Wagga business owner Aaron Irlam is on a mission to turn every home into a "sanitised Mecca" as a means of combating the spread of COVID-19 through the region.
Having recently obtained government infection control accreditation, the team at BNB Suite Management are appealing to the community to keep their indoors safe from latent COVID-19.
"People are washing their hands and not touching their face, but the virus could be sitting on a wood or glass surface for three days," Mr Irlam said.
"You can wash your hands all you like, but if you then touch that surface, you could still pick it up."
Based on the training he and four of his employees have now completed, Mr Irlam said there are many misconceptions about what makes a house clean from infection.
"Standard spray and wipes won't cut it, it's got to be something that's got heavy alcohol," Mr Irlam said.
"A simple wipe down won't do it either, you have to leave it to sit on the surface for 30 seconds before [the virus] is killed."
Having worked as a cleaner in his parent's business for 25 years, Mr Irlam has only just branched out with his own company in the past six months.
But, he said, "it's been a hectic few months" so far, and he expects his business will only increase.
Understandably, he recommends a professional clean as the means to ensure completely eradicate the virus if it is living on a surface inside the home.
But even in his efforts to get that message heard he has been met with reluctance.
"I've spoken to some of my regulars who have said they're worried about having me coming into their house and potentially bringing in germs from the outside," he said.
"My answer to that is, 'are you going to the supermarket today?' If they answer yes, well then that's already negated everything they've just said.
"You don't know who has touched that can of baked beans before you buy it and bring it into your home."
As for the question of how often is too often to have a house cleaned to ward off the virus, Mr Irlam believes it's a matter of perspective and peace-of-mind.
"The extreme would be that you clean the place every time you go out," he said.
"But I think it's reasonable to just be vigilant and that goes for everything in life right now, not just cleaning. If there were a 100 per cent chance of beating this virus, we wouldn't be in this situation at all.
"There's things you can do to minimise the risk. Take your shoes off at the door, wash your hands as soon as you get home, if you can even have sanitiser outside and use it before you come in, that way you can make your house a 'sanitised Mecca' if you like."
For the most part, Mr Irlam recommends maintaining vigilant over the home's germ-ridden hotspots.
In particular, door knobs, benches, and especially remote controls.
"The virus can live four or five days on plastic, so it could be on your remote for days while you're handling it," he said.
"It can be scary if you sit down and think about it, but you just have to be calm and logical about it. There's a lot of things in the world that could scare you if you let it."