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Count on SERVPRO to Clean Your Tallahassee Place of Worship

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

close up of virus cells on a red background Cleaning and sanitizing are both keys to helping stop the spread of viruses.

SERVPRO Follows Cleaning Protocols at Tallahassee Houses of Worship  

Some Tallahassee area churches, cathedrals, chapels, temples, halls, synagogues, parishes, mosques and meeting houses continue to hold services, encouraging social distancing, and adapting rituals such as communion practices to decrease the possibility of viral spread.  

Because concerns about adequate cleaning of viruses and other pathogens, several local
Protestant and Catholic churches in Leon County are choosing an alternative approach to their
regular weekly service such as home-based gatherings. Some faith groups are even
choosing temporary closure of their buildings. These approaches provide ample opportunities
for focused cleaning when congregants are not in the building.

choosing temporary closure of their buildings. These approaches provide ample opportunities for focused cleaning when congregants are not in the building. 

Why Your Regular Cleaning Routine Needs Changing  

Although not yet established that transmission of the virus always occurs when individuals touch contaminated surfaces and then their face, preventative cleanup of potentially infectious areas is a best practice. SERVPRO follows a protocol developed in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The procedure recommends professional cleaning and then applying disinfectants that meet the established criteria. 

How Cleaning and Application of Disinfectant Work Together 

The CDC stresses that routine cleaning of touchpoints removes soils and germs from surfaces. Following up with the application of a disinfectant registered by the EPA with emerging viral pathogens claiming it can reduce the risk of spread. Typical touch points include doorknobs, push bars, light switches, railings, fixtures in restrooms, and more. SERVPRO technicians concentrate on cleaning the following location-specific surfaces in a house of worship: 

  • Pew tops and armrests
  • Communion rails
  • Confessional kneelers
  • Altars
  • Holy water dispensers  

Buildings that serve as a place for people of faith to gather are considered sanctuaries by community members. SERVPRO of North Leon County is here to inspire continuing confidence in your holy space as a refuge. Call (850) 536-6599 for a consultation. 

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Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus.

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