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COVID, Cold, and Flu Disinfection for Residential Buildings

It’s the time of year when Lysol, zinc, and Elderberry top our shopping list. With COVID-19 making the general population more aware than ever how easy it is to spread germs, not only person-to-person but via surfaces, disinfection is a top concern of residential property managers. Living in a well-populated building does not mean that getting sick is inevitable. With a proper cleaning and disinfecting schedule (plus following safety guidelines!), residents will remain safe and healthy this Cold/Flu/COVID season.

Author: Encompass Team

It’s the time of year when Lysol, zinc, and Elderberry top our shopping list. With COVID-19 making the general population more aware than ever how easy it is to spread germs, not only person-to-person but via surfaces, disinfection is a top concern of residential property managers.


Living in a well-populated building does not mean that getting sick is inevitable. With a proper cleaning and disinfecting schedule (plus following safety guidelines!), residents will remain safe and healthy this Cold/Flu/COVID season.


Hospital-level Disinfection for Residential Buildings 

The pandemic made residents fearful of leaving their units. General population areas were quiet, and the charm of living in a fun and social environment was no longer there. The pandemic caused a significant migration from densely populated cities to suburbs. A Harris Poll showed the number of Americans considering this move to be nearly a third


Health safety needs to be priority number one to keep residents from moving to less densely populated areas.


Encompass has been disinfecting hospitals and other healthcare facilities for years and uses its hospital disinfection procedures for residential properties. If Encompass can stop an outbreak in a hospital, it can prevent a surge of illness in a residential community.


Top Methods for Controlling Illness in Residential Properties

Infection Control Training - Encompass’ team of facility professionals are trained on infection control using the CDC Guidelines. They understand how cold, flu and COVID-19 spread and exactly how to prevent it.


60-second Kill Time - We use disinfection supplies that work better, so you don’t pay extra for additional cleanings. Our 60-second kill time disinfectant paired with electrostatic disinfection technology means more surface gets disinfected in less time.


Hydrogen Peroxide-based Disinfectant - Oxiver ® disinfectant uses hydrogen peroxide to kill COVID-19 in less than a minute without causing the corrosion that bleach does. Oxivir ® is used in hospitals across the country, and Encompass brings this effective disinfectant to your residential buildings.


Sanitation Notice - Put residents at ease with sanitation notices in disinfected areas. Residents will venture into general population areas more when they see notifications informing them that the space is sanitized.


How to keep residents healthy during cold, flu, and COVID-19 season


It takes only a few simple steps and consistency to keep residents safe and healthy. Encourage residents to take proper precautions when in public spaces. Disinfection will only go so far. When residents are spending time together, a sanitized table won’t change the outcome.


4 Tactics for Avoiding Illness

  1. Wear a mask - When in public, it’s essential to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth completely. Micro-droplets can spread when talking, sneezing, or just breathing unless you’re wearing a face covering.
  2. Frequent Handwashing - Wash hands for 20 seconds and dry thoroughly. Handwashing should happen anytime you’ve touched a surface in public, sneeze, or use the washroom.
  3. Use Disinfection Wipes - Bring disinfection wipes with you in public and wipe down areas you will touch. It’s an added sense of security when you don’t know if an area is contaminated.
  4. Social distance - Continue to keep your distance. Stay six feet away from other people and keep your social circle select.

Conclusion

Keep residents safe from illness by disinfecting residential facilities like a hospital. With a few hospital-level disinfection strategies, residents will feel comfortable in their space, knowing they’re safe from the spread of illness.


Encompass


Encompass is a full-service facility management company that supports businesses by proactively maintaining their building portfolio. They balance infrastructure and service needs with regulatory and operational requirements to fulfill time-strapped facility departments' needs. Their state-of-the-art, Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC)-certified COVID-19 disinfection program is built for rapid deployment to assist your facility when you need it. No waiting weeks for assistance in containing an outbreak. Encompass can be there within 24 hours.


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It’s the time of year when Lysol, zinc, and Elderberry top our shopping list. With COVID-19 making the general population more aware than ever how easy it is to spread germs, not only person-to-person but via surfaces, disinfection is a top concern of residential property managers.


Living in a well-populated building does not mean that getting sick is inevitable. With a proper cleaning and disinfecting schedule (plus following safety guidelines!), residents will remain safe and healthy this Cold/Flu/COVID season.


Hospital-level Disinfection for Residential Buildings 

The pandemic made residents fearful of leaving their units. General population areas were quiet, and the charm of living in a fun and social environment was no longer there. The pandemic caused a significant migration from densely populated cities to suburbs. A Harris Poll showed the number of Americans considering this move to be nearly a third


Health safety needs to be priority number one to keep residents from moving to less densely populated areas.


Encompass has been disinfecting hospitals and other healthcare facilities for years and uses its hospital disinfection procedures for residential properties. If Encompass can stop an outbreak in a hospital, it can prevent a surge of illness in a residential community.


Top Methods for Controlling Illness in Residential Properties

Infection Control Training - Encompass’ team of facility professionals are trained on infection control using the CDC Guidelines. They understand how cold, flu and COVID-19 spread and exactly how to prevent it.


60-second Kill Time - We use disinfection supplies that work better, so you don’t pay extra for additional cleanings. Our 60-second kill time disinfectant paired with electrostatic disinfection technology means more surface gets disinfected in less time.


Hydrogen Peroxide-based Disinfectant - Oxiver ® disinfectant uses hydrogen peroxide to kill COVID-19 in less than a minute without causing the corrosion that bleach does. Oxivir ® is used in hospitals across the country, and Encompass brings this effective disinfectant to your residential buildings.


Sanitation Notice - Put residents at ease with sanitation notices in disinfected areas. Residents will venture into general population areas more when they see notifications informing them that the space is sanitized.


How to keep residents healthy during cold, flu, and COVID-19 season


It takes only a few simple steps and consistency to keep residents safe and healthy. Encourage residents to take proper precautions when in public spaces. Disinfection will only go so far. When residents are spending time together, a sanitized table won’t change the outcome.


4 Tactics for Avoiding Illness

  1. Wear a mask - When in public, it’s essential to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth completely. Micro-droplets can spread when talking, sneezing, or just breathing unless you’re wearing a face covering.
  2. Frequent Handwashing - Wash hands for 20 seconds and dry thoroughly. Handwashing should happen anytime you’ve touched a surface in public, sneeze, or use the washroom.
  3. Use Disinfection Wipes - Bring disinfection wipes with you in public and wipe down areas you will touch. It’s an added sense of security when you don’t know if an area is contaminated.
  4. Social distance - Continue to keep your distance. Stay six feet away from other people and keep your social circle select.

Conclusion

Keep residents safe from illness by disinfecting residential facilities like a hospital. With a few hospital-level disinfection strategies, residents will feel comfortable in their space, knowing they’re safe from the spread of illness.


Encompass


Encompass is a full-service facility management company that supports businesses by proactively maintaining their building portfolio. They balance infrastructure and service needs with regulatory and operational requirements to fulfill time-strapped facility departments' needs. Their state-of-the-art, Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC)-certified COVID-19 disinfection program is built for rapid deployment to assist your facility when you need it. No waiting weeks for assistance in containing an outbreak. Encompass can be there within 24 hours.


Schedule a Call


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