Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does it cost?

Our disinfecting service charges are based on the type and amount of space to be cleaned. This can range widely, from a private home to a 1 million-square-foot warehouse. Please call or email us today for a quote!

What type of training does your team have?

The CBH Disinfecting team undergoes hours of safety, effectiveness, and best practices training prior to being on the job site. Training and certification come from the chemical company we use: Buckeye Honors System Custodial Training, as well as ISSA – the worldwide leader in the cleaning standard. We also adhere to the best practices from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What is an EPA registered disinfectant?

An EPA registered disinfectant is any antimicrobial chemical product determined effective at killing pathogens by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To be an EPA registered disinfectant, the pathogen kill rate must be 99.9% or greater.

What type of disinfectant solution are you using?

CBH Disinfecting uses a PH-neutral disinfectant, EPA Reg. No. 47371-129-559. PH-neutral means it is not acidic, so it won’t damage surfaces.

Does your product kill Covid-19?

Yes. The formulation used by CBH Disinfecting is on the list of products with emerging viral pathogens and human coronavirus claims, as found by researchers at the Clemson University Center for Biocide Chemistries.

How long does it take to kill most common viruses?

Some examples:

  • 1 minute contact time for Human Coronavirus (including COVID-19)
  • 2 minute contact time for Influenza Virus Type A
  • 4 minute contact time for HIV-1 

What other pathogens does your solution kill?

The antimicrobial product used by CBH Disinfecting effectively kills:

  • HIV-1
  • Human Coronavirus
  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 & 2
  • Rubella (German Measles)
  • Influenza A Virus
  • Vaccinia
  • Adenovirus
  • Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE)
  • Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Community Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)
  • Gram-negative and gram-positive pathogens
  • Trichophyton Mentagrophytes (athlete’s foot fungus)

When is it safe to re-enter the area?

After a cleaning by the CBH Disinfecting team, it is safe to re-enter 10 minutes following the application, when surfaces are dry.

What areas are recommended to apply disinfectant?

  • Vending machines
  • Bathrooms
  • Break rooms
  • Cafeterias
  • Supply rooms
  • Administrative areas
  • Hallways
  • Door handles
  • Computer labs
  • Door handles
  • Vending machine keypads
  • Light switches
  • Touch screens
  • Appliance handles
  • Phones and handsets
  • Desk and filing cabinet handles

Does the solution leave any visible residue behind?

No, it does not. The solution is water-based, and our team uses higher quality spraying equipment which typically results in zero residue left on surfaces.