CORONAVIRUS

Covid-19


We service the multi-family industry killing the CoV-19 virus with EPA approved chemicals, providing disinfection and sanitation of public areas and unit turns for new move ins.

We still have our 24/7 emergency response for bio cleans and water damages during this time.

These are strange times we live in.

Now that we are in phase 2, we are able to clean occupied units. We ask that you wear a mask when we arrive and then observe social distancing. To comply with state regulations, we limit our visit to 30 minutes or less. However, with our emergency service response of bio cleans and water damages we will stay as long as necessary to get the job done. Our staff wear face masks and gloves and even with emergencies, we still require the resident wear a mask and observe social distancing requirements.

Our technicians wear gloves, vacant or occupied, and change them with every job, to help prevent spreading. 

WHAT WE DO FOR CORONA VIRUS DISINFECTING

CHEMICAL TREATMENT

Exteriors

We use an EPA approved vaporized treatment to disinfect your public outdoor spaces like walkways, courtyards, patios, doors, walls, pool areas; literally any external and high-touch areas. This is perfect for apartment communities, hospitals, community centers, malls. playgrounds and other public areas. The disinfectant is 99.9% effective against bacteria and viruses, including the Covid-19 virus.

Interiors

For interiors we use our Covid-19 killer chemical to sanitize carpets and disinfect tile and linoleum. It kills CoV-2. It can also be used to wipe down interior surfaces, but we are not a janitorial company so do not provide that service.

OZONE

Ozone was used successfully to purify environments with SARS back in 2003. The Coronna Virus CoV-2 is  a close cousin and was used by China in their fight against Covid-19. In a paper published February 2020, Zhou Muzhi, a professor at Tokyo Kezai University and president of Cloud River Urban Research Insitute, presented the benefits of using ozone over harmful chemicals and stated more research needs to be done to learn to harness ozone as a modern methodology to sanitizing spaces. "We must secure the help of ozone at the time of the new corona virus epidemic. We must work together to make good use of ozone to defeat the epidemic." Maybe it wouldn't have become a pandemic if it had been used more prolifically.

HOW DOES OZONE KILL CORONAVIRUSES? 

Coronaviruses are classified as “enveloped viruses”, which are susceptible to “Physio-chemical challenges”. Their exterior can't stand up to long exposure to ozone. They don't like being exposed to it even a little bit.    

Ozone damages the outer shell by a process called oxidation. This in turn leaves the virus vulnerable. Ozone keeps eroding and eventually breaks through to the core, damaging the viral RNA. This destroys the virus. 

Exposing Coronaviruses to a sufficient ozone dose (parts per million and time), can result in them being 99% damaged or destroyed.

Ozone believed to kill SARS-Cov2

During the SARS epidemic of 2003, ozone sterilization was successfully used to purify environments infected with the deadly Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-1, the virus which causes the SARS disease 

Researchers found that the novel coronavirus is 80% similar to the SARS virus in their genome sequences. It is reasonable to predict that ozone is equally effective in preventing and controlling the new coronavirus. 

Ozone, though highly effective for sterilization and disinfection, will cause discomfort, or irritate mucous membranes, when it reaches a certain concentration level. Therefore, it is mainly used in unmanned environment.

Ozone created by ozone generators or electrostatic air purifiers can reach every corner of the environment, which can overcome the problem that ultraviolet sterilization can only go straight up and down, leaving some places unsterilized.

How we use ozone 

We will not run ozone while people are still in their homes. It will kill you.  Our ozone generator is industrial strength and all occupants have to be out of the house for us to use it. That means pets as well as humans. We run it a minimum of 24 hours, 48 for larger spaces, and return to pull the machine and open the windows. Approximately 30 minutes after windows are opened, the home will be safe to enter. If you are more sensitive, allow two hours. It smells like the air does after an electrial storm and the smell may permeate fabrics, taking longer to dissipate, but it is not harmful to you in this state.

It can be used safely in vacant apartments and will not leak into nearby homes. It is perfect to disinfect before a new tenant moves in.

Fabric and carpet can only be sanitized. Because carpet is a soft surface, with hundreds of fibers in one strand of carpet, we can only legally say our chemical will sanitize, as we cannot guarantee it enters into all the fibers in each carpet strand, but whatever the chemical touches will kill the CoV-19 virus.

Disinfectants vs Santizers 

When decontaminating surfaces with our EPA approved killer chemical, it is important to understand there are differences between disinfectants and sanitizers.

Disinfectants are used on hard inanimate surfaces and objects in order to destroy or irreversibly inactivate infectious fungi, bacteria, and viruses.

Sanitizers are used to reduce, but not necessarily eliminate, bacteria and fungi from an inanimate surface to levels considered acceptable as determined by public health codes and regulations. Generally, sanitizers are used on food-contact surfaces and disinfectants on all other hard surfaces. 

 

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