Decontamination is the most effective method to get rid of potentially dangerous substances and bring the premises back to their original state. This comes in handy for gas leaks in office blocks, chemical spills in laboratories, or presence of harmful viruses or bacteria in hospitals.
During the decontamination procedure, the professional complete commercial cleaning service that carries out the job follows a preset process to ensure the correct cleaning of the affected area according to a suitable standard. Since the human eye cannot always see germs and chemicals, this kind of attention to detail is critical.
Three Basic Levels of Decontamination
Decontamination has three levels that are applicable to various approaches to things that require cleaning. Depending on how severe the spill is and the specific contaminant in question, these approaches can be used together or separately and all three are applicable to complete and thorough cleans.
These three levels of decontamination include the following:
Cleaning is the starting point of decontamination that involves removing the contaminant and all the unwanted substances from walls, floors, windows, and doors with the use of detergents, simple cleaning products, and water and soap in some cases.
Disinfection is the more advanced staged wherein microbes are removed from objects and surfaces to lessen the risks of infection with the use of heat or chemicals on individual items. Even if there is no guarantee that disinfection kills all microorganisms, this can reduce their presence to prevent harmful diseases and bugs from spreading.
Sterilization eliminates the remaining viruses, microorganisms, and bacterial spores. This is done in various ways like through dry heat, moist heat, use of chemicals, or radiation. Sterilization is often used in healthcare settings and is mainly utilized on decontamination equipment because this eliminates all traces to prevent the moving of unwanted substances elsewhere.
The Decontamination Process at a Glance
To protect the safety and health of professional cleaners and make sure that the process of surface and air decontamination is performed accordingly, a certain structure is being followed. While this might differ a lot based on the substance involved, the people who do the cleaning, and the area that needs to be cleaned, all decontamination processes are pretty much the same.
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