A Three Step Approach To Cleaning And Disinfection
CDC guidelines recommend cleaning all potentially contaminated surfaces prior to applying a disinfectant. This approach has been supported by leading authorities in the janitorial and medical fields because of the following reason: pathogenic organisms (i.e. bacteria, viruses, etc. that cause disease) cannot be disinfected (i.e. killed) in the presence of soil. That’s why disinfection has to be a two-step process: clean first, then disinfect.
Disinfectant Sprays Are Ineffective If the Surface Hasn’t Been Cleaned First
We do not recommend or support one-step disinfectant processes (e.g. just applying a spray to an area without cleaning it thoroughly first) because it cannot produce the level of disinfection that is desired.
Our ATP Test Results Are Conclusive: Surfaces Must Be Cleaned Prior To Applying a Disinfectant
We have run pre-and post contamination tests on surfaces that were only sprayed with disinfectant and those that were cleaned first and then disinfected. We found that significant amounts of bio-contaminants were still present when surfaces weren’t cleaned prior to applying a disinfectant.
Our Goal: Achieve Target ATP Levels
We have established target ATP levels for different surfaces in accordance with acc