As part of our commercial cleaning solutions, we provide disinfectant application services, from high touch surfaces to full scale applications as well as applications to contaminated spaces. We apply disinfectants to all types of properly prepared surfaces, to achieve the highest possible efficacy. Depending on the frequency and coverage that you need for your business or facility, we can tailor a plan to suit your specific requirements.
Some disinfectant application projects are better suited using specialized application equipment. We offer most application technologies available to ensure the most efficient and best equipment is being used to properly apply disinfectant to your surfaces. From electrostatic sprayers to HVLP (high volume low pressure) fogging, even foaming and continuous spray technologies, we are focused on providing the proper solution for our customers.
Cleaning only removes the built-up layers of biofilms (visible impurities like dirt, lipids and other grime on a surface), but will not remove many of the microorganisms too small to be seen by the naked eye. In today’s virus aware climate, your business operations emphasis should be placed on mitigating microorganisms, to avoid the potential for creating public and internal health issues. Therefore, it’s important to properly apply an EPA approved disinfectant to surfaces after cleaning them.
Applying disinfectants on a properly cleaned surface is important for the following reasons:
- A disinfectant is not a cleaning detergent. Precleaning is essential and arguably the most important step when applying disinfectants. Microbes & viruses can live beneath the surface of a biofilm and if the biofilm is not removed first, the disinfectants effectiveness can be greatly reduced. Just coming in and spraying the room does not effectively disinfect. (Literature attached: “Biofilm Introduction”) https://www.cs.montana.edu/webworks/projects/stevesbook/contents/chapters/chapter001/section002/green/page001.html
- For disinfection to be effective, proper chemical concentration and a specific contact dwell time must be observed. A disinfectant MUST be allowed time to dwell on a surface. A products efficacy (kill rate) is much lower if not allowed to dwell. The CDC and product manufacturers often recommend a dwell time of up to 10 minutes. The efficacy rate of any product depends on the situational specifics, such as environmental conditions, concentration and potency of the disinfectant being used as well as the actual level of contamination. (Literature attached: “CDC-Infection Control”) https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/index.html
- Depending on the nature of your business operation, there are regulations set in place to govern certain types of businesses in observance of public welfare and safety. For instance, food establishments are required to meet a certain level of regular sanitation to be allowed to continue to operate. This is especially true for those that are handling and serving food on site. We can help develop and maintain a program to ensure you meet your requirements.
Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Testing Capabilities
In addition to surface preparation and disinfectant applications, we also provide and interpret ATP testing. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is an energy molecule found in all plant, animal and microbial cells. The detection of ATP on a surface therefore indicates the presence of biological matter. Measuring the amount of bioluminescence from an ATP reaction provides a good indication of surface cleanliness. Using the readings from the ATP testing scientifically validates that our job of making your space safer is complete. If a high touch surface doesn’t pass an ATP test, it can be readdressed immediately, then retested, giving you the reassurance that what you can’t see is truly not there.
Disinfectant Application Services You Can Trust
The process of disinfecting kills microorganisms present on a surface. Although it doesn’t destroy all forms of microbial life on the surface, it does effectively reduce their concentration to levels low enough to help prevent infection. With our disinfectant application services, you can be sure that the risk of your business spreading infection is further lowered. Used in accordance to the label instructions, the EPA recognized disinfectants we use are highly effective against microorganisms, leaving the treated surfaces safer for occupants of your spaces.
If you prioritize having a clean and sanitized workspace, office tower, play space, health care facility, daycare, fitness center, educational institution, public space, hospitality facility, hotel or just your home environment, then you came to the right the place. Here at Commercial Cleaning Contractors, we take pride in our ability to deliver results that not only meet expectations but exceed them as well.
To hear more about our disinfectant application services, fill out a “Contact Us” form, or give us a call today at 612.217.8623.