Local infectious disease sanitizing team sees increase in calls

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SAN JUAN, Texas – Disinfecting treatments are on the rise in Rio Grande Valley businesses. At least that is the case for One Stop Janitorial RGV who is receiving non-stop requests. The company has been serving the RGV for 10 years but it wasn’t until recently that business picked up.

“Sometimes we have to go in after hours. Two, three in the morning and go in and disinfect,” said owner Jesse Treviño.

The disinfecting team has been working on call centers, car dealerships, clinics, restaurants, and airports using an EPA registered chemical to kill the virus on surfaces.

“It is a hospital grade chemical. It is safe on all objects and around people but you do have to give it the recommended 10 minutes to air dry and 30 minutes to enter the room,” said Treviño.

His son, Alan Treviño, who is part of the team, explained the process.

“Whenever we go in to disinfect an area, we go in fully suited and we spray the facility. Everything that’s touched on a daily basis, the main walkways where there’s a lot of traffic, we spray it. Once we’ve exited the facility, we set a timer for 10 minutes. After that we send a second crew to give a second treatment with another disinfectant. That’s the best way to deal with this COVID -19,” said Treviño.

Lexus General Manager Jose Luis Contreras believes frequently sanitizing businesses as a preventative measure will help flatten the curve.

“I think now more than ever as communities are regathering and people are reconvening, we take extra measures to make sure that we don’t accidentally become uncareful,” said Contreras.

Treviño said it is important to only hire Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) certified companies when requesting these type of services because they are highly skilled for infectious disease response.

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