Cleaning C Diff in Dallas Nursing Homes
C Diff Cleaning in Dallas Texas
Adults 65 years or older have a higher risk of becoming infected with C. Diff. When a resident in a nursing home contracts the infection, it’s important to clean the facilities quickly and help stop the contagious bacteria from spreading.
C. Diff is an abbreviation for clostridium difficile which is a type of bacteria. The infection affects a person’s colon and commonly causes diarrhea and other symptoms. It can spread by touch or contact with contaminated objects like clothing, countertops, and bathroom surfaces.
When we are called to a C. Diff cleaning, we are prepared for the following:
Hard Surface Cleaning
We use a specialized cleaning agent with proven efficacy to eliminate the C. Diff bacteria. Our technicians will wipe hard surfaces in:
- Living Rooms
- Communal Areas
Some cleaning agents leave a thin film on surfaces. This is normal and a necessary part of the chemical agent to ensure that the bacteria is eliminated. If your residents mind the film, it can be removed after we’ve ensured the dwell time the agent needs to be effective is met.
Deep Carpet Cleaning
We will deep clean carpets with the appropriate biohazard cleaning agent. In most instances, any stain that was on the carpet will also be removed. The carpet can be dried in a few minutes and is available to use again quickly.
This includes sofas, chairs, and mattresses.
Clothing and Textile Cleaning
Clothing and textiles can also be sanitized. We use a specialized machine that uses over five different detergents and a wet wash with hydraulic pressure to push bacteria out of clothing. Our franchise has over an 85% salvage rate -- among the highest in the industry. Clothing can be picked up, washed, dried, finished, and returned. We can sanitize:
- Shirts and pants
- Sports equipment
- Stuffed animals
- Sheets and pillowcases
- Blankets, comforters
ATP stands for adenosine triphosphate which is the energy molecule found in living cells. Our office uses ATP testing to verify our cleaning effectiveness. We can swab cleaned surfaces and measure the amount of organic material present. If the test measures positive past the acceptable threshold, it will be cleaned again.
Due to the nature of C. Diff and the type of cleaning involved, the cleanup is treated as a biohazard. Our technicians must wear appropriate personal protective equipment and may have to dispose of unsalvageable items in biohazard bags. All cleaning instruments will either be sanitized after use or disposed of at an appropriate biohazard waste facility.
C. Diff Considerations
When a business needs cleaning services, we are commonly asked if we can clean after typical hours. We can accommodate your nursing home’s busy schedule and work when our technicians can cause the least disruption to your residents. After-hours and overnight cleaning is available. Please let us know of your special request, and we will find a way to make this work for you.
The privacy of your business and residents is important to us. The documentation we take, such as photographs and measurements, will not be shared. No photographs of your residents or staff will be taken.
No Obligation Bid
We are happy to provide a no-obligation bid for your nursing home. Call us today to schedule a free inspection.
Biohazard Cleanup, Dallas Texas
SERVPRO of North Irving is an experienced biohazard cleanup company in Dallas. We have cleaned homes and businesses that have experienced crime scenes, unattended deaths, and other types of trauma resulting in blood-borne pathogen cleanup. Our areas of service include Dallas and all of North Texas.
Our crews are available dispatch for 24-hour emergencies every day of the year. We can be reached 24/7 at (972) 986-7677. Call us any time!
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