Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been adding new measures to stay safe and healthy. Disinfection methods are also needed to add a layer of protection against the virus. Professional sanitation companies are now playing a new role in fighting against the spread of the virus.
For business owners and professional service providers, this is a critical time to review and strengthen your sanitation and disinfection process for your commercial area or work establishments. Government officials and customers are watching carefully that prevention measures are meeting official standards. But more importantly, we have the responsibility to do our part to prevent viruses and diseases from spreading.
Even before the pandemic started, a clean environment in retail establishments should always be a priority. Clean spaces feel welcoming and influence your business’s reputation while reducing the risks of getting your customers sick. Although more is known today than before about the risks of disinfection insufficiency, businesses still face challenges in maintaining good sanitation practices due to cost, time-consuming cleaning tasks, lack of staff training, and more. Therefore, company and establishment owners should continually search for a better solution for their professional sanitation.
The Challenges of Chlorine-Based Sanitizing System
Chlorine comes to mind as an obvious disinfection agent. It’s one of the most commonly used disinfectants for water and equipment disinfection. While it is effective for the deactivation of pathogenic microorganisms, chlorination has major drawbacks.
Chlorine leaves chemical residues that customers and staff breathe in after a cleaning job. For restaurants, hospitality, and catering industries, for example, the use of chlorine-based sanitizing systems means guests are breathing in these residues in large numbers. Training and tasking employees on how to measure and mix proper proportions of chemical cleaning agents are critical too. If the chlorine mixture is too concentrated, the business’s clientele will breathe in higher amounts of the harmful residue. Over the long term, this means potential lawsuits by disgruntled employees and customers.
What Makes Ozone A Better Alternative
Ozone treatment is considered a safe and effective alternative for chemical disinfectants like chlorine. It is a much stronger oxidizer than chlorine and other common disinfectants such as hypochlorite. Compared with general chlorine disinfectants, the sanitation speed of ozone water (also known as ozonated water) is 3,000 times faster, and its disinfecting ability is 50 times stronger.
Ozone is also considered an environmentally friendly disinfectant. The whole process of disinfection does not produce any harmful residues, and all the residual ozone will be converted back to oxygen within a short time.
Because of the above reasons, ozone has been widely used in a number of applications and industries, including medical, dental, bottling, and food sanitation industries, among others. It prevents decay and eliminates decomposition agents such as bacteria, yeast, and molds, and enhances food safety by reducing populations of foodborne pathogens, including E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Staphylococcus aureus (SA), and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).
Portable, On-Demand, and Chemical-Free Sanitizer
Ozone cannot be stored because of the short half-life and must be produced on-site and on-demand. Therefore, an ozone generator is the most critical component of any successful ozone system. It can be integrated with the existing water supply, transforming the general tap water into high-concentration antibacterial disinfection water.
Moreover, in order to allow this effective disinfection method to be more widely used in different situations and needs, BioSure has also introduced a portable disinfector — the Ozone Spray Bottle. It works by simply filling the bottle with clean tap water. The device will instantly convert ordinary water into ozonated water more effective than chlorine with the push of a button
The OSB Pro from BioSure is compact and light, with long-lasting rechargeable batteries, making it convenient to be carried from place to place. Yet it can also effectively convert tap water into powerful ozone water at high concentrations that can kill 99% of pathogens instantly, including E.coli, Salmonella, Listeria & MRSA, with no additional chemicals required. Further, tests from Nara Medical University in Japan, show that the ozonated water rapidly inactivated the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), making the ozone spray bottle an invaluable sanitation weapon against contaminants.
How Industries Can Benefit From Ozone Spray
For foodservice industries, OSB Pro from BioSure can be used to disinfect the food contact surfaces by simply spraying the chemical-free ozone. It can also be used to sanitize tabletops and kitchenware. It’s completely safe because ozone is 100% natural and leaves no residue after the reaction.
For other public service institutions like nurseries, hospitals, and hospitality establishments, the Ozone Spray Bottle from BioSure is also a handy yet powerful tool for on-demand sanitation. Viruses, including Covid-19, mainly spread through droplet and contact transmission. Most often this happens through the hands after touching infected people and/or contaminated objects or surfaces. People’s hands can spread the virus to other surfaces or to their mouth, nose, or eyes if they touch them.
Because of that, hand sanitation is extremely important, especially in areas like hospitals and nurseries that crowd people who have a higher risk to be infected by the virus. Being both portable and an on-site aqueous ozone generator, the Ozone Spray Bottle from BioSure is easy to take from room to room, supporting a wider range of disinfection operations. To learn more details about the Ozone Spray Bottle from BioSure, please visit our official website