College dorms, group homes, hotels and motels are often the prime setting for contagious disease outbreaks. Because these facilities have many people crowded together in relatively close quarters, diseases like meningitis, Norwalk virus and the flu can easily be passed from person to person.
To keep a bad situation from getting even worse, it’s important to have your entire facility professionally cleaned and disinfected. Areas of particular interest are any surfaces that many people touch, including hand rails, grab bars, door knobs, and more. Because the entire facility needs to be cleaned, and because of the presence of contagious diseases that could easily make residents and employees quite sick, many Westchester businesses choose to outsource the job to a professional disaster response company.
If you’re a facility manager facing a contagious disease outbreak, there are three things you need to know.
The first is that a prompt response is essential. Every minute that the germs, viruses, or pathogens associated with the contagious disease outbreak cling to the surfaces in your facility is a minute that additional people can become ill. The key to keeping as many people as healthy as possible is a rapid response.
The second important thing to know is that you can choose a green disaster restoration company. Green disaster response companies use safe, planet friendly products and methods to completely disinfect your facility. These products are so powerful that they meet or even exceed the standards the government sets for hospital use. Best of all, they have no toxic components and leave behind no problematic residue, which means you never have to worry about your residents or employees complaining that the chemicals used during the clean-up made them sick!
Finally, after a contagious disease outbreak, your residents and employees may have concerns about their health, safety, and well-being. It’s a good best practice to communicate with them the following things: what happened, what you’ve done to address the situation – including the fact that highly effective green cleaning products and methods were used to ensure their safety, and the appropriate way they can follow up with you with any questions or concerns. This way, your residents and employees know you’ve done everything possible to preserve their health, happiness, and well-being.