Category Archives: Cleaning for Health

Mold Facts

This is from the web site of a company that sells ozone generators and other air purification technology. Mold Nice little summary.   Bob Schriver    

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Hepafilters – What Types of Particles They “Catch”

HEPA filtration is defined as catching 99.7% of particles .3 microns or larger. But what types of particles are those, really ? Particle size chart Most bacteria, all pollen, all hair, to all intents and purposes no virus’ and mixed …

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Disinfecting Soft Surfaces

We usually think about touch points, which, as hard surfaces can easily be wiped clean and ¬†can be “soaked’ for long enough dwell times to properly disinfect. This article talks about gym mats, upholstered furniture, nurses uniforms, and a lot …

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Disinfecting Dwell Time

Here’s another one on disinfecting. Deeper Details of Disinfecting A lot of the classic advice here in a very short article. – Clean first – disinfectants aren’t for soil removal. – Follow label instructions, especially re proper dilution. – Not …

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Disinfecting with steam lowers the needed “dwell time”

One of the reasons that people rarely disinfect, even tho many contractors claim to, is that it requires a substantial wait time / dwell time for liquid disinfectants to do their job. In most situations, the physical removal of the …

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More on Microfiber

Coverall – our franchisor – converted to microfiber mopping and wiping as part of it’s “Heath Based Cleaning” years ago. I’ve discussed the advantages of microfiber on this blog frequently, but here are some of their discussions as well. Mopping; …

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Indoor Air Quality and Cleaning

Interesting article that is more of a glossary of terms than a how to. First, he uses the term “Indoor Environmental Quality” instead of the more common Indoor Air Quality. In particular I call your attention to the definitions of …

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Heat to destroy pathogens

This is a pretty neat little toy from Hammacher Schlemmer for about $300 a copy. ¬†Supposedly effective in room sizes up to 600 square feet. The Mold and Germ Destroying Air Purifier (Small) – Hammacher Schlemmer It uses 400 degree …

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Plants that deoderize

Never thought of this one, and I don’t know how thick you’d have to plant them to have a noticeable impact, but this is a really interesting article about which plants are good at removing : – Benzene – Formaldehyde …

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Ultrasonic disinfection – vs autoclaves

This is extremely cool. Some of the tests these guys did involved disinfecting an entire wheelchair. I’ve never seen an autoclave big enough to disinfect a wheelchair, they have a ton of touch points, and so many crevices that you …

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