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At Pat's Cleaning & Disinfecting Services we offer Disinfection Services. We use a 4-step process that combines cutting edge machines, chemical and natural probiotic treatments to tackle each disinfection job.

The four steps are as follows:

  • Ozone Disinfection Services - an ozone shock treatment is used to kill viruses, bacteria and molds in your home, office or restaurant
  • Decon 5 Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfection Services - the ozone shock treatment is followed by a hydrogen peroxide fog treatment using an ULV fogger. Hydrogen Peroxide fog is a second oxidizing agent that dries quickly and does not leave a chemical residue.
  • Probiotic Fogging Treatment
  • Probiotic Bio-shield spray

Certified Infection Control Technician

Certified Infection Control Technician

The Coronavirus Problem

In the post-COVID-19 era, no one can ignore the need for a PROACTIVE sanitizing program not offered by a cleaning service. The cleaning service itself can be a vector or infection as some workers may be infected prior to feeling ill. Our NO-TOUCH treatment is faster, cheaper than hiring workers to scrub, and touches all surfaces with a sanitizing treatment.

Ozone or Decon Five, both have proven effective in killing all types of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In addition, our treatment eliminates odors, detoxifies the air, and breaks down the biofilm where germs hide.


Our 4-Step Solution

  1. Ozone shock
  2. Decon Five peroxide solutions
  3. Probiotic MIST (PEC) for fogging
  4. Probiotic All Purpose Cleaner for customer touch-ups

Using this the 4-layered approach can lessen time on the job and provide a more powerful treatment without toxic chemicals.


Certified Ozone Disinfection Technician

Certified Ozone Disinfection Technician

How We Disinfect Using Ozone and Hydrogen Peroxide Mist

STEP ONE: Vacate the building of people and pets. Treat with ozone for one hour. Use 10,000 mg/hr for every 1000 sq ft. Disperse units in strategic areas for even treatment. Place 3 - 4 ft off the ground. Locate one unit closer to the cold air intake and turn the furnace fan on. Currently research shows that an ozone treatment at 5 ppm or more for 30-60 minutes will kill coronavirus, including COVID-19.

STEP TWO: Air out the room for a few minutes. Use a face mask with goggles. Mix Decon Five parts A and B at a 50/50 ratio. Wait five minutes to activate and apply to the area with the ULV fogger to all surfaces beside glass and mirrors.

Decon Five works quickly. It treats all areas to assure problems are solved. Once done, air out the house, the mist need not settle on its own. This is a 7 log hospital-grade product.

STEP THREE: One the air is clear and all surfaces are dry, mix the Probiotic Mist (PEC) at 4 - 6 ounces per gallon. We are not sanitizing but replacing the natural biome to surfaces. Probiotics does not kill bacteria or viruses. They populate the surface, eat away the biofilm, and leave little opportunity for bacteria and viruses to survive. Probiotics will inhibit reinfection for 3 - 5 days.


Post-Treatment

All treatments should be followed up on either weekly, every two weeks, or monthly. We will provide a simple plan to EXTEND the inhibiting process of probiotics by leaving a supply of the probiotic All Surface Cleaner. This is not intended for heavy cleaning jobs, but has a surfactant that will allow cleaning to be done that also leaves the probiotic on the surface for the 3 - 5 day period.

There is a NEW NORMAL of vigilance about infection prevention. We are on top of the cleaning/disinfecting program (in-house or a service), and are available to service every public building, school, day care, office, and store. The service is available as a monthly, twice-a-month, or weekly service using our program and products.

The cost is computed on a cents per sq. ft basis. This price scales to the size of the job where the price goes down, per square foot, as the square footage goes up. Sanitizing is a momentary treatment that is quickly lost when people re-enter the building. A heavy-duty treatment is always needed, but the follow-through by probiotics and a diligent staff can create a safer environment.


How Ozone Sanitizes

Nearly all sanitizers change the pH of the product to scorch and kill germs. Such products usually give off volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to the health of people and contribute to a toxic building syndrome. Ozone works differently that chemical sanitizer.

Remember that the primary task of ozone is oxidation. Oxidation is a slow destruction of organic matter. The faster forms of oxidation are fire and explosions. But, ozone is not that powerful because it is a slower process than fire and much safer.

When ozone comes in contact with a bacteria, virus, or fungi; it will oxidize (burn) the outer membrane. But, this happens millions of times so that the pathogen dies by the destruction of the outer membrane. Since we are using OXYGEN, there is no immunity to ozone. Bacteria and viruses need oxygen, so they cannot become immune to ozone.


Ozone - or O3 - is Mother Nature's purifier and disinfectant.

The 3 stands for the three oxygen atoms that compose Ozone. The normal Oxygen we breathe is called O2, and is made up of only two chemically linked Oxygen atoms.

The way ozone sanitizes is like nature at work. The ozone molecule has a short life cycle, and the molecular bond is easily broken. When encountering bacteria, virus, etc, the loose oxygen atom combines with the bacteria or virus and causes it to break down or oxidize.

For bacteria and viruses, the free oxygen atom will attach to the bacteria or virus since it is an organic thing. Imagine the sting in your nose when you are exposed to strong ozone or bleach. Now, imagine if your whole body was just that sensitive to ozone. We say that ozone will attack the mucus membrane causing irritation; but what is irritation to a human is deadly to a bacteria.

So, oxidation is the normal thing a free oxygen atom does, and it has no preference for what it may attach to. So, ask yourself, why does fruit or meat go bad? Bacteria and mold may play a part in fruit or meat going bad. But, the big player is oxygen. If the same items were left without oxygen, they would dehydrate without rotting. Hence, beef jerky and fruit sold in dried form. Oxygen will bond with other atoms and cause them to oxidize or rot.


According to Wikipedia on the subject of "Sanitation":

Ozone is used in industrial settings to sterilize water and air, as well as a disinfectant for surfaces. It has the benefit of being able to oxidize most organic matter.

Ozone offers many advantages as a sterilant gas; ozone is a very efficient sterilant because of its strong oxidizing properties (E = 2.076 vs SHE, CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 76th Ed, 1995–1996) capable of destroying a wide range of pathogens, including prions without the need for handling hazardous chemicals since the ozone is generated within the sterilizer from medical grade oxygen.

In 2005 a Canadian company called TSO3 Inc received FDA clearance to sell an ozone sterilizer for use in healthcare. The high reactivity of ozone means that waste ozone can be destroyed by passing over a simple catalyst that reverts it back to oxygen and also means that the cycle time is relatively short (about 4.5 hours for TSO3's model 125L).

Take the time to consider and investigate these brief references to ozone use:

The largest use of ozone is in the preparation of pharmaceuticals, synthetic lubricants, and many other commercially useful organic compounds, where it is used to sever carbon-carbon bonds. Food distributors use ozone to prevent spoilage and mold.

It can also be used for bleaching substances and for killing microorganisms in air and water sources. Many municipal drinking water systems kill bacteria with ozone instead of the more common chlorine.

Ozone has a very high oxidation potential. Ozone does not form organochlorine compounds, nor does it remain in the water after treatment.

The Safe Drinking Water Act mandates that these systems introduce an amount of chlorine to maintain a minimum of 0.2 μmol/mol residual free chlorine in the pipes, based on results of regular testing. Where electrical power is abundant, ozone is a cost-effective method of treating water, since it is produced on demand and does not require transportation and storage of hazardous chemicals. Once it has decayed, it leaves no taste or odor in drinking water.

Although low levels of ozone have been advertised to be of some disinfectant use in residential homes, the concentration of ozone in dry air required to have a rapid, substantial effect on airborne pathogens exceeds safe levels recommended by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Environmental Protection Agency.

Industrially, ozone is used to:

  • Disinfect laundry in hospitals, food factories, care homes etc.
  • Disinfect water in place of chlorine
  • Deodorize air and objects, such as after a fire
  • Kill bacteria on food or on contact surfaces
  • Sanitize swimming pools and spas Kill insects in stored grain
  • Scrub yeast and mold spores from the air in food processing plants
  • Wash fresh fruits and vegetables to kill yeast, mold and bacteria
  • Chemically attack contaminants in water
  • Provide an aid to flocculation Manufacture chemical compounds via chemical synthesis
  • Clean and bleach fabrics
  • Assist in processing plastics to allow adhesion of inks
  • Age rubber samples to determine the useful life of a batch of rubber
  • Eradicate water borne parasites such as Giardia lamblia and
  • Cryptosporidium in surface water treatment plants.
  • Ozone is used in the food industry to kill bacteria and prevent spoilage.

Many hospitals around the world use large ozone generators to decontaminate operating rooms between surgeries.

The rooms are cleaned and then sealed airtight before being filled with ozone which effectively kills or neutralizes all remaining bacteria.

While the public is likely to hear repetitive warnings about the negative effects of ozone on mucus membranes and respiratory systems, it helps to know that ozone is widely used and highly effective in many industrial applications.

Medical buildings, treatment centers, and nursing homes need a safe, yet powerful, sanitizing product with a high log kill. Medical and treatment centers must also consider the secondary threats chemical use around vulnerable patients. We have a special restoration product that will safely destroy the worst bacteria and virus threats more effectively than any sanitizing already in use. Our sanitizing process is efficient and it destroys an extremely broad spectrum of biological threats.


How Does Ozone Eliminate Odor?

One common question that people have about using ozone is how exactly is an ozone machine able to remove odors from houses, cars, clothing, etc. To help answer the question we must explore the science of ozone once again. And, there is good science about how ozone works.

Basically, ozone removes odor by destroying the molecules, bacteria, and spores that cause unpleasant smells. Ozone (O3) is a highly reactive molecule and is very quick to chemically react with particles that it comes into contact with in the air and on surfaces.

The extra oxygen atom in the ozone attaches itself to other molecules, chemically changing their structure to create non-offensive molecules – eliminating the smell. The basic principle is what we find in nature. It is oxidation, meaning the target is literally changed from what it was to a new compound.

With this in mind, it makes sense that a situation with stronger odor (and more odor-causing molecules or particles) requires more ozone to remove the smell - there needs to be enough ozone to react with all of the offensive molecules it encounters. This requires either A) a longer ozone treatment or B) higher concentrations of ozone (a high-volume ozone generator).

One common scenario involves people who have “tried everything” to get rid of a smell, but are still left with lingering scents that just don’t seem to go away. One reason that ozone is effective in these situations is because, as a gas, ozone effectively “cleans” any place that air can go. This includes air, walls, ceilings, ductwork, carpet fibers, gaps between floorboards, cracks in walls, and more. Ozone is able to penetrate into these areas and destroy odors that it finds there.

The ozone atom returns to normal oxygen (O2) once the job is done, therefore there is no residue after ozone use with the exception of the now-oxidized problem. It would seem that these natural, no residue properties should be broadly accepted by the public. But, most people are ignorant, if not dubious, about ozone because the corporate marketplace does not sanction or promote it. You see, there is no money to be made from something that is free to anyone who has the equipment to make. And, it cannot be stored on the shelves. What hurts the marketability of ozone also makes it the perfect service. Hydrogen peroxide (h2o2) has an extra ozone atom as well, so it does basically the same job.

In Sanitizing, the ozone process is similar, but there is a distinction. Viruses, bacteria, and spores are killed by Ozone. In the case of these problems, ozone attacks the outer shell of the cell (membrane) burning holes in the pathogen. When the outer shell degrades, the cell itself breaks apart and dies

See list of common odors you may encounter and eliminate with ozone:

  • Mold and mildew in basements (Mold Remediation is still needed first)
  • Carpet odors
  • Smelly Furniture
  • Pet Odor
  • Skunk Odor (Do not use ozone on pets or people for any reason)
  • Gasoline Odor from Spills
  • Fuel Oil Odor
  • Decayed Meats
  • Daycares and Nurseries
  • Cooking Odors
  • Diesel Fumes and Residue
  • Drugs (Marijuana)
  • Automobiles
  • Fire and Smoke Odor Removal
  • Body Odor

For obvious reasons, the first response is to clean up as much liquid or debris as possible. From what you already know, ozone is not a replacement for the need to clean up as much as possible. Remove solids, accumulated dirt or matter, vacuum, and clean up any dried material before you use ozone to rehabilitate the scene.

Note that ozone is heavier than air and will be most concentrated low in the room. Insects must breathe, so the ozone attacks their respiratory system causing gross injury. These small bugs cannot cope like humans who may only suffer discomfort. Ozone, however, is not an effective bug killer unless applied at high PPM levels for a longer time.

Proven Contaminants that Ozone will Destroy: VOCs (volatile organic compounds):

  • MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether)
  • BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, & xylenes)
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Diesel Fuel
  • TCE (trichloroethylene)
  • Pesticides
  • Chlorinated Solvents
  • Aliphatic & Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons

Good to know that diesel fuel smells are also things ozone will remove. For too long, ozone has been avoided because it has been deemed harmful to humans. This concern is not present when it comes to water treatment. The fact that there is a chemical-free alternative that can clean and sanitize is like rediscovering the wheel.

Ozone has been around a very long time. The fact that our more chemically-concerned society has now rediscovered the benefits of ozone means that we are entering a new era of awareness for ozone and its multiple uses.

Notice that the ozone impregnated water did more than just clean the water. It also got rid of mold, bacteria, and pesticides leaving a better end result than the chlorine treatments that would leave a residue on the fruit.

If you need expert Disinfection Services near me in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa or anywhere in Orange County feel free to contact Pat's Cleaning at 714-308-4630 today or use our handy Pat's Cleaning Contact Form and well get right back to you.

Pat Roque - Disinfection Expert
Pat Roque - Disinfection Expert