Disinfecting churches is essential as they are public places of worship where many people in the community gather, making it easy for germs to spread rapidly from person to person, which is why they were among the first places to be closed when the pandemic started. The good news is that with the help of fogging equipment such as ULV foggers (Ultra Low Volume foggers), churches and other large gathering spaces can be disinfected efficiently and effectively between services to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases caused by viruses and contaminants.
In this article, we bring to you the best practices to disinfect churches with the respect and care that these places deserve. A church is a close area where people gather and worship and is a place where they sit or stand very close, so the chances of getting infected from someone else is high. First, we should make sure all are pews, doors, and everything is cleaned and disinfected to avoid such issues. Following these instructions and recommendations, makes it easier to control the spread of diseases like Covid-19 among people.
How to Disinfect a Church Pew?
Church pews, kneelers, door handles, and church furniture, in general, should be disinfected consistently to keep infections from spreading from surfaces to people, and to reduce the chances of infection from person to person.
With the help of disinfection devices such as ULV cold Foggers, pastors and church administrators can disinfect pews easily, without the need to use wipes or bleach. These high output foggers produce a low-volume disinfectant mist with adjustable aerosol microns, providing an even coating of our environmentally friendly solutions, which are no-rinse and ready-to-use, making the whole disinfection experience easy, fast, and effective, thus reducing cleaning time and the amount of disinfectant required for these large spaces.
Additionally, ULV cold foggers don’t require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) since fogging with the type of disinfectant solutions we recommend causes no harm to the environment and is safe for people to be gathered in the space within minutes of fogging.
ULV foggers also have better coverage, even in open spaces, and they can be used not only on surfaces but also for disinfecting and purifying the air due to their ability to kill airborne pathogens, resulting in a completely safe environment.
How to Disinfect a Church Sanctuary
Once the access areas of a church have been disinfected, it is imperative to disinfect the entire church sanctuary including the communion table, the pulpit, all furniture, floors, doorknobs, and light switches, as well as musical instruments like pianos, organs, and the air inside the sanctuary.
To complete this task, foggers are probably the best devices, as they can cover a vast and open area and all surfaces quickly and efficiently between services, leaving hardly any moisture behind, so this method doesn’t cause delays or interruptions in churches' schedules.
Another reason why all areas in a church should be cleaned and disinfected regularly and on a consistent basis is to provide peace of mind for the congregation. That is why before opening the church for people, pastors and church administrators should make sure they have a well-designed cleaning and disinfecting schedule, including the sanctuary, restrooms, and any other rooms. In addition, they could consider setting up enough hand sanitizer stations for all visitors to disinfect themselves before and after services.
Best Practices to Clean and Disinfect Churches
The best practice for cleaning and disinfecting a church is to use the right products and devices to ensure all the areas are appropriately disinfected. Visit our shop section to learn more about our recommendations for sprayers, foggers, disinfecting solutions, and personal disinfection accessories.
Another important point is that the personnel responsible for cleaning should wear masks and gloves during the disinfection process, not because our products require it, but to protect themselves from any contaminant in the air or on the surfaces they are working with. Cleaners also should remember to disinfect all materials used by pastors as well as their own cleaning materials (sponges, dust wipes, etc.), which should be washed every day with hot water and should be dried under the highest heat.
Interested? Don’t hesitate to give us a call or go ahead and order our ULV cold fogger or any other disinfection device. You can also take advantage of our innovative monthly disinfection kit that offers a selection of products that will provide you with the best results to keep your congregation safe and united.