Company sweeps through NJ to disinfect churches, businesses preparing to reopen

Mike Dougherty
June 11, 2020 - 9:29 am
National Restoration wet-fogs a New Jersey church preparing to open after stay-at-home orders are lifted in the state.

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SEWELL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s stay-at-home order is history, and businesses are getting ready to open again. A cleaning company is helping out by sanitizing 30 churches, day care centers and restaurants — for free.

At the Holy Family Catholic Church in Sewell, the crew was all masked and suited up to wet-fog the pews, altar and every square inch of the place.

John Marroni, president of National Restoration, says the disinfectant they are using is based on organic minerals.

"You'll get a very strong thyme scent," Marroni said. "The disinfectant will kill bacteria, fungi, coronavirus — will kill viruses other than the corona."

Marroni says the cleaning agent will help kill all those things for a few weeks.

Father John Picnic says he’s never seen anything like this at his church before.

National Restoration wet-fogs a New Jersey church preparing to open after stay-at-home orders are lifted in the state.
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“Well, it looks a little strange, but it’s also exciting, exhilarating," he said, "because in a couple of days, I know people will begin to return."

The cleaning crew will be making several more stops at the Jersey Shore and other places throughout the week.