Category Archives: Disinfecting

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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Disinfectants – how they work

How they work. Quats, phenolics, chlorides (bleach), alcohol, and peoxides. Pretty detailed. Kind of interesting – but we operate by using that disinfectant recommended for that soil condition / pathogen rather than worrying about how it kills the specified pathogen. …

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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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Coverall on Flu Season

We’ve done a lot of work with customers on cleaning touch points and so on to mitigate the risk of communicating flu and other diseases. One of my earlier posts documents / links to a test we did with Kaivac …

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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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Electrolyzed water – plus salt.

This looks like an improved version of the Tennant technology that basically ( I think) breaks water down into H2O2 and O1 with an electric current. Lynnfield Green Technologies – Toucan eco™: Activated Cleaning and Sanitizing Technology While it worked …

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Ozone and allergies – another vendor

Despite years of preaching the value of ozone in reducing allergens, one of my employees had to hear it from a multiple level marketing person that sells these … LIVING AIR .. before he believed it. So much for my …

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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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