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, their office or work. Let Cleaning & Disinfecting Community Facilities (CDCF) put your minds at ease with their expertise improving a healthier environment. Begun during the pandemic by owner Jill Downs Wright, who has experience with this type of cleaning, CDCF has filled a void a critical need. 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 her 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 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 their website (https://www.cdcfservices.com). 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 explain 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.” 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. The Red Tier plan provides an immediate, aggressive and intensive plan to rid any remnants of the coronavirus. “The process is immediate and assiduous,” she quotes from the website. Wright will customize a plan specific to the clients’ needs. She said the RED Tier involves both cleaning and fogging. Wright said 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.” Wright said she’s proud of the standards CDCF uses to meet each client’s needs. She said the CDC recommends the thorough cleaning dirty surfaces followed by disinfecting, as the best practice measure for preventing the coronavirus’ spread. 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. In a short time, CDCF has built a clientele of home and business owners. To schedule an appointment or to ask questions, go to https://www.cdcfservices.com, call 775- 428-CDCF (2323) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.