Your inbox is probably full of Coronavirus-response emails.   We’ve received some questions about our plans for the next few weeks.  Even in our business, where most human contact can be avoided, we want to make sure you know that we are doubling up on our disinfecting / sterilizing processes to continue operating safely.

Several weeks back we started preparing for this virus, never realizing it would reach this level.  In the beginning it was a purely selfish desire to keep our people healthy. In addition to our standard sterilization protocol, which we use to control the spread of the Boxwood blight from property to property, we have been doing the following:

First and foremost, if we use your keypad to enter your property or your garage, or your key to enter your home for interior services, we are wiping down door knobs and everything we touch with Clorox wipes, just to be safe.

We have always been hyper-sensitive to the spread of the flu or even the common cold.  When one of our people shows up coughing, sniffling or looking “off” (to my medically-trained eye), we send them home.  Admittedly, I’m a borderline germaphobe – I’m not a graceful sick person, so I do my best to avoid getting myself, and everyone around me, sick.

Our trucks are fully stocked with Clorox, Lysol spray and other disinfecting products (we should probably start locking our trucks so it doesn’t get stolen).  Each night, the trucks are wiped down with bleach and “fogged” with Lysol.

Note:  There is a difference in bleach strength, and we buy Clorox brand to be confident we’re not getting a diluted substitute. 

As I mentioned above, our people are already well-versed in sterilization techniques due to the problems we encounter daily with the Boxwood blight and other costly diseases. We have expanded those protocols to include the basic, common-sense techniques to minimize the spread of germs between people.

We use guidelines from CDC on how to efficiently inactivate human coronaviruses. 

 We’re practicing common sense measures and vigilance until we get through this.  In the meantime, be sure to check on your at-risk friends and neighbors and if there is anything we can do to help, please call us.  Every day we do all kinds of things to help people manage their homes:  change light bulbs that are difficult to reach, swap propane tanks (after washing them down with Clorox), wash windows (so you can look at something other than the stock report), and even pick up your groceries.

We know this can be a stressful time and we are happy to help any way we can.

Call us anytime, for anything!

Andrew Watson


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