PARMA, Ohio — The novel coronavirus pandemic has folks all throughout Northeast Ohio taking further precautions each inside and outside their residence. With that in thoughts, the house owners of a small biohazard cleanup enterprise positioned in Parma are vowing to do what they will to place folks’s minds comfortable.
Josh Wojciechowski and his spouse, Helen Dagostino, began their enterprise, Emergency Clear Staff, about two years in the past. On most days, they’re referred to as out to wash bio-emergencies like crime scenes and drug labs. Nonetheless, amid the coronavirus pandemic that guarantees to worsen earlier than it will get higher, the 2 are recurrently being requested to disinfect properties and companies.
“We’re doing a property this weekend that’s 250,000 sq. toes. That can take someplace between 6 to eight hours,” Wojciechowski mentioned. “With the extent of the virus and the way it’s changing into, we need to ease folks and calm them down and add that added safety for them.”
With a few items of apparatus together with their biohazard fits and respirators, Wojciechowski and Dagostino can fully disinfect a median sized residence in about 15 minutes. Utilizing highly-concentrated hydrogen peroxide tablets and a vapor steamer system, virus and bacteria-killing disinfectant will be sprayed on any floor of your private home, Wojciechowski mentioned. As the ultimate step within the course of, Wojciechowski units up extra gear that primarily works like a ‘bug bomb’ however, as a substitute, emits disinfecting vapor that spreads throughout a complete room.
Wojciechowski mentioned the method is much extra environment friendly and efficient than utilizing disinfecting wipes on each floor.
“The small microns get into onerous to achieve areas loads simpler,” Wojciechowski mentioned. “It would kill the coronavirus but it surely’s not going to cease the coronavirus in case you exit into the general public and you purchase an object that anyone has touched and also you cross-contaminate your home. However that is the added further safety that you realize your home is clear, sterilized and you may sleep calmly at night time figuring out there are not any viruses in your home.”
Wojciechowski mentioned he has fielded calls from potential clients which have continual well being points or are immuno-compromised. Late final week, Information 5 watched as Wojciechowski and Dagostino disinfected the house of a lady with COPD.
As a approach of giving again to their group, Wojciechowski and Dagostino are providing free disinfection providers to Parma and Parma Heights residents which have had the flu or flu-like signs, along with those that could ultimately check constructive for coronavirus. Not solely that, their firm is providing a $20 disinfection service to clients in Cuyahoga County.
“I simply need to assist folks and calm them down. I need to ease them and ensure they aren’t freaking out,” Wojciechowski mentioned. “I don’t need to take any probabilities. I need to assist our group as a lot as doable. Our children go to high school right here. Now we have a variety of family and friends on this group. I feel different companies ought to assist too. I don’t thoughts doing as a lot free work as doable to attempt to assist comprise the virus. Any little work that we do is progress in attempting to comprise the virus.”