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Naples-Based FCI Cleaning Provides Tips for COVID-19 Disinfection Strategies

Southwest Florida area businesses that are opening back up in the wake of mandated COVID-19 shutdowns need to upgrade their cleaning and disinfection regimens to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers. While there is plenty of information offering advice about meeting COVID-19 cleaning and disinfecting protocols, some of it can be confusing and different resources can sometimes contradict each other. Even the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) official “Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting” can prove hard to follow.

Thus, Naples-based FCI Cleaning is pleased to offer you a simplified rundown of COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection strategies that should help you meet the guidelines and help protect the health of your employees and customers. Start by evaluating your premises to determine which surfaces and materials will need to be addressed and compile a written rundown of regular cleaning and disinfection protocols. In doing your evaluation, consider whether any often-touched hard-to-clean furniture or objects can be temporarily removed and stored to ease the challenge of keeping them disinfected.

Surface Cleaning Considerations

According to the CDC, surfaces that have been left untouched for seven or more days only require routine cleaning prior to reopening. Once reopened:

  • All surfaces within a business should undergo regular routine cleaning.
  • Frequently touched, hard, nonporous surfaces need to be cleaned and disinfected more often.
  • Establish cleaning/disinfecting timeframes based on employee/customer flows through specific areas and their related touching of surfaces and objects. For example, if your employees work in shifts, all hard surfaces should be disinfected before each new shift.
  • Some frequently touched items, such as shopping carts and point of sales keypads, need to be cleaned and disinfected before each new usage.

Best Cleaning Products to Use Against COVID-19 Virus

Surfaces that are obviously dirty—such as food debris on countertops—should always be cleaned with soap and water prior to disinfecting. The CDC recommends using disinfectants approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for killing the COVID-19 virus. FCI Cleaning uses EPA-registered Concrobium® Broad Spectrum Disinfectant II, which is highly effective at eliminating bacteria, fungus, and viruses (including coronavirus).

If you are unable to get ahold of any specifically-approved disinfectant brands, you can make an approved cleaner and disinfectant by combining 1/3 cup of bleach with one gallon of water (for hard surfaces).

Soft, porous surfaces, such as carpets, fabric chairs, tablecloths, cloth napkins, and curtains require more delicate care.

The CDC recommends that porous surfaces be laundered on a regular basis with the warmest possible water setting.

Or Turn to FCI Cleaning for your Disinfection Service Needs

If all of this seems a bit much, and you have enough on your plate with bringing your business back up to speed, let FCI Cleaning handle your business’s disinfecting for you. Whether as a one-time disinfection and sanitization cleaning service prior to reopening, or under contract for regular cleaning and disinfecting, FCI Cleaning—a subsidiary of Naples-based FCI Painting—has the experience and know how needed to help keep your business clear of COVID-19. For a free consultation, contact FCI Cleaning today at (239) 435-1001.

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6 Stars

The entire process from start to finish was professional. They did a great job and left everything clean. Ryan wouldn’t leave until everything was perfect. The entire team was so responsive. I would recommend FCI to anyone. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

Bruce G

Reasonably Priced & Very Detailed

We have a three unit, two story condo building that needed an exterior painting job we awarded to FCI Painting. Their proposal was reasonably priced and very detailed. Richard Foden’s came to estimate the job and took the time to explain the process, answer questions and provide recommendations (that help us in our process). We received four proposals and FCI’s stood out making our decision straight forward. FCI crew was professional and the foreman ‘Eduardo’ exceptional. On a daily basis’s he communicated what to expect, what they would be achieving and the crews next steps. Crew was courteous and cleaned up the grounds every evening. We highly recommend FCI Painting company. Thanks

Leo G

Incredible Service

I honestly cannot recommend this company enough. I was attempting to find painters in Naples while I was still in Canada. Richard and his team were so helpful in the process, going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. They were thorough, professional, and one of the best prices I found in the area. Incredible service.

Jeremy S

Definitely Use Them Again

Richard and his team were great to work with. They were polite, cleaned up and did an awesome job! I have already recommended them to people and would definitely use them again.

Helen R

Ahead of schedule

Very professional, prompt… even ahead of schedule. I will always use them from now on.

Brittany K

Can’t Recommend FCI Painting enough

I can’t recommend FCI Painting enough! Owner Richard Foden runs one of the finest painting companies I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. When my business moved into our new office, we started researching painters in Naples, FL and FCI came highly recommended. The commercial painters that Richard works with are prompt, thorough and professional. After working with them in a business setting, I’ll be certain to give Richard a call next time I’m in need of house painters as well.

Martin V

Professional & Friendly

Had my condo painted by FCI Painting and they did an outstanding job! They were professional and friendly.

Eileen F

Competitive & Fair

FCI Painting did an outstanding job for us and we are more than pleased with the results. We found the pricing to be competitive and fair. Our painter, Chris, was an expert craftsman, patched several areas of drywall that needed attention and helped us work through a problem we had with one of the colors we chose. We would definitely recommend FCI painting for anyone looking for a quality job at a fair price.

Donna C

Way Above Expectation

Big thanks to FCI, I had them paint my house inside and out and they did a fantastic job, way above my expectations, there employees were punctual and polite, and the work was completed 2 days before the scheduled completion date. Would not hesitate to recommend A++++++++++

Neil S

Highly Suggest Their Work

FCI Painting did a fantastic job on my driveway. They were swift, neat, and very sharp eye on quality. I would highly suggest there work and I would call them again.

Tom D

Pleasure to Deal With

FCI did a great job painting our home! Job was done on time & on budget, no surprises! Rich was a pleasure to deal with & was very prompt when responding to a question or request. Chris, our painter, was on-time each day, always prepared, cleaned up every afternoon, worked at a good pace & super friendly. Would definitely use them again & recommend them highly!

Christine C

Always an Outstanding Job

My family has used FCI in our homes and businesses. They have always done an outstanding job, neat and clean and Richard is wonderful accommodating owner to work with. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Valerie G

Great Company, Great Results

Great Company, Great Results! We use FCI whenever we can!


Easy to Deal With

Pleasant and easy to deal with. Did exactly what they said they would, when they said they would do it. Would highly recommend.

Christopher G

Beautiful Work

Beautiful work and very friendly respectful employees. Couldn’t be happier.

Tiffany K