Offshore Property 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.

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 

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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HOCL is synonymous with infection control — Electrolyzed Water

Compared to hypochlorite ions (OCL-), hypochlorous acid (HOCL) electrolyzed water kills microorganisms faster and is 50-100 times more effective. HOCL is the effective disinfection agent in bleach

HOCL is synonymous with infection control — Electrolyzed Water

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Hypochlorous Acid AKA electrolyzed water— could be positioned to upend the $1.4 billion surface-disinfectant industry….

Electrolyzed water is very green in the sense that the only input is table salt. It is lethal to microscopic bacteria.

Hypochlorous acid aka electrolyzed water, makers hope to disrupt the world of green disinfectants.Who knew that Google Glass would flop? Or that ceiling fans would enjoy a high-tech comeback? The best view of innovation often comes through the rear-view mirror.

It’s anyone’s guess where electrochemically activated disinfectants will fall on the oblivion-to-success spectrum. But a handful of entrepreneurs and established companies are hoping that janitorial crews will latch onto ECA technology as a non-toxic approach to killing pathogens. With coronavirus now a top concern, ECA products — also known by their active ingredient, hypochlorous acid — could be positioned to upend the $1.4 billion surface-disinfectant industry. 

“It’s very green in the sense that the only input is table salt. And the output has a lot of good biocidal qualities but is the least toxic disinfectant you can find on the market place,” said Hungnan Lo, vice president for technical operations at Innovacyn, a longtime leader in ECA products.

Making electrolyzed water

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A conceptual illustration of the electrochemical activation process. Illustration by Jared Johnson of Good Fruit Grower.

The technology has been around for decades. Electrochemical activation relies on a simple reactor, or generator, that uses an electric current to scramble and reorder molecules of water and salt. That process produces two new liquids that happen to be useful for cleaning and hygiene: sodium hydroxide (better known as lye), which is a detergent, and hypochlorous acid, which is a powerful disinfectant.

Hypochlorous acid sounds almost too good to be true. On one hand, it’s less toxic to mammals than the active ingredients of many conventional, environmentally friendly disinfectants. It’s rated at the lowest level (Category IV) on the Environmental Protection Agency’s acute toxicity scale.

On the other hand, hypochlorous acid is lethal to microscopic bacteria, viruses and fungi. By some criteria, it kills pathogens more quickly than chlorine bleach.

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New Sanitizing Technology Using Electrolyzed Water Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) Helps Lead The Fight On COVID-19

Sanitation is an essential component of cruise ship operation, and in recent months it has become an even more critical component. Global port authorities around the world are carefully screening for COVID-19 coronavirus along with other illnesses such as the common flu, all of which could lead to delays or denial of permission for ships to enter ports. 

This new health challenge calls for new sanitation solutions. [Cruise] ships usually use heavy-duty chemical disinfectants, but there is a better and safer way. Electrolyzed water – also known as hypochlorous acid (HOCl) – is a highly effective and intrinsically safe sanitizing agent, and it can be generated in unlimited quantities with technology from Miami-based manufacturer EcoloxTech. 

The single most important feature of hypochlorous acid is that it is unusually efficient in eliminating viruses. “One of the big reasons why people are switching over is efficacy. Working with Norwegian Cruise Line, we did research at a FDA-approved lab proving that electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid can kill norovirus in less than one minute at 50 ppm. Given that norovirus is listed by the CDC as one of the top five foodborne pathogens, this has huge implications not just for general sanitation but also for food sanitation and food contact surface sanitation,” says Dr. Scott Hartnett, chief medical officer at EcoloxTech. 

National and international reference laboratories have proven that HOCl works very well against viruses, including norovirus and human coronaviruses. One study is of particular interest: in 2016, researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health found that HOCl was more than 99.999 percent effective in eliminating coronavirus OC43, which is similar to COVID-19.

A proven solution for cruise ships

HOCl technology is already in use aboard ships in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ fleet. “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. Our shipboard teams truly appreciate the deployment of this new technology.” 

Wilkinson notes that HOCl is the rare single product that can be used to disinfect every compartment onboard, from galleys and dining areas to cabins. HOCl that is generated from EcoloxTech systems is FDA-cleared for washing fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables and sanitation of food prep surfaces without rinsing – making it a perfect choice for the galley. EcoloxTech is the only company that has obtained this clearance from the FDA in the form of a food contact notification (FCN 1811). It is also listed by the USDA as an authorized material for use in organic food production. 

For large-scale disinfection, HOCl can be dispensed using a fogger without any chemical-related PPE for workers. HOCl is intrinsically safe, as it is non-irritant and the human body produces the same molecule for self-defense. In fact, it is so safe to inhale that it is being evaluated as a treatment for throat and lung infections. By contrast, the preparatory steps required for other fogging agents of similar power – products based on peracetic acid, ozone, chlorine dioxide or peroxides – require considerable time and expense. 

In hotel areas of the ship, HOCl has an extra edge over bleach and peroxide-based chemicals because it will not cause discoloration of most carpets, furniture and textiles. This is a critical economic and operational consideration when disinfecting hundreds of cabins. 

Navigating a Safe Return to Work: NAIOP Provides Best Practices for U.S. Office Building Owners and Tenants

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WASHINGTON, June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In a new guidance released today, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has released best practices for the safe return to work in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown.

Download the report: www.naiop.org/safeofficereturn

“We are glad to see the gradual and steady reopening of our office workplaces,” said NAIOP President and CEO Thomas J. Bisacquino. “We have to do this correctly to keep people safe and to avoid a resurgence of this disease. Commercial real estate is front and center among the economic factors that will lead us out of this crisis.”

NAIOP offers best practices for building owners:

  • Equipping and Training Staff
    All staff require training in the proper usage and disposal of personal protective equipment (PPE), the proper application of disinfectants, proper hand washing techniques and social-distancing measures that are in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting
    Adopting advanced cleaning and sanitation protocols is one of the most immediate and important steps that building owners must adopt to improve occupant health and safety.
  • Inspection and Maintenance
    Maintenance staff need to thoroughly inspect buildings for any damage that might have occurred during vacancy and to ensure that all building systems are in good working order.
  • HVAC Systems
    HVAC systems are of particular importance due to their role in circulating and purifying the air. Prior to reopening, conduct an air flush of the building to reduce pollutants and particulate matter in interior space.
  • Facilitating Social Distancing and Hygiene
    Use signs to identify the safest routes for foot traffic within buildings. Where possible, owners should collaborate with tenants to identify and demarcate one-way traffic flows that allow occupants to circulate within the building without passing each other in narrow corridors.
  • Screening for Coronavirus Symptoms
    Building owners should consider screening their own staff for fevers and asking employees to monitor their health for other symptoms of the coronavirus. Temperature checks would normally be considered a medical exam and restricted by the Americans with Disabilities Act, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its guidance to employers, permitting them to screen employees for fevers due to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Entry and Receiving Protocols
    Staff can reduce the number of building entrances to more easily direct entrants to monitored routes that receive additional cleaning.
  • State and Federal Guidelines for a Phased Return to Work
    Building owners should frequently consult the most recent state and local regulations that apply to their buildings and tenants, as guidelines are continually being updated.

NAIOP also offers best practices for tenants:

  • Communication is Key
    Fears about the virus are likely to be a significant and ongoing concern for employees during the outbreak. Encourage employees to express their concerns so that they can be effectively addressed. Solicit input through emails, surveys and virtual suggestion boxes. Once employers develop new protocols for returning to the workplace, these must be communicated clearly and frequently to employees through emails, virtual meetings and virtual training.
  • Reconfiguring Work Arrangements
    Employers should consider returning their employees to the office in phases until the outbreak is no longer a major threat to public health. To allow more employees to access the office while maintaining safe spacing, employers can place non-vulnerable employees on a rotational schedule so that they alternate between days in the office and days at home.
  • Reconfiguring Space
    Most employers will need to reconfigure office interiors to adhere to physical-distancing measures. In offices where employees do not already sit six feet apart, employers will need to increase the space between them. This can be accomplished by a combination of measures — assigned seating, employees alternating workdays in the office, moving desks farther away from each other, and removing chairs from desks or shared workstations.
  • Be Ready for a Second Wave
    Employers should prepare for the possibility that a second wave of infections could force them to close their office again. To that end, they should have a plan in place for a smooth transition to a remote work environment. Employers can review the steps they took during the initial closure to identify measures that worked well and those that did not. Communicate any plan to employees so that everyone is prepared should they need to return to teleworking.

Prepare your Small Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19

The CDC communicates recommendations for small businesses’ “New Normal”

The CDC article here, helps guide small businesses during this uncertain time when businesses are disrupted & closed. As the preparations begin to reopen, employers are tasked with ensuring the confidence and safety of the workplace to their employees. This article give employers a lot to think about and help them embark on unchartered territory.

Serving South Jersey, Offshore Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial Services provides sanitizing services to households and commercial businesses including small businesses.

During an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current outbreak of COVID-19, small business owners must prepare for disruption in their business as well as prepare to protect their employees’ health and safety in the workplace.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms can include fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, which may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

These steps are recommended to protect employees and prepare your business for disruption:

Identify a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for COVID-19 issues and their impact at the workplace.

Examine policies for leave, telework, and employee compensation.

  • Leave policies should be flexible and non-punitive, and allow sick employees to stay home and away from co-workers. Leave policies should also account for employees who need to stay home with their children if there are school or childcare closures, or to care for sick family members.
  • When possible, use flexible worksites (e.g., telework) and flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts) to help establish policies and practices for social distancing (maintaining distance of approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) between employees and others, especially if social distancing is recommended by state and local health authorities.

Review your leave policies with all employees and provide information about available employee assistance servicesShare information on steps they can take to protect themselves at work and at home, and any available

Identify essential employees and business functions, and other critical inputs such as raw materials, suppliers, subcontractor services/products, and logistics required to maintain business operations. Explore ways you can continue business operations if there are disruptions.

Prepare business continuity plans for significant absenteeism, supply chain disruptions, or changes in the way you need to conduct business.

Establish an emergency communications plan. Identify key contacts (with back-ups), chain of communications (including suppliers and customers), and processes for tracking and communicating about business and employee status.

Share your response plans with employees and clearly communicate expectations. It is important to let employees know plans and expectations if COVID-19 occurs in communities where you have a workplace.

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Actively encourage sick employees to stay home. Develop policies that encourage sick employees to stay at home without fear of reprisals, and ensure employees are aware of these policies.

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Have conversations with employees about their concerns. Some employees may be at higher risk for severe illness, such as older adults and those with chronic medical conditions.

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Develop other flexible policies for scheduling and telework (if feasible) and create leave policies to allow employees to stay home to care for sick family members or care for children if schools and childcare close.

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Talk with companies that provide your business with contract or temporary employees about their plans. Discuss the importance of sick employees staying home and encourage them to develop non-punitive “emergency sick leave” policies.

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Promote etiquette for coughing and sneezing and handwashing. Provide tissues, no-touch trash cans, soap and water, and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

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Plan to implement practices to minimize face-to-face contact between employees if social distancing is recommended by your state or local health department. Actively encourage flexible work arrangements such as teleworking or staggered shifts.

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Perform routine environmental cleaning. Routinely clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces, such as workstations, countertops, handrails, and doorknobs. Discourage sharing of tools and equipment, if feasible.

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Consider the need for travel and explore alternatives. Check CDC’s Travelers’ Health for the latest guidance and recommendations. Consider using teleconferencing and video conferencing for meetings, when possible.

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Provide education and training materials in an easy to understand format and in the appropriate language and literacy level for all employees, like fact sheets and posters.

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If an employee becomes sick while at work, they should be separated from other employees, customers, and visitors and sent home immediately. Follow CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting areas the sick employee visited.

For more tips and information See the CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and the OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19pdf iconexternal icon.

Cleaning and Disinfection for Households

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Interim Recommendations for U.S. Households with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Other LanguagesPrint PageSummary of Recent Changes

Revisions were made on 3/26/2020 to reflect the following:

  • Updated links to EPA-registered disinfectant list
  • Added guidance for disinfection of electronics
  • Updated core disinfection/cleaning guidance

Background

There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on what is currently known about COVID-19, spread from person-to-person of this virus happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. On the other hand, transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documentedRecent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19. Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through objects and surfaces, like doorknobs, countertops, keyboards, toys, etc. Current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.

It is unknown how long the air inside a room occupied by someone with confirmed COVID-19 remains potentially infectious. Facilities will need to consider factors such as the size of the room and the ventilation system design (including flowrate [air changes per hour] and location of supply and exhaust vents) when deciding how long to close off rooms or areas used by ill persons before beginning disinfection.  Taking measures to improve ventilation in an area or room where someone was ill or suspected to be ill with COVID-19 will help shorten the time it takes respiratory droplets to be removed from the air.

Purpose

This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of households where persons under investigation (PUI) or those with confirmed COVID-19 reside or may be in self- isolation. It is aimed at limiting the survival of the virus in the environments. These recommendations will be updated if additional information becomes available.

These guidelines are focused on household settings and are meant for the general public.

  • Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  • Disinfecting refers to using chemicals, for example, EPA-registered disinfectants, to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

General recommendations for routine cleaning and disinfection of households

  • Community members can practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics (see below for special electronics cleaning and disinfection instructions)) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectantsexternal icon that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.
    • For electronics follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products. Consider use of wipeable covers for electronics. If no manufacturer guidance is available, consider the use of alcohol-based wipes or spray containing at least 70% alcohol to disinfect touch screens. Dry surfaces thoroughly to avoid pooling of liquids.

General recommendations for cleaning and disinfection of households with people isolated in home care (e.g. suspected/confirmed to have COVID-19)

  • Household members should educate themselves about COVID-19 symptoms and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in homes.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, phones, tablets, touch screens, remote controls, keyboards, handles, desks, toilets, sinks)
    • In the bedroom/bathroom dedicated for an ill person: consider reducing cleaning frequency to as-needed (e.g., soiled items and surfaces) to avoid unnecessary contact with the ill person.
  • As much as possible, an ill person should stay in a specific room and away from other people in their home, following home care guidance.
  • The caregiver can provide personal cleaning supplies for an ill person’s room and bathroom, unless the room is occupied by child or another person for whom such supplies would not be appropriate. These supplies include tissues, paper towels, cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants (see examplesexternal icon).
  • If a separate bathroom is not available, the bathroom should be cleaned and disinfected after each use by an ill person. If this is not possible, the caregiver should wait as long as practical after use by an ill person to clean and disinfect the high-touch surfaces.
  • Household members should follow home care guidance when interacting with persons with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 and their isolation rooms/bathrooms.

How to clean and disinfect

Hard (Non-porous) Surfaces

  • Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning. If reusable gloves are used, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other purposes. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfection products used. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.
  • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • For disinfection, most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.
    • A list of products that are EPA-approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 is available hereexternal icon. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products for (concentration, application method and contact time, etc.)

Always read and follow the directions on the label to ensure safe and effective use.

  • Wear skin protection and consider eye protection for potential splash hazards
  • Ensure adequate ventilation
  • Use no more than the amount recommended on the label
  • Use water at room temperature for dilution (unless stated otherwise on the label)
  • Avoid mixing chemical products
  • Label diluted cleaning solutions
  • Store and use chemicals out of the reach of children and pets

You should never eat, drink, breathe or inject these products into your body or apply directly to your skin as they can cause serious harm. Do not wipe or bathe pets with these products or any other products that are not approved for animal use.

See EPA’s 6 steps for Safe and Effective Disinfectant Useexternal icon

  • Additionally, diluted household bleach solutions (at least 1000ppm sodium hypochlorite, or concentration of 5%–6%) can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application, ensuring a contact time of at least 1 minute, and allowing proper ventilation during and after application. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

Soft (Porous) Surfaces

  • For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. After cleaning:

Electronics

  • For electronics such as cell phones, tablets, touch screens, remote controls, and keyboards, remove visible contamination if present.
    • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
    • Consider use of wipeable covers for electronics.
    • If no manufacturer guidance is available, consider the use of alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol to disinfect touch screens. Dry surfaces thoroughly to avoid pooling of liquids.

Linens, clothing, and other items that go in the laundry

  • Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from an ill person and then discard after each use. If using reusable gloves, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for COVID-19 and should not be used for other household purposes. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.
    • If no gloves are used when handling dirty laundry, be sure to wash hands afterwards.
    • If possible, do not shake dirty laundry. This will minimize the possibility of dispersing virus through the air.
    • Launder items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
    • Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance above for surfaces. If possible, consider placing a bag liner that is either disposable (can be thrown away) or can be laundered.

Hand hygiene and other preventive measures

  • Household members should clean hands often, including immediately after removing gloves and after contact with an ill person, by washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.

Always read and follow the directions on the label to ensure safe and effective use.

  • Keep hand sanitizers away from fire or flame
  • For children under six years of age, hand sanitizer should be used with adult supervision
  • Always store hand sanitizer out of reach of children and pets

See FDA’s Tips for Safe Sanitizer Useexternal icon and CDC’s Hand Sanitizer Use Considerations

  • Household members should follow normal preventive actions while at work and home including recommended hand hygiene and avoiding touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Additional key times to clean hands include:
      • After blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing
      • After using the restroom
      • Before eating or preparing food
      • After contact with animals or pets
      • Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g. a child)

Other considerations

  • The ill person should eat/be fed in their room if possible. Non-disposable food service items used should be handled with gloves and washed with hot water or in a dishwasher. Clean hands after handling used food service items.
  • If possible, dedicate a lined trash can for the ill person. Use gloves when removing garbage bags, handling, and disposing of trash. Wash hands after handling or disposing of trash.
  • Consider consulting with your local health department about trash disposal guidance if available.

More Information

Page last reviewed: May 27, 2020Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)Division of Viral Diseases

What is Electrolyzed Water & Hypochlorous Acid?

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.

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.

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
  • 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. 

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.

original article found here

Electrolyzed Water is used for many purposes in different industries.

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

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