Why is sanitizing and disinfecting important?
FixMold is proud to offer sanitizing and disinfecting services for all commercial and residential properties seeking to reduce the risk of exposure to viral and airborne contaminants. Utilizing best-practice methodology and our advanced technology, you can be assured our sanitizing and disinfecting services exceed industry standards. Our top choice for sanitation options includes utilizing chlorine dioxide. As a very selective oxidant, chlorine dioxide can reduce harmful pathogens ranging from viruses to bacterial spores by 99.9999%. This oxidant consists of two oxygen atoms and one chlorine atom and presents as a yellowish-green color, which is a vital part of our environmentally-sensitive choices for cleaning strategies. Chlorine dioxide has the ability to target and permanently eliminate extreme cases of necessary disinfection such as staph infections, avian influenzas, and more. It is often used in hospital settings to completely disinfect surfaces and surgical instruments, as well as functioning as a preventive measure against Legionnaires’ disease caused by legionella bacteria.
According to OSHA, chlorine dioxide gas has a 0.3 mg/m3 over an 8-hour exposure limit. Because chlorine dioxide can attack bacterial cells at a molecular level, it can be used to oxidize airborne pathogens, and pathogens on many types of surfaces, and can dissolve in water to oxidize biofilm to clarify water systems. It has an overall speedy removal time of just 5-12 hours, it can completely eliminate some of the most difficult odors, such as mildew and mold, cigarette smoke, and pet smells. Additionally, it is environmentally friendly because of its natural breakdown into salt and water. It is a safe solution for both humans and pets and is EPA approved to be a non-harmful option for disinfecting and deodorizing.
Preventative sanitizing and disinfecting can be completed at any time to provide peace of mind that any airborne and surface contaminants are neutralized before they become an issue. Using advanced tools such as our Electrostatic sprayer with PX10 tablets, we force airborne contaminants to surfaces, making for easier isolation and removal of contaminants. We have the most effective surface disinfecting solutions at our disposal, making sure to stay up to date with recommended best practices and CDC recommendations so that we have the most effective protocols as information becomes available.
Decontamination may be necessary after there has been known exposure to viruses or contaminants in your home or business. While the process for decontamination is similar to that of preventative sanitizing, we will work with you to identify the best course of action to rid the indoor environment of any contaminants affecting you, your family, or your personnel.
While we are very confident in our tools and methodology, our sanitizing and disinfecting services reduce the risk of viral and contaminant exposure and do not guarantee safety from viral infection or exposure after we’ve completed our work. Even after sanitation and disinfection, it is highly recommended to follow general safety guidelines regarding viruses and airborne contaminants.
Questions about sanitizing and disinfecting?
Every preventative cleaning and disinfection service presents different scenarios. Depending on the service provided, you may be asked to leave the premises with minimal interruption to your schedule. If you would like your business or office sanitized or disinfected, we recommend having the service completed after normal business hours to ensure minimal interruption or distraction for your business. Again, every sanitation and disinfecting job is different; we will work with you and your schedule to identify the least intrusive and disruptive time to complete our service.
Our disinfectants and cleaning products are EPA-approved, Organic, Non-Toxic, and free of VOCs. We use a combination of top-tier machinery to purify the air, sanitize infected surfaces, and eliminate moisture. Chlorine dioxide and PX10 tablets; chlorine dioxide is a very selective oxidant, chlorine dioxide can reduce harmful pathogens ranging from viruses to bacterial spores by 99.9999%. This oxidant consists of two oxygen atoms and one chlorine atom and presents as a yellowish-green color, which is a vital part of our environmentally-sensitive choices for cleaning strategies.
• KEEP THE HUMIDITY LEVEL IN THE PROPERTY BETWEEN 40% AND 60%
• ALWAYS HAVE THE AIR CONDITIONER RUNNING & A DEHUMIDIFIER PLUGGED IN DURING HUMID MONTHS
• BE SURE THE PROPERTY HAS ADEQUATE VENTILATION, INCLUDING EXHAUST
FANS IN THE KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS
• CONSISTENTLY DISINFECT BATHROOMS
• DO NOT LAY CARPET IN BATHROOMS OR ANY DAMP AREAS
• REMOVE OR REPLACE PREVIOUSLY SOAKED CARPETS AND UPHOLSTERY
• FOLLOW THE PROPERTY RECOMMENDATION LIST GIVEN TO YOU DURING YOUR ASSESSMENT
There are over 100,000 different types of mold that can build up on your property due to both natural environmental damage as well as delayed maintenance. Certain types of mold can be very dangerous for spaces that are heavily utilized as airborne side-effects can cause respiratory health issues.
Water damage is often one of the most common culprits of mold development. This can mean leaky pipes, flooding, or rain damage are common reasons for mold accumulating on your property. Though, mold will grow and multiply wherever there is sufficient moisture and organic material present. It only needs 3 components to grow:
1. An organic source of protein
2. Moisture and warmth (condensation)
3. Temperatures between 60-80°F and Oxygen
Mold growth can damage your home and possessions, and in time, unchecked growth can cause serious damage to not only the structural elements in your home but also put the health of the property's inhabitants at extremely high risk with time. Be on the lookout in your home or property for common sources of indoor moisture that may lead to mold-related issues.