Category: Cleaning Services | Issue: November 2020
You can’t see them but they are there and when they are there sickness will spread. High traffic areas and surfaces are very often loaded with bacteria, mold, viruses and other organisms that aren’t good for us to come in contact with. No space is immune to the problem they cause…that includes your home, business, public transportation, gyms, and hotels. While regular cleaning is performed, there are still many areas that are missed and re-contaminated by dirty mops, sponges and inadequate cleaning supplies. It’s a big problem if someone becomes infected and it results in not just illness, but also lost work time, doctor visits and possible hospitalization. Businesses can suffer also due to losses in productivity, scheduling, and increases in employee healthcare costs. The latest in protection and prevention is available from Midwest Pathogend Services, serving Northeast Oklahoma and the surrounding areas. They provide a service using procedures, and technology designed for healthcare facilities, hospitals, and surgery centers using: Hydrogen Peroxide Micron- Fogging. It is a scientifically proven treatment to bio-decontaminate your space and kill nasty germs and pathogens like spores, viruses, bacteria, mold and fungi including Cdiff, Norovirus, TB, Legionella, Salmonella, Staph, Influenza, Measles, Chickenpox and more in every corner, crevice, nook and cranny. It is used as a last step evaporating fog that reaches virtually every surface in your space without wetting things down. It is safe for electronics, and other highly sensitive materials and surfaces. You get maximum coverage of over 99% of areas that normally get missed or cross-contaminated; you also get a kill rate of 99.9999% for all organisms listed previously, and more. Plus the disinfected room air smells fresher, too. It is EPA registered Sporocidal Disinfectant and they use CDC (Center for Disease Control) protocols. You can stop and prevent outbreaks in your home, school, medical or dental facility, church, or business. Midwest Pathogend Services will prove it with their procedure commonly used in hospitals, schools and hotels. Since we are fighting something we can’t see - they will come to your space and test using validation methods to provide proof of germ presence before treatment, and the reduction of germ counts after treatment. Their procedure works like this: Step 1: ASSESSMENT Identify home or facility needs with onsite swab testing and analysis. Results are available in minutes, not days. Step 2: DECONTAMINATION Disinfection surface wipe down, Hydrogen Peroxide Micron Fogging*, and extended protection application. No germ is left behind on 100% of surfaces, air, and missed places – hospital grade disinfection. Step 3: REPORTING DOCUMENTATION Provide you with swab testing and results, environmental recommendations, and routine facility enhancement. Your tailored plan is designed to avoid excessive time and unnecessary costs. Isn’t it time you protect your family or facility from harmful germs? Know for certain your space is clean, sanitized, and clear of terrible sickness causing bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi and odors. You can get started today and stop outbreaks with environmentally friendly WHOLE SPACE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MICRON-FOGGING.
Midwest Pathogend Services is a certified provider of the Pathogend® Services network, offering whole-space disinfection services and decontamination products tailored to meet the most stringent needs of their clients through a combination of techniques to disinfect spaces, from manually wiping surfaces with a high-grade disinfectant and fogging rooms with a proprietary hydrogen peroxide fog. Midwest Pathogend – so named as their goal is to “end the path to infection” – servicing greater Northeast Oklahoma and surrounding areas. “In addition to the decontamination service, one thing we do a lot of right now – especially since we’re still relatively new, as far as companies go, is to educate the public about who we are, what it is we do, and why what we do is so important,” he said. “One misconception people tend to have about us in the beginning, is that we’re a cleaning company or a janitorial company, but that’s not us – we’re a multi-faceted high-end decontamination service.” Partnering with veteran GRDA employee, Chuck Peeples, the pair set about connecting with the public and potential customers, quickly becoming the decontamination service professionals for Inola Public Schools, partnering with large Oklahoma businesses, and others. Midwest Pathogend Services utilizes multiple methods to bring about the best outcome in disinfecting and decontamination, beginning with the CURIS Decontamination System foggers. “The CURIS foggers are a portable fogging system capable of disinfecting a room or enclosed area via a pulse technology,” Schultheis said. “While other systems rely on dispensing chemicals and turning off once the desired time is achieved, or depend on manual spraying, this system goes a step further by focusing on a ‘maintained pathogen-kill zone.’ The process maintains that volume of solution within a space to improve optimal environmental conditions.” Additionally, the CURIS system employed by Midwest was designed to reduce human error, allowing Schultheis or Peeples to monitor, manage, track, and report the decontamination process. “The system uses .08 ounces (of solution) per cubic feet of space being decontaminated and calculates how much time will be needed to fill every inch of that room with the solution,” Peeples said. “This is important because a common misconception to disinfecting is that you wipe a surface, say, with a disinfectant, and wipe it off, but some of the harder to kill germs or viruses require you to leave a disinfectant on a surface for up to 10-20 minutes, and our process fills every cubic inch of a space for the time needed to kill germs, bacteria, etc. Midwest’s highly-effective CURoxide solution may be sprayed directly onto surfaces or used in a fog to saturate an area. The fog itself is non-corrosive, odorless, leaves no residue, and can safely provide full-room decontamination for offices, schools, gymnasiums, nursing homes, hotels, homes, or other spaces. As varied as pathogens are, Schultheis said that the decontamination services he provides for what the medical industry calls a 6 log kill or 99.9999% on bacteria, viruses, fungi or other pathogen in a room or space. “One of the biggest and hardest to kill pathogens is C. diff or Clostridium difficile – which is a tough little bacteria that causes a more severe form of antibiotic-associated diarrhea – the bacteria causes mild diarrhea to severe colon inflammation, which can even be fatal,” Schultheis said. “C. diff is a spore, and to be able to kill that isn’t easy, but our technology and products work together as an effective sporicide, as well as killing viruses, bacteria, and other germs.” C. diff is found in fecal matter and spread by touching a contaminated surface, such as a keyboard, blanket, or doorknob, often common in nursing homes, daycares, public restrooms, or anywhere else proper hygiene may be difficult or challenging. “On the scale of ‘kill difficulty,’ viruses are actually the easiest (to kill), even the coronavirus and Ebola, for that matter,” said Chuck Peeples, operations manager, Midwest Pathogend Services. “At the bottom are viruses that have lipid envelopes – those ‘envelopes’ usually being derived from portions of the host’s cell membranes, but also include glycoproteins, and help (the virus) to evade the host’s immune system. Examples of these would be the flu, HBV, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, Zika, and others.” Above these are gram-positive bacteria such as staphylococcus and streptococcus. Above these are gram-negative bacteria, such as pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, Klebsiella, E. coli, and legionella. “Harder to kill than the bacteria are fungi, including fungal spores, like Aspergillus fumigatus, A. flavus, Candida Auris, and above them are viruses without envelopes – Norovirus, Rotavirus, Rhinovirus, HPV, and others, and harder than these are myobacteria – Tuberculosis, and Mycobacterium Avium,” he said. At the top of this “kill difficulty” pyramid are bacterial spores, such as tetanus, botulinum, Anthrax, and the aforementioned clostridium difficile, which is rated a “very high level” needed for disinfection. But despite the high difficulty level of the various spores, mold, bacteria, and viruses, the solution utilized by Midwest Pathogend has an astounding 99.9999% kill rate. So, whether you’re fighting an outbreak or wanting to prevent your building or facility from becoming a breeding ground for infection, trust the training, experience, and tools of Midwest Pathogend Services, and rest assured that no germ will be left behind. For more information, contact Midwest Pathogend Services at 888-505-7032 or email eat1@eau1eav1eaw1