STANDARD FACILITY DECONTAMINATION STRATEGIES

Please note complete decontamination of facilities and implements is widely known to be not possible, however sanitization through disinfection techniques to remove contaminates both visible to the human eye and microbiological (not visible to the human eye) will be extremely effective resulting in sanitization level clean.

HOW TO SANITIZE AN INDOOR FACILITIES AND/OR LIVING SPACES

  1. Sanitation staff Don the appropriate personal protective equipment prior to entering building/ facility.
  2. Pressurizing the building using HEPA cabinet Air scrubbers/negative pressure machines are to be installed to create positive pressure inside therefore pushing air to the outside during decontamination.
  3. Removal of contents are required to a secure airlock containment and expose all surfaces to be sanitized.
  4. Prior to commencing cleaning procedures air scrubbers are set up and strategically placed throughout the indoor space to pick up dust and airborne contaminants that will inevitably be introduced to the air as a result of mechanical cleaning procedures.
  5. A thermal fogger is used to affect all surfaces using a registered anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal registered disinfectant. Disinfectant compounds are left to dwell so to ensure broad spectrum microbiological sanitization according to the surfaces and contaminants Being sanitized.
  6. Mechanical cleaning follows thermal fogging to physically remove protein-based buildups, dust, dirt, debris and microbiology. Mechanical cleaning agents are used and are a registered disinfectant with surfactant properties.
  7. A detailed inspection of all surface with the aid of tools such as blacklights and surface testing equipment are implored to Quantify results.
  8. Upon satisfactory completion of the mechanical cleaning processes, hydroxyl generators are added and strategically placed along with HEPA cabinet air scrubbers to cycle the air for a period of time which along with the specific number of equipment required is determined by the cubic footage of the occupied space.
  9. Once satisfactory results are achieved the air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators are removed by service staff who are required to DON personal protective equipment prior to entering to preserve sanitation levels to retrieve equipment. Equipment is decontaminated outside of the facility under pop up tents (if required by weather conditions) and loaded after being sanitized onto our service vehicles.

HOW TO SANITIZE CONTENTS OF AN INDOOR FACILITIES AND/OR LIVING SPACES

  1. Sanitation staff Don the appropriate personal protective equipment prior to entering building/ facility.
  2. An airlock decontamination facility/area is set up to serve as a sanitized space for contents decontamination. In most cases it is more economically feasible to establish this decontamination area inside the indoor facility where the contents are kept, but it is also sometimes required to erect a temporary decontamination facility adjacent to the indoor environment being serviced to extract the contents for decontamination.
  3. The decontamination facility is positively pressurized using HEPA cabinet and air scrubbers to prevent the possibility of cross-contaminated air space’s from entering the airlock decontamination facility. Once this area is established and deemed operational contents are extracted from the indoor facility and decontaminated in an assembly line type cleaning process. Decontamination cleaning, Drying, inspection and boxing of sanitized contents are performed to secure contents until restocking of contents to the facility can be safely implemented. Contents are placed in an area so that they can be affected by hydroxyl generators to secure and ensure that they remain sanitized and can’t be contaminated prior to leaving the decontamination facility.

SERVICE STAFF CROSS CONTAMINATION PREVENTION

  1. After DON-ing personal protective equipment, and while suited in the same, service staff are physically decontaminated to sanitized by showering in a registered disinfectant solution as previously described in this document, to ensure that they are not able to cross contaminate service areas and or contents.  
  2. Once decontamination procedures are complete, service staff prior to DOF-ing personal protective equipment are decontaminated to sanitized by showering in a registered disinfectant solution as previously described in this document, and allowing the appropriate dwell time on the surface’s of the personal protective equipment to affect sanitization prior to removing personal protective equipment.

It is important to understand that common variations of indoor facilities / living spaces may dictate read more