The New Coronavirus pandemic has generated fear and panic all over the world. But this threat made a new mentality emerge in people, who started to worry more about their own hygiene and health.
This awareness should continue happening, independent of the new virus, because every day we are exposed to millions of different viruses, bacteria and mites. Do you realize that our welfare and health are at risk all the time?
But calm down, you don’t need despair, nor to develop a cleaning mania or OCD. Read on to learn more about the solution to invisible threats, we will explain all about cleaning, sterilization and Disinfection of Environments.
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What is Environment Disinfection?
Disinfection refers to the destruction of microorganisms in a vegetative form, mainly pathogenic (capable of transmitting infectious diseases), present in an environment or object.
The elimination of these beings can be done through physical processes or through chemical disinfection.
The Environmental Disinfection procedure plays the role of making workplaces or homes free of agents that transmit diseases. But to perform this process of sanitization of environments, it is necessary to follow special methods and chemical products, capable of destroying bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Have you ever stopped to think how many sick people pass, per day, in each hospital? Now imagine the amount of virus and bacteria that these environments accumulate daily…it’s better not even to imagine, isn’t it?
However, this explains why these highly contaminated environments go through hospital disinfection, besides cleaning and even sterilization in certain places. Let’s explain the difference between these processes further on, just keep reading!
What you need to understand now is that disinfection is very important in disease control. Therefore, it should be performed periodically, not only in hospitals, but also in companies, homes and any place with great circulation of people.
After all, when we find other people and every environment we go through, we get in touch with new bacteria and viruses. And they are taken directly to our home or work, infecting other forms.
That’s why disinfection is important to fight disease transmission and control pandemics.
Cleaning x Disinfection
If you have any doubts about the difference between cleaning and disinfection, let’s explain the particularities of each process!
If you need to disinfect an object, know that doing the cleaning is the first step required! That’s right, the simple task of rubbing with detergents and rinsing with water removes a substantial number of microorganisms.
Cleaning removes organic matter, salts and more superficial dirt, only reducing the microbial load.
However, hygienization alone cannot eliminate all infectious agents. This is where sanitization of environments comes in! More effectively than cleaning, disinfection eliminates all kinds of microorganisms, even the most resistant ones.
Disinfection x sterilization
Now, what is the difference between disinfection and sterilization?
As you already know, disinfection is capable of destroying bacteria, fungi and viruses, eliminating 99.999% pathogenic microorganisms.
However, this process only does not destroy the bacterial spores, as sterilization is capable.
The intention of the sterilization is that the probability of survival of the contaminating agent is less than 1:1,000,000, being able to consider that sterile object, necessary result in medical equipment, for example.
Types of Disinfection
There are three levels of disinfection: high, intermediate and low. ANVISA conceptualizes high-level disinfection as: physical or chemical process that destroys most microorganisms in semicritical articles, including mycobacteria and fungi, except a high number of bacterial spores.
Intermediate level disinfection is the physical or chemical process that destroys pathogenic microorganisms in the vegetative form, mycobacteria, most viruses and fungi, inanimate objects and surfaces.
Low level disinfection is indicated only for non-critical items and surfaces, because there is no action on spores, nor on certain types of viruses and fungi. It eliminates most vegetative bacteria, but not all microorganisms.
Some chemical disinfection agents available in the market are: ethyl alcohol 70%, phenols, sodium hypochlorite, ammonium quaternary (for surface disinfection).
For the Disinfection of Environments, it is necessary to use specialized products based on Ammonium Quaternary and Hydrogen Peroxide, with bactericidal actives that provide high performance and eliminate a wide spectrum of microorganisms.
Besides, they need to accomplish the sanitary and environmental authorities rules!
Environment Disinfection: How to perform
To disinfect any environment, it is necessary to hire professionals, who have the right equipment and products, after all it is a very delicate procedure.
Mr. Cleaning Services is the largest company specialized in sanitation and disinfection of environments in New Jersey. Our technicians travel to the place properly dressed and protected with PPE, only then is guaranteed that the environment is not infected again.
The products (based on Quaternary Ammonia and Hydrogen Peroxide) are applied through sprayers on all surfaces and rooms.
It is necessary to protect all the environment, so the product must be applied on walls, floor, ceilings, doors, partitions and furniture, only this way you guarantee 100% satisfactory results.
But beware! You must have all the necessary safety equipment for this type of application. After the end of the procedure, the place just needs to be kept ventilated.
Safe and efficient disinfection
To ensure the health and well-being of the people you live with, you must protect them from even the threats that we cannot see: microorganisms!
Only the Disinfection of Environments is able to eliminate them and prevent the people near you from getting sick.
The disinfection can be done in open and closed environments, such as residences, offices, hospitals, shops in general, gyms, elevators, vehicles, etc. You only need the help of professionals!
All Environment Disinfection combats bacteria, viruses, mites, fungi, mold, odors, among other types of pathogenic microorganisms. The disinfected environment or material remains safe for 72 hours after the procedure!
Our service was specially developed thinking about the difficulties encountered in the hospital area and other infected environments.