COVID-19 Cleaning


Coronavirus Disinfection Application Services for COVID-19.


Diligent Decon offers effective services to help you with applying disinfectant in your offices, workspaces, commercial establishments, schools and homes throughout all of South Carolina.  We use products from the EPA Approved Disinfectant List for COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus.  We specifically use products from Diversey, a global company that is also based out of South Carolina, like us.  We use these products in a spray form, allowing them direct contact to hard surfaces without the possibility of cross contamination.  First, we don’t recommend these costly services until there is a confirmed case of COVID-19.  It is important to understand that it is often impractical to disinfect every inch of a hard surface in a large office or residential building.  When there is a known or suspected coronavirus contamination, we concentrate disinfection on high-touch areas and heavily-trafficked common areas that are generally at 6 feet of height and lower, including: 


  •     Door Knobs & Drawer Handles 

  •     Light Switches & Chairs

  •     Elevators and Call Buttons 

  •     Restrooms 

  •     Drinking Fountains 

  •     Cafeterias & Break Rooms

  •     Conference Rooms 

  •     Offices & Desks 


After we apply this first wave of disinfectant, we allow the dwell of 10 minutes to pass.  After this dwell time, we use microfiber towels to wipe down these high-touch items and remove the biofilm that is common on these frequently touched items and areas.  In addition to this step, we run a hydroxyl machine that addresses any airborne particles.  The next step in our process is to utilize a spray/mist application to coat all items in the open, all surfaces and all walls with  our disinfectant.  Finally, we apply the disinfectant to the floor at a setting appropriate for the required dwell time of 10 minutes.  We allow these rounds of disinfectant application to air dry, exceeding the requirement of 10 minutes.  Depending on the HVAC in the space, air drying can take 2-4 hours.  Additionally, the disinfectant is wet and not food grade.  Paper may curl due to the application, food will need to be washed or disposed of and food service items will need to be washed as well.


What Is Coronavirus and COVID-19


Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with this new virus (named SARS-CoV-2).


The SARS-CoV-2 virus is a betacoronavirus, like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV.  All three of these viruses have their origins in bats. The sequences from U.S. patients are similar to the one that China initially posted, suggesting a likely single, recent emergence of this virus from an animal reservoir.


The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).


CDC Coronavirus Recommendations


The CDC Recommends:

  • Everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat:

    • Individuals and communities should familiarize themselves with recommendations to protect themselves and their communities from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.

    • Older people and people with severe chronic conditions should take special precautions because they are at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.

    • If you are a healthcare provider, be on the look-out for:

      • People who recently traveled from China or another affected area and who have symptoms associated with COVID-19, and

      • People who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or patients with pneumonia of unknown cause. (Consult the most recent definition for patients under investigation [PUIs].)

    • If you are a healthcare provider or a public health responder caring for a COVID-19 patient, please take care of yourself and follow recommended infection control procedures.

    • If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill are able to isolate at home.

    • If you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and you develop COVID-19 symptoms, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill are able to isolate at home.

  • For people who are ill with COVID-19, but are not sick enough to be hospitalized, please follow CDC guidance on how to reduce the risk of spreading your illness to others. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness.


CDC Coronavirus Information Links


For the latest information and updates the Coronavirus (COVID-19), click on the following link from the CDC:

Preventative Maintenance After Initial Disinfectant Application Service


Once you have your property sanitized with disinfectant, it is critical to take the measured steps to prevent contamination going forward.  Think of it as a two step process.  Step one is what we do initially, which is to apply a disinfectant throughout your office, workspace and property.  Once our disinfectant is dry, the opportunity for contamination is present again.  This is where step two occurs.  In addition to proper training of co-workers, employees and other residents in your property of the proper steps to prevent illness, we recommend another preventative measure that is a whole home or office in-duct air purifier device that works within your existing HVAC system to eliminate indoor air pollutants as well surface bacteria and viruses.  We can refer you to a local, authorized installer in South Carolina who can go into more detail about this revolutionary system that can work in commercial and residential properties and greatly aid you in the prevention of viruses returning after sanitizing with a disinfectant.