ProClean Environmental, La Verne, CA provides unrivaled biohazard emergency response to customers in various industries including the healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and insurance sectors. Since 1989
COVID-19: ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. COVID-19 is a disease caused by a novel (new) corona virus that has not previously been seen in humans.
Virus vs Bacteria: Viruses are not alive and must invade living cells to grow. Bacteria are living organisms.
Germs: Germs refer to microorganisms that can cause disease in people, including viruses, some bacteria and certain types of fungi.
Cleaning: Cleaning refers to the physical removal of surface soil from surfaces.
Disinfecting: Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces.
SOURCE: CDC.gov, healthdirect.gov
The CDC recommends routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, keyboards, phones, faucets, toilets, etc.
WHEN CONSIDERING A COMPANY FOR WIPING HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES:
- What is their controls for limiting cross contamination?
- Is the selected disinfectant residual?
- Is the disinfectant safe for your unique operations?
At ProClean Environmental, we gladly provide SDS on the products we use and will clearly describe our protocol for eliminating cross-contamination.
Ultra Low Volume (ULV) fogging is a method of dispensing a disinfectant into the air as a way to decontaminate surfaces or disinfect the air. The compressed particles are typically in the range of 15-50μm depending on the settings of the fogging equipment being used.
WHEN CONSIDERING A COMPANY TO FOG:
- What is the disinfectant being dispersed?
- Is the selection appropriate for your facility’s operations?
- Is it flammable and requiring lockout/ tagout of heat sources?
At ProClean Environmental, we understand that there is no such thing as ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to ULV fogging and we will clearly answer your questions, describing the process along with any precautions.
Question: Because ‘germs’ are microscopic, how would you know if a disinfecting method was successful? After all, a doorknob or other surfaces will likely appear the same to the eye after wiping and disinfecting.
Answer: Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). ATP monitoring is a globally recognized, rapid testing method used primarily by food and beverage processors to quickly assess the cleanliness of surfaces.
The process involves swabbing a surface using a sterile culture swab which is then inserted into a handheld instrument (ATP Luminometer), returning a digital readout within 15sec to indicate the surface’s level of cleanliness.
ProClean Environmental uses ATP sampling on random surfaces as part of our protocol to verify our Team’s efforts on your job. It provides added peace of mind for us all.
Supermarkets, Showrooms, Department and Convenience stores.
Hospitals, Dental and Medical Offices
Preschools, Primary-Elementary Schools, High Schools and Universities.
Aerospace, Transport, Manufacturing and Engineering Facilities.
City Center, Courthouse, Chamber and Library.
Holding Cells, Lockers, Interview/ interrogation Rooms.