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larryh

Cleaning and Disinfecting

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

With all that is happening in the world today removing dirt and stains from surfaces isn’t the only way to be profitable. It is however important to know how to clean properly and protect your health in the process. I submit the following information for your approval.

Using Bleach or Chlorine for Cleaning

The following is an industry report and in no way intended to be the final answer or discussion on the subject. If you in any way deal with the products mentioned in this report it is incumbent upon you to do all of the research necessary to protect yourself, your employees and anyone who may be affected by your work.

Many contractors in the Mobile Power-Wash industry use some form of Sodium Hypochlorite for cleaning the various items that they contract to clean. Some call it “The Love”, Bleach, Chlorine or even Clorox but in reality it is Sodium Hypochlorite. Surfaces such as roofs, decks, fences, siding and pavement often get a build-up of mildew that causes damage to wood and creates a slippery surface on pavement and walk ways. For cosmetic and safety reasons these areas must be cleaned occasionally. If this is your choice of cleaning agents you should be aware of its capabilities and its’ possible side effects. After being made aware that some contractors are using Oxalic Acid to neutralize Sodium Hypochlorite I decided to add some information on Oxalic Acid as well. To this end the following information is submitted for your consideration. “Please read the Material Safety Data carefully and determine the potential hazards for yourself”.

For more information click on the link below:

www.dcs1.com/flu/Sodium_hypochlorite.htm

This information is offered mainly for the education of those who don’t normally do power washing for a living, but we all may benefit from reading it.

When cleaning the exterior of a building certain procedures will give you the best results and help to keep you in compliance with environmental regulations. If you are called upon to clean and decontaminate an external area of a building where it is known or suspected that there may be contamination by the swine flu virus some of the basic things that you should remember are listed below.

  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment {PPE} at all time when exposure to the virus is likely.
  • Learn what the correct PPE for this type of work is.
  • Learn how to don and remove the appropriate PPE understanding that it will be contaminated once you use it and will require proper disposal.
  • Learn the proper washing procedure for this type of area.
  • If there are any bodily fluids present in the area the area must be washed prior to disinfecting.
  • Any run-off from this type of cleaning must be controlled and disposed of in an appropriate manner.
  • There are two kinds of disinfectants recommended for use with this type of virus they are Sodium Hypochlorite or Quaternary Ammonia. THESE SHOULD NEVER BE MIXED.
  • Sodium Hypochlorite should be used advisedly in an enclosed area or an area in close proximity to a work area or where people gather, because of the strong odor and fumes that can be hazardous to your health.
  • Quaternary Ammonia is less offensive odor wise and is less likely to cause breathing problems when used properly.
  • Be sure to read the Material Safety Data Sheets pertaining to the chemical you are about to use prior to the use of that chemical.

Other Relevant information:

www.dcs1.com/flu/facts.pdf

www.dcs1.com/flu/cdc.pdf

www.dcs1.com/flu/swine_flu.htm

www.dcs1.com/flu/max_quat.htm

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