Aftermath is committed to the health and safety of our customers. To prevent the spread of dangerous communicable diseases, we adhere to the same disinfection and sanitization standards that healthcare institutions, the food service industry, and manufacturing facilities use to stop the spread of infectious diseases.
Why are these services important? Because diseases spread quickly. It’s important to stop their progression as soon as possible to fully protect not only your health, but the health of everyone around you. Certain viruses or bacteria can remain on a surface long after an event; if they aren’t fully remediated, they may present a risk to you even years later.
How long can diseases survive on a surface?
Many communicable diseases can survive outside the body for an extended period of time. Conditions that may linger on household surfaces after an outbreak include:
1. H1N1 (Swine Flu)
In 2009, the influenza virus H1N1 began to spread. By August 2010, the World Health Organization called swine flu a global pandemic. Swine flu reminded us how quickly disease can spread in a connected world and how many millions of lives are impacted following an outbreak.
H1N1 can survive outside the body for 2 to 8 hours.
Each year, norovirus affects 20 million people in the United States and causes upwards of 800 deaths. Most of these deaths are either children or the elderly. When it comes to protecting the most vulnerable people in our society, only absolute commitment to safety will suffice.
Norovirus can survive outside the body for days or weeks.
A form of staph infection, MRSA begins as small bumps and grows into deep, painful abscesses in the skin. MRSA is highly contagious and potentially life threatening. When bacterial strains like MRSA affect communities, our work is even more critical.
MRSA can survive outside the body for days or weeks.
There are 5 unique types of hepatitis. While each is varied, they all contribute to liver disease. Hepatitis C alone affects an estimated 2.7 million people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and most people are not aware that they are carriers of the virus.
Hepatitis C can survive outside the body for up to 3 weeks.
How our process keeps you safe
At Aftermath, we clean and disinfect an area, guard against the presence of organic material with ATP testing, re-clean if necessary, and safely recover, package, and dispose of biohazardous materials in accordance with all local, state, and federal regulations. From start to finish, we pay attention to detail on a microscopic level, because wiping something away does not guarantee the remediation of potentially harmful diseases. Aftermath protects you, your family, and your workplace long into the future.
Today, the world is more connected than ever. This makes it imperative that we prevent against common communicable diseases. Even if there is no perceived risk, Aftermath treats every case with the utmost care to ensure you, your family, and your community the peace of mind that comes with a job done well.
Contact an Aftermath representative near you
Remember, when the health of the people you love is at stake, you want a partner who defines success by the smallest of margins. Aftermath brings a superior level of care and professionalism to every situation, regardless of size or scope.
Contact an Aftermath representative in your area at 1-877-872-4339 or visit us online at aftermath.com. Lean on us when the question is “What now?”