The world certainly changed a lot this year and with the introduction of social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing and sanitizing to protect us from COVID-19 came into our day to day life.
Early in the story of COVID-19 this year, we were getting requests from some of our commercial clients on if we could help them out and provide disinfectant services to their properties, so we started the process of introducing this as a service to Gutter-Vac for, in particular, our commercial customers.
This wasn’t a fast process and we wanted to do it right. It is simply not a matter of going out to a property and splashing about a lot of chemicals and in fact, if someone says they can do this, then stop and run away as this is an extremely dangerous practice if not done correctly.
The first thing we had to find was a chemical that was effective (and to date, no chemical can be said to prevent COVID-19.
We use a chemical called BactaExTM that will kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria (the highest rating you can get), but at the same time it is a food grade chemical. That is, it is safe to use in food preparation areas, which also means it is safe to pets and children. We didn’t want to use a chemical that would be harmful, expect to kill off a virus of course!
When doing a disinfectant service we must use all the protective personal equipment (PPE) such as a suit, gloves, mask – not because of the chemical we use, but to protect us in case the virus is present in the premises we are about to disinfect. So many people get concerned when they see us ‘suit up’, worried that the chemical will be harmful to them, but it is not to protect us from the chemical, but to protect us from a possible virus infection present.
So once we found the right disinfectant to use, we set about having the right equipment and the correct training for our franchisees. This is why we say you need to be wary of people offering to do disinfectant services that are not from reputable companies. Did you know that there is even a government introduced code of conduct for disinfectant services? If the company you are about to use doesn’t know that there is a code of conduct, then likely they are not doing the service correctly.
The final piece of the puzzle was to have all the correct documentation for us and for you. This included the correct legal documents and waivers to provide this service PLUS the correct insurances. To get insurance on providing such a service is no small task and if a company doesn’t offer insurance, then this is another point to ring an alarm bell because after going through the process to be able to get insurance, you certainly have to have EVERYTHING done correctly so it is a good quick question to know if a company is providing the service correctly and legitimately.
So after a lot of work in a short amount of time, Gutter-Vac can now provide a disinfectant service for your premises. This service is obviously not provided by all of our franchisees at this stage as they have not yet all gone through the training, but they are working together with neighbouring franchisees that are trained to provide the service so can pass you to the closest franchisee who can help you with your disinfectant services.
If you are requiring a service, then please fill in our request a quote form and we can get the closest trained franchisee to contact you in regards to your disinfectant service required.