Take the time to check out our educational page on bacteria and toxins before learning about remediation methods.
After reading, you’ll know that bacteria and their byproducts are environmental contaminants that can cause adverse health reactions. Unfortunately, they can’t be remediated in the same way that mold is, and it often goes overlooked in many professionals' treatment protocols. If bacteria remains in a home after remediation, adverse health reactions can continue. That’s why you should always look for a company that includes bacteria remediation in its treatment protocol.
OUR BACTERIA REMEDIATION STRATEGY
At HomeCleanse, we use particular home detox cleaning procedures that take care of environmental contaminants like bacteria. This process, unlike many other companies, doesn’t get rid of bacteria by spraying or fogging an area. We complete a much more extensive protocol to ensure that all of these microscopic particles are actually removed and are no longer able to affect health.
Think of it like washing your hands. You don’t just spray antibacterial soap on and hope for the best. You scrub them vigorously while singing the “Happy Birthday” song twice to make sure all of the bacteria is gone!
Bacteria remediation protocols should be similarly styled (minus the birthday song).
Below are descriptions of the products and services we offer that cater specifically to bacteria and their byproducts.
Keep in mind that these treatments are used specifically for hard surfaces like countertops. Softer surfaces, like fabric couches, clothing, and carpet, require a different approach.
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We perform a thorough 3-stage wipe down of all exposed surfaces in the home. It guarantees to reduce the presence of bacteria on any and all non-porous (or hard) surfaces. If we test again after treatment and we don’t hit that mark, we’ll do the process again at no additional charge! Again, your health is what’s important to us. (Average time of completion is 3-5 days depending on the size of the home).
Interested in doing your own cleaning? No problem! We carefully packaged a crate of equipment and materials, the exact ones we use to clean your home. In addition to the crate, the purchase comes with a set of instructions and a consultation to go over how to perform the process properly. From there, we help analyze post-test results and provide guidance on how to create a healthier, longer-lasting environment.
What about non-porous surfaces like clothing and couches? There are cleaning processes for that as well, if you’re looking to personally tackle a contamination problem. Keep in mind, particularly for hypersensitive individuals, that remediation of porous items is never a guarantee. The best way to ensure these items are safe is to toss them and replace them with new, non-contaminated ones.
If that isn't an option, slowly reintroduce these cleansed items to make sure they do not trigger an exposure-related reaction.
For items that can be machine-washed, use detergents like EC3 Laundry Additive to help ensure the bacteria and contaminants are treated.
For porous and non-porous surfaces, you should use the 3-stage wide down process. We also suggest these steps as well:
- Hepa vacuuming the fabric furniture first to make sure all of the dirt, dust, mold, and other particles are removed.
- Spray potentially contaminated surfaces with products like the EC3 disinfectant.
- Rub in the disinfectant uniformly to avoid spots.
- Wait 5-10 minutes for the disinfectant to dissolve into the fabric and suspend the dirt and oils. Then wipe this residue way using a clean microfiber cloth.
- Allow the fabric to dry completely to prevent more moist environments that microorganisms can grow in.
Please note that each doctor and regiment is different. We ask that you consult with your doctor and licensed inspector to discuss the levels of mold found in your home before inquiring about services to remove these toxins.