Frequently Asked Questions
In practice, most of our customers re-treat with BioStat at 6 month or 12 month intervals. We re-test high-touch surfaces at periodic intervals to gauge how your cleaning practices and facility traffic patterns impacts the performance level, and recommend extending or decreasing treatment intervals based upon objective criteria.
Of particular importance to many of our clients who are exposed to bleach on a daily basis, long-term exposure to bleach has well documented health consequences. And if that’s not enough of a reason to consider switching, prolonged use of bleach rapidly degrades furnishings and equipment, unnecessarily increasing your capital expenditures.
Think closely when considering your bio-decontamination options
- Double down and enhance your current cleaning efforts. While certainly an important step that shouldn’t be discouraged, increased labor and chemical costs don’t necessarily protect you from contamination residing in hidden spaces. You simply can’t reach harmful microorganisms with enhanced manual cleaning despite your best efforts. And if you’re dealing with microorganisms that are easily aerosolized, your job is next to impossible. Your time and money is too valuable to waste with an ineffective method.
- Purchase inexpensive equipment and attempt to perform decontamination in-house. If it were only that easy, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. While we all want economical options, today’s inexpensive equipment options have limited practical value to achieve anything other than low level disinfection of the least resistant microorganisms residing in the easiest to reach areas. Limited safety procedures, training and efficacy validation procedures expose your employees, clients or patients to undue liabilities. Harsh criticism certainly, but if you must validate high-level disinfection or sterilization efficacy levels in areas where contamination typically resides, your time and money is better spent elsewhere.
- Purchase expensive equipment with a proven track record and perform decontamination in-house. We wish everyone could purchase the type of equipment we use at Ecosense, but the capital investment, training requirements and maintenance demands associated with this type of equipment only makes financial sense for a few organizations. Unless you have a dedicated staff and use your equipment every day, poor utilization rates and high support costs provide a poor ROI or return on your capital investment. In this day of increased budget scrutiny and intense focus on cost savings, you’re time and money is best spent on your core competencies.
We have a better option:
Outsource your decontamination problems to Ecosense and focus on running your organization:
- Reduce your exposure to harmful contamination
- Validate decontamination results
- Start saving Time and Money
Your employees, clients and accountant will appreciate it!