Disinfecting is broadly defined as the act of cleaning something, typically with a chemical, in order to destroy a bacteria. Generally speaking, consumers see disinfecting as simply a process designed and implemented to clean surfaces. With the current outbreak of COVID-19 the general public is urged to protect themselves from both an airborne and surface contamination. Therefore, the only way to do so is by implementing an environmental disinfecting protocol that addresses both the air and surfaces of any given space.
There are many ways to do this. These disinfecting protocols are primarily utilized within the scientific community and healthcare industry. In most instances, they utilize a combination of technologies available in order to arrive at the highest effectiveness, otherwise referred to as an efficacy rate.
An efficacy rate is the effectiveness any protocol can achieve within a controlled laboratory environment. Efficacy rates are communicated as a percentage. You often see them on the front labels of many of the cleaning supplies you use daily. An example of this type of listing would be the numbers 99.9% effectiveness. What this is communicating is that the intervention or disinfectant has been proven to kill off a specific bacteria. The scientific community identifies each ‘9’ in a efficacy achievement as a ‘log number. Therefore, a product or intervention that claims a 99.% effectiveness is actually a 3-log efficacy against a specific individual or group of test bacteria. Just to provide perspective, the highest efficacy recorded is 6-log or 99.99995%.
Hospitality Bio Cleaners mechanical environmental disinfecting system, BIO360+, utilizes 3 cleaning machines which on their own have lab verified efficacy reports. In 2020, Hospitality Bio Cleaners commissioned Arizona State University’s Department of Environmental Microbiology to measure and validate the BIO360+ disinfecting system and provide its own efficacy rating. The efficacy validation includes
Hygiena ATP Meter (Luminometer)
An ATP meter is used to measure microorganism counts from sample test areas such as work desks, light switches and bathroom door handles. This provides the service technician with a baseline of how contaminated an area might be,
SCIENTIFIC AIR MANAGEMENT
ENGINEERING AIR FOR A SAFER ENVIRONMENT
Scientific Air Management, SAM, uses patented UV-C technology to capture airborne pathogens in large volumes of fast-moving air, holding germs close enough and long enough for total UV-C eradication. EPA guideline laboratory-validated air disinfection. SAM units are currently used in hospitals including:
Ultra-Violet C Light Tower
UV-C light has been used to clean, disinfect and sterilize for more than
60-years. These devices can be seen used in hospitals,
manufacturing clean rooms and municipal drinking water
treatment plants. UV-C light is proven to kill both airborne and
surface resting virus causing microorganisms.