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Contaminated Surfaces Present a Potential Problem for Atlantic City Businesses

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

close up of virus cells on a red background Cleaning and sanitizing are both keys to helping stop the spread of viruses.

Preventative Cleaning and Disinfection in Atlantic City.

Recently, Atlantic City and the world have been rocked by a new, rapidly spreading coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that this pandemic will be slowed by social distancing and by effectively disinfecting touch points and surfaces.   

In just under three months, the virus has spread from Wuhan, China to most countries of the world.  Atlantic City is particularly vulnerable to the virus because of its proximity to New York City, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak.  While this disease’s effects are frightening enough, the illness is made even more chilling by the rapidity in which it has spread and the fact that there is no vaccine available to prevent it.

Experts at the CDC believe that indirect transmission of the virus from contaminated surfaces is a contributing factor. Their studies have suggested that, unlike common flu viruses that can survive outside the body for one-to-three days, the new virus could live up to nine days on surfaces.  It is for this reason that having potentially infected areas professionally cleaned and sanitized could significantly slow the spread of this disease. 

SERVPRO can help by providing preventative cleaning and disinfection.  Over the years, SERVPRO has gained extensive experience in biohazard cleanup.  Our IICRC certified technicians follow CDC guidelines and use CDC and EPA approved disinfectants to thoroughly clean commercial properties, businesses and residential locations. 

Help slow the spread of pathogens by having your location professionally cleaned.  Call SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton at 609-965-0885 for more detailed information about our services during this difficult time. 

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Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

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