Coronvavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, has swept across the world at a breakneck pace. As businesses scramble to cope with unprecedented shut downs and social distancing mandated by local, state or federal government, emergency response contractors like Hull’s are continuing to operate at a critical time when disinfection and decontamination services are in desperate need.
Hull’s has teams of response personnel across it’s footprint that are trained to engage in disinfection procedures directly aimed at eliminating the COVID-19. While no test exists and no area can be guaranteed to be virus free, Hull’s use procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).
Identification & Planning
Hull’s will engage with our customers to fully understand the scope of the potential contamination from COVID-19 or the desired areas, materials, equipment and tools that are being evaluated for disinfection – even in the event the project is precautionary. By fully examining the circumstances, Hull’s can gather important information and provide sound advice on how to proceed. Factors such as air movement, porosity of surfaces, frequency of contact, traffic, can all play into developing a proper disinfection plan and executing on it.
Once the identification of spaces, surfaces, equipment and other resources has been completed and the plan has been approved, response technicians will clean all objects identified utilizing a mildly alkaline or netural all-purpose detergent. The cleaning detergent, along with a combination of spary botttles, disposaable brushes, cleaning pads, mops, scrubbers and damp cloths, are utilized to wet surfaces and through mechanical force, all surfaces are contacted and cleaned in preparation for drying and disinfecting for COVID-19.
Once all surfaces are cleaned and dried, Hull’s can apply an EPA approved disinfecting solution either through manual application utilizing spray bottles or through fogging / misting devices. The disinfectant is generously applied to the clean, dry surfaces and allowed to air dry.
As a licensed hazardous waste transporter and infectious disease emergency responder, Hull’s will fully manage the disposal of all cleaning tools, personal protective equipment, rags, cloths, scrubbers, pads and other associated items used in the disinfection process.