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Technology to Keep Facilities Clean And Operating During the Pandemic - June 3rd Virtual Meeting

Whether your facility has remained opened or is just getting back up, every facility manager – not to mention employees and visitors – wants to know how to keep the building safe during these challenging times. Welcome to the age of the “new normal,” which is anything but with the Novel Coronavirus dubbed COVID-19.

News reports, health officials and government leaders continue to warn about the virus and its ability to spread rapidly without precautions. Consequently, employees and visitors to any building need to be protected. Disinfecting all the surfaces now requires more than the usual cleaning.

This was the focus of IFMA St. Louis’ first-ever virtual program, another sign of the new normal. Some 20 members turned on their computers to learn about the latest technology to disinfect a building before others are allowed inside. Equally important, those buildings need to be adequately cleaned to ensure the health and safety of employees and visitors during ongoing operations.

John Pieske, president and CEO of ABBCO Service Corp., explained how to properly clean and disinfect facilities using the latest technology during the virtual program on June 3.

John presented a wealth of information on the rising incidence of infectious diseases, resulting in an economic burden in the United States that exceeds $120 billion annually. Some reports estimate that employers alone lose $10.4 billion annually in direct costs related just to the flu. And COVID -19 presents a serious risk if a facility isn’t sanitized correctly.

The latest technology uses Protexus electrostatic spraying systems with safe and powerful cleaning solutions and disinfectants from Evaclean, John noted. Electrostatic charged droplets create a field in the spray plume that is magnetically drawn to any surface within six feet. With an attraction coefficient 15 times greater than gravity, the electrostatic force field is so powerful the plume reverses direction to coat hidden and hard to reach surfaces that would typically be missed by conventional spraying or misting equipment.

John also outlined suggested requirements to thoroughly clean and disinfect buildings.

He also reminded facility managers that employees and visitors need to do their part by staying home when sick, frequently washing their hands and avoiding close contact with others.

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For more information on suggested products:

Victory Sprayers  
Germ Fogger by PKW