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Area Disinfection Certification Program

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

ATP testing before and after ATP testing before and after.

When disinfecting a commercial environment there are many procedures needed to follow. SERVPROXIDE is applied using electrostatic or ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers, as well as MonoFoil®, multi-action and microbial spray. The disinfectant mist is liberally applied to all surfaces within the normal breathing zones. This is an area approximately 6-8 feet up from the floor. The disinfectant is left on surfaces for 5-10 minutes on non-porous material and 1 hour for porous material per manufacturers recommended “dwell” time for maximum efficiency. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing is also performed. SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito has (3) levels of service. ATP testing utilizes an ATP device to measure the level of organic cell structure (both living and dead) on a surface that has the potential to support microbial growth and microbial bio-mass. As with all levels of service the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is adorned throughout the process.

Level 1 treatments are typically used before a Level 2 treatment and/or for large “open” spaces, i.e. warehouses, non or minimal-occupied spaces, vehicles and transportation. Level 2 treatments use enhanced cleaning methods that emphasize treatment on High Contact Touch Surfaces (HCTS) after initial fogging is applied. This testing is performed before and after the atmospheric ULV fogging disinfecting process. Level 3 treatments are used for confirmed COVID-19 cases inside the dwelling. A (3) stage Decontamination chamber is set up prior to any personnel or equipment entering the work area:

  1. clean room chamber
  2. shower/decontamination chamber
  3. equipment/dirty room chamber

 Once disinfecting and inspections are completed your facility will be granted a certificate from the Area Disinfection Certification Program stating the area has been disinfected to hospital grade standards. There is no implied warranty as to future conditions of the premises. It is recommended SERVPRO disinfecting protocols be instituted monthly.

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