The highly infectious COVID-19 Coronavirus has highlighted for some the need for more comprehensive Sanitization and Disinfection Services in their Homes and Offices. (More details on our coronavirus mitigation steps can be found separately on our blog post: Cleaning during Coronavirus)
As such we at Dang Good Carpet and Furnace Cleaning have added to our list of cleaning services. Not only are we continuing with our existing Sanitization Services for Carpet Cleaning, Furnace Cleaning and Upholstery Cleaning but we will now be providing Electrostatic Disinfection in both Residential Homes and Commercial Properties.
With so many different companies out there, we know how important it is to our customers to book with a cleaning company they can trust. Dang Good is our name but it is also our mission. We encourage you to check us out. Here are a few pointers to get you started….
Cleaning is good but is it enough? After you have completed your regular cleaning to remove visible soiling (Step One), we will spray with Sanitizers and Disinfectants (Step Two), which can help prevent the spread of germs. Whilst cleaning helps remove those germs, disinfecting products kill certain germs because of their chemical compounds.
According to the Canadian Institute of Food Safety – CIFS, cleaning removes the visible signs of dirt, whilst sanitizing reduces the microorganisms to an acceptable level.
In a recent blog article the CIFS stated that: “SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, can live on surfaces for up to nine days." How certain that is, isn't clear. The CDC suggests that the virus may spread in ways other than person to person but that it is “not thought to be the main way the virus spreads." However they admit that they are still learning about the ways in which the virus is dispersed. Nevertheless what is not in dispute is the high degree to which this virus is infectious, based on the number of complete shutdowns across counties and provinces in numerous countries worldwide.
In this latest Pandemic, any steps to mitigate the spread of the virus are being seen as a necessity by both business owners and home owners alike. Now whilst we will not make the bold claim that any disinfectant kills COVID-19, we can assert that we are taking proactive steps to use sanitization products and equipment recommended at government level for use during this Coronavirus outbreak.
Let us help keep your Home or Business Bacteria Free!
Please see our Commercial Disinfection and Residential Sanitization Prices below!
Further details on our use of ULV Foggers and Electrostatic Sprayers can be found below the Pricing.
Please feel free to contact us if you have more questions.
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The Disinfectants we will be using in our Sanitization Process are:
For the most up-to-date details on Vital Oxide, please see the Official Vital Oxide Website. The information we have provided here is for informational purposes. It is simply so our customers can see some of the products we use for Sanitization purposes and to explain why we have chosen to use them.
Vital Oxide has been approved for use by both Health Canada (DIN#02422654) and the EPA (Registration Number 82972-1). Vital Oxide is on the Health Canada COVID-19 List of Disinfectants but see below for more information.
It is also on the EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use against SARS-CoV-2. It was added on 26th March 2020 for use on Hard Non-Porous Surfaces.
One of the key ingredients in Vital oxide is a stabilized and compound form of Chlorine Dioxide (CLO2). However, it not a bleach and it is far gentler than other disinfectant products containing bleach. In fact, Chlorine Dioxide has been used as a water purifier.
It is an Industrial Grade, Hospital Disinfectant. Used both for Sanitization in Residential and Commercial properties. It is also a Mold Killer, a Fungi Remover, and a Deodorizer. It Kills 99.99% of germs including bacteria and some viruses.
According to vitaloxide.com, it's disinfectant has been “proven effective in killing” a range of viruses and bacteria including but not limited to: Salmonella, Swine Influenza (H1N1) Virus, Influenza and Hepatitis. It has been effective with many other infectious diseases as well. There is a complete list on the site vitaloxide.com. Vital Oxide is good for disinfecting Homes, Offices, Classrooms, Day Cares, Veterinarians and Restaurants to name a few.
Vital Oxide is not only Government approved, it is very versatile. It can be used as a Carpet sanitizer and deodorizer, as well as on Upholstery and Fabrics and other soft surfaces. It is an Antimicrobial Product used in Ductwork and HVAC Systems
It is especially effective as an Odor remover for pet urine and other pet odor issues. It is used as a disinfectant in Hospitals. Great for Killing Mold and Mildew. It Eliminates Allergens and is Suitable as a Food Contact Sanitizer. Vital Oxide contains no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). It is Non-Corrosive and Environmentally Friendly.
For the definitive answer on whether the Vital Oxide is safe, check with the Manufacturer. Vital Solutions has a link to their Vital Oxide Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
That said, there are a few things that can be summarized…
Note: it could cause some irritation should there be any eye contact. Also whilst non-toxic to ingest it is suggested that a glass of water be given.
Benefect is a plant based disinfectant, safe for Children and Pets and those with chemical sensitivity.
It can be applied and left, not needing to be rinsed or wiped.
It claims to kill over 99.99% of germs.
It is a Virucidal, a Bactericidal, A Fungicidal and a Tuberculocidal.
Further information about Benefect including the Product, Data and SDS sheets can be found on the Benefect Disinfectant Website.
Like Benefect, Mediclean Disinfectant Spray II is a broad spectrum disinfectant. This particular Mediclean product is only available in Canada. According to the makers: ProRestore, this is a product which is “effective against bacteria, fungi, mold, and viruses."
Further information about Mediclean including the Product, Data and SDS sheets can be found on the Legend Brands Restoration Site.
Not even Health Canada will make the claim that a specific disinfectant destroys COVID-19. The closest they will come to stating that, is to suggest certain disinfectants are 'likely to be effective' because evidence has been submitted to them that demonstrated an effectiveness against stubborn viruses similar to the SARS-CoV-2. Despite a number of website assertions to the contrary, Health Canada does not endorse specific disinfectants. However it does provide a list of disinfectants it deems appropriate. That list is called: Hard-surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers (COVID-19). All products on the list will have a Canadian DIN (Drug Identification Number).
Vital Oxide is on that list.
In addition, Health Canada came up with a list of Disinfectants and Hand Sanitizers accepted under a COVID-19 interim measure. Some products on that list will have a Canadian DIN # and some will not. However many are likely to have an EPA number (a number given by the United States Environmental Protection Agency). For example, Benefect Botanical Decon 30 has both a DIN and an EPA number whereas Mediclean Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate (Lemon) only has an EPA Number.
Firstly, it must be noted that the sanitization and disinfection methods we use support rather than replace regular cleaning processes. We do not considered them to be an alternative to traditional cleaning methods. Rather they are an added extra step that many are looking for in addition to their existing cleaning services.
Also, our Sanitization Services are a primarily a preventative measure. That said, we will sanitize and disinfect homes and businesses where there has been COVID-19 exposure, provided infection and required quarantine periods are safely over. Please ask us about our COVID-19 protocols
We have adopted two Disinfectant processes:
♦ Disinfectant ULV Fogging
♦ Electrostatic Disinfectant Spraying
ULV (Ultra Low Volume) Foggers use High Volume Air Technology to produce low volume, minuscule pressured droplets which form a fog. The droplet size ranges from about 5 to 50 Microns in diameter. Fogging is good for disinfecting open areas and it has also used extensively in Carpet Cleaning and Duct Cleaning for many years.
Electrostatic Disinfection is the process whereby Disinfectant Liquid is electrically charged using Electrostatic Spraying Equipment. The technology positively charges the sanitizing chemicals to provide a magnetic coating to the surfaces it comes in contact with. It is far more thorough than any manual spray and wipe process. As most surfaces are either neutral or negatively charged, they are attracted to the positively charged mist. Electrostatic Disinfection is especially prudent for difficult to reach objects and surfaces as they provide a comprehensively even coverage.
We are of the opinion that the Victory Electrostatic Sprayers offer value for money yet provide a solution which can comprehensively and thoroughly disinfect businesses and homes with little to no fuss.
Victory Innovations® sells two different sprayers:
Whilst business owners and homeowners may feel the need for sanitization services, we know they do not want it to be a massive expense or disruption to their day or week. Our ability to do a high-quality electrostatic spraying in the least amount of time with minimal upset to our customer's lives is paramount.
We want to be able to say we did “A Dang Good Sanitization!” And the Victory Sprayers seems to be able to help us keep our word by giving full, effective, even coverage.
The Coronavirus Pandemic has inevitably created costs on PPE and Electrostatic Disinfection Services that were not needed so much prior to COVID-19 yet both are likely to be needed and wanted for some time to come.
After researching several different sprayers, we came to the conclusion that these were two of the more superior products on the market we had seen in terms of Electrostatic Spraying Technology.
In addition, to the Victory Electrostatic Sanitization Sprayer we use the following equipment:
The product shown in the picture is an AS40 Hydro-Force ULV Fogger We have used a ULV Fogger for Sanitizing Ductwork for a number of years now. The product is also suitable for Sanitizing Carpets and Upholstery in Homes and can be used as a regular spray as long as electronics are covered up.
A more generalized Electrostatic Sprayer we use is also referred to as an Electric Atomizer Aerosol Sterilization Sprayer. This Professional Sprayer Applicator is good for use in smaller areas and is safe to use around electronics because the spray is so fine and does not produce too much dampness.
Any Business or Residence that is looking for an extra layer of protection against infection can benefit from our Sanitization Service.
One-Off or Regular Electrostatic Sanitization available in Calgary, Airdrie, Chestermere, Okotoks and surrounding areas.
Electrostatic Sanitization is a great way to disinfect a commercial building.
Please call to make arrangements for spray treatments in out-of-office hours.
Electrostatic Sanitization is the best way to disinfect your home.
We also have a Sanitization Services for Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning and Ductwork