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Sanitizing/Disinfecting Carpeting

  • 1.  Sanitizing/Disinfecting Carpeting

    Posted 07-27-2020 08:57 AM
    Hi Everyone,
      As per our new DCF regulations, in order for multiple groups to be able to use our large carpeted all purpose room (in in clement weather), we must be able to sanitize the carpet in between each group. Does anyone know of a way to do this safely, within EPA safety as well and be able to have multiple groups use the room over a 6 hour span?
    Everything that I have seen (foggers, etc) will sanitize, but another group cannot use the room until pretty much the next day.
    THANK YOU!!

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    Hilarie Kay
    Director of Early Childhood Education
    Glen Rock Jewish Center Nursery School
    Glen Rock NJ
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  • 2.  RE: Sanitizing/Disinfecting Carpeting

    Posted 07-28-2020 08:48 AM
    I believe spraying with a disinfectant spray such as Lysol and allowing it to dry before using again would be sufficient.  Have you also considered a bleach water solution?  If mixed properly, this wouldn't stain the carpet.  I might also suggest contacting you licensing specialist for suggestions or clarification.

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    Claudia Decker
    Director
    Operation PAR
    Saint Petersburg FL
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  • 3.  RE: Sanitizing/Disinfecting Carpeting

    Posted 07-29-2020 09:02 AM
    Good morning, wow this sounds very stringent, but I went the to the CDC website and they have a long list of disinfectants they believe to kill the germs that cause COVID 19.  They say you can look them up by numbers.  There were two Lysol products that state they only have to be on the surface for 2 minutes, so I would recommend these:
    777-127 Lysol disinfectant max cover mist or 777-99 Lysol spray.  Go on the site and you can see the full list. Some require up to 10 minutes of contact time.  Good luck!

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    Joyce Hepler
    Community Action Project of Tulsa County
    Broken Arrow OK
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  • 4.  RE: Sanitizing/Disinfecting Carpeting

    Posted 07-30-2020 09:19 AM
    We are using Bioesque, meets all of our requirements and takes only 4 minutes. We buy it through Home Depot Pro. https://bioesquesolutions.com/botanical-disinfectant-solution/

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    Abigail Marsters
    Executive Director
    The Sharon Cooperative School
    Sharon MA
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  • 5.  RE: Sanitizing/Disinfecting Carpeting

    Posted 07-30-2020 09:00 PM
    Hello Abigail, thank you for the link.  You use this product on your carpets too?

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    Jicell Taylor
    EC Director
    Greater Miami Adventist Academy
    Miami FL
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  • 6.  RE: Sanitizing/Disinfecting Carpeting

    Posted 07-31-2020 06:55 AM
    Yes, the other preschools in the area use It as a light spray at the end of the day.

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    Abigail Marsters
    Executive Director
    The Sharon Cooperative School
    Sharon MA
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