Why You Should Deep Clean to Help Prevent COVID-19

Why You Should Deep Clean to Help Prevent COVID-19


We all want to keep our families safe, and COVID-19 is a top concern for most people these days. We hear a lot about the things we can do to protect ourselves and our children when we have to go out in public, but what about protecting the people we love when they’re in our homes? Deep cleaning, and doing it often, is key.

Canada Health promotes the importance of a clean and sanitized environment in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. Canada Health has provided specific guidelines to help you clean and disinfect your home properly.

What is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting?

These words are often tossed around as if they are interchangeable, but they aren’t. It’s key to understand that cleaning alone, while a vital first step, does not kill bacteria or viruses. Cleaning refers to using water and a product like soap to remove debris from a surface. This step should never be skipped, but it should always be followed with sanitizing or disinfecting.

What's the difference between cleaning & disinfecting?

Sanitizing and disinfecting refer to using Canada Health registered products that are proven to kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi. These products do not remove dirt and grime, that’s why you should always clean for step one, but rather kill any remaining germs to reduce the risk of spreading infection. You can find a list of EPA registered disinfectants approved for use against SARS-CoV-2 here.

How can Chem-Dry help me deep clean my home?

Chem-Dry is proud to offer our new 3-step MicroPro Shield Service to help you keep your home clean and your family safe. The first step, DISINFECT is the core Chem-Dry disinfecting process where our professional technicians apply a hospital-grade, EPA-registered disinfectant by wiping down high-touch point areas and electrostatically spraying surfaces throughout each area serviced. Our disinfectant is food-contact-surface safe and is effective at eliminating 99.9% of bacteria from soft and hard, non-porous surfaces.1

The second step, PROTECT is an upgrade from our basic disinfecting services to also include the 90-day residual antimicrobial benefits of our MPS-90 process. This residual layer is a microscopic layer of spikes that continue to kill microbes like bacteria on contact, keeping surfaces protected for up to three months! When microbes like bacteria come into contact with the layer of spikes, the spikes mechanically kill them. The spikes pierce and rupture the microbe’s cell membrane, preventing microbes from mutating and adapting into superbugs.2

The third step is to CERTIFY that the job was done according to proper protocols and all areas treated were disinfected/sanitized and protected for up to 90-days.

Contact your local Chem-Dry today to schedule a free consultation: https://chemdry.ca/locations

1 Based on EPA registration # 82972-1. Hard surface bacteria tests were based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration # 82972-1; sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated for 38 pathogens including bacteria, germs and viruses. Our sanitizer associated with EPA registration # 82972-1 has been approved by the EPA for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.
2 Based on EPA registration # 87583-3.

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