Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Cleaning and Decontamination
With the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, COVID-19) in the US, we as a company are redeploying our workforce to offer facility decontamination services to our existing and new clients. CommTank personnel are OSHA trained and can safely and efficiently perform cleaning and disinfection of buildings using CDC and EPA guidelines and best practices for disinfecting surfaces. If you think your business has been contaminated by Coronavirus (COVID-19) we can provide effective decontamination of your property.
One of the most effective ways of preventing community transmission and the spread of all infectious diseases, including COVID-19, is to ensure common spaces and surfaces are sanitized and disinfected regularly. We follow these practices in our own office and firmly believe in the power of prevention before the need for a response.
Our Coronavirus Decontamination Process
- Seal off the affected area.
- Prepare disinfectant solutions registered with the EPA for eliminating the COVID-19 virus.
- Use a pump sprayer and/or spray bottle to disinfect areas up to 6 ft. from the floor.
- Test cleaned surfaces using an ATP Hygiene Monitoring System.
- Remove any contaminated material and dispose of it properly.
Decontamination and Sanitizing For COVID-19 in Large Areas
CommTank offers disinfection of large areas using high output ozone shock treatment. Ozone is more effective than bleach in destroying viruses and bacteria. It decomposes rapidly and leaves no harmful residuals. A cleaning cycle takes 4-5 hours. The process is safer than exposing workers to residues that aerate during manual cleaning. It is important to seal off the area to be treated when using Ozone because high ozone levels are harmful when inhaled, it also allows treatment areas to maintain constant ozone concentration levels. CommTank technicians verify target ozone levels using a portable Ozone monitor. Technicians enter the space using full-body suits and supplied air masks. Treatment monitoring allows us to adjust concentrations and verify dispersal to all areas of the treatment zone.
Once the treatment cycle is complete, negative air machines are used to pull ozone from the area and restore it to a normal air mix. Technicians then measure the hygienic status of surfaces using an ATP hygiene monitoring system. The monitoring system verifies that the cleaning procedure worked.
Ozone Benefits for Medical Applications
- Surface disinfection
- Disease treatment
- Air purification
- Wastewater treatment
Effectiveness of Coronavirus Decontamination
The US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health has performed clinical reviews of Ozone treatment and found it effective for treating SARS. The COVIDd-19 coronavirus is nearly identical to the SARS coronavirus due to the similarities in structure. The SARS coronavirus was treated with Ozone and destroyed as documented in 17 scientific studies. Ozone destroys the capsid or exterior protein shell of viruses by oxidation. Numerous types of viruses are treatable utilizing the oxidation effects of ozone.
Pandemic and Virus References:
SARS: CLEARING THE AIR
Jerome J. Schentag, Pharm. D., Charles Akers, Ph.D., Pamela Campagna, and Paul Chirayath.
Development of a Practical Method for Using Ozone Gas as a Virus Decontaminating Agent
James B. Hudson ,Manju Sharma &Selvarani Vimalanathan
Pages 216-223 | Received 30 Jun 2008, Accepted 26 Nov 2008, Published online: 27 May 2009, https://doi.org/10.1080/01919510902747969