Green Planet Cleaning Services plans to continue serving our communities for the foreseeable future. Please know we are ensuring our team members, as always, are closely following CDC and OSHA guidelines. Green Planet employees will follow CDC guidelines. Your cleaner has not traveled and shows no sign of illness.
In return please follow the same rules for yourself at your cleaning appointment. We advise using your best judgment; if you feel unwell just give us a call and we’ll be happy to reschedule. To ensure client safety, we want to make you are aware of the precautions that we are taking:
Our approach to Covid-19:
1. CLEAN, THEN DISINFECT
According to the CDC, one critical step for preventing illness includes both cleaning and disinfecting the spaces where you spend your time.
To effectively clean and disinfect surfaces:
- Clean the surface with a detergent or general-purpose cleaner. Cleaning is an important first step to the process because it physically removes soil, organic matter, and many germs from the surface.
- Rinse the surface with clean water.
- Disinfection should always take place last, to ensure that any germs leftover after cleaning are destroyed. Disinfectants* are not as effective when applied directly to dirty surfaces, because germs and viruses can hide under soils.
- It is important to follow the label use directions for enveloped viruses, which is the category that COVID-19 falls under. Disinfectants can have up to a 10-minute contact time, which means that the disinfectant needs to be left wet on the surface for 10 minutes in order to kill the targeted types of germs. If the directions for use for viruses/virucidal activity list different contact times or dilutions, use the longest contact time or most concentrated solution.
Disinfectants are designed to kill germs, and therefore none can be completely harmless or green. Because of this, the US EPA does not allow manufacturers to label disinfectants with third-party certifications, such as organic certifications like Green Seal. However, there are safer options out there.
US EPA just released a list of recommended disinfectants for use against COVID-19. When considering EPA’s list of products to use to clean your home or office, Green Seal recommends choosing products with the following active ingredients. These chemicals are known to be less hazardous to human health and do not cause allergic reactions, asthma, or exacerbate asthma:
- hydrogen peroxide
- citric acid
- lactic acid
- ethyl alcohol (also called ethanol or just alcohol), or
- isopropyl alcohol
On EPA’s list of recommended disinfectants, the agency includes several products with these active ingredients, including:
- Simple Green Clean (Finish Sunshine Makers, Inc)
- Peroxide Multi-Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant (Ecolab)
- Peroxide Disinfectant and Glass Cleaner RTU (Ecolab)
- Clorox Commercial Solutions® Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant (Clorox)
- OXIVIR™ WIPES (Diversey, Inc)
- URTHPRO Peroxide Multi-Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant (URTHTECH, LLC)
- Clorox Pet Solutions Advanced Formula Disinfecting Stain & Odor Remover.
here is the complete list of products https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdf
2. Our cleaners wash their hands on arrival and departure from clients’ home/office.
3. We follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well to wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
4. We are washing every towel/rag we use in your home with an EPA approved cleaning solution.
We are committed to the safety of our clients and team above all else. If you have further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Let’s work together,