GermSmart™ Disinfection Services
GermSmart offers disinfecting services recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which advises a thorough cleaning prior to disinfecting to ensure maximum effectiveness and safety against bacteria and viruses which include COVID-19. In order to achieve maximum disinfection levels according to dwell times specified in the chemical agent and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). GermSmart only uses disinfectants listed on EPA List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus.
GermSmart uses electrostatic disinfection sprayer technology with EPA List N approved chemical agent to disinfect and eliminate 99% of germs and viruses.
GermSmart is GBAC certified and provides continuous training to its staff to conduct the process of electrostatic disinfection sprayers, application of disinfectants, dwell-time, and precautions.
What is Electrostatic Disinfection?
Electrostatic disinfection requires a specialized sprayer designed for the maximum disinfecting coverage possible. Electrostatic sprayers combine the disinfectant solution with air and an electrode to give it an electric charge. The positively charged disinfectant bonds with any negatively charged surface. This makes the disinfectant coat evenly, killing all pathogens on the surfaces.
What is the first step in deep cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting?
The process starts with “lifting” all soil and residue from high-touch surfaces. This step is important because dirt, dust, and oil act as barriers between these surfaces and any sanitizing agents used. When these barriers are present, the disinfectants cannot effectively destroy or inactivate the microorganisms deep cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are meant to eliminate.
How can companies ensure that the right disinfectants are being used to deep clean their facilities?
According to the EPA, disinfectants are antimicrobial pesticides that destroy or irreversibly inactivate microorganisms on surfaces and objects. The EPA maintains a list of chemicals deemed effective against emerging pathogens. The list is called “List N” chemicals, all of which display an “ EPA Emerging Pathogen” disclosure or badge on their label.
What happens once high-touch surfaces are free of all residue?
Disinfectant is applied using a technique called electrostatic spraying. Particles of disinfectant discharged by the sprayer contain enough moisture to “wrap around” surfaces, even reaching areas that are often missed during routine cleaning. In addition to its “wraparound” capabilities, electrostatic spraying offers many advantages over other ways to apply disinfectant. For starters, most surfaces are neutral or negative. Electrostatic spraying imparts a powerful positive charge on the disinfectant as it leaves the spray nozzle, making it more easily attracted and adhesive to surfaces. The end-result is more consistent coverage with less waste. What’s more, electrostatic spraying is not only more effective than wiping; it is 50 times faster as well as 10 times quicker than electric spraying
What follow-up care is recommended once disinfecting, sanitizing and deep cleaning have been completed?
Regular cleaning of facilities via routine disinfection services has always been important and is even more so now. This type of cleaning should occur daily, weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly, depending on the volume of foot traffic (both employee and visitor). GermSmart offers a choice of daily, weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly cleaning and disinfection service options and works with individual customers to help determine which schedule best suits their needs.
How does GermSmart make certain that their employees can safely deep clean, sanitize, and disinfect clients’ facilities?
GermSmart requires their employees to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as recommended by the CDC. This means eyewear with protective sides, as well as gloves,
masks, and disposable shoe covers.
Training is also a must for commercial cleaning company teams. GermSmart employees undergo thorough, rigorous training in meeting standards set by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for handling blood-borne and other pathogens encountered during deep cleaning jobs. GermSmart is certified and completed the Fundamentals Training Course offered by the Global Bio-risk Advisory Council, which focuses on preventative, response, infection control, and contamination control measures to known or infectious disease risk situations. Significant emphasis in the course is placed on SARS, Co-V-2, and COVID-19.