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Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services

What’s your germ count?

Don’t just think it’s clean. KNOW IT!

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services uses data to measure germs and micro organisms when recommending disinfecting and sanitizing solutions.

When exploring Disinfecting and Sanitizing Services for your home or business, hard data is used to put the need into perspective. Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial services, located in Linwood New Jersey, uses a ATP meter to make this invisible enemy undeniable.

“This tool is invaluable,” says Ed Reese, Owner of Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services, “since germ levels vary at every location, this device provides data for our customers with immediate feedback of cleanliness. It sets our baseline when recommending a solution.”

The SystemSURE PLUS Luminometer measures Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the universal energy molecule found in all animal, plant, bacterial, yeast, and mold cells.

ATP testing is a universally recognized tool used by organizations of all sizes for measuring the hygiene levels of surfaces in order to ensure consistent sanitation practices as well as public safety.

Monitoring and maintenance plans are key in staying at appropriate levels.

Implementing a monitoring system to validate cleanliness has been shown to increase compliance to cleaning procedures from 40% to 82%. Working with a professional cleaning company offering sanitizing and disinfecting services plus deep cleaning is key.

systemsure ATP monitoring

ATP meter hygiene monitoring provides accurate and traceable verification of the hygienic status of a surface, which is a key component of a good hygiene program. After cleaning, all sources of ATP should be significantly reduced.

“It’s all about the data. Customers are astonished when they see the difference from when we start our procedure to when it is completed,” continues Ed. “Our sanitize system provides disinfection with an eco-friendly hospital grade solution that reduces micro-organisms by 99.9% on contact.”

disinfecting sanitizing services must have data to support

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services provides both commercial & residential sanitizing and disinfecting services for Southern New Jersey. Servicing all of Atlantic County, Cape May County and Southern Ocean County. Offshore offers flexible options for clients depending on the need for individual cleanings or an ongoing cleaning maintenance plan. Call Ed for more information at 609-365-8045.

Visit: www.WeCleanSouthJersey.com

What’s the difference between regular cleaning and deep cleaning?

Our Nearby team handles Atlantic City and all the Jersey Shore

Regular cleaning is what most people do on a regular basis e.g weekly vs a deep clean which is every 6 months to a year.

It’s often to maintain a level of cleanliness around the house. Regular cleaning often covers things like:

  • hovering and mopping the floors
  • cleaning bathrooms – sink, mirror, bath and toilet
  • Tidying up
  • cleaning the kitchen – wiping down work surfaces, cupboard doors, hob etc

Deep cleaning is different from regular or spring cleaning because it reaches the deep grime and dirt in your home.  These cleanings are much more effective in killing germs and allergens that may exist and cannot be vacated with a light cleaning.  Hot steam is needed to effectively get to this level of cleaning.

It covers areas which aren’t traditionally covered by a regular or spring clean for example:

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Offshore Property Services is a one stop option to take care of all your deep cleaning needs in your home or place of business.  Deep cleaning protects your family and pets, plus at your business lets you clients know cleanliness is important to you.  Offshore offers one time cleanings or repeat visits based on your unique needs.

Call for a free estimate – 609-365-8045

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Offshore Carpet Cleaning is owner operated so you can count on top not service every time.  Deep cleaning services and Janitorial services 7 days a week.  We offer emergency 24 hour service as well as : restoration, water removal, window cleaning, contractor management, storm checks, rental property oversight, furniture and upholstery cleaning, tile and grout, area rugs, business cleaning & commercial cleaning,  restaurant cleaning, fitness center, daily cleaning or weekly cleaning of your commercial property.

We are located in southern New Jersey and offer these services for all of Cape May County and Atlantic County.  Including Atlantic City, Margate, Absecon, Brigantine, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Linwood, Northfield, Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton, Vineland, Marmora, Sea Isle City, Cape May, Avalon, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and surrounding areas. You Property Service Company at the Shore.

Offshore uses Hygiena ATP rapid hygiene testing systems to ensure cleanliness

ATP testing systems from Hygiena provide the ability to validate cleaning within seconds. ATP, an energy-giving chemical found in all living things, provides a universal indicator of organic residue. This residue can be measured using Hygiena systems.

Hygiena ATP testing devices contain a natural enzyme found in fireflies that reacts with ATP giving a bioluminescence reaction. This is measured in relative light units (RLUs). The higher the RLU count, the dirtier a surface is. The RLU limits are set through recommendations from clinical experiences and current literature.

A range of swabs is available for multiple applications in conjunction with luminometers and Hygiena’s SureTrend software package to capture and report on results.

The Hygiena testing systems are designed for use in sterilisation, theatres, on lumen and non-lumen scopes, dental, environmental and food services.

Hygiena products are distributed into Australian Healthcare by Anaeron.

Read more: https://www.hospitalhealth.com.au/content/clinical-services/hot-product/hygiena-atp-rapid-hygiene-testing-systems-1537708128#ixzz6eFo8f8UL

Professional Cleaning can make all the difference at your home of business!

Professional carpet cleaning, utilizing Hot Steam Extraction, is needed to remove deep down dirt & germs. Regular vacuuming helps to get rid of dust, dirt and bacteria; but it is simply not enough, and over time these toxins accumulate and cause illness.  Professional carpet cleaning eliminates dust, bacteria and soil, which consequently lessens the risk of many respiratory diseases, also helps to breathe easier.  It also protects against allergies by eliminating airborne allergens.  Carpets can become infested with mold and mildew, and they can cause respiratory problems for many individuals or even cleaned on a regular basis.  A professional cleaning will eliminate all these pollutants and help you sleep more comfortably and protect your family from health concerns.

At you office or professional setting, you may have a professional cleaning crew to come in and clean weekly or daily. This is a must in this day and age, but how often is there a deep cleaning? Deep cleaning not only kill germs & bacteria but odor as well. Normal vacuuming can carry odors because carpet fibers trap them. The odors are vacuumed up and discharged by the vacuum cleaner bag each and every time you vacuum.  In homes where you have pets it’s likely that even more allergens exist.  Utilizing a deodorizer to keep areas smelling fresh, will help temporarily, but is not the best option.  Professional Carpet Cleaning companies who use a hot steam extraction method not only sanitize & disinfect the fibers but also eliminate odors that exist.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services provides many these services under one roof. As a commercial cleaning company we provide regular cleaning services for clients for daily or weekly essentials. For instance, essentials like, emptying trash, cleaning bathrooms, wiping down counters etc. However, as a full service cleaning company also provide monthly or bi-monthly deep cleaning services that really go beneath the surface. Depending on traffic volumes and wear and tear with determine the frequency of the deep cleaning services needed. Offshore also deep cleans hard surfaces like tile, stone or VCT Tile that requires stripping and waxing. Additionally, fabric surfaces also require periodic cleaning as well. Upholstery, vinyl or Leather Furniture need to be cleaned to not only remove dirt and germs but to extend the life of the furniture.

Offshore offers residential cleanings for families in their homes and also works with larges businesses to fulfill ongoing commercial cleaning and janitorial needs. Located in southern New Jersey Offshore works with clients and businesses in Cape May County & Atlantic County.

Service & satisfaction are top priorities! Call for a free estimate at 609-365-8045

Carpet Deep Cleaning from Offshore Carpet Cleaning
Deep cleaning for residential and commercial carpeting. Pet urine solutions

CDC Survey: COVID cleaning behaviors put people at risk

Electrolyzed water (ie. hypochlorous acid) is an all-natural, no-rinse, non-toxic, non-irritant and environmentally safe antimicrobial solution that is the product of the electrochemical reaction of water, salt, and electricity. It serves as a potent antimicrobial agent, approximately 100 times as effective as chlorine bleach.

https://www.wfla.com/news/health-news/cdc-survey-covid-cleaning-behaviors-put-people-at-risk/embed/#?secret=d7OJKy9NCr

(CNN) – A new survey suggests Americans may be putting their health at risk while trying to protect themselves from COVID-19.

We’ve all been told to disinfect high-touch places to help slow the spread of COVID-19, but a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about a third of more than 500 Americans surveyed have used some kind of risky cleaning practice during this pandemic.

The CDC says people have put bleach in their food, others have gargled or inhaled it, and some have washed their bodies with household cleaning and disinfectant products.

None of which is recommended by the agency, but may explain the sharp increase in a number of calls to poison centers during this pandemic.

In the survey, people said they were cleaning more frequently but only about half said they really knew how to clean and disinfect their home safely.

The CDC recommends that people always read the instructions on cleaning products. When cleaning, wear gloves or other protective gear and don’t mix cleaning chemicals.

The CDC also said it will be important to continue efforts to better educate people on how to safely clean while they’re home.

Electrolyzed water (ie. hypochlorous acid) is an all-natural, no-rinse, non-toxic, non-irritant and environmentally safe antimicrobial solution that is the product of the electrochemical reaction of water, salt, and electricity. It serves as a potent antimicrobial agent, approximately 100 times as effective as chlorine bleach.

Chances are… you will have a positive case if your business is open and operating… even under constrained capacity.

Offshore offers cleaning and disinfecting of establishments after known COVID-19 exposure or positive case.

Business owners in New Jersey & elsewhere must come to terms with the facts. Even after following all the rules, after implementing the procedures, being extremely careful, you may still have an employee or patron in your facility who tests positive. Some positive tests occur when the person isn’t even sick or showing symptoms, but nonetheless, a positive result means, you must take action. You must implement heightened cleaning and disinfecting at your place of business, communicate the diagnosis to your teams and prepare a plan.

Once you come to terms with the diagnosis, call in the expects at Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services the teams are experts in sanitizing commercial & residential spaces in these situations and others.

“We do not believe in a kamikaze approach to clean up,” says Ed Reese, Owner of Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services. “I must first understand the situation and plan a methodical course of action.” Offshore only uses CDC certified sanitizing products that at are 100% safe and never use harsh chemicals. We use Electrolyzed Water, aka Hypochlorous Acid, which is a completely safe, no rinse solution that kills germs & viruses. We also rely on a data driven approach to testing surfaces to ensure cleanliness and germ count, especially in spaces with confirmed cases. This will reinforce the effectiveness of the approach chosen for optimal results.

Below is an excerpt from the CDC Website and a link to the full article: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services offers emergency service therefore you can call us when the incident occurs no matter when or what time of day. Ed can consult with you on the severity of the situation and work together with you and help you through the unknown time.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial services produces this solution onsite at their location in Linwood, New Jersey. When sanitizing homes or businesses the highest quality of products and services are used. Visit www.WeCleanSouthJersey.com for more information. Contact us for a free quote.

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

Everyday Steps, Steps When Someone is Sick, and Considerations for Employers & property owners

  • Close off areas used by the person who is sick.
    • Companies do not necessarily need to close operations, if they can close off affected areas.
  • Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area.
  • Wait 24 hours before you clean or disinfect. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.
  • Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person who is sick, such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines.
  • Vacuum the space if needed. Use a vacuum equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, if available.
    • Do not vacuum a room or space that has people in it. Wait until the room or space is empty to vacuum, such as at night, for common spaces, or during the day for private rooms.
    • Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floors or rugs, clean the surface with detergents or cleaners appropriate for use on these surfaces, according to the textile’s label. After cleaning, disinfect with an appropriate EPA-registered disinfectant on List N: Disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2external icon. Soft and porous materials, like carpet, are generally not as easy to disinfect as hard and non-porous surfaces. EPA has listed a limited number of products approved for disinfection for use on soft and porous materials on List N. Follow the disinfectant manufacturer’s safety instructions (such as wearing gloves and ensuring adequate ventilation), concentration level, application method and contact time. Allow sufficient drying time if vacuum is not intended for wet surfaces.
    • Temporarily turn off in-room, window-mounted, or on-wall recirculation HVAC to avoid contamination of the HVAC units.
    • Do NOT deactivate central HVAC systems. These systems tend to provide better filtration capabilities and introduce outdoor air into the areas that they serve.
    • Consider temporarily turning off room fans and the central HVAC system that services the room or space, so that particles that escape from vacuuming will not circulate throughout the facility.
  • Once area has been appropriately disinfected, it can be opened for use.
    • Workers without close contact with the person who is sick can return to work immediately after disinfection.
  • If more than 7 days since the person who is sick visited or used the facility, additional cleaning and disinfection is not necessary.
    • Continue routing cleaning and disinfection. This includes everyday practices that businesses and communities normally use to maintain a healthy environment.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#Cleaning-and-Disinfection

Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect New Jersey’s Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Building on ongoing efforts to safeguard New Jersey’s frontline workforce, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 192, providing mandatory health and safety standards to protect all New Jersey’s workers at work during the pandemic.

“Since the start of the pandemic, New Jersey workers across all sectors have risen to the challenges imposed by COVID-19,” said Governor Murphy. “Yet, the federal government has failed to provide all workers the proper standards and protections that they deserve. Today’s executive order closes that gap to help ensure the health and safety of our workforce during this unprecedented time. I want to thank the many community partners who have been with us throughout this process, and the employers across the state who have been working with us through the pandemic as we pursue economic health through public health.”

“As we continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic, countless New Jerseyans continue heading to work each day,” said Congressman Donald Norcross. “These workers are keeping our economy going, and they need the proper protocols and protections to address COVID-19 in the workplace. Today’s executive order lays out the enforceable standards we need, ensuring the safety of our workers, employers and customers. I will continue to fight for a federal OSHA emergency temporary standard, but where the Trump Administration and Mitch McConnell have dropped the ball, our state has stepped up.”

“With today’s action, New Jersey becomes the only state to leverage its public sector-only jurisdiction to protect workers in the private sector from COVID-19. We now have the essential tools and resources we need to ensure businesses are operating safely, and our economy is moving forward,” said Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. “By protecting New Jerseyans in the workplace, we are lessening the health risks to families and communities. As more people return to work, the high standards we have set today will be critical in maintaining our public health.”

The executive order will take the following actions:

Workplace health and safety standards to cover all NJ workers

The executive order will require both private and public sector employers to follow health and safety protocols that will serve to protect their in-person workforces.  The Order mandates that as of 6:00 a.m. on November 5th, all employers, at minimum, require individuals at the worksite to maintain at least six feet of distance from others to the maximum extent possible and require employees and visitors to wear masks when entering the worksite, subject to certain limited exceptions.

Other protocols require employers to:

  • Provide approved sanitization materials to employees and visitors at no cost to those individuals;
  • Ensure that employees practice hand hygiene and provide sufficient break time for that purpose;
  • Routinely clean and disinfect all high-touch areas in accordance with DOH and CDC guidelines;
  • Conduct daily health checks, such as temperature screenings, visual symptom checking, self-assessment checklists, and/or health questionnaires, prior to each shift, consistent with CDC guidance;
  • Exclude sick employees from the workplace and follow requirements of applicable leave laws; and
  • Promptly notify employees of any known exposure to COVID-19 at the worksite.

Collaborative enforcement mechanism to address complaints

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) will support the Department of Health’s efforts to address worker complaints from their employers. NJDOL’s roles will include establishing an intake form on the NJDOL website to receive complaints and developing an investigation and inspection protocol to review complaints.

Training program to inform workers of their rights and to encourage employer compliance

The executive order also directs NJDOL to provide compliance and safety training for employers and employees. The department will provide materials to inform workers of their rights and businesses of their obligations as well as coordinate with workforce training partners to create and provide training.

Copy of Executive Order No. 192

Is your janitorial or housekeeping staff doing enough to defeat the risks of COVID-19?

If your cleaning staff is not using a disinfectant like HOCl to clean, you may not be doing enough to be protected.

Many schools, colleges, and universities often have in-house janitorial or housekeeping teams that handle the day-to-day cleaning of classrooms, hallways, dormitories, and other common areas. These services may empty trash, vacuum, clean up spills and messes, and even wipe down some shared surfaces, such as tables and door handles. But that doesn’t mean that they are effectively disinfecting all high-touch surfaces. 

  • Spray and wipe-down methods can miss up to 50% of surfaces, according to ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association.
  • In a 2008 infection control study, only about one-third of janitorial workers followed the needed dwell times listed on products.
  • In one case study conducted at a retail chain during the pandemic, Steritech, the leading provider of operational excellence assessments, found that in-house teams used a multipurpose or glass cleaner, instead of a disinfectant on high-touch surfaces 46% of the time. 

Schools evaluating their cleaning and disinfection practices may want to ensure that these teams are well-versed on what products should be used for disinfection and the appropriate dwell times. In addition, conducting periodic observations of these teams may be necessary to confirm that all high-touch surfaces are being cleaned and disinfected thoroughly. 

A professional disinfecting service, like Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services who uses HOCl for disinfecting, will have access to specialty equipment that can disperse HOCl in more effective ways than traditional spray and wipe down methods. 

Surfaces that need to be disinfected with solutions that kill the virus

Active school, college, and university environments are full of common areas, shared surfaces and equipment, and close contact among students and staff. Add to that the unique nature of schools and campuses – no two are exactly alike – and you have a long list of surfaces that can be potentially contaminated by coronavirus. 

Common surfaces that need to be disinfected include:

  • Appliances, equipment, and machinery
  • Chairs, benches, and seating
  • Counters
  • Desks and tables
  • Dispensers 
  • Doorknobs, handles, and push plates; other handles, pulls, buttons, and knobs
  • Door frames
  • Electronics such as keyboards, phones, remote controls, etc. 
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Light switches 
  • Lockers
  • Railings 
  • Shelves and racks
  • Sinks
  • Toilets and urinals
  • Trash cans
  • Vending machines

These surfaces need to be evaluated across all common areas of your school where students, faculty, and staff have frequent contact. Some areas may be at higher risk than others, especially if there is frequent turnover or high-traffic. The areas that need attention can vary widely from school to school. 

Statistics Show:

  • 77% of parents are concerned that in-person learning could lead to their child or their family members becoming sick.*
  • 75% of teachers are moderately or very concerned about exposure at the workplace.**
  • 1 in 3 college students do not feel safe returning to campus.^
  • 62% of faculty feel somewhat unsafe teaching or interacting with students in person.^^
  • Less than half of parents – 46% – feel their campus is prepared to handle a coronavirus outbreak.+

Provide your campus community with the reassurance that their health and safety is your top priority by having a clearly outlined disinfection plan in place. From precautionary disinfection before reopening, to routine disinfection services as part of your day-to-day cleaning strategies, to critical disinfection following a potential COVID-19 exposure, the experts at Rentokil can help. 

To speak with a specialist, call us today at 609-365-8045.

For additional guidance on reopening, visit the CDC’s Reopening Website.

SURVEY SOURCES: 

Washington Post-Schar School Survey, conducted July 2020
** Gallup Survey, conducted June – July 2020
ValuePenguin.com by LendingTree Survey, July 2020.
^^ Purdue University Faculty Survey, July 2020.
TimelyMD Survey, July 2020

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Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)

An ideal disinfectant and sanitizer must be nontoxic to surface contact, noncorrosive, effective in various forms, and relatively inexpensive. HOCl may be the disinfectant of choice for coronaviruses in an oral-maxillofacial surgery (OMS) office.

HOCl is an endogenous substance in all mammals and is effective against a broad range of microorganisms. Neutrophils, eosinophils, mononuclear phagocytes, and B lymphocytes produce HOCl in response to injury and infection through the mitochondrial membrane–bound enzyme known as “respiratory burst nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase.”28 HOCl selectively binds with the unsaturated lipid layer and subsequently disrupts cellular integrity. Between pH levels of 3 and 6, the predominant species is HOCl that has maximal antimicrobial properties.29 , 30

HOCl is a powerful oxidizing agent.

In aqueous solution, it dissociates into H+ and OCl, denaturing and aggregating proteins.30 HOCl also destroys viruses by chlorination by forming chloramines and nitrogen-centered radicals, resulting in single- as well as double-stranded DNA breaks, rendering the nucleic acid useless and the virus harmless.31

How Is HOCl Made?

HOCl can be made on-site combining non-iodinated salt, water, and electrolysis. The system to make HOCl on-site is a 1-L container that is filled with water, to which 1 g of non-iodized salt and 1 teaspoon of vinegar are added. The system has the ability to make concentrations of 50 to 200 ppm (in which 1 ppm is equal to 1 mg/L) depending on its use, which is chosen by pressing a button on the instrument. The electrolyzed solution is completed in 8 minutes, when it is ready for use.

The parameters that contribute to HOCl’s efficacy as a disinfectant include contact time and concentration.323334 The method of application also will affect its efficacy to disinfect.

Stability of Solution

Rossi-Fedele et al35 investigated the shelf life of HOCl by being either exposed to or protected from sunlight. When the HOCl solution was exposed to sunlight, the chlorine reduction started on day 4. When it was sheltered from sunlight, the chlorine reduction started after day 14. The half-life increases with decreasing pH owing to the decreasing ratio of OClto HOCl.36 The parts per million (ppm) is the concentration of the –OCl, which is the active ingredient and is known as the available free chlorine (AFC) in the solution. HOCl solutions are less stable when exposed to UV radiation, sunlight, or contact with air or when the temperature of the solution is elevated greater than 25°C. HOCl solutions should be stored in cool, dark places, and contact with air should be minimized. The water for fabrication should be water that contains organic and inorganic ion concentrations that are as small as possible.37383940

Concentration Related to Time Needed for Virucidal Action

HOCl has been shown to inactivate a variety of viruses including coronaviruses in less than 1 minute.39 At a concentration of 200 ppm, HOCl is effective in decontaminating inert surfaces carrying noroviruses and other enteric viruses in a 1-minute contact time. When diluted 10-fold, HOCl solutions at 20 ppm were still effective in decontaminating environmental surfaces carrying viruses in a 10-minute contact time.40Go to:

Recommendations for Office Use

Importance of Aerosol Size to Disinfection and Application

Individuals working in the dental and medical field using surgical and high-speed handpieces are at risk from aerosolization. Aerosols are defined as particles less than 50 μm in diameter. Particles of this size are small enough to stay airborne for an extended period before they settle on environmental surfaces or enter the respiratory tract.41 , 42 Additionally, a true aerosol or droplet nuclei may be present in the air of the operatory for up to 30 minutes after a procedure.41

Particles are classified based on size: Coarse particles measure 2.5 to 10 μm; fine particles, 0.1 μm to less than 2.5 μm; and ultrafine particles, less than 0.1 μm. The nose typically filters air particles larger than 10 μm. If a particle is smaller than 10 μm, it can enter the respiratory system. If smaller than 2.5 μm, it can enter the alveoli. A particle smaller than 0.1 μm, or an ultrafine particle, such as the COVID-19 virus, can enter the bloodstream or target the lungs.

Sotiriou et al42 showed that the concentrations of small particles (<0.5 μm) generated during dental drilling procedures were much higher than the concentrations of larger particles (>1 μm). Ultrasonic and sonic transmission during nonsurgical procedures had the highest incidence of particle transmission, followed by air polishing, air-water syringe, and high-speed handpiece aerosolization.43 One study found that ultrasonic instrumentation can transmit 100,000 microbes/ft3 with aerosolization of up to 6 ft and, if improper air current is present, microbes can last anywhere from 35 minutes to 17 hours.44

Mouth Rinse

If HOCl is used as a mouth rinse, one must assume that a portion of the rinse will be swallowed. The systemic and gastrointestinal effects of ingesting HOCl, from the perspective of its use in mouthwash, was evaluated in an animal study.45 Seventeen mice were given free access to HOCl water as drinking water. No abnormal findings were observed in terms of visual inspections of the oral cavity, histopathologic tests, or measurements of surface enamel roughness, showing no systemic effect.

Other Clinical Applications

Ophthalmology

HOCl is used in the treatment of blepharitis by reducing the bacterial load on the surface of the periocular skin. Twenty minutes after application of a saline hygiene solution containing HOCl at 100 ppm, a greater than 99% reduction in the staphylococcal load was achieved.46

Biofilm

HOCl may be effective for cleaning biofilm-contaminated implant surfaces. HOCl significantly lowered the lipopolysaccharide concentration of Porphyromonas gingivalis when compared with sodium hypochlorite and chlorhexidine and was well tolerated by the oral tissues.47 HOCl significantly reduced bacteria on toothbrushes; it was effective as a mouthwash and for toothbrush disinfection.48

Wound Care

In a clinical study on intraperitoneal wound care, patients underwent lavage of the peritoneal cavity with 100-ppm HOCl and washing of the wound with 200 ppm.49 No adverse effects were observed.

HOCl has been shown to be an effective agent in reducing wound bacterial counts in open wounds.50 In irrigation solution in an ultrasonic system, HOCl lowered the bacterial counts by 4 to 6 logs. By the time of definitive closure, the bacterial counts were back up to 105 for the saline solution–irrigated control wounds but remained at 102 or lower for the HOCl-irrigated wounds. Postoperative closure failure occurred in more than 80% of patients in the saline solution group versus 25% of those in the HOCl group.

Hand Sanitizing

Hand antiseptics are alcohol based or non–alcohol based containing antibiotic compounds.51 Chlorine-based sanitizers, at a concentration of 50 to 100 ppm, are effective against bacteria and viruses.52 HOCl specifically used for hand sanitizers is effective at 100- to 200-ppm strengths.53 , 54

Surface Application

A study looked at disinfecting outpatient surgical centers using HOCl.55 After cleaning, the rooms in the HOCl cleaning and disinfection study arm had significantly lower bacterial counts than the rooms that underwent standard cleaning and disinfection.

HOCl Applied by Spray or Fogger

A fogger takes a solution and creates a small aerosol mist, ideally less than 20 μm in size, to disinfect an area. HOCl fogs are highly effective in the microbial disinfection of surfaces. The fogging process can alter the physical and chemical properties of the disinfectant. It was found that fogging reduced the AFC concentration by approximately 70% and increased the pH by approximately 1.3, making the solution slightly more basic; it is speculated that the loss of chlorine resulted from evaporation of chlorine gas.56 , 57 Because the changes in the properties of hypochlorous fogs are predictable, pre-fogging adjustment of the concentration and pH of the solution makes it possible to control the concentration levels to the desirable range to inactivate pathogens after fogging.40 When the appropriate concentrations are used, a study found 3 to 5 log10 reductions in both the infectivity and RNA titers of all tested viruses on both vertical and horizontal surfaces, suggesting that fogging is an effective approach to reduce viruses on surfaces.40 , 58

HOCl solutions appear to be virucidal based on concentrations above 50 ppm. HOCl was evaluated against a low-pathogenic avian influenza virus (AIV), H7N1.59 The HOCl solutions contained 50-, 100-, and 200-ppm chlorine at pH 6. Spraying with HOCl decreased the AIV titer to an undetectable level (<2.5 log10TCID50/mL) within 5 seconds, with the exception of the 50-ppm solution harvested after spraying at a distance of 30 cm. When HOCl solutions were sprayed directly onto sheets containing the virus for 10 seconds, the solutions of 100 and 200 ppm inactivated AIV immediately. The 50-ppm solution required at least 3 minutes of contact time. These data suggest that HOCl can be used in spray form to inactivate AIV.59 , 60 When the aerosol was not sprayed directly onto an inoculated surface, a lower amount of solution had a chance to come into contact with the AIV. It required at least 10 minutes of contact to be effective.61

The ability of a sprayer to make smaller particles may help a solution’s molecules to be suspended in the air for a longer period because of their low settling velocity rate. This may increase the solution’s chance of coming into contact with pathogens and inactivating them. Thus, the fogger used should have an aerosol size less than 20 μm.62Go to:

As seasons change, allergies increase! Deep cleanings help suffers, suffer less!

Beautiful autumn landscape with yellow trees,green and sun. Colorful foliage in the park. Falling leaves natural background

Tips to Reduce Allergens 

There is no need to obsess about home cleaning, since there is really no way to completely eliminate allergens in your home.  Allergy sufferers can benefit from regular home cleaning to reduce indoor allergens, including molds, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and cockroach droppings.  We also suggest professional deep cleaning at the change of seasons, Spring and fall.

“Our busy season is notoriously Spring and Fall.  Our customers are leaning this is the best time to get in professional deep cleanings and the timing offers most benefit,” said Ed Reese, Owner Offshore Carpet Cleaning.  “when the seasons change it increases allergens in the air, a mid spring cleaning gets out whats accumulated over the winter and the heavy content that has been pushed out early spring.”

Regular cleaning at home is a must, to keep surfaces fresh for your family.  Professional deep cleanings twice a year gives you that fresh start you need to stay healthy.

Here are cleaning tasks that should be done regularly at home:

  • Reducing dust-collecting clutter
  • Regularly vacuuming carpeted floors with a double-bag or HEPA filter vacuum
  • Regularly washing blankets and throw rugs
  • Washing all bed linens in hot water every week
  • Keeping counter surfaces clean and dry
  • Not leaving food around, and storing food in sealed containers

Taking a few simple steps to keep dust to a minimum, preventing molds from growing, and controlling cockroaches and other pests may help minimize your allergy symptoms.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services is southern New Jersey’s best and most professional carpet cleaning & floor cleaning service. We can clean any flooring surface and provide carpet cleaning, hardwood cleaning, tile and grout cleaning , area rugs and specialty flooring. Plus we can repair and install flooring for both commercial and residential clients in Southern New Jersey, Atlantic, Ocean County & Cape May County. We Know Clean. Using hot steam to ensure the highest level of cleaning sanitation and sterilization. Proper steam cleaning not only extends the life of your carpets but also keeps any flooring surface looking great, plus healthy and free of germs and odor. We specialize in developing an appropriate professional cleaning maintenance plan for any business from restaurants to banks and more. We offer water remediation and pet urine odor elimination and stain removal. Commercial clients are welcome for hotels, office or restaurant space. Our professional cleaning staff is trained to provide quality services for cleaning all types of flooring.

We can develop a custom maintenance plan that is right for you and your business. Just a few miles from Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City Casinos, Ocean City Boardwalk and other famous attractions like Bass Pro Shops, The Atlantic City Outlets and Lucy the Elephant.

We serve residential and commercial clients alike. We specialize in custom maintenance plans and currently service several large chain restaurants, hotels and office complexes.

24 hour emergency service

Plus: janitorial services, hardwood cleaning, area rug cleaning, upholstery and leather furniture cleaning, water extraction, restoration, window cleaning and power washing.   Call for a free estimate – 609-365-8045   Search for:   http://www.offshorecarpetcleaning.com  _________________________________________

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services is owner operated so you can count on top not service every time.  We offer emergency 24 hour service as well as : restoration, water removal, window cleaning, contractor management, storm checks, rental property oversight, furniture and upholstery cleaning, tile and grout, area rugs, business cleaning, daily cleaning or weekly cleaning of your commercial property.  We are located in southern New Jersey and offer these services for all of Cape May County and Atlantic County.  Including Atlantic City, Margate, Linwood, Absecon, Brigantine, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Linwood, Northfield, Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton, Vineland, Marmora, Sea Isle City, Cape May, Avalon and surrounding areas. You Property Service Company at the Shore.  

Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator Market to witness an impressive growth during the forecast period 2020 – 2025

Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator  Market to witness an impressive growth during the forecast period 2020 – 2025

Global Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator Market report focused on the comprehensive analysis of current and future prospects of the Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator industry. This report is a consolidation of primary and secondary research, which provides market size, share, dynamics, and forecast for various segments and sub-segments considering the macro and micro environmental factors. An in-depth analysis of past trends, future trends, demographics, technological advancements, and regulatory requirements for the Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator market has been done in order to calculate the growth rates for each segment and sub-segments.

The research report offered an updated insight into the global Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator market. The report covers an in-depth analysis of the key trends and emerging drivers of the market likely to influence industry growth. Additionally, the report covers market characteristics, competitive landscape, market size and growth, regional breakdown, and strategies for this market.

Highlights of the TOC of the Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator Report:

  • Overview of the Global Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator Market
  • Market competition by Players and Manufacturers
  • Competitive landscape
  • Production, revenue estimation by types and applications
  • Regional analysis
  • Industry chain analysis
  • Global Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator market forecast estimation

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This newest report, covering the current COVID-19 impact on the market. The disease of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted every aspect of life totally. This has taken along with numerous changes in market conditions.

Some of the geographic regions examined in the overall Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator Market are:

  • North America (the United States, Canada, and Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia, and Italy)
  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, etc.)
  • The Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa)
  • Asia-Pacific (Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, India, Indonesia, and Australia)

The report further studies the segmentation of the market based on product types offered in the market and their end-use/applications.

In market segmentation by types of Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator , the report covers-

  • i 1/4 ? 500m3 per day
  • 500 ~ 1000m3 per day
  • 1001 ~ 2000m3 per day and > 2000m3 per day

In market segmentation by applications of the Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator , the report covers the following –

  • Hospital
  • Dentist
  • Hospitality and Restaurant
  • Food Processing
  • Pharmaceutical and Agriculture

The report covers extensive analysis of the key market players in the market, along with their business overview, expansion plans, and strategies. The key players studied in the report include:

  • EAU Technologies
  • NaOClean
  • Koken
  • Geemblue
  • Envirolyte Group
  • Zibo Horizon Environmental Technology
  • NeuKocyte
  • Kanghui Water and Kirkmayer Industries

The report provides insights on the following pointers:

Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on the product portfolios of the top players in the Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator market.

Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on the upcoming technologies, R&D activities, and product launches in the market.

Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of the market strategies, geographic and business segments of the leading players in the market.

Market Development: Comprehensive information about emerging markets. This report analyses the market for various segments across geographies.

Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator market.

The Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator Market research provides answers to the following key questions:

  • What is the predictable growth rate of the Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator Market during the forecast period 2020 -2025? What will be the market size during the predictable period?
  • What are the Driving Factors responsible for influencing the fate of the Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator Market during the forecast period?
  • What are the prominent market trends influencing the development of the Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator Market across different regions?
  • What are the major threats and challenges likely to act as a barrier to the growth of the Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator Market?
  • What are the major prospects the market leaders can rely on to increase success and profitability?

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People may ask “What is Electrolyzed Water?”…. simply put… a sanitizer that could safe your life.


When we clean and sanitize properties, we only use it! Electrolyzed water is generated using water, salt and electricity. The process is called electrolysis and involves applying a direct electric current (DC) across a pair of electrodes immersed in a solution of ions to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction. The key process is the removal or addition of electrons and therefore a change in the oxidation-reduction potential of the solution.
Offshore’s electrolysis systems are capable of generating neutral-to-acidic electrolyzed water (anolyte) for cleaning & sanitation and for water disinfection. The anolyte is composed primarily of the free chlorine molecule hypochlorous acid (HOCl),
a powerful oxidant.

Carpet Cleaning in Your Home!

Schedule your regular deep cleanings to kill deep down dirt, germs and more….


Offshore Carpet Cleaning understands you work hard to keep you home clean. Dusting, cleaning window sills, potty train your pets, get non-spill cups for the kids (and possibly even your husband), spot clean that wine you spilled (oops), vacuum, take your shoes off before you come in the house and yet STILL your carpets look dirty! It looks like it’s time to get the carpets cleaned again, but how can I take care of them between cleanings so that they don’t get so soiled looking?

It turns out carpets act like a giant filter which trap indoor air pollutants such as dust, dirt, pet dander, moisture and pests! Apparently wiping your shoes before entering is not enough to keep those carpets clean. Dirt and soil is not the only thing cohabitating with your carpet fibers, it is common for many microorganisms and bugs to live in carpets! Bugs such as dust mites, ground beetles, potato bugs, carpet mites and more could be snuggling with your carpet fibers. If carpet cleaning is neglected your indoor air quality will decline and your carpets can turn into a breeding ground for contaminants and pollutants.

So, what can you do to protect your carpets and keep them clean between calling Offshore Carpet Cleaning for professional cleanings deep cleanings?

Carpet is damaged by soils not visible to the human eye, so how are we supposed to protect them? High traffic areas create ground in soil which needs to be removed on a regular basis. Dirt is extremely abrasive against the fibers of carpet and will wear the carpet excessively if not properly maintained. Make sure to vacuum regularly, even if it does not appear to be dirty!

Offshore Carpet Cleaning recommended to steam clean your carpets professionally every 6 months – 1 year. To get out embedded soils or bugs it is important to have a steam cleaning at a high heat to kill any contaminants or bugs hiding in the carpet fibers! Also, to maintain a longer life span of the carpets and have the carpet looking as good as possible, it is recommended to have it cleaned before it starts to show sign of wear! Soils that embed into the carpet fibers can cause the carpeting to break down, making it look worse and shortening its life span.

“Spots and stains will act as a dye if not treated immediately or the carpets are unprotected” says Ed Reese, Owner of Offshore Carpet Cleaning. “Most over-the-counter stain removal products will make a stain worse”. To prevent a stain from embedding into the carpet, when you have your carpets cleaned you should get stain resistance on your carpets. Each time your carpets are steam cleaned this removes any stain resistance that was on the carpet. Stain resistance forms a topical barrier on the fibers of the carpets in order to repel liquids and dry soils. Therefore, any dirt, spots and stains will lay on the top of the carpet fibers instead of embedding into them so they do not become a dye to the carpet fibers.

After everything you’ve been doing around the house to keep those carpets cleaned, turns out you could be doing more! Who knew? Moral of the story… vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, clean, protect, repeat!

Ongoing regular cleaning is imperative to ensure more effective deep cleanings.

Regular ongoing cleaning is imperative in between your quarterly or bi annual deep cleanings. Surface cleaning keep you healthy and sanitized but nothing replaces a deep cleaning to really remove built up dirt and germs. When it is time for that deep cleaning, a lot depends on how dirty it is or how big the spills, spots or stains are. This will determine what techniques we use or procedures to abide by.

Here are some helpful tips on taking care of your carpet and preparing it for cleaning.  

1. Offshore Carpet Cleaning wants you to know prevention is the best preparation so make sure you have your guest, family and yourself remove your shoes once you enter your house. If your carpet reaches your front door or any other place in your house that tends to have a lot of traffic, put rugs by those areas or plastic protector mats.  

2. You should vacuum Offshore recommends two or three times a week and if you have pets such as dogs or cats, everyday. Not only does vacuuming keep your carpet looking good but it also keeps it fresh and clean. Don’t rush while vacuuming. Take your time to make sure you’ve hit all of the spots.  

3. If you’re preparing your carpet for Offshore Carpet Cleaning to do a deep cleaning (recommended twice a year), move any furniture or other items that you would like them to clean up under. A great tip is to vacuum prior to Offshore arriving and point out any stains or spills once we are there so we can apply pre-treatment and clean it thoroughly.  

4. Lastly, spills aren’t pleasant. If a spill happens on your carpet, don’t just let it sit there…clean it up right away.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning has some suggestions of cleaning materials like baking powder, club soda, vinegar, lemon, salt or even carpet cleaner. When using the baking soda, let it sit for about 15 minutes to dry before you vacuum it up.   If you’re looking for a great carpet cleaning and have never used Offshore Carpet Cleaning before, check out our reviews online in places like Google, Facebook and Angie’s List.  We ensure every client walks away completely satisfied every time.   We clean your carpet (or the flooring surface of your choosing) from wall to wall and deep in the corners, sanitize with minimal drying time, use a pre-treatment used for spots and stains.   Offshore Carpet Cleaning also has a division offering Property Management and Janitorial cleaning.  

Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services also offers sanitizing services. In the year 2020 we have seen first hand with the virus known as COVID-19 or the Corona Virus, that cleanliness is the best way to keep you and you family safe and healthy. Using HOCl; Hypochlorous Acid a proven safe disinfectant for people, pets and the environment, we sanitize homes and business to remove germs and viruses.

All these great services are under one roof and come with the same great service staff.  We are owner operated so you can count on top not service every time.  We offer emergency 24 hour service as well as : restoration, water removal, window cleaning, contractor management, storm checks, rental property oversight, furniture and upholstery cleaning, tile and grout, area rugs, business cleaning, daily cleaning or weekly cleaning of your commercial property.  

We are located in souther New Jersey and offer these services for all of Cape May County and Atlantic County.  Including, Margate, Linwood, Absecon, Brigantine, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Linwood, Northfield, Egg Harbor township, Hammonton, Vineland, Marmora, Sea Isle City, Cape May, Avalon and surrounding areas.   www.offshorecarpetcleaning.com

New Study Proves That Hypochlorous Acid Kills Novel Coronavirus

In a new study performed by an independent U.S. laboratory, a dilute hypochlorous acid (HOCL) sanitizing solution proved highly effective at eliminating SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – on hard surfaces. The EPA-standard test found that a spray of 200 ppm hypochlorous acid solution killed the virus after just five minutes of contact.

EcoloxTech, the study’s sponsor, designs and builds equipment for producing unlimited quantities of hypochlorous acid (HOCL) cleaning solution at the point of use – in the home, at the office, or on the ship. So long as the vessel’s crew has access to electricity, table salt and water, they can make what they need to effectively and efficiently sanitize the vessel. HOCl can be applied by hand or with a fogger, without any chemical-related PPE for workers. Unlike chlorine bleach or peroxide products, it is intrinsically safe, as it is a non-irritant and the human body produces the same molecule for self-defense.

EcoloxTech’s 200 ppm hypochlorous acid solution also meets federal standards for food contact, and it can be used to clean eating areas, food processing equipment, prep surfaces, dishes – even the food itself, including raw fruits and vegetables. It can be used in every compartment and on every surface, including upholstery, which can easily be damaged when using traditional “heavy-duty” chemical sanitizing agents.

HOCL’s benefits are already well known in the cruise industry, and EcoloxTech’s solution is in use aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships today. It has also been adopted by Irish Ferries, the American Maritime Officers (AMO), Platina Seafood and a wide range of shoreside customers.

“We use EcoloxTech’s hypochlorous acid system on board because of its proven effectiveness in killing bacteria, fungi and viruses,” says Robert Wilkinson, Senior Director of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. “It reduces our dependence on the usual harsh chemicals and provides and additional layer of safety for our crewmembers and guests.”

National and international reference laboratories have already proven that EcoloxTech’s HOCl product works very well against viruses, including norovirus and commonplace coronaviruses. Now, with this latest independent test, it is proven to work specifically against COVID-19.

With better efficacy and safety, unlimited capacity and ship-wide usability, hypochlorous acid is a superior solution for disinfection. For more information on the benefits of EcoloxTech products and electrolyzed water, visit www.ecoloxtech.com

This article is sponsored by EcoloxTech.

https://www.maritime-executive.com/index.php/article/new-study-shows-that-hypochlorous-acid-kills-novel-coronavirus

3 simple ingredients = Hypochlorous Acid aka Electrolyzed Water.

Electrolyzed water (ie. hypochlorous acid) is an all-natural, no-rinse, non-toxic, non-irritant and environmentally safe antimicrobial solution that is the product of 3 simple ingredients. Hypochlorous Acid aka Electrolyzed Water is the electrochemical reaction of water, salt, and electricity. It serves as a potent antimicrobial agent, approximately 100 times as effective as chlorine bleach.

HOCL is generated by the electrolysis of a dilute NaCl solution interacting with an electrolytic cell. This process creates an anolyte solution predominantly of hypochlorous acid (HOCl). HOCl is a powerful oxidant. Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services systems can generate large volumes of concentrated and stable HOCl in solution which is unobtainable via the preparation of traditional chlorinated chemicals. Electrolyzed water is highly biocidal and can kill common foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, and Campylobacter in less than 30 seconds of contact. It has been proven to be effective against bacterial spores and viruses that can be highly resistant to other disinfectants. Electrolyzed water is also capable of dislodging and removing biofilm which can be a major contributor to contamination in pipes and clean-in-place (CIP) systems of beverage and dairy manufacturing.

Corona Virus COVID-19
Germs and Bacteria eliminating spay

Unlike other oxidants, such as ozone (O3) and chlorine dioxide (ClO2), which are gases and rapidly leave solution in seconds to minutes, HOCl is stable in solution and maintains biocidal concentrations for up to several months. Stability in solution allows for HOCl to be used in many applications in the food industry from the farmer to the table, not only for direct food contact, but also for the disinfection of food contact surfaces. HOCl has been proven to be stable in solution for several months when stored in closed containers protected from oxygen and light and to be stable for several hours when in buckets or sinks that are exposed to the oxygen in the air.

When HOCl is applied on food or contact surfaces, it behaves as an oxidizing agent. When reduced by organic matter, it leaves no harmful residues and therefore no potable water post-rinse is required. The aforementioned features make electrolyzed water (hypochlorous acid) a superior operational solution for any food-service provider, saving time and resources and enabling frequent, real-time application.

There are a broad range of applications for the use of this technology in industries such as agriculture, food and beverage, hospitality, healthcare, and water treatment. Electrolyzed water can be safely and efficiently utilized through a variety of methods such as direct application, pressure spraying, dosing, and fogging.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18810883/

I did everything right, but my employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Cleaning and disinfecting your building or facility after an employee tests positive.

Business owners in New Jersey & elsewhere must come to terms with the facts. Even after following all the rules, after implementing the procedures, being extremely careful, you may still have an employee who tests positive. Some positive tests occur when the person isn’t even sick or showing symptoms, but nonetheless, a positive result means, you must take action. You must still implement heightened cleaning and disinfecting at your place of business, communicate the diagnosis to your teams and prepare a plan.

Once you come to terms with the diagnosis, call in the expects at Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services the teams are experts in sanitizing commercial & residential spaces in these situations and others.

“We do not believe in a kamikaze approach to clean up,” says Ed Reese, Owner of Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services. “I must first understand the situation and plan a methodical course of action.” Offshore only uses sanitizing products that at are 100% safe and never use harsh chemicals. We use Electrolyzed Water, aka Hypochlorous Acid, which is a completely safe, no rinse solution that kills germs & viruses. We also rely on a data driven approach to testing surfaces to ensure cleanliness and germ count, especially in spaces with confirmed cases. This will reinforce the effectiveness of the approach chosen for optimal results.

Below is an excerpt from the CDC Website and a link to the full article: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services offers emergency service therefore you can call us when the incident occurs no matter when or what time of day. Ed can consult with you on the severity of the situation and work together with you and help you through the unknown time.

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial services produces this solution onsite at their location in Linwood, New Jersey. When sanitizing homes or businesses the highest quality of products and services are used. Visit www.WeCleanSouthJersey.com for more information. Contact us for a free quote.

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

Everyday Steps, Steps When Someone is Sick, and Considerations for Employers

  • Close off areas used by the person who is sick.
    • Companies do not necessarily need to close operations, if they can close off affected areas.
  • Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area.
  • Wait 24 hours before you clean or disinfect. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.
  • Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person who is sick, such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines.
  • Vacuum the space if needed. Use a vacuum equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, if available.
    • Do not vacuum a room or space that has people in it. Wait until the room or space is empty to vacuum, such as at night, for common spaces, or during the day for private rooms.
    • Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floors or rugs, clean the surface with detergents or cleaners appropriate for use on these surfaces, according to the textile’s label. After cleaning, disinfect with an appropriate EPA-registered disinfectant on List N: Disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2external icon. Soft and porous materials, like carpet, are generally not as easy to disinfect as hard and non-porous surfaces. EPA has listed a limited number of products approved for disinfection for use on soft and porous materials on List N. Follow the disinfectant manufacturer’s safety instructions (such as wearing gloves and ensuring adequate ventilation), concentration level, application method and contact time. Allow sufficient drying time if vacuum is not intended for wet surfaces.
    • Temporarily turn off in-room, window-mounted, or on-wall recirculation HVAC to avoid contamination of the HVAC units.
    • Do NOT deactivate central HVAC systems. These systems tend to provide better filtration capabilities and introduce outdoor air into the areas that they serve.
    • Consider temporarily turning off room fans and the central HVAC system that services the room or space, so that particles that escape from vacuuming will not circulate throughout the facility.
  • Once area has been appropriately disinfected, it can be opened for use.
    • Workers without close contact with the person who is sick can return to work immediately after disinfection.
  • If more than 7 days since the person who is sick visited or used the facility, additional cleaning and disinfection is not necessary.
    • Continue routing cleaning and disinfection. This includes everyday practices that businesses and communities normally use to maintain a healthy environment.

HOCl is synonymous with infection control

BETTER THAN BLEACH because not only is it effective, it is safe to breathe and touch.

Compared to hypochlorite ions (OCL-), hypochlorous acid (HOCL) kills microorganisms faster and is 50-100 times more effective.

HOCL is the effective disinfection agent

Rather than think of the 5.25% chemical concentration of bleach, think of it as 94.75% water.  When diluted, bleach becomes 99.998% water with only 0.002% (20 ppm) chemical concentration.

AX-525 with 0.0525% HOCL has 525 ppm HOCL

AX-275 with 0.0275% HOCL has 275 ppm HOCL

BLEACH with <0.0002% HOCL has <20 ppm HOCL

The disinfecting level of hypochlorous acid (HOCL) in AquaoxTM AX-275 “electrolyzed water” -Øis capable of killing bacteria (cidal activity) 50 to 100 times that of household bleach –Øaddresses the growing resistance to chemical terminal cleaning agents -Øis an efficient disinfecting adjunct to standard terminal cleaning … and -Øoptimizes infection prevention in hospital environments.

As a disinfectant, hypochlorous acid (HOCL), is much stronger and more reactive than hypochlorite ions (OCL-) because hypochlorous acid (HOCL) splits into hydrochloric acid (HCl) and an oxygen atom – also a powerful disinfectant.

The electrically neutral hypochlorous acid(HOCL) ion easily penetrates pathogenic microorganism cell walls, slime layers and other microorganism protective layers to make the cells die or suffer from reproductive failures.

Conversely, the pathogenic microorganism cell wall is negatively charged by nature … and thus repulses negativelycharged hypochlorite ions (OCL-).

Hypochlorous Acid

Guarantees Optimal Disinfection

At 6.5 pH, AQUAOX™ produces hypochlorous acid (HOCL) that is 90% Free Available Chlorine (FAC) and only 10% hypochlorite ion (OCL-), which does not gas off in the form of chlorine (CL2).

Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) combines with the oxidizing power of oxygen to optimize the disinfection properties of chlorine (CL2) in water (H2O).

Compressed air is used to electrostatically spray/ disperse micro-droplets of HOCL (and Oxygen) at precisely the optimum pH level for disinfection (6.0-6.5).

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When comparing the disinfecting power of bleach to Aquaox AX-275 (275 ppm HOCL), the Aquaox solution is far more effective than undiluted bleach (12 pH), which has 52,500-60,000 ppm, but <20 ppm (0.0002% HOCL) of Free Available Chlorine (FAC) … or no disinfecting power.

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FACT:  To improve cleaning and disinfecting capability, Aquaox’s proprietary Electrochemical Activated Water generation system introduces nanobubbles into the electrolyzed solution to greatly increase bioactivity, area-to-volume surface ratio and decrease the viscosity and surface tension.  Nanobubbles further explain why Aquaox electrolyzed solutions are actually 80-300 times more effective than 200 ppm diluted bleach.

When bottled, Aquaox nanobubbles stay submerged, with no off-gassing, for at least 24 months.

Bleach is toxic, corrosive, irritates skin/eyes/respiratory, destroys metal, burns holes in and discolors clothing.

Aquaox solutions do none of these.

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THE STATEMENT:  The general public fears hospitalization and contracting superbugs.  It is completely reasonable to assure room disinfection to the best of our current technological availabilities.

THE QUESTION:  Do you want bleach (or even ‘green’ chemicals) in your face … or do you prefer odorless, safe and healthy Aquaox solutions that are highly effective disinfecting solutions and revert to ordinary water for safe discharge into the environment?

Given the choice, would your employees, customers, members, patients, students, athletes choose to have chemicals in their environment?  The socially conscious decision is yours.

original article from: https://aquaox.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/hocl-is-synonymous-with-infection-control/

Stopping The Spread Of COVID-19

We’re talking more than a mask!

Stopping The Spread Of COVID-19. Thats what everyone wants right? Janitors, custodians, housekeepers and other cleaning professionals have done a lot of good during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like with janitors and custodians, the continued hard work of the people in these cleaning professions is helping to keep Americans safer during these unheralded times. To keep the good work going, Midlab suggests cleaning teams take the following steps:

1. Establish a prevention plan

2. Identify common touch points

3. Disinfect with powerful products

4. Prepare for work by consuming critical safety information.

Of course, all the people using the facilities being cleaned, sanitized and disinfected can do their part. Midlab suggests everyone:

1. Wash their hands frequently

2. Wear a face mask in public and when around people who are in greater danger of severe illness caused by COVID-19

3. Maintain a distance of six feet from others

4. Avoid groups of 10 people or more

5. Avoid handshakes

6. Stay home if you’re demonstrating any symptoms

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Cheaper virus-killing spray could end Britain’s coronavirus nightmare — The US Sun

This can kill viruses instantly could help the UK beat the coronavirus, it has been claimed. Hypochlorous acid – known more widely as HOCl – has already been used to disinfect the front line workers in South Korea. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & […]

Cheap virus-killing spray that costs pennies could end Britain’s coronavirus nightmare — The US Sun

Electrolyzed water. The future of virus elimination!

Why is it so effective and how does Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services produce it?

Electrolyzed water is generated using water, salt and electricity. The process is called electrolysis and involves applying a direct electric current (DC) across a pair of electrodes immersed in a solution of ions to drive an otherwise non-spontaneous chemical reaction. The key process is the removal or addition of electrons and therefore a change in the oxidation-reduction potential of the solution. This solution is used for eliminating viruses and sanitizing spaces to ensure optimal cleanliness.

Offshore carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services systems are capable of generating neutral-to-acidic electrolyzed water (anolyte) for cleaning & sanitation and for water disinfection. The anolyte is composed primarily of the free chlorine molecule hypochlorous acid (HOCl), a powerful oxidant.

Electrolysis is a well-known technology but the generated solution can be highly variable depending on many factors such as the quality of the electrolysis cells, the chemistry of the additive, and the software settings of the electrolyzer systems. Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services uses a machine that manufactures the highest quality electrolysis cells and has identified the optimal formulas and settings of voltage, amperage, and flow rates for our systems to generate the highest quality solutions of HOCl for food sanitation, general sanitation and water disinfection; electrolyzed water & virus elimination.

Advantages of using Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services:

  • We generate electroyzed water on-site and on-demand
  • Eliminates the logistical resources for purchasing, transporting, storing, and preparing of chemicals
  • Non-toxic
  • No harmful residuals, therefore no potable water rinse required after application
  • Allows for the disinfection of areas where toxic chemicals were not permitted
  • No protective gear required (no inhalation, ocular, cutaneous, or ingestion risks)
  • No harmful residuals
  • No exposure limits
  • No special disposal required
  • electrolyzed water & virus elimination
  • Does not require a hazardous use permit
Electrolyzed Water
  • Sanitation – Generated on-site from just table salt (NaCl), water, and electricity, electrolyzed sanitizing water is safe and all-natural, allowing for it to be used for applications where traditional chemicals cannot. Electrolyzed sanitizing water can be used for food sanitation and all food contact surfaces.
  • Water Disinfection – Electrolyzing water generates an anolyte of hypochlorous acid, the most powerful free chlorine molecule for disinfecting drinking water. Electrolyzed water can be used to disinfect water for any home, commercial, or industrial application. Electrolyzed water can disinfect public drinking water, can be used in manufacturing, and can be used in wastewater recovery systems.
Single Cell Technology
Membrane Cell Technology

The electrolyzed water systems Offshore Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services uses utilize single cell technology and are different from almost every other electrolyzer on the market. The electrolyzers do not contain a diaphragm (or membrane) but are a single stream system that generates only an anolyte solution. The pH of the generated anolyte solution depends on several variables such as the pH of the additive, the pH of the flow water, and the amperage settings on the electrolysis cells.

Most other electrolyzed water systems are dual stream systems that contain a diaphragm (or membrane) separating the cathode from the anode. Dual stream systems operate under very high pressures and generate two solutions, half of which is acidic electrolyzed water (containing hypochlorous acid) and half of which is alkaline electrolyzed water (containing sodium hydroxide).

There are some electrolyzed water systems that are categorized as single stream but also contain a diaphragm. These systems combine the two electrolytes to generate one solution of pH neutral electrolyzed water. These systems, like the dual stream systems, operate under very high pressures.

Why is HOCl more efficient at killing pathogens? 

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) vs. Sodium Hypochlorite (Chlorine Bleach) 

Hypochlorite ion carries a negative electrical charge, while hypochlorous acid carries no electrical charge. The hypochlorous acid moves quickly, able to oxidize the bacteria in a matter of seconds, while the hypochlorite ion might take up to a half hour to do the same. Germ surfaces carry a negative electrical charge which results in a repulsion of the negatively charged hypochlorite ion to the area of the germ surfaces, making hypochlorite ion less effective at killing germs. The ratio of the two compounds is determined by the relative acidity (pH) of the water. Water treatment specialists can adjust the pH level to make hypochlorous acid more dominate, as it is more efficient at killing bacteria. The hypochlorous acid’s lack of electrical charge allows it to more efficiently penetrate the protective barriers surrounding germs. This is also known as a COIV19 solution or

Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial services produces this solution onsite at their location in Linwood, New Jersey. When sanitizing homes or businesses the highest quality of products and services are used. Visit www.WeCleanSouthJersey.com for more information. Contact us for a free quote.

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Electrolyzed Water is used for many purposes in different industries.

CDC Survey: COVID cleaning behaviors put people at risk

Electrolyzed water (ie. hypochlorous acid) is an all-natural, no-rinse, non-toxic, non-irritant and environmentally safe antimicrobial solution that is the product of the electrochemical reaction of water, salt, and electricity. It serves as a potent antimicrobial agent, approximately 100 times as effective as chlorine bleach.

(CNN) – A new survey suggests Americans may be putting their health at risk while trying to protect themselves from COVID-19.

We’ve all been told to disinfect high-touch places to help slow the spread of COVID-19, but a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about a third of more than 500 Americans surveyed have used some kind of risky cleaning practice during this pandemic.

The CDC says people have put bleach in their food, others have gargled or inhaled it, and some have washed their bodies with household cleaning and disinfectant products.

None of which is recommended by the agency, but may explain the sharp increase in a number of calls to poison centers during this pandemic.

In the survey, people said they were cleaning more frequently but only about half said they really knew how to clean and disinfect their home safely.

The CDC recommends that people always read the instructions on cleaning products. When cleaning, wear gloves or other protective gear and don’t mix cleaning chemicals.

The CDC also said it will be important to continue efforts to better educate people on how to safely clean while they’re home.

Electrolyzed water (ie. hypochlorous acid) is an all-natural, no-rinse, non-toxic, non-irritant and environmentally safe antimicrobial solution that is the product of the electrochemical reaction of water, salt, and electricity. It serves as a potent antimicrobial agent, approximately 100 times as effective as chlorine bleach.

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