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Ozone Santisation Helping to Protect Staff and Residents in Care Homes

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Low Level Ozone Now Being Used to Help Protect Care Home Residents and Staff.

PRESS RELEASE

15-02-21

Ozone is the most powerful disinfectant known to man and is now being used in Residential Care Homes in their fight against coronavirus.

Many Care homes have been devastated by the coronavirus with many of the elderly residents and staff becoming infected.

Complex and thorough cleaning regimes have been put in place with regular deep cleans and chemical fogging being implemented to try and keep their home virus free.

While ozone has been widely used as an effective and efficient disinfectant and sanitising agent commercially to treat sewage water and prolong the life of food, for over 100 years unfortunately, very few people outside of these industries have heard of the power that ozone provides.

Ozone is one of the friendliest and cleanest ways of deactivating viruses and killing most any

pathogen and is safe to use in food processing and dining areas.

A prominent care home in Lytham St Anne’s has, like many others, been affected by COVID19 and recently discovered the benefits of ozone. In an effort to further protect their residents and staff, have installed EnVirusafe ozone sanitisers throughout the home. They have been so impressed with the Envirusafe units that they have now installed them at another home in Wales with more soon to follow in other properties in Scotland.

Bob Long, technical expert for EnVirusafe said “Companies across the UK are installing our smaller units in bathrooms, toilets, kitchens and other communal areas. It is like the silent virus assassin working in the background to destroy the virus that may be lurking in the air and on surfaces that may have been missed with regular cleaning. It provides an added layer of protection”

Bob went on to say “Most people think of the ozone layer protecting our planet but had no idea of the power it has as a disinfectant. Ozone is 50 times more potent than the strongest disinfectants used today. It is highly effective against viruses, bacteria and airborne pathogens.”

Many businesses are now discovering the power of ozone and adopting the EnVirusafe ozone sanitisation units to provide an extra layer of protection for their staff and clients.

More About Ozone

Ozone has been used commercially for many years to sanitise, sterilise and disinfect hospital operating theatres, dentist equipment, breweries, food processing plants and sewage water. It has also been used successfully for certain medical ailments like hard to treat fungal and bacterial infections as well as medially to treat Covid patients, (although without the approval of the FDA).

Ozone is a gas molecule made up of 3 oxygen atoms with amazing disinfectant properties. It destroys the coronavirus by oxidisation, breaking down the outer protein shell of the virus, preventing it from replicating or attaching itself to host cells.

Unlike some chemicals there is no toxic residue after using ozone. Ozone that is not used in the sanitisation process reverts back to oxygen over time or if speed is required carbon can be used neutralise any remaining ozone.

Ozone treatment has also shown to be effective in sanitising PPE including N95 masks, goggles and shields without damaging the integrity of the equipment. (ref 1)

Ozone has been proven to destroy many viruses including the SARS (ref 2)

Like all strong disinfectants, liquids and gases, ozone needs to be treated with care and safety procedures should always be followed. While low dose units produce ozone that does not exceed recommended safety levels, prolonged exposure to high levels of ozone can be detrimental to health, but it is generally considered safer than chlorine and other chemicals and easier to use than chemical fogging.

Ozone treatment is not a replacement for a good cleaning regime but used as an added layer of protection.

As a gas, it not only is affective in sanitising the air, but it can also sanitise inaccessible and hard to reach surfaces and anything else it touches.

For more information contact
Bob Long (Head of Technical) – 07793 274 189 bob@envirusafe.co.uk
Lloyd Hester ( Operations Manager) 07557 552 484 lloyd@envirusafe.co.uk

EnVirusafeenvirusafe.com
info@envirusafe.co.uk
General phone 01925 321 888

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Reference material –

(1) Ozone used to disinfect PPE https://news.gatech.edu/2020/07/09/ozone-disinfection-could-safely-allow-reuse- personal-protective-equipment

(2) Ozone and Covid-19 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/347563669_COVID-19_and_Ozone

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Ozone, The Most Powerful Disinfectant on the Planet that virtually No One Knows About.

The speed that the COVID-19 virus spread took world by surprise and there is no doubt it is here to stay for the foreseeable future. It has changed the way we live, probably forever.

Every corner of the world has been affected with many millions of people infected. It is imperative that we do all that we can to try and help slow the spread of this disease down.

The pandemic has had people scrambling for effective ways to protect their staff and customers and keep them safe. Primarily this is being achieved through new processes and cleaning regimes which is obviously different for each type of business. One very important thing is to find an efficient way disinfect and sanitise their business.  

Ozone is fast becoming the go-to option and could very well be the best kept secret killer of Coronavirus. There have been numerous scientific studies that has proven that ozone not only kills the coronavirus but over 99% of bacteria, viruses and pathogens in the air as well as on surfaces and objects.

It was also proven to be highly effective against MERS and the SARS outbreak at the beginning of the 2000s, and it can do the same for COVID.

The thing is, apart from food processing companies, brewers, fishing trawlers and water treatment plants very few people have actually heard of or understand just how good ozone sanitisation is.

However, this is changing as more and more people discover just how easy and effective using ozone as part of their cleaning regime is.

What is Ozone?      

Ozone is basically gaseous oxygen with one extra oxygen atom. Ozone can quickly oxidise and destroy organic materials. It begins work instantly destroying the airborne pathogens, bacteria, viruses and mould in seconds.

Ozone is heavier than air and it continues its work as it lands on surfaces and objects in the room including all of those hard to reach and inaccessible places. This is why it can be used very effectively to disinfect and sanitise all sorts of surfaces.

All you need is a machine that generates ozone and we have you covered there.

There are basically 2 different types of ozone generators you can use.

Low Concentration Sanitisers

These produce low levels of ozone and can be used 24/7 continuously sanitising the area that they are installed. These units are ideal for washrooms, toilets, shower blocks, changing rooms hallways and stairwells for example.

High Level Ozone Sanitisers  

These ozone generators are designed to shock a room and can be used in almost any home or work environment. They are used to sanitise and disinfect offices, hotel rooms, reception areas, shops, kitchens, pubs, bars and restaurants, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, nurseries and any other area where you need to keep clean and sanitised.  

Once the area has been cleaned down, the ozone sanitising unit is switched on, and the room is vacated. Leaving the ozone to do its job. Once it is finished, between 20 minutes and an hour, (depending on the size of the room) the room is then aired and ready to use.

The Difference Between Cleaning, Disinfecting & Sanitising

Methods such as pressure washing are going to be very effective in being able to deep clean your business and soap, water and good old elbow grease are also proven methods of cleaning, though, is not exactly the same thing as sanitising. In this case, the benefits that you can get from using an ozone generator are far better than you are going to be able to achieve with conventional cleaning methods.

When you clean, you have one goal in mind; turn something that looks dirty into something that is sparkling clean. If you are disinfecting or sanitising, you are trying to kill germs and bacteria that live within every surface and object as well as in the air that we breathe. While sanitising an area may not provide results that are easy to see and feel, this process is essential as part of your efforts against Coronavirus.   

Is Ozone Safe To Use?

Ozone has a very distinct smell when a generator produces it; you are most likely going to be able to smell it in the air and know that the ozone generator is doing its job of sanitisation.  

As with any powerful disinfectant, you need to take precautions when using the larger ozone generators. Unlike chlorine or sodium hypochlorite, which can leave toxic residue on your surface’s ozone reverts back to oxygen and, once dissipated, leaves no residue making it entirely safe to use in every area and every type of business.

Should I Be Looking At Ozone As A Viable Way To Combat COVID-19?

Disinfecting your business or home with ozone generators can undoubtedly go a long way in keeping the airspace free of COVID-19. That means you can relax with some of the other measures that you might take to prevent it. Keeping all of the different objects in and around your house clean can also help.

how does ozone kill the covid 19 virus

Using an ozone generator in the right dosage is not going to harm you, your staff or your customers. At the end of the day, we are talking about a low-risk, high reward method that can allow you to sleep better at night.

It is powerful, effective and fast, so using ozone can be a win-win and help you in the fight against coronavirus.   

Contact us for more information or to better understand how an ozone generator can be used in your business.