Colorado landscaping company shifts to sanitizing public spaces in response to COVID-19

By edited by Sarah Bunyea

Timberline Landscaping will offer the service to sanitize park and community area surfaces.

A landscaping company in Colorado Springs is now offering sanitizing services of public spaces as they adapt to closures due to COVID-19, according to an article by KRDO News.

Joshua Pool, the chief operations officer at Timberline Landscaping, says the company will offer commercial and residential outdoor sanitization to help prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria.

“With all the stuff that’s going on in the world today we figured ‘What could we do to help our society and our neighborhoods, and our children and families, as well as provide jobs for people right now that are looking for work?’” Pool says in the article.

Although COVID-19 primarily spreads through respiratory droplets from person-to-person, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s evidence suggesting the virus can remain viable on different surfaces.

Pool says they will be offering the service even after the local outbreak goes down.

Doug Nelson, sales consultant for Waxie Sanitary Supply, says his company provides the disinfectant used by Timberline Landscaping.

“The product we’re using is a hydrogen peroxide disinfectant,” Nelson said. “There’s no film left behind using that chemical. So there’s no substrates where those viruses can live.”

Some of the surfaces the company will clean and sanitize are park and community area high-touch surfaces, including playground structures, trash cans, benches and handrails.

Pool says their businesses falls under the “essential” services list because it provides sanitizing for other companies. He says this is a way for the company to adapt and find work while also providing a service to the community.