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Covid-19 Outbreak Cleaning

If you know of or suspect anyone at your organization is or may be Covid-19 positive, please contact us IMMEDIATELY for outbreak services. The cleaning and disinfection response for outbreak cleaning is very specific and requires upgraded disinfecting products different from normal daily cleaning, multiple cleaning steps and additional PPE.

As a CIMS-GB Certified company, we are experts in cleaning and disinfecting all types of businesses and buildings. You can trust that we can create a plan to help make your facilities safer for your employees and guests.

AMS is here to help. We can supply you with the products and services you need to not only keep you company clean but provide peace-of-mind to your employees, so they know that there are measures in place to help keep them safe.

There are many products and services we can provide to you, like:

  • Clorox® Total 360® Electrostatic Disinfection System which utilizes three different solutions, all EPA-registered and CDC approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, based on the EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogen Policy.
  • All-purpose “create-your-own” wiping system, which includes perforated dry clothes for adding disinfectants and sanitizers to, and storage buckets w/dispensing lids to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Stabilized ready-to-use all-purpose disinfectant and sanitizing solutions, for use on their own or with the wiping system.

The bottom line: a clean building is a healthy building, and healthy employees are more productive—meaning more $$$ in your bottom line.

Contact us TODAY to learn more about these products and services for your business.

 

The difference between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting

You’ve probably heard the terms cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting a lot to describe the same thing—but the actual process behind each are very different. During a pandemic, it’s especially important to know the difference, as well as how they work together.

Cleaning is the physical process of removing dirt. Cleaning can be done with or without a cleaning product and includes anything from wiping a surface with a wet rag to dusting or vacuuming. The goal is to remove debris from a surface but does not involve killing germs.

Sanitizing is a more aggressive kind of cleaning. Essentially, germs are removed to a low enough level that is deemed safe by public health standards, but only some germs are killed.

Disinfecting utilizes chemicals to kill the germs. While it doesn’t necessarily clean dirty surfaces or physically remove the germs, killing the germs lowers the risk of spreading the germs and infecting others. A disinfectant can be any EPA-approved chemical that has a 99.9% kill rate. This means that bacteria or viruses essentially don’t stand a chance against these chemicals. However, to reach the 99.9% rate, disinfectant require specific dwell times (see more about “dwell times” below).

In order to be most effective against viruses, like SARS-CoV-2 (aka Covid-19), the CDC recommends cleaning a surface first, to remove excess dirt and debris, and then disinfecting that surface with a product from List N: Disinfectants for use against SARs-CoV-2.

WHY? Because to be effective, a disinfecting solution needs to touch the surface. So if you haven’t cleaned the surface first, and removed any dirt, dust or other debris first, the disinfectant may settle on those particles and not the germs.

What is “dwell time”?

Dwell time is the amount of time a disinfecting product needs to remain wet on a surface in order for the product to be able to do it’s full job in killing pathogens on the surface. Remember: If it’s wet, it’s working!

What can I do to make my office a healthier space?

  • Make sure your surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly.
  • Create sanitation stations at the entrance to the building, as well as highly frequented areas like breakrooms and bathrooms.
  • Provide cleaning and disinfecting products for your employees to keep at their desk to sanitize their own work areas when they start each day.
  • Encourage your employees to stay home if they, or a member of their household, are feeling unwell.
  • If an employee tests positive, make sure to have their work area and any area the spent time in, properly disinfected by an outbreak disinfection specialist to make sure the proper steps and precautions are taken.

Want to learn more? Check out this article by the CDC:
“Disinfecting Your Facility: Everyday steps, steps when someone is sick, and considerations for employers”

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html

Why should I hire a professional?

Properly disinfecting requires the use of specific products and tools that if not used properly can be dangerous as well as ineffective. There’s a lot of information to unpack on the product labels—We have the knowledge, tools and experience to get the job done right.

At Advanced Maintenance Solutions, we have more than 25 years of experience and work with each individual customer to make sure that their facility has a plan that fits their needs and budget. If you’re afraid that a professional janitorial service is out of your reach, please contact us. We work with companies and facilities of all sizes, from banks and credit unions to the professional athletic facilities of our hometown heroes in Green and Gold.

There are a lot of options, like staggering services, that we can recommend—the options are limitless. Just ask! Click the button below to reach out to us for a free estimate.

What is electrostatic spraying?

Electrostatic sprayers utilize a powered “gun” to apply a liquid disinfecting solution. The nozzle on the sprayer creates a mist that is electrostatically charged as it exits the barrel, meaning the droplets in the mist will stick to the surfaces they touch.

Clorox-360 Cleaning for Covid-19

Why is electrostatic spraying so popular in fighting Covid-19?

Electrostatics sprayers are fast, efficient and effective at ensuring even surface distribution of disinfecting products. Their ability to spread smaller particles more evenly, with a charge that attracts those particles into nooks and crannies of surfaces is

Why is the Clorox® Total 360® Electrostatic System better than the hand-held or backpack sprayers that other companies have?

We utilize the Clorox® Total 360® Electrostatic System in our enhanced cleaning and disinfecting program because it is the best. The main difference is in the power of the electrostatic charge. Other sprayers, including the hand-held and backpack models, utilize a battery to power their mister. The Clorox® Total 360® Electrostatic System, by not being battery powered, can create a stronger electrostatic charge when dispensing its solutions, so the droplets of the mist don’t just stick to surfaces, they are attracted to surfaces from all sides. This means that the droplets don’t just stick to the front of an object, but they defy gravity and stick to the sides and back as well. That’s why it’s called the Total 360®—it attaches to items from 360 degrees.

Where can the Clorox® Total 360® System be used?

Clorox-360 Cleaning for Covid-19

The short answer: Anywhere. This system is highly portable, extremely versatile and works with a variety of commercial-grade Clorox® products to fit your specific need and situation.

  • Medical Facilities
  • Office Buildings
  • Manufacturing Plants and Facilities
  • Auto Dealerships
  • Banks and Credit Unions
  • Airports
  • Government Buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Schools
  • Churches and Places of Worship
  • Athletic Facilities and Gyms

When should we have the Clorox® Total 360® sprayed?

We recommend that you schedule regular Clorox® Total 360® services as part your regular cleaning schedule or seasonally as part of your periodic A proper cleaning and disinfecting program should include regularly scheduled enhanced disinfection with our Clorox® Total 360® System. Other times and places to have your facility disinfected:

  • Confirmed case of Covid-19
  • Before reopening after an outbreak
  • Large open areas, like entrances and foyers
  • Cubicle or shared work spaces
  • As part of your regularly scheduled deep cleaning
  • Areas with high turnover, like multi-purpose rooms, conference rooms, breakrooms and kitchens

Additional Resources:

Advanced Maintenance Solutions Electrostatic Disinfection Packet (PDF): CLICK HERE
Clorox Commercial Solutions® video: CLICK HERE
Latest Coronavirus News: CLICK HERE

 

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Advanced Maintenance Solutions, LLC

1555 S. Commercial Drive
Neenah,WI 54956

Office: (920) 886-2222
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