Since 1995, Restoration Experts has been serving the Ronkonkoma and Long Island area of New York with water damage, fire damage, puff back damage, and other restoration and cleaning services. The team of property damage restoration and cleaning experts truly cares about customers. A property damage disaster is emotionally traumatic, disrupting every facet of life until the damage is repaired. At Restoration Experts, they aim to restore and repair a damaged property as quickly as possible so life can return to normal.
COVID-19 disrupted lives all around the world. New York was hit particularly hard. The economy, except for essential activities, was put under mandatory lockdown. Remote work became the new normal. The government established measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Masks, temperature screening, social distancing, self-quarantining, and very stringent cleaning protocols were implemented.
Infection Control Cleaning
In response to an immediate and urgent need for qualified deep cleaning, Restoration Experts rose to the Coronavirus challenge with their infection control cleaning, which disinfects homes, offices, businesses, or any location that needs sanitizing and disinfecting to make it safe for use. Restoration Experts is ready to mobilize and assist with disinfectant needs related to viruses and bacteria.
Current understanding of the nature of COVID-19 and related coronaviruses that cause SARS and MERS indicates the virus may remain viable for hours or days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. According to the National Institute of Health, COVID-19 can survive for up to three days on stainless steel and plastic surfaces common in homes and businesses. The Centers for Disease Control recommends a two-step process of cleaning and then disinfecting visibly dirty surfaces as a best practice to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.
Utilizing only EPA-registered products, Restoration Experts cleans and disinfects high-touch surfaces in household and community common areas. These areas include:
- Hardbacked chairs
- Light switches
- Sinks and faucets
- Other items, surfaces, or areas requested by the client
The Restoration Experts staff will safely clean, deodorize, degrease, and sanitize any water-safe surface. Their cleaning technicians are available to become part of the regular cleaning and disinfecting schedule of any home, business, center, or institution.
Tips on How to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in the Home and Workplace
In an effort to assist residents and businesses in the Ronkonkoma and Long Island area in their efforts to promote the health of individuals, families, and the larger community, Restoration Experts offers these tips for personal protection. The elderly, as well as people with an underlying condition such as heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes, are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Know How COVID-19 Spreads
The most effective means to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to the virus. Most likely, the virus spreads from person-to-person. People who are within six feet of an infected person are at the greatest risk of contracting the virus. Transmission is through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Research seems to indicate that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are infected but show no symptoms.
The CDC Recommends Personal Prevention Strategies for the General Public
These simple actions can significantly decrease the likelihood of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
Handwashing is crucial.
- Wash hands often.
- Use soap and water with every washing.
- Wash continuously for at least 20 seconds.
- Wash hands after visiting a public place, after blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing.
People should wash their hands at the following times:
- Before eating or preparing food
- Before touching one’s face
- After using the restroom
- After leaving a public place
- After blowing the nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After handling a used mask
- After changing a diaper
- After caring for someone sick
- After touching animals or pets that might have been touched by a person with the virus
Should soap and water not be readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least sixty percent alcohol. Cover one’s hands thoroughly with the sanitizer and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Social distance when possible.
Inside the home, avoid close contact with anyone who is sick. Practice social distancing (six feet separation) with anyone who is ill and, if possible, with other family members or visitors. When outside the home, social distance from everyone as much as possible. Keep in mind that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. Avoid contact with people who are in a high-risk category.
Wear a mask.
Cover the mouth and nose with a mask when around others. The mask reduces the likelihood of an infected person spreading the virus to other people. Wear a mask in public settings and when around people who do not live in the home. When social distancing is difficult to maintain, wearing a mask is urged. Children under the age of two years should not wear a mask. Anyone who has trouble breathing, is incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance should not wear a mask. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing.
Cover coughs and sneezes.
Always cover the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. When tissues are not available, use the inside of the elbow and do not spit. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
Monitor personal health on a daily basis.
Watch for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Take extra precautions if symptoms develop. Contact the family physician or take other steps to obtain medical attention.
Restoration Experts, a locally owned and operated property damage restoration company, serves Suffolk and Nassau Counties, including Ronkonkoma and Long Island. In addition to cleaning services, the company offers restoration services for fire damage, water damage, and puff back damage. Connect to 24-hour live calls. A response is guaranteed in one hour.
For more information about damage restoration in Long Island and the Ronkonkoma area, contact Restoration Experts at (888) 869-3255. For COVID-19 cleaning and sanitizing services, please contact the company directly at (631) 588-1110 to schedule an appointment or send an email to COVID19@restorationexperts.com.