What to Look For When Hiring Disinfection Services

As we head back into our workspaces and move forward with our daily lives, working and living in a sanitary environment has become more important than ever. Fully licensed sanitation services are your best solution if you have any serious concerns about a loved one’s or your own house or workspace.

There’s a vast difference between cleaning and sanitizing. Cleaning will get all the visible dirt, grime, and grease off surfaces, while sanitation will kill all the microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens) that still remain. If you choose to hire someone for sanitation services, there are 3 main things to look for: 


A Licensed, Bonded and Insured Company

Commercial Cleaning Licensing and Bonding will ensure the business will comply with state and/or federal bonding and insurance requirements. Surety bonds protect the clients of the business from dishonest employees, theft, misconduct, fraud, and much more. Bonding insurance guarantees the client will not be financially or legally at fault if anything unfavorable were to happen while a service is being performed. For example, in the case of cleaning homes, if a worker is injured while working on the job, an insurance claim can be filed against the bond instead of being filed against the homeowner’s insurance.

Surety bonds are a resource for any sanitizing business to reassure clients that the business is professional and that it can reimburse clients if issues arise. Often referred to as a surety bond or a contract bond, it reassures clients they will receive service that is promised to them.


Proper Team Training and Qualifications

Any sanitation company should have a plan in place that includes considerations about the safety of the staff and other people who are carrying out the cleaning or disinfecting. These people are at increased risk of being exposed to the virus and to any toxic effects of the cleaning chemicals. These staff should wear appropriate PPE for cleaning and disinfecting. To protect the staff and to ensure that the products are used effectively, staff should be instructed on how to apply the disinfectants with the necessary equipment.


Utilizing An Effective Product

Check to make sure the company is using a product that is approved by the EPA and works as a disinfectant, sanitizer and a virucide. Because this virus is so new, only two categories of products may claim efficacy: those products which the EPA has deemed effective based on having proven efficacy against human coronavirus and those products which are part of the emerging pathogens program. Both categories are found on List N: Products with Emerging Viral Pathogens AND Human Coronavirus claims for use against SARS-CoV-2, published by EPA. The chemical base for Nisus DSV, 10324-80, was added to EPA’s List N on 3/13/20, meaning that EPA has determined that Nisus DSV qualifies for List N against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. See information related to List N at www.epa.gov. This is the product The Sanitation Man uses to disinfect residential, commercial and industrial properties. 

It is important for the product to stay wet on the surface for a minimum of 10 minutes with no interruptions to the surface. These products are to be used on surfaces only, not to be in any contact with human skin or animals. The product is typically sold as a concentrate so understanding the dilution mix both for efficacy and safety is essential. Once the product dries, no residual should be expected. This is true of any disinfectant product on hard non-porous surfaces. The product can be reapplied at any time interval.


How We Can Help

The Sanitation Man takes care of the necessary details giving you the peace of mind you need to work on getting things back to the routine you want:

  • Licensed, Bonded and Insured
  • Regular Rigorous Team Training
  • Team Members Wearing and Utilizing Proper Gear
  • EPA Approved Products
  • Checklist to Review with Customer
  • Final Certification Given Upon Completion


The Sanitation Man offers total property disinfection services that are a great fit for residential, commercial and industrial customers right now. Whether someone you know has been diagnosed with the virus, or you want to take extra steps to protect your customers, The Sanitation Man is available to help. Visit our contact page today or call us at 225-923-2847 to learn more or schedule a consultation. Let’s continue to work together to fight the spread of COVID-19!