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At Silver Ox LLC we use several EPA registered disinfectant products with efficacy claims for a Human Corona Virus Strain now known as SARS-CoV-2. A product is considered effective against SARS-CoV-2, an enveloped virus, if it has EPA-approved language for emerging viral pathogens and at least one or more EPA-approved claim against a small or large non-enveloped virus on the Master Label.
Coronaviruses were first discovered in 1960s
COVID-19 is the respiratory disease caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus now known as SARS-CoV-2
Symptoms of coronavirus infection can range from mild in most cases (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to serious (pneumonia, kidney failure, even death)
Spreads via droplets produced by coughing or sneezing or through contact with contaminated surfaces.
Silver Ox LLC professional disinfecting knows that you are working hard to build consumer confidence in your safety practices. You've implemented the necessary CDC guidelines and best safety practices. You've also sacrificed valuable operating hours and labor to increase cleanliness in your workspace.
Cleaning is the necessary first step of any disinfection process. Cleaning removes organic matter, salts, and visible soils, all of which interfere with microbial inactivation. The physical action of scrubbing with detergents and surfactants and rinsing with water removes substantial numbers of microorganisms. If a surface is not cleaned first, the success of the disinfection process can be compromised. Removal of all visible blood and inorganic and organic matter can be as critical as the germicidal activity of the disinfecting agent. When a surface cannot be cleaned adequately, it should be protected with barriers.
Silver Ox LLC professional disinfecting is the next step in keeping your employees and customers safe. Our patented Power Wrap Nozzle Technology combined with the most effective hospital grade EPA certified N-list disinfectant provides 360 degree protection against over 44 contagious pathogens and organisms.
The Environmental Protection Agency regulates low- and intermediate-level disinfectants that are used on environmental surfaces (clinical contact surfaces and housekeeping). The Food and Drug Administration regulates liquid chemical sterilants/high-level disinfectants (e.g., glutaraldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, and peracetic acid) used on heat-sensitive semicritical patient care devices.
There are three levels of disinfection: high, intermediate, and low. High-level disinfectants, such as glutaraldehyde, are used as chemical sterilants and should never be used on environmental surfaces. Intermediate-level disinfectants are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and have a tuberculocidal claim, and low-level disinfectant are EPA-registered without a tuberculocidal claim (i.e., hepatitis B virus and HIV label claims).
Disinfection destroys most pathogenic and other microorganisms by physical or chemical means. In contrast, sterilization destroys all microorganisms, including substantial numbers of resistant bacterial spores, by heat (steam autoclave, dry heat, and unsaturated chemical vapor) or liquid chemical sterilants. Disinfection does not ensure the degree of safety associated with sterilization processes.
Our patented power wrap nozzel technology utilizes innovative electrostatic spray technology to allow disinfecting and sanitizing solutions to reach surfaces outside the line of sight, covering what conventional trigger sprays may miss, including the sides, underside and backside of surfaces. It works by using an electrode to introduce an attractive charge to the disinfecting or sanitizing product and atomizes the solution, using an air compressor to generate a quiet, but powerful liquid flow.
"Because the solution's particles are electrostatically charged, they are attracted to surfaces with a force stronger than gravity, allowing the solution to reach and uniformly coat even hard-to-reach surfaces," explained Dr. Ken Giles, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and a leader in electrostatic spraying technology. "Because the charged particles are attracted to surfaces, they clear the air much faster than other delivery systems like foggers, which leave the air saturated until gravitationally or forcibly cleared, allowing occupants to safely reenter a room much sooner."
Annually, influenza is responsible for 140,000 to 710,000. Studies report that both influenza A and B viruses can live on stainless steel, plastic and other nonporous hard surfaces for up to 48 hours. On soft surfaces such as tissues, paper and cloth, the virus has been shown to survive for up to 12 hours.