Disinfection From Coronavirus
How long can the Coronavirus remain active on surfaces?
According to the Ministry of Health from the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, the permanence of the coronavirus (which causes the COVID-19 disease) on surfaces such as cardboard, Disinfection from Coronavirus, stainless steel and plastic can go from 4 to 72 hours, as long as there is a temperature between 21 and 23 degrees Celsius and with a relative humidity of the air of 40%.
At temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius and 60% humidity, the virus is no longer active after 3 hours on a paper surface (paper, handkerchief, etc.), 1 to 2 days when it is on wood, clothing or glass and more than 4 days when it is present on surfaces of stainless steel, plastic, money in the form of banknotes and surgical masks.
Therefore, if we stick to the research published by the Ministry of Health, it is essential to thoroughly clean and disinfect our workspace on a daily basis . Once the incorporation of the population to their work centers is taking place in a scaled manner, and there begins again to be an interrelation with social distance and safety measures such as gloves, masks, easy screens, etc. Increased cleaning and disinfection of work spaces is essential to avoid contagion .
What products are effective in destroying SARS-VOC-2 from surfaces?
The objective is that through cleaning and disinfection the coronavirus is inactivated efficiently, for this the main chemical elements that help to this end are fundamentally 62-71% ethanol, 0.1-0.5 sodium hypochlorite % and the liquid soap solution in a concentration of 1:49.
All these chemical components are found in the formulations of many disinfectant products commonly used in cleaning and of them the best known is sodium hypochlorite, popularly known as bleach . The solution in 1 liter of water of 20ml of bleach is the most powerful sanitizer and disinfectant suitable for daily cleaning of office surfaces.
Cleaning of offices and premises, key to eliminating the Coronavirus from surfaces
In the correct disinfection of the office there are two transversal axes that are the care in the employee's hygiene measures since he can become the carrier and the disinfection of all the surfaces that are the object of our manipulation or use throughout the working day.
The most sensitive elements in the case of administrative work or all those that are carried out at a table in front of a screen is the disinfection of the surfaces that we constantly touch, the table, keyboard, mouse, screen, writing elements, files, the office chair, arms, seat and backrest, doorknobs and all those surfaces that are manipulated on a daily basis. Extreme disinfection measures is the solution to eradicate the virus from work environments.
In customer service areas, the use of glass or methacrylate partition screens is recommended , as they provide a separation barrier capable of reducing the risk of contagion. These screens must also be disinfected daily with 2% jelly, spraying the solution on their surface and removing it with a damp cloth after two minutes.
How to disinfect and increase hygiene in the office?
Disinfection with bleach or soap on the surfaces in the offices is highly recommended to be done with hot water , since the high temperature helps its elimination and in contrast to the air, the drying of the surface occurs much faster. This facilitates the availability of the clean and disinfected workstation almost immediately.
It is very important that in those companies that work in shifts each shift change is carried out a cleaning and disinfection of the workplace to avoid contagion. As well as it is recommended that upon arrival home the clothes be washed, with a hot water wash between 56 and 75 degrees and the shoes or sports shoes are disinfected with a cloth with water and bleach or soap and water. As well as an intense washing of hands and face with soap.
Another point to take into account is that when cleaning office surfaces with hot water and bleach (20 ml bleach x 1 l. Water) or soap and water, the replacement or replacement of this solution must be more constant, as is the case. It is very important that the cloths are thoroughly rinsed at each renovation so that the disinfection process is complete.
As at the end of the day, the cleaning teams must disinfect and sanitize all the material used in cleaning the offices . In this way, by maximizing the cleaning of materials, surfaces and equipment, we will be able to carry out our activity in a safer environment.
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