Apparently,  you can never be too clean in this day and age.

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought about an interest in hygiene and virus control, in particular. Companies that offer disinfection services for offices, factories, physician clinics, and homes are reporting a surge in calls because of it.

It’s one of the few growing industries amidst an economic depression, according to a report by MarketWatch. Job openings for fogger and sprayer techs are rising as companies are called on to help battle the coronavirus.

Cleanliness, health, and disinfection are now on everyone’s minds.

Thanks to companies like VIP Services (and many others around the country) who specialized in infectious disease remediation, but has recently been inundated with service requests from law firms, physician offices, homeowners, landlords, and car dealerships.

Uptick in Hygiene

According to Avi Soffer, managing partner of VIP  the uptick in hygiene and virus control is part of and will continue to be the new-norm as the world works together at staying safe and healthy.

In a news release, Soffer said, the COVID-19 virus is not particularly hard to kill outside the human body. and “COVID-19 is a rather weak virus and treating facilities effectively and frequently, can eliminate it from being such a global threat.”

The job is about containment, elimination, and stopping the spread.

Disinfecting begins with controlling and cleaning the air and surfaces, the news release added. This is achieved by using a disinfectant such as Hypochlorous acid, that has been approved by the EPA to be among the more effective disinfectants in treating COVID-like viruses. The Hypochlorous is non-toxic and applied through either electrostatic sprayers or foggers.

It is generally understood the primary mode of infection is from droplets traveling from person-to-person but the next most common means of infection is from the transmission of germs. That’s why touchpoints such as doorknobs, handrails, light switches, elevator buttons, etc., are important to keep clean, according to the news release.

One commonly asked question is, “How long can the COVID-19 virus live on an inanimate object such as a doorknob?”

“It is still so new that no governing body is certain how long COVID lives on a surface. Some say 24 hours, some say a week or more,” Soffer said.

“… Many of our calls are from physician offices and places continuing to do business, such as restaurants and law firms where the business is ongoing. Many places, such as private homes, are also doing preventive cleaning and being proactive.”

Source: VIP Virus Control