As schools reopen, facility managers are focusing on providing safe and healthy environments for students and staff. Just this month, the CDC published a Toolkit for School Administrators to help them safety reopen with a cleaning and disinfecting plan in place. The right disinfecting plan, followed by the right chemicals and application can help keep schools open safely this fall.
The Right Plan
The CDC suggests developing a schedule for increased, routine cleaning and disinfection. This means modifying your standard procedures to accommodate more frequent cleaning and disinfection. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (e.g., playground equipment, door handles, sink handles, drinking fountains) within the school and on school buses at least daily or between use as much as possible.
Limit the use of shared objects (e.g., gym or physical education equipment, art supplies, toys, games, computers) when possible, or clean and disinfect between use. Ensure safe and correct use and storage of cleaning and disinfection products, including storing products securely away from children. Use products that meet EPA disinfection criteria.
A long time biohazard clean up company, Carpet Tech has been cleaning and disinfecting since long before the threat of coronavirus. As certified and trained experts, we have the chemicals and applications the help keep school facilities safe, supplementing routine cleaning with deep disinfection.
Did you know, there are more than 10 million germs on an average desk, harboring 400 times more bacteria than an average toilet seat. Influenza (flu), rhinovirus (common cold), and norovirus (vomiting/diarrhea, stomach flu) are commonly found in schools and easily transmitted. Cleaning and disinfecting has never been more important in the classroom.
The Right Chemicals
ProKure 1, a ClO2 Deodorization & Disinfection System combats routine germs as well as coronavirus. This ClO2 Deodorization & Disinfection System is a chlorine dioxide-generating product and is proven effective against bacteria, molds, and viruses, including COVID-19. ProKure1 is a registered disinfectant on the EPA N list and leaves no residue.
The Right Application
Using electrostatic sprayers, Carpet Tech applies the disinfectant to a target surface area placing a positive charge on the disinfectant as it leaves the spray nozzle. Because most surface areas are neutral or negative, Carpet Tech’s positively charged system optimizes surface adhesion and attraction. That means the disinfectant is more targeted, provides more consistent coverage with less waste, and like two magnets, attracted to the oppositely charged surface with remarkable force.
The 90 Day Protection
We all know that one-time disinfection does not last. As soon as a surface is touched, breathed or coughed on, it becomes recontaminated. While it’s impossible and impractical to live or work in a germ-free environment, an antimicrobial shield can help enhance protection.
Independent studies have shown antimicrobial shields can prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi, and certain viruses from getting on the surface for a period of time. Carpet Tech’s CT Shield process uses BioShield75, a biostatic surface protectant that works mechanically by providing a durable molecular shield. Microbes that contact this shield are repelled, leaving high touchpoints protected longer.
The Right Partner
Just this year, Carpet Tech has disinfected millions of square feet across the community. We can help develop or complement your current cleaning and disinfecting plan and give you the tools to help communicate this clean to your teachers and parents. As a member of TexBuy, BuyBoard,and CES we are approved to clean and disinfect your school at special cooperative rates.