How Disinfection Misting Can Help You Combat Flu Season and Reduce Labor Costs

In today’s world, there’s no shortage of threats caused by germs, bacteria, and viruses. From your annual flu season to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you need to ensure you’re keeping your facility, your staff, and your customers as safe as possible by protecting your building from harmful pathogens and contaminants. These efforts are especially vital for education, healthcare, or food service facilities where germs run rampant and can affect vulnerable populations. Here’s why you should consider hiring a disinfection service for your facility this flu season.

Why You Should Hire a Disinfection Service for Your Facility This Flu Season

Why Hire a Disinfection Service?

Regardless of the industry you’re operating in, maintaining a sanitary workplace is vital for many reasons. First, consider cold and flu season, which can cause a rapid spread of illness that impacts your workforce. When one employee is out sick, shifts can typically be covered. But if multiple team members come down with the same illness, you’re looking at a big impact on your productivity, your ability to deliver products and services, and ultimately your bottom line.

Further, we’re still in a global pandemic, so COVID cleaning remains a high priority, especially if your facility houses immunocompromised, youth, or elderly populations. When it comes to providing a safe workplace – as well as staying in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and any other regulatory organizations in your industry – disinfection services are crucial.

Keeping surfaces clean with disinfectant wipes, specialized disinfectant spray, and other techniques reduces the risk and spread of infectious disease like COVID-19. Deep disinfection services like misting can kick things up a notch, providing the best prevention for your building.

What is Included in Building Disinfection?

Many services fall under the umbrella of building disinfection. Deep disinfection is a service you can employ during downtimes, when your building is empty. Trained technicians wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) can come into your facility to use the products and specialized technology you need for complete disinfection.

Do you have a handful of high touch-point areas? Consider adding an antimicrobial barrier to your building disinfection service. Once the antimicrobial barrier product is applied, it’s tested and verified by an ATP (adenosine triphosphate) meter. This service alone helps guard against viruses, bacteria, and mold for approximately three months.

If there are any areas you suspect – or have confirmed – that are contaminated by infectious disease like COVID-19, look into a CDC-compliant remediation disinfection program. This disinfection service can help eradicate various pathogens and contaminants safely, effectively, and efficiently. And finally, you might consider adding disinfection misting or UV-C light disinfection to your suite of sanitation and disinfecting services.

What Is Disinfection Misting and Why Is It Important?

Misting and electrostatic spray disinfection utilize circulating misting and fogging devices to clean and protect hard-to-reach, frequently touched surfaces with environmentally-safe disinfecting spray. Just like viruses and bacteria can spread rapidly through droplets, disinfection misting uses millions of tiny droplets of a disinfectant solution to cover an area thoroughly. This coverage helps kill germs, bacteria, viruses, and pathogens in one felll swoop.

It’s almost impossible to completely cover a surface area if you’re relying on technicians and cleaning solution application by hand. But with disinfection misting, you can coat entire surfaces with disinfecting spray quickly and completely. This is the type of technology often used on aircraft and in hospitals and medical facilities.

Disinfectant misting is completely safe, though you should ensure that food items are properly sealed and stored before you expose any area to this service. Generally speaking, we recommend waiting until the area or the entire facility is empty of people before performing this disinfectant service. The solution dries clear, so there’s no risk of staining or streaking on your surfaces. And it’s safe for electronics, which means you won’t need to store any equipment away during the service. Disinfectant misting can quickly and effectively kill harmful pathogens and bacteria responsible for widespread disease.

What Is UV-C Light Disinfection and Why Is It Important?

In terms of COVID cleaning, Ultraviolet C (UV-C) radiation is one of the most effective and trusted disinfection service on the market. It is approved as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to damage – and therefore destroy – many bacteria and viruses, while being safe for regular use.

This non-chemical alternative uses ultraviolet light to eliminate harmful viruses and bacteria in an environmentally-safe and sustainable way. The wavelength of UV-C light makes it uniquely effective at destroying airborne coronavirus, reducing its presence by as much as 90% in some public areas, compared to traditional products used for office and home disinfection service.

While misting and electrostatic spray disinfection remain the leading industry standard for disinfection, sometimes it’s not always possible to have this treatment performed at your facility. Therefore, UV-C Light Disinfection offers an alternative that’s still highly effective and still safe for people with chemical sensitivities or allergies to chemical disinfectants.

Hire The Budd Group for All Your Disinfectant Needs

The Budd Group has been serving clients throughout the Southeast since 1963. We’re your one-stop shop for all things disinfection, including disinfection misting, sanitation supplies for reopening, and a CDC-compliant remediation disinfection program. Additionally, from 2020 on, we’ve been providing COVID cleaning services using (UV-C) light, Barrier Technology, or an antimicrobial shield.

Not only do we provide the top-notch services you need for such an important task, but we ensure that the disinfectant crew we send is made up of trained professionals who know the lay of the land and can complete the job to the highest standards. Plus, we’ll work directly with you to find the exact services and solutions you need. Instead of delivering cookie-cutter infection control solutions, we tailor each job to your unique facility, providing excellent customer service and consistent communication along the way.

Don’t wait until your workforce gets hit with colds and cases of flu this season (which could be costly for you). Take the proactive step to hire a disinfection service and protect your staff from germs before they cause any trouble!

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