Professional Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing of Churches
Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of reopening Asheville, NC churches and will require careful planning. We have developed helpful guidelines to plan, implement, and maintain cleaning and disinfecting practices that make it as safe as possible to reopen your church and keep them open.
How to Clean and Disinfect Your Church
- Develop a Plan
First, you want to determine what needs to be cleaned. Areas in the church that are unoccupied for seven or more days need a routine cleaning, including outdoor areas. Next, determine how areas will be disinfected. You should consider the type of surfaces and how often the surfaces are touched by churchgoers. Prioritize frequently touched surfaces and disinfect them after each church gathering. Consider the resources and equipment needed that are appropriate for cleaning and disinfecting effectively.
Clean visibly dirty surfaces with soap and water before disinfecting those areas. Use the appropriate cleaning or disinfectant product that is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved disinfectant against COVID-19. Also, always follow the directions on the label because it will include safety information and application instructions.
- Maintain and Revise
Continue regular cleaning and disinfection routine throughout the church. Make any revisions to your plan based on appropriate disinfectant and personal protection equipment availability. Clean dirty surfaces with soap and water before disinfection. Routinely disinfect frequently touched surfaces at least daily.
- Maintain Safe Practice
Maintain safe practices such as frequent hand washing, wearing masks, and staying home if you are sick. Also, maintain social distancing, staying six feet away from others, and reduce sharing of common spaces and frequently touched objects.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Church When Someone is Sick or Diagnosed with COVID-19
- Close off areas used by the person who is sick
- Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area.
- Wait 24 hours before you clean and disinfect.
- Clean and disinfect every area and surface in the church that was used by the person who is sick or diagnosed with COVID-19. Clean common areas such as bathrooms or shared items that are routinely cleaned and disinfected.
- Vacuum the space if needed, using a high-efficiency particulate air filter and bags.
- Once the areas in the church have been appropriately disinfected, the church can be opened for use again.
- Continue routine cleaning and disinfection to maintain a healthy environment.
SaniSafe Pro knows how important your place of worship is to your congregation and the community. That is why we use our patented Durisan solution and fogging system that kills 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and mold while providing up to 30 days of active protection. Contact us today to schedule a cleaning and sanitizing of your religious facility.