You health is a priority to Image Maids!
We already had operational procedures in place to help prevent the spread of illness such as
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and others.
We are also reviewing our procedures and processes to and making adjustments as deemed needed.
You, our customers, can help us by keeping us informed if anyone in your household has
been infected or thinks they have been exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Note, while our house cleaning service cleans and disinfects many solid surfaces it is important
you proactively maintain cleaning and disinfecting in between maid service.
Additionally, many "soft surfaces" need to be cleaned and disinfect that are not cleaned by
our service. Sheets, tools, laundry, upholstered furniture, etc.
Routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks)
with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions.
We have implemented ZEP antibacterial CDC approved for COVID-19.
How to clean and disinfect:
- Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. If reusable gloves are used, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other purposes. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfection products used. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.
- If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.
- Diluted household bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
- Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
- 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
- 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
- Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claimspdf iconexternal icon are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
- For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. After cleaning:
- Launder items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely, or use products with the EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims (examples at this linkpdf iconexternal icon) that are suitable for porous surfaces.