Category Archives: Disinfection


ACE Frontline Series 110 Classroom Cleaning

This course is a basic introduction on how to process, clean and disinfect a classroom. There are many variables depending on the grade being taught in the classroom, so use this as basic instruction for a new or substitute technician.


Saturday – Cleaning Tech 101

You Asked…We Listened


On May 18th, 2019 from 8 AM – 3 PM, we will be instructing our Cleaning Technician 101 course.  This day will be filled with classroom education and hands-on time with equipment and tools basic to our industry.

CLICK HERE to get more information and sign up.  Seats are limited for this special engagement so sign up early.


Physical Removal Class

The Academy had the opportunity and pleasure to conduct an afternoon class on the use of the two basic principles of all cleaning;

pH and physical removal.

This animal hospital was using their disinfectant with a parvo claim to keep their floors safe.  What they learned was how bad of a tool the mop and bucket was in the process.

No matter what the product was, the pH was not being removed and therefore the disinfect film left on the flooring had become a breeding ground for all types of pathogens.

Now with the new process, they will be using, there will be a removal of the food source prior to using the disinfectant, which is precleaning and is part of any disinfection process no matter what the surface is.

Remember, mop ENEMY – Squeegee FRIEND!

Special thanks to Kathy Dube and GEM Supply for setting up this class on proper processing of floors and disinfection of surfaces.

Electrostatic Unit Options

The Academy of Cleaning Excellence currently utilizes two of the leading manufacturers of electrostatic sprayers in the marketplace, E-Mist and Victory, in our classroom education sessions.

While both companies distribute mobile spraying units, they are in two different pricing categories.

Here we will list for you some of the options you will find from the two.

E-Mist (One unit can be used on roller cart or backpack)

  • 1.25 gallon Solution Tank (54,000 sq. ft.)
  • 85 Micron Spray
  • Fan Powered Spray Gun
  • 2 hour continuous battery life
  • 25 lbs. (Full)
  • One Year Warranty
  • Positive Grounding Cable for 360 Wrapping
  • ISSA/CMI Verified Certification Program

Victory Cordless Sprayer

  • 34oz. Tank (1,000 sq. ft. per fill)
  • Adjustable Spray Nozzle ( 40 – 80 – 110 Microns)
  • 16.8 Volt Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 6 lbs. (full)
  • 4 Hours Run Time
  • 90 Minute Charging Time
  • One Year Warranty

Victory Cordless Backpack Sprayer

  • 2.25 gallon Tank (up to 8,000 sq. ft. per fill)
  • Adjustable Spray Nozzle ( 40 – 80 – 110 Microns)
  • 16.8 Volt Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 4 Hours Run Time
  • 29lbs. (Full)
  • 90 Minute Charging Time
  • One Year Warranty

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Where can an electrostatic unit/program be used?

Electrostatic application systems provide the end user with the ability to solve many of the problems that are present in current methods of disinfection. They reduce the time needed for proper disinfection, provide comprehensive coverage, use less disinfectant, and are easy to operate and maintain.

This technology is a partner to the environmental service and infection prevention teams to provide a comprehensive and efficient way to apply the most advanced chemistries and liquid solutions the world has to offer, to help reduce the environmental bioburden, improve outcomes, and lower their bottom line.

Patient Care Environments: These units should be used to disinfect after every terminal clean within acute care, intensive care units, ambulatory care and shared space environments such as group rooms, dining areas, public bathrooms, etc.

Mobile Healthcare (First Responders, Ambulances): This technology should be used daily after each transport or at a minimal after each maintenance check, restock and cleaning of the ambulance.

Durable Medical Equipment: This technology should used daily after each return of medical equipment items. Beds, mattresses, bed side commodes, ventilators, pumps, etc. Most medical equipment companies use these units after picking up of equipment from location and returning to be processed. After the initial clean, during the restage for next delivery.

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Lead – Don’t Follow! ISSA/CMI Master Certification

“The future is won by those creating the future…and not the ones trying to maintain the status quo.”

Professional Development Education for the Cleaning Industry

Certifying All Levels of Employment

Empowering Staff to Earn Respect


Listen to “The Value of a Master Certification with Jason Moore”


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Be Inspiring! ISSA/CMI Master Certification

 “I would recommend this class to any new employee, mid-level and executive level managers, as it will open your eyes and mind to see how our field impact the lives of others every day.”

Pascale – Miami, FL

This event is hosted by;


Be sure to sign up early as the class size is limited. 

Individuals for this class come from all areas of the United States and from around the globe.  You never know who may inspire you with what they know and what you may learn from each other.

“The future is won by those creating the future…and not the ones trying to maintain the status quo.”

Instructor; David Thompson, Director of the Academy of Cleaning Excellence.

Mr. Thompson is an ISSA/CMI Accredited Certification Trainer with experiences as a K-12 custodian, Building Services Contractor (BSC), cleaning consultant and has been educating frontline service personnel for over 4 decades.

 “I am a Janitor and I Save Lives”

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Are You Using the Right Tools? ISSA/CMI Master Certification

If you currently use these tools, then listen to what Walt has to say.

My message to anyone in the industry would be to go! If you care about what you do and why you’re doing it, this is not an option for you! Dave’s course is packed with so much knowledge and things to take away you get what you pay for and then some! I can’t wait to return and learn more in the future!”

Walt – Plum Borough School District/PA.

Early Registration until September 2, 2018 – a $300 discount

Who should attend?

Frontline Staff

Supervisory Staff

Management Staff 


Department Managers

Building Service Contractors

Your Schedule at the A.C.E. Academy of Cleaning Excellence:

  • Monday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Thursday, 8:00 am – 12 Noon*


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Disinfectants and Safety

Standard precautions (SP) are safety practices you observe with every single person who uses your facility because not all the sick people are in hospitals or stay home with the “sniffles”.
For your personal protection, treat every situation as though it was potentially infectious to you or your family.
Remember: Because disinfectants are classified as pesticides by the US EPA, these products should always be used in strict accordance with product labels, as the issues at hand are life altering.


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GERMS? Pathogenic Organisms?

“Germs” is not a scientific term, but they are better understood as bacteria, viruses, or fungi because these are living organisms.
“Germs” is therefore a broad term we all use to refer to these microscopic organisms that can infect humans and animals.
The more proper term for these bad germs would be “pathogenic organisms.”
A virus is an infectious agent, smaller than bacteria, which requires the cells of a living organism to grow or reproduce. Viruses, need a living host to reproduce but can survive for limited periods outside a host.


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