Cleaning & Disinfecting Community Facilities (CDCF) is a new Fallon business filling a need to keep residents healthy.
During the past year, the coronavirus and unknowns associated with this disease have left a number of unanswered questions.
One lesson it taught, however, was for people to be more attentive to cleaning and disinfecting, either at home, office or work.This is where Cleaning & Disinfecting Community Facilities (CDCF) comes in. Launched during the pandemic by owner Jill Downs Wright, who has experience with this type of cleaning, CDCF has filled a critical void in the Fallon community.She said her family has supported her in this endeavor to keep residents healthy.“When the virus hit, we were responding to a community need created by COVID-19,” Wright said, adding her resume also includes both extensive OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and IOC-related training.Wright said many trainings and certifications have occurred over the years when she served as both a structural and wildland firefighter. When cleaning a site and disinfecting, Wright said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires employees to wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) which minimizes exposure to hazards such as COVID-19.Wright said information about the cleaning service is on the company's website. She offers three tiers of cleaning, but she recommends clients call first.“When they ask which plan, I come over to do an assessment and give them an option,” she said when explaining the different plans to eradicate disease-causing bacteria. “We’ll explain the tiers, but most (clients) are doing red, which is more aggressive, but each has a plan.”The Red Tier plan provides an immediate, aggressive and intensive plan to rid any remnants of the coronavirus. Wright said the Red Tier involves both cleaning and fogging.The Orange Tier is also a cautionary COVID-19 disinfecting plan. She said the program is best after a person suspected of having COVID-19 comes into the building.
“The Yellow Tier package,” said Wright, is also a precautionary and preventive plan. Referring to her website, “It is simply out of an abundance of caution and care for the patrons, customers, residents, employees and the community of a business or apartment complex.”CDCF’s mission statement also builds on the company’s need for it to know their clients’ needs and to develop a strong relationship with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.Wright said she’s proud of the standards her company uses. She said the CDC recommends thoroughly cleaning dirty surfaces followed by disinfecting, as the best practice measure for preventing spread of the coronavirus.Furthermore, Wright encourages businesses to clean regularly and for individuals to wash their hands thoroughly. She said critical cleaning areas include door handles, keyboards, handrails, switches and buttons, sinks, faucets, toilets, remote controls, tables and counters, hard-backed chairs and other common surfaces.“We use CDC-approved and EPA-registered industrial-strength disinfectants with a broad-spectrum kill claim and superior viricidal components,” states CDCF’s website. “All infected materials are cleaned, disinfected, and properly disposed of as biohazard waste.”Wright grew up in Fallon and attended Churchill County schools. Over the years, Wright said she’s had a deep interest in the community and what it offers to its residents. She said that in just a short time, CDCF has built a clientele of home and business owners.