Advanced Structural Drying Technologies offers next-level preventive cleaning and disinfecting procedures to protect our clients’ facilities from becoming a source of outbreak.
1 Facility Decontamination
2 COVID-19 Treatment
3 HAZMAT (Bio-Hazard Remediation)
4 Infection Control (ICRA) Compliant Containment
5 Disinfecting Services
Critical for preparation is informing our facility directors and municipalities leaders proper response in the event their facilities incur a bio-hazard contaminating event. There is no shortage of information available regarding the coronavirus. The abundance of information is overwhelming and often contributes to stagnation and more confusion. With so many opinions provided by the media and industry experts, turn to us for the answers. As a COVID-19 coronavirus cleaning company, we will help you develop a strategy of response.
The best way to decontaminate your facility in the event of a coronavirus exposure or outbreak is to hire a professional, reputable COVID-19 coronavirus cleaning and restoration company like A.S.D.T. Any reputable contractor will require a Protocol and/or Scope of Work to begin decontamination or remediation in the event a facility requires biohazard cleaning services. Protocol and Scope of Work are often used interchangeably, and may have slightly different cross-industry meanings (contractors, legal experts, environmental consultants, compliance officials, etc.)
Scope of Work is an agreed document on the work a contractor will perform. The SOW should contain any milestones, reports, deliverables, and end products that are expected to be provided by the performing party. The SOW should also contain a time line for all deliverables.
Protocol generally determines how the Scope of Work is to be performed. Thus, the Scope of Work details “what” should be done and Protocol details “how” it should be done. The protocol details types of decontamination procedures and techniques that are acceptable. It also contains specifics like the products or chemicals selected for use. Most often, an environmental consultant, industrial hygienist, or licensed laboratory assembles the protocol. Ideally, under most circumstances, the assembly of the protocol should be created by a third party.
A Protocol and Scope of Work should be individual per facility. All facilities have unique features that must be addressed in a particular manner. In other words, decontaminating a hospital is different than decontaminating a school. Further, no two schools are identical, and some schools may require additional measures. Decontaminating all facilities in the same manner leads to quality control deficiencies and inefficiency of resources.
Every facility has a unique set of decontamination demands. Developing a Site-Specific Scope is Critical.
As mentioned previously, using an environmental consultant, hygienist, or qualified party to create a site-specific Protocol is preferred. Through environmental monitoring and analytical methods, they set the standard for quality required in decontaminating a facility and test for effectiveness following the performed Scope of Work. Testing for COVID-19 can be done through surface sampling and air sampling.
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There are many products available to neutralize COVID-19. A product is not viable for use unless it is EPA registered, meaning that product has been proven by a third party for claims of effectiveness. Products used against COVID-19 should be “hospital grade,” as per the EPA. Check the EPA website, instead of trusting hearsay. Recall Hurricane Katrina, in which, it was broadcasted to the masses that bleach kills mold (bleach does not kill mold.)
Is this disinfectant registered with the EPA?
Will this disinfectant damage electronics and finishes within the facility?
What are the PPE Requirements using this disinfectant?
Will the facility need to be vacant when using this disinfectant?
Some disinfectants are corrosive and can damage electronics if improperly used, or even properly used. Disinfectants that are corrosive or toxic require special protective equipment for applicators. The protective equipment is not only determined by disinfectant choice, but also the delivery system (wet fogging, misting, spraying, etc.) The different applications produce different OSHA related concerns for applicator safety. Some disinfectants may require a facility to be vacant during application and for a period of time after application.
We match our clients with the best disinfectant for their facility.
Compliance with OSHA, FDA, and EPA regulation is critical for contractors who are responding to COVID-19 bio-hazard decontamination.
Our team remains ready to respond to a viral outbreak event.
During scheduled maintenance or emergency response, consistent awareness of the facility indoor air quality is a first priority. Hospitals and healthcare facilities require a different standard of care and control measures compared to other facilities. We adhere to ICRA standards for controlling airborne particulate through work practices designed with safety and considerations of the patients.
Advanced Structural Drying Technologies is a founding member of the Coalition of Disaster Responders (CDR). CDR was formed to organize a group of vetted integrity-based first responders. The coalition comprises a single, integrated group with the diversified capabilities and resources required to handle large scale property losses & recovery efforts. CDR pulls together the best people in restoration under one name.
There are currently 27 associate restoration companies with combined resources including 15,000 units of portable equipment, 250 units of large equipment and over 800 certified restoration professionals. CDR is not limited to restoration companies. We have affiliations with companies in all spectrums of construction and environmental.
The bottom line, as your contractor, Advanced Structural Drying Technologies has on reserve the resources needed to get your organization up and running quickly, efficiently and safely.