Norovirus Cleaning and Prevention

With the winter season fast upon us, an unfortunate predicament for many families and businesses is the dreaded Norovirus

What is the norovirus?

The Norovirus, also referred to as the ‘Winter Vomiting Bug', is the most common cause of Gastroenteritis. The infection is extremely contagious with only a tiny exposure to the germ needed to make a large amount of people sick. The Norovirus can cause a number of symptoms including the following:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pains
  • Dehydration
  • Weakness and tiredness
  • Fevers
  • Headaches

norovirus Exposure

The Norovirus usually develops 12 to 48 hours after exposure to the germ, with a full recovery usually taking several uncomfortable days for the person infected.

The virus is commonly spread through contaminated food, water or person-to-person contact. It may also be spread via contaminated surfaces and through the air. Particular areas of risk also include areas/business with unsanitary food preparation and environments where people are living or working within close proximity of each other.

Preventing Norovirus Spreading and cleaning up after an

It is vitally important that you take the necessary measures to either prevent a Norovirus outbreak before it starts or to thoroughly clean and disinfect an area that has been exposed to the illness. Only a very small exposure to the germ is needed so it is important that your home or business is thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom to eliminate any Norovirus traces that might still be hidden away and cause further issues.

At Envirom8 we are able to support both businesses and families in Norovirus prevention and to ensure if you’ve been exposed to the germs that your environment is thoroughly cleaned and eradicated of the virus.

Contact us for further advice and to book an appointment with our Deep Cleaning Team

Helpful Advice

If you're unfortunate enough to find yourself exposed to the Norovirus, cleaning-up immediately after someone vomits or has diarrhoea protects others from getting sick, and prevents further outbreaks. It’s important for everyone to know the clean-up steps to help prevent the Norovirus.

  1. Put on disposable plastic gloves and a face mask.
  2. Wipe up vomit and other human waste with paper towels and ensure they are thoroughly disposed of.
  3. Clean all surfaces thoroughly with a bleach cleaner or disinfectant. Envirom8 can also advise on specific cleaning chemicals based on the premises you are looking to clean.
  4. Clean these surfaces again with hot water and soap.
  5. Remove your gloves and mask and ensure they are thoroughly disposed of.
  6. Thoroughly wash all clothes that may have vomit or human waste on them with hot soap and water.
  7. Wash your hands with hot soap and water.
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