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15 Oct 2020

Read the Fine Print

by Andrea Velasquez Customer Interface Manager and Certified Clinically Clean® Specialist Andrea is a Certified Clinically Clean Specialist. Among other duties, Andrea handles inquiries from Aseptic Health customers across the country and assists our network of Certified SanitizeIT® Operators. For many years, Andrea was Vice President of Business Development for a major design and construction company in Chicago. In other words, reading and understanding the fine print is her specialty! Here is Andrea’s opinion after reading the fine print on several […]

25 Sep 2020

Cleaning Up After Your Pet

by Pat Cummings & Mac Warehouse Manager and Certified Clinically Clean® Specialist Pat is our logical Logistics and Warehouse Manager. She also holds a BA in Organic Chemistry with a minor in Physics and is a Certified Clinically Clean Specialist. Pat has such a heart for animals and helped start Paws2Help Animal Ministry which provides therapy animals to people in need. Pictured here with her boy, Mac (‘Ch. Old Drum’s Unchained CGC),Pat also has a rescue Doberman Pinscher named Lexie, a […]

17 Sep 2020

Three Strikes And You’re Out!

by Gus Scannapieco, Certified Clinically Clean® Specialist   While researching information for our Disinfection Tips, I kept running across industry leaders touting the benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide for disinfection…from veterinarians and other healthcare professionals to carpet cleaners. Hydrogen Peroxide As A Disinfectant While Hydrogen Peroxide has a low toxicity rating, it is acidic and highly corrosive. If you’re using the 3% hydrogen peroxide solution from the drugstore as a mouthwash, you’d best rinse well with water after using. And never drink […]

27 Aug 2020

Cleaning After Flooding

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO As I’m writing this, Hurricane Laura has become a Category 4 and is just a few miles from the Louisianna/Texas shore. There will be floods. So I looked to an OSHA Hurricane Facts website to find out what they recommend: “During a flooding event, there is an increased danger of contracting bacterial, viral and protozoal diseases. Floodwaters can be contaminated with sewage and decaying animal and human remains. Therefore, disinfection of contaminated hands, clothing, tools/equipment, […]

13 Aug 2020

Cleaning The Wrong Way

by Dana Ryan, Certified Clinically Clean® Specialist Fox News broke a story last week that “amid coronavirus, more than a third of US adults are using cleaning products incorrectly.” The story cited a recent study commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and claimed “these practices pose a risk of severe tissue damage and corrosive injury and should be strictly avoided.” The survey was conducted in May 2020. There were 502 respondents and questions ranged from what respondents knew […]

06 Aug 2020

Antimicrobial vs. Antibacterial? What’s The Difference?

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO Both antimicrobials and antibacterials act on different types of microorganisms. Antibacterials destroy or inhibit only the growth of bacteria. Antimicrobials destroy or inhibit the growth of all microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi and viruses. Therefore antimicrobials provide a broader scope of protection than antibacterials. In fact, using plain soap and water to wash your hands may provide greater protection from colds and flu than antibacterial hand soap or wipes. Ban On Triclosan You may remember that […]

23 Jul 2020

What’s the Difference Between Disinfecting & Sanitizing?

  From the Infection Prevention Experts—Aseptic Health Even most dictionaries get it wrong…disinfecting and sanitizing are not interchangeable. Sanitizing a surface means you’re lessening the number of germs on a surface to a safe level. Disinfecting means you’re actually killing bacteria and viruses by using a chemical for this purpose. The label of a sanitizing product usually states that it reduces germs on a surface by at least 99.9 percent. The label of a hospital-grade disinfectant kills 99.999% of germs. […]

09 Jul 2020

What is Biofilm?

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO I feel like I should disclaim this article as not suitable for all audiences. If you’re squeamish, you might be grossed out, and you’ll definitely be more careful about what you touch from now on. The subject is biofilms on hard, non-porous surfaces. Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that are attached to surfaces and play a significant role in bacterial infections.   There are either four or five stages of biofilm development. First the initial […]

01 Jul 2020

What does it mean to have a neutral pH?

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO Neutral solutions have a pH of 7.0. Water is an excellent example of a neutral solution. Add a solution to water and the pH (or potential of hydrogen) changes. Your lemonade becomes acidic. Your bicarbonate of soda becomes alkaline or basic. The pH Scale The pH scale goes from 1 to 14 with 7 being neutral. Anything below 7 is considered to be acidic. Anything above 7 is considered to be basic. Because it is […]

23 Jun 2020

Germ Kill Claims

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO I’m seeing so much misinformation lately about what disinfectants can do. The one that reached my inbox that made me laugh most was the one that claimed protection from viruses on surfaces for seven years at a cost of $1,500 per gallon. Seven years? $1,500 per gallon? Really? Even if it were scientifically possible for anything to achieve that kind of protection at a high kill rate, would it really be worth $1,500 per gallon? […]