Collision Edge announced the development of a new visual window cling in mid-May, designed to help shops document the processes completed on a vehicle as it pertains to cleaning and disinfecting for COVID-19. The company released a Facebook video on May 19, explaining the new product which was designed to help shop owners, their employees and their customers feel safe.
Shops can be certain that all necessary processes related to COVID-19 sanitization have been completed by using the 6” by 6” window cling. According to the CDC, “Thorough cleaning is required before high-level disinfection and sterilization because inorganic and organic materials that remain on the surfaces of instruments interfere with the effectiveness of these processes.”
Collision Edge’s cling provides a convenient checkbox system to confirm completion of inbound cleaning, inbound disinfecting, outbound cleaning, and outbound disinfecting. It also provides a place to record labor hours when needed so, when vehicles take longer than the flat rate most insurers are currently paying for COVID cleanup, shops can make a business decision regarding whether to offer the additional labor as a discount, charge the customer, or issue a supplement to the insurer.
The label also includes two QR codes. The first is a direct link to the CDC explaining the cleaning and disinfecting process. The second explains which disinfectants are most effective against the 2019 novel coronavirus, information which seems to change continuously.
“This is designed to help you, as a body shop owner, keep employees safe and allow customers, through this visual tool, to see what you’ve done and feel you’ve taken care of them and their family in relation to cleaning their car to protect them from COVID-19,” Ginger Briggs, co-owner of Collision Edge explained. “We want to help y’all get back on your feet as quickly as possible with the tools to help you do that.”
Collision Edge’s COVID cleaning cling is available at https://collisionedge.com/product/presale-covid-cling/ or collisionservices.com.