Is “Water” Enough? Disinfecting your facility need not be harmful to health, environment
Prevention is better than cure, they say. That is why amid these uncertain times during a public health crisis, it is integral to clean and disinfect your facilities regularly to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
When someone infected with COVID-19 coughs or exhales, that person releases droplets of fluid, which could last on surfaces and objects, such as desks, tables, and telephones, for hours. The World Health Organization (WHO) noted that people could contract the virus by touching these contaminated objects and then their eyes, nose, or mouth. They can also get the virus if they breathe in the droplets, especially if they stand close to a person with COVID 19.
To avoid these circumstances, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that cleaning surfaces followed by disinfection are the best practice for preventing the spread of viral illness. Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces, especially the high-touch ones, such as light switches, doorknobs, and computer keyboards.
Cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. That is also the reason why there is a need for disinfection using chemicals to kill germs left on surfaces.
Most traditional cleaning products, floor strippers, and disinfectants available in the market, however, can be harmful, especially when unsafely handled or improperly used. An article, published on the Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)’s website, also says that some disinfectants often contribute to poor indoor air quality and may contain chemicals that cause health problems. Some even have persistent, bio-accumulative, and toxic chemicals (PBTs), classified as hazardous wastes that contribute to environmental pollution.
Fortunately, there are now safer disinfection technologies offered in the market. One remarkable option is the Marella Disinfection Systems, launched recently by JP Marzan Ventures Inc., a leading provider of logistics and other services in the country.
What makes Marella Disinfection Systems different? Well, it utilizes Marella Water, an electrolyzed hypochlorous acid, which is composed of pure salt and water. It has 80 times more disinfection capability compared to sodium hypochlorite—a solution commonly used in cleaning products.
Marella Water has extremely high disinfection capability (99.99%), does not contain any harmful chemicals, such as PBTs. As a multi-purpose solution, it can disinfect not only establishments but also cars, cookware, among others. It also has a deodorization capability.
JP Marzan Ventures Inc. uses two applications for its Marella Disinfection Systems. First is the Micro-Mist System, a humidifier that can spread 4.7 liters of Marella water per hour. The spray also covers around 150 square meters of surface. There is also the Nano-Mist System, meanwhile, is a backpack spraying device with a “nano” mist nozzle, used to spray specific spots or areas of surfaces.
All the equipment and solutions that JP Marzan uses for its disinfection service are imported from Japan, while well-trained staff handles its actual application.
The service is now available in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, and Batangas but, customers from other provinces can still contact us for inquiries.