Surface Disinfecting

According to the National Institute of Health “SARS-CoV-2 remained active on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces for two to three days under the conditions in this experiment. It remained infectious for up to 24 hours on cardboard and four hours on copper. The virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours.”

The Importance of Surface Disinfection in Schools

Schools are an extraordinarily high traffic area with people of many ages and different vaccination statuses. No children under 12 years old are currently vaccinated. The CDC notes in their guidance that after cleaning, “disinfecting kills any remaining germs on surfaces, which further reduces any risk of spreading infection” when an EPA List N disinfectant is used. Everyone in a school or any building are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 without disinfecting surfaces in addition to cleaning.

CleanSmart is the Preferred Choice because of its Efficacy and Safety – Read More

Jared Shapiro, DrPHc, MPH, FAcEM, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, NRP

“As one of the top ranked health systems in the nation, Montefiore has always prioritized the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff. Cleaning and disinfection has always been a critical part of our daily operations. Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve significantly enhanced the frequency of cleaning and disinfection throughout all our facilities. Traditional disinfectants can have harmful side effects, particularly when used frequently, so it was vital for us to find a solution that not only is effective at killing coronavirus and other pathogens; but is also safe for large-scale, ongoing use. CleanSmart Hospital Grade Disinfectant was a great choice for us because of its strong EPA claims and unique safety profile.”

Jared Shapiro, DrPHc, MPH, FAcEM, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, NRP / Montefiore Medical Center

The Importance of Using a Safe Disinfectant

The CDC attributes an increase in accidental poisonings to disinfectant usage. Read more…
“CleanSmart is a leading disinfectant in regards to safety and efficacy.” Read more…

ESSER Funding Available

In addition to the importance of disinfecting with the safest disinfectant, schools are usually eligible to use their ESSER Funds to pay for it! Please click here to find your school.

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Important to use highly efficient sprayers to maximize coverage and savings

Prior to the pandemic, there was some movement in schools to try to reduce the spread of influenza viruses. Some school districts made attempts to purchase one or two handheld electrostatic sprayers to spray disinfectant on a limited number of high touch areas. Nursing homes, public transportation and every other market did little to nothing to disinfect. When the pandemic hit and we began to recognize the gravity of our situation, what was very clear was the fact that schools and every other venue both in private and pubic sector, needed to have its surfaces disinfected.

Nearly overnight,  we moved from a world where were disinfecting some high touch areas with no sense of urgency to today’s new world, where facility managers around the world have the responsibility of disinfecting literally billions of square feet.

The greatest challenge is managing the labor cost involved with disinfecting – keeping in mind that most venues who have just barely survived are now asked to take on this additional burden of cost.

Our flagship sprayer is the world’s most cost-effective sprayer. It sprays 10,000 square feet in one minute.  The CK Storm unit was originally designed for special effects but has now been converted to spray EPA registered disinfectants – predominantly our Benefect Botanical Decon 30, the ONLY botanical disinfectant on the EPA N List and our VS1000, a hydrogen peroxide based disinfectant.

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