Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

Cleaning of Church Buildings

The following websites provide guidance and product recommendations for cleaning and disinfection of buildings.


HVAC Maintenance and covid-19

As the pandemic continues, researchers are learning more about how COVID-19 might be spread through indoor spaces. We've gathered some of that information for you here. 


Cleaning firms affiliated with the Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA) who do deep cleaning 

These are CPA preferred vendors and are all minority-owned, local businesses. The bottom two are minority-owned/woman-owned. 

 Smart Cleaning Solutions Inc
Ayman Nofal, nofalone@gmail.com

Bolana Capitol Enterprises, Inc.
Valarie Dock, vdock@bolanacapitol.com 
202-621-2260 (office)
301-442-0565 (cell)

 Service Industries
Gladys Martinez, gmartinez@serviceindustriesllc.com
O: 443-964-6949
C: 202-391-4301, 240-682-5177


Terms to understand when speaking with vendors

Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.

Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection. To effectively kill germs, the first step is to clean with soap and water or detergent. Then, the surface should be properly disinfected using a chemical cleaner and allowing for proper dwell times.

Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading the virus


 Area Health Departments