EPA approved, and have the proper PPE to ensure not only the safety of themselves, but also to minimize possible cross-contamination.

So, when should you call a professional?  If you, someone that lives with you, or someone you came into contact with tested positive for Coronavirus, make that call. Professional decontamination ensures the best possible result and minimizes the potential spreading of the virus.  However, if no one has tested positive, you may use one of the EPA approved products and try disinfecting on your own (be certain to apply the disinfectants per product specifications). If you don’t feel confident in your ability to disinfect properly, then you might want to have a professional do it.  Professionals, such as Bio-One, are available around-the-clock and understand COVID-19 needs to be disinfected as quickly as possible.

It’s our job and privilege to keep you safe and healthy.  Please don’t hesitate to call or email us with any questions you may have!