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Infection services for daycare

Disinfection Services for Daycares & Preschools

When it comes to preschools and daycares, proper disinfection is imperative. Children don’t always understand the importance of proper hygiene, so germs can spread quickly. Don’t leave your daycare or preschool vulnerable to all types of harmful bacteria, viruses, or germs. EcoVive of Grand Rapids uses a process that provides for whole room disinfection. Our Ozone system will seek out and eradicate pathogens completely from the areas that children and staff work and play. We follow this up with BioZone protectant Antimicrobial surface treatment that can be applied to both porous and non-porous surfaces to provide up to 90 days of protection against pathogens. In one simple treatment you can enjoy a healthier environment that is pathogen free.

Why turn to EcoVive of Grand Rapids for your infection control?

  • Removes Odors along with pathogens
  • Chemical free disinfection. Only water and oxygen left over.
  • Children will be free to touch and explore without passing harmful germs
  • Our service will save your thousands over traditional cleaning

If you are an owner or are in charge in the health and safety of children at a daycare or preschool, contact us at 616-401-9176 to learn more about our economical disinfecting solutions.

 

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Home allergy Testing

Home Allergy Testing

 

You notice while you are home that you feel lethargic, sneeze moreAllergy Relief Cleaning Services and watery eyes are common for you. This is not always the symptoms of a cold. Sometimes, it is an allergic reaction to something in the air in your home. According to The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), allergic diseases are among the major causes of illness and disability in the United States, affecting as many as 40 to 50 million Americans. Health experts estimate that 35 million Americans suffer from upper respiratory tract symptoms that are allergic reactions to airborne allergens. The respiratory symptoms of asthma, which affect approximately 11 million Americans, are often provoked by airborne allergens.

With our indoor allergen testing, we can determine if high levels of allergens are present in your home or business and help you locate the source and eliminate it.

Allergies are a specific reaction of the body’s immune system to a normally harmless substance, one that does not bother most people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one substance. Our inspectors can test for types of allergens that cause allergic reactions such as:

  • Pollens
  • House Dust Mites
  • Mold Spores
  • Animal Dander

The following signs and symptoms of airborne allergies are familiar to many:

  1. Sneezing, often with a runny or clogged nose.
  2. Coughing and postnasal drip.
  3. Itching eyes, nose, and throat.
  4. Watering Eyes.
  5. Conjunctivitis.

Knowing what is causing allergies is the first step in creating a healthy indoor environment.  Eliminating the allergen triggers can be done through proper cleaning, the use of the proper filters, and indoor air treatments that will eliminate most triggers.

Having your home or business tested for allergens is the first step to feeling better if you suffer from allergic reactions or if you suspect you may have allergies.

Serving all of Grand Rapids, and Western Michigan.

 

 

 

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Flu protection

Flu Protection Cascade, MI

 

The Flu Season is ramping up in West Michigan, and we are heading into the time of year where sanitizing is an important step to preventing disease.

With reports that the Flu virus has mutated, and the flu shot may not protect some people from the virus, many are using store bought “chemicals” to keep their home or office germ and virus free. But, knowing that bacteria can mutate and become immune to many cleaning or sanitizing ingredients, we are fighting a losing battle when we dump more and more cleaning products on the problem.

 EcoVive offers a solution to the germ and virus problem without the use of harmful chemicals. And, the virus and bacteria cannot build up immunity to it. With the use of Ozone we can eliminate bacteria, germs, viruses and odors from all surfaces.

Bacteria CANNOT DEVELOP IMMUNITY to ozone.  Why?  Ozone is just another form of oxygen, and bacteria cannot become immune to oxygen, they need oxygen or they will die.  So, we have those disease monsters just where we want them

Ozone is a fantastic sterilant.  After all the FDA approves ozone for meat and food distributors to kill bacteria and mold.  EPA recognizes ozone as a highly-effective sterilant.  There are more than 1000 water plants using ozone to purify and sanitize there water systems.  Frankly, ozone is heavily used in many industrial applications because of its sterilizing power.  It also leaves no toxic residue, harmful hormones, and is quite affordable.

If you are worried about all the germs and viruses that are attacking us now, and do not want to use harmful chemicals, it’s time to talk with EcoVive. We have a far better solution by applying ozone after people have vacated the building.

While ozone is a great way to sanitize your facility, a secondary Green treatment will allow the germ-killing action to last throughout the whole flu season. After an Ozone treatment to kill the germs and viruses in the home or office, we can apply an Antimicrobial surface treatment.  Reduce the cost and agony of contagious diseases by calling EcoVive today. 616-401-9176

 

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Ozonated Water Cleaning

Cleaning with Ozonated Water: What you need to know

liquid ozone
 Some cleaning chemicals used around the home can be hazardous, many may cause acute effects such as respiratory irritation, headache, sneezing, and watery eyes in sensitive individuals or allergy and asthma sufferers.
We at EcoVive advocate Toxic-Free Cleaning. One of the keystones of toxic-free cleaning for the home is using liquid ozone (ozonated water) to replace chemical disinfectants. Ozonated water is perhaps the most misunderstood and maligned technology that we promote, largely because of misunderstandings about ozone in general.  Therefore, it has become the subject of undo concern.

To set the record straight, we’ve compiled a list of FAQs about Ozonated water.

  How safe is Ozonated water?

Liquid ozone is in fact a strong oxidizer.  However, this does not mean that it is corrosive or combustible in aqueous form (i.e. a solution of water).  In residential and commercial cleaning applications it is completely safe and won’t harm bare skin.  In fact, it may help to kill germs that your hands may have contacted during the cleaning process.  Therefore, you don’t need to wear personal protective equipment like gloves as you would with harsh, chemical-based cleaning solutions.

Everyday someone dies from household chemical exposure.  In fact, in 2000, cleaning products were responsible for nearly 10% of all toxic exposures reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers, accounting for 206,636 calls. Of these, 120,434 exposures involved children under six, who can swallow or spill cleaners stored or left open inside the home

How does liquid ozone work?

Ozone is a molecule of three oxygen atoms (O3) that is not stable and will breakdown quickly and form radicals having a high oxidation potential. This is what makes it a strong oxidizer and disinfectant.  During the oxidation, only one oxygen atom is used for the chemical reaction forming with hydrogen into OH-radicals.  Harmless to people, the ozone quickly attacks and eliminates contaminants it comes in contact with. The oxidization reacts with the cell walls of bacteria and viruses the same way hydrogen peroxide and iodine do, causing cell poration of the microbe, which leads to it’s death.  The oxidation also removes electrons of molecules, eventually rendering them inert.  In this way O3 kills the bacteria that cause odors, viruses that cause illness, as well as breaks down biofilm on surfaces that provide the food for microbes.

How long does ozone last

Ozone in any form has a 15 minute half-life. Which means that In 15 minutes half its solution has lost potency, at which point it is a better cleaning solution than disinfectant for the next few hours.

 What residues will liquid ozone leave after it dries?

 Contrary to chlorine, which always leaves an oxidation or disinfection byproduct, ozone simply will revert back to oxygen.

 How strong is Ozonated water?

Ozone is often compared to bleach and other chlorinated products as they are used in many of the same disinfection applications.  When used as such ozone has proven to be 50% stronger and 3000x faster than bleach.  In regulated cleaning applications, EPA guidelines direct us toward disinfection with chlorine and ozone.  For example, disinfecting with 1 ppm chlorine at a water temperature of 59°F and a pH of 7 requires a dwell time of 75 minutes. The disinfection efficiency achieved will be 99.9 percent.  Assuming the same temperature and pH, a concentration of 1 mg/l of liquid ozone water achieves a disinfection efficiency of 99.9% in only 57 seconds.  For this example giardia is the parasite used in the water sample because it is one of the most difficult microorganisms to kill. Ozone has many applications for both the residential and commercial customer.  We covered cleaning using liquid ozone quite thoroughly by now.  Ozone generators can be made for water treatment plants and are in use all over the world.  There are applications for it in laundry and dish washing, but mostly in commercial or industrial settings.

Ozone is being used on both public and private pools as a means of disinfecting pool water and is being used in laundry washing systems.  Another important application is air purification.  As an oxidizer it attacks the bacteria at the cell level, killing them and their aerobic activity, which is what causes odors and areas of potential for infection.

Still have more questions on Ozonated water?  Please feel free to contact us for information.

Call 616-401-9176 or info@eco-vive.com.

 

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Mold Inspection-Grand Rapids

Mold Testing

Ten Things You Should Know About Mold (www.epa.gov/mold)

  • Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.

  • There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.

  • If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.

  • Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.

  • Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60%) to decrease potential growth by: venting bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating sources to the outside; using air conditioners and de-humidifiers; increasing ventilation; and using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning.

  • Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent growth.

  • Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.

  • Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.

  • In areas where there is a constant moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).

  • Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.

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Indoor Playground Cleaning and Sanitizing

Playground Cleaning and Sanitizing

Playground cleaning and sanitizing

Your playground is like a magnet to kids eager for fun. And it gives parents hungry for relaxation a time to unwind.

Unfortunately, it is also a harbor for microorganisms, including those that contribute to foodborne illness. On the playground, bacteria, fungi, and viruses pass from the kids hands to play equipment, to other hands, onto food and into mouths.

With children acting as they do—eating, playing, eating and playing some more—ensuring that playground equipment is properly cleaned and sanitized or disinfected is a critical component in providing a safe and inviting experience for both the children and adults. Taking steps to encourage customer hand hygiene before and after playground use will also help keep children and parents healthy.

“Effective playground cleanliness requires cleaning, rinsing, and sanitizing or disinfecting equipment surfaces,” says Gina McDowell, Food Safety Technical Consultant at Ecolab.

Cleaning of the playground equipment removes the visible dirt and other residues from surfaces and reduces the total microorganism count.

Sanitizing helps reduce the count of a variety of potentially harmful microorganisms. Disinfecting provides an extra layer of protection by totally eliminating them, including hard-to-kill viruses. But with any sanitizing program, as soon as a surface is contacted by a germ or virus it has been compromised. That is why we apply an Antimicrobial surface treatment that will ensure that the surfaces, both porous and non-porous are protected against the introduction of germs and viruses.

By employing Ozonated water to clean with, not only is the equipment cleaned and sanitized, but no harmful chemicals are left behind. Nothing but water and oxygen.

Many cleaning products and procedures being used to clean playground equipment use bleach as the main ingredient for their sanitizing steps. There are many dangers to using bleach on playground equipment that children climb all over.

Residue left over from chlorine bleach may cause:

  • Ingestion of bleach causes corrosive damage to the tissues of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • It increases asthma and allergy symptoms because of the likelihood of inhalation. It can also cause wheezing, bronchospasm and sometimes noncardiogenic pulmonary edema (a lung condition that prevents enough oxygen from entering the blood).

EcoVive offers a safe, eco-friendly way to keeping playground equipment safe, and sanitized that is both good for our children and our environment.

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Animal Sanitation Services West Michigan

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Animal Sanitation Services

Maintaining good environmental conditions for animal holding and housing facilities is often a difficult issue to overcome. In most facilities, there is a continuous animal turnover thus resulting in a condition known as disease build-up. Trying to maintain an infection free animal shelter can be nearly impossible considering the dirt and feces that can be present throughout the facility. And trying to accomplish animal sanitation services with employees that are already very busy taking care of the animals, becomes something that is done in a hurry.   It has been well documented that treatment rooms and kennel areas have high levels of viruses and bacteria. In fact, canine infectious tracheobronchitis (also referred to as kennel cough) is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in dogs. Kennel cough is most commonly associated with a bacterial infection caused by the organism Bordetella bronchiseptica.

EcoVive of Grand Rapids offers a treatment program that will significantly reduce the viral and bacterial infections spreading throughout kennels, play rooms, grooming rooms and waiting rooms, solving a major problem boarding, breeding and veterinary hospital facilities face.

With the use of Ozone in both gaseous and liquid form as Ozonated water, we are able to not only eliminate viruses and bacteria from the facility, we can wash down all hard surface areas to remove any urine stains, smells and any mold, mildew or bacteria present.  Additionally, our treatment program will eliminate unpleasant odors, improving the quality of air for those who work with pets, as well as creating clean, fresh, healthy air to greet your clients when they enter your business.

Disease causing bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasite eggs accumulate in these types of environments and can become immune to improperly applied disinfectants, thus making transmission of disease easier to the animals being housed.

EcoVive uses Ozone Technology that has proven to be a valuable disinfection tool. Ozone is an effective broad spectrum antimicrobial. Ozone is more effective than chlorine and byproducts and can deactivate chlorine-resistant pathogens.

Providing a safer, and more effective Animal Sanitation Service for all animal daycare, boarding houses, and vet clinics throughout wet Michigan.

Give us a call today. 616-401-9176

 

 

 

 

 

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Infection Control

Protecting your Business Reputation and your patrons.

Protecting the Reputation of your business is very important. One of the worst things that can happen is for people to get sick when they visit your business.  This can be caused by bacteria or viruses that have found a way into your business.  They are the unwanted visitors that nobody wants.

Once infections have made people sick, you will be forced to go into “Damage Control” to keep your business from being financially impacted.  As a public facility, word will spread and customers will avoid your facility to avoid disease. The Internet makes negative news into an overnight disaster that is impossible to reverse. In the end, lost revenue, litigation problems, and possible business failure can result from an unwanted illness at your place of business.
EcoVive of Grand Rapids offers infection control for both Businesses and homes.

  • BioZone Protectant is the affordable and effective solution that will break the infection cycle for any facility. It requires a minimal effort to provide the maximum level of infection control for any school, day care center, restaurant, workout center, busses, limousines, any business that relies on the public to make money.
    The BioZone System is a powerful benefit that has value to those who will visit your facility. Reputation is hard to earn and easy to lose. Imagine the impact of a few patrons with food poisoning from a local restaurant in a day of social media in the community. Horrible skin diseases like MRSA overshadow other common illnesses like foot fungus, pink eye, impetigo, and cellulitis. Protect your reputation and the health of those in your care.
    EPA Approved Antimicrobial for Facility Safety
    Extra Benefits:
    •​Powerful odor reduction in facility
    •​Non-toxic and Non-Leaching is also safe for toys, play areas, and food preparation surfaces.
    •​Hospital tested and documented successes
    When it comes to value, BioZone is exceptional for the numerous benefits it brings. This is done in a safer, Greener, and environmentally safe manner that does not complicate your life.
    The non-toxic treatment is safe for food areas, schools, day care, hotels, restaurants, gyms, and spas. There is no extra scent, no allergenic concerns, or fear of reaction.
    When it comes to cost, imagine the cost in manpower and product to do a thorough sanitizing program. Post-infection sanitizing can runs thousands of dollars. Add to that the cost of getting customers to come back. A professional BioZone treatment can be a third of the cost of other forms of post-infection clean up.***For a free demo call:

    Dave Dykstra
    EcoVive of Grand Rapids
    Odor removal and sanitizing
    www.eco-vive.com
    miecovive@gmail.com
    616-401-9176

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Give your Home a Flu Shot

Give your Home a Flu Shot

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We all know how important it is to get our flu shots this time of year. Yet it is not a 100% guarantee against getting sick.  There are ways to increase the odds of becoming sick this season. They include washing your hands, eating healthy and trying to avoid people who are sick. But what do you do to protect your home against the Flu? The accepted practice is to get out the bleach bottle, and wipe down all the surfaces. Is this the proper way to give your home a Flu Shot? For bleach to work it needs to stay wet on a surface for a few minutes. That means jut wiping a surface with a rag with bleach water is not doing any good in killing the virus. Also, bleach is not safe when breathed in, or when it gets on your skin. Now, there is a way to give your Home or a Flu Shot without the use of toxic chemicals.

 

Well, technically it’s not a flu shot, but it is a layer of protection against all kinds of nasty germs and viruses that can make you sick. We all know that germs and viruses can be transferred by contact with a surface that has been compromised by someone who is sick either sneezing or coughing in the area, or has touched something and then left behind the virus.

 

EcoVive offers a system that will kill the viruses in your home and apply a layer of protection that will destroy any germ or virus that makes its way into your home. We will come into your home and sanitize it with an Ozone treatment, which kills any viruses that are present, and then apply an Antimicrobial surface treatment that sets up a hostile environment to germs and viruses. What this does is kill any virus that tries to land on a treated surface by rupturing the cell of the virus. All surfaces in your home can be treated; it does not matter if it is a hard or soft material, and it lasts for 90 days.

 

Don’t let the flu invade your home this year. Call EcoVive now to find out more about this Flu Shot for your Home.

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Protect your Grand Haven Restaurants name with a germ protection program.

Germ Protection Program

One customer getting sick in your Grand Haven restaurant can do a lot of harm to your name.  It may be that it will be reported through social media about getting sick, or your restaurant may be shut down and need to be cleaned from top to bottom before it can be opened for business again.  This can all be avoided with a germ protection program from EcoVive.

Keeping you Grand Haven restaurant clean is the first step, but cleaning is not sanitizing. And, most employees are not properly disinfecting tables when they clean them off.  For the normal use of bleach water to be effective it must remain “wet” on the surface for 5-10 minutes.  Do your employees do this?

With the use of an Ozone treatment, which will significantly reduce germs, viruses and bacteria on both porous and non-porous surfaces, followed by an Antimicrobial Treatment with BioZone protectant which protects surfaces up to 90 days?

The application is guaranteed to significantly reduce germs long term. We show the process is working by performing a simple swab test which shows a germ “count” before and after the treatment process. During the 90 day window a random testing can be done to show the treatment is still working.

When a facility has been treated with BioZone Protectant, a logo will be placed in an obvious place so that your customers will know that your restaurant has taken the proper steps to create a healthy indoor environment for their safety.

To find out more about this important program give us a call, or fill out our contact form on our website and we will contact you.

Remember, once someone becomes ill in your restaurant and spreads the word, it is much harder and often times more expansive to gain the public’s trust.

EcoVive Sanitizing

 

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