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BCWA S4:E6 David Reimann talks with us about the details and facts when becoming an infection prevention expert

Becoming an Infection Prevention Expert starts with a positive proactive mindset. There are plenty of resources easily available to help schools get on the right track to be proactive and not reactive. Join us on this podcast as we discuss this topic further.

David Reimann
Listen to this Podcast HERE!
Podcast Topic: The importance of being an Infection Prevention Expert at Schools. Every year it is estimated that over 60 million school days lost every year to influenza and norovirus according to ISSA, costing schools billions of dollars in lost federal funding. And, according to the CDC, this year’s flu season is currently the worst over the past 10 years!

And consider this, according to a Keep Kids Healthy research conducted by Victory, over 40% of school custodians and administration admit to not having any infection prevention protocols.

Knowing these statistics, something needs to change! The way schools are cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting is not working. We want to help!

Becoming an Infection Prevention Expert starts with a positive proactive mindset. There are plenty of resources easily available to help schools get on the right track to be proactive and not reactive. Join us on this podcast as we discuss this topic further.

Contact David Reimann: david.reimann@victorycomplete.com

Contact David Thompson:dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

Last Chance Classes for 2018

Last Classes of This Kind in 2018.


November 8

How to Make Money Cleaning & Polishing Concrete/Terrazzo

Find out how to use standard floor care equipment you have to pick up dollars you are walking over. Learn how to pick up small jobs and add income to your budget.

By only adding a few drivers to you floor machine, you too can clean and polish concrete/terrazzo like the pros.

Big companies can’t set up for less than a $5000. YOU CAN! Come to this one-off, concrete cleaning/grinding/densifying and polishing class, conducted by WCPFS Facility Services and Diambrush, and see how to put more $$$$ in your pocket… THAT NO ONE IS GETTING NOW!!!


November 12

ISSA/CMI Master Certification Course

This ISSA/CMI Masters certification class is designed for frontline staff and middle management.  Whether you are new to the industry or a veteran, these sessions are full of up to date techniques and technology. 

Be ready to change your mindset!   Have you found yourself in charge of a department you know nothing about?  Just moved into a position where the staff know more than you?

Are you now inspecting work and have no idea as to the “how’s” and “why’s”?


November 27

Luxury Vinyl Flooring – Everything You Need to Know

Your Instructor is Sean DeVore,

District Manager for Mannington Commercial

This class will explore everything you need to know about this flooring material, how it’s made, proper care and what NOT to do.

Flooring materials are changing, are you changing your programs, tools and equipment to meet the demands of these new materials?

Do you know how to tell what type of floor material you are maintaining?

This 3 hour class will put you and your program ahead of others in how to deal with the issues, solutions and program when dealing with Luxury Vinyl flooring materials.


December 6

How to Clean, Polish & Restore Stone Flooring Surfaces (Hands-On)

This one day class will teach the essentials of stone floor care. Including, but not limited to, a brief geology lesson explaining how to identify different types of stones, such as igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary stones and the proper maintenance of each.

During this hands-on class, you will learn to repair and remove stains from natural stone, Terrazzo and Travertine.  Learn how to bring back the natural beauty by removing etching and stains, then polishing them back to the desired luster.


December 12

How to Make Money Coating Tile & Grout (Hands-On)

 

This two day class will educate and train you on how to make money cleaning, restoring and installing a long-lasting, clear, protective coating on most tile & grout, terrazzo and concrete floor surfaces.

  •  Prevent grout staining

  •  Prevent urine staining

  •  Improve traction


December 18

ACE & EMist Introduce Electrostatic Certification Classes

 

This introductory session will give you basic information as to the ins and outs of electrostatic spraying units. There are choices to be made and you need to make the right ones, for the right reasons.

This one hour FREE presentation is to introduce the partnership between the Academy of Cleaning Excellence (ACE) and EMist and upcoming VIRTUAL certification classes which have been verified by ISSA/CMI.

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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How Does Electrostatic Spraying Disinfect?

An electrostatic unit does not “disinfect” anything.

These systems are simply the means to apply disinfectants uniformly and comprehensively, meeting the EPA registered disinfectant requirements for dwell times and pathogen kill claims.

Chemical disinfectants can achieve 99.999% efficacy rate with the proper dwell times. By delivering disinfectants via this method, adherence to EPA chemical recommendations can be achieved.

 

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Using Electrostatics in Disinfection Processes

By utilizing electrostatic technology and induction charging of liquid droplets to produce precise, controlled, high performance liquid disinfectant application, management capabilities for treatment of surface environments is achieved.

Electrostatic application for surface disinfection is a method of applying EPA-registered disinfectants to a target surface area by utilizing electrostatic force of attraction.

Simply put, the electrostatic system places an electrical charge on the surface of the droplets and disperses them across a target surface area, providing a comprehensive, even coverage.

Consistent and uniform coverage of critical disinfectants is achieved. Disinfectant droplets adhere to vertical, horizontal, and three-dimensional surfaces, places where trigger sprayers alone could never deliver product.

Watch this clip from Beyond Clean with Dave to understand more about how electrostatics work.

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What is Electrostatics in Cleaning?

Electrostatics: is a branch of physics that deal with the phenomena and properties of stationary or slow-moving electric charge.

Electrostatics involves the buildup of charge on the surface of objects due to contact with other surfaces.

·      Induction Charging: Electrostatic induction is a method to create or generate static electricity in a material by bringing an electrically charged object near it. This causes the electrical charges to be redistributed in the material, resulting in one side having an excess of either positive (+) or negative (-) charges.

·      Coulombs Law: opposite electrical charges attract and like charges repel. First published in 1783.

Most electrostatic application systems create an opposite electrostatic charge on the surface of the liquid droplets versus their targeted surfaces, thus create a super attraction, “Wrapping Effect”.

 

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