Amid the ongoing pandemic, more studies are being conducted on how long SARS-CoV-2 can live on smooth surfaces, such as phones and currency. According to Australian researchers, the virus can survive for 28 days at 20 degrees Celsius or 68 degrees Fahrenheit. It remained on glass, stainless steel, and currency under these conditions.
The virus survived less than 24 hours at 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
These findings and the upcoming flu season emphasize the importance of using disinfection supplies in indoor and outdoor environments. Disinfection supplies like Decon Seven, foggers, and air compressors are ideal for frequently disinfecting non-porous materials in public spaces and households. Disinfecting is the practice of killing germs.
As flu cases are expected to begin in mid-October, disinfecting regularly touched surfaces, along with following safe practices such as washing your hands and avoiding close contact with other people, can help prevent you from getting sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is also encouraging everyone to get a flu shot.
Add Seasonal Allergies to the Mix
In addition to protecting yourself from COVID-19 and the flu – both of which share similar symptoms – autumn also brings seasonal allergies. Mold, falling leaves, and ragweed pollen can cause increased allergy and asthma symptoms during the fall season (ACAAI).
Following the same best practices – disinfecting surfaces, washing hands, and staying home – can thankfully help ease allergy symptoms. When used according to the directions for application, Decon Seven will kill 99.999 percent of germs on commonly found surfaces in residential homes and public facilities.
Frequently touched surfaces and objects include handrails, doorknobs, kitchen and bathroom hardware, countertops, light switches, workspace and computer components, and remote controls. Your phones and tablets should also be disinfected at least once a day. However, this is not an exhaustive list of items.
Always clean first and then apply the disinfectant using disinfection supplies such as carts, foggers, and air compressors. For optimal efficiency, allow Decon Seven to sit for the appropriate length of time; contact time can be found on the label. Decon Seven is available in several volumes.
Order Your Disinfection Supplies Today
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, TACT Clean offers Decon Seven disinfection solutions and equipment that can kill germs on non-porous solutions, when used according to manufacture directions. Disinfection supplies should be frequently used to ensure a safe indoor environment for your staff, customers, and family.
Decon Seven is a powerful EPA-registered multi-use disinfectant that is practical for many public and private facilities. It can be applied in residential homes, medical facilities, office buildings, industrial spaces, food production plans and restaurants, and school classrooms and common areas.
Please contact us at (480) 335-6393 for pricing and to purchase disinfection supplies to promote a healthy and safe environment.