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Infection Control for Kennels

Infection Control

Infections can run through your kennel as quickly as a child’s cold runs through a day-care center. With proper care, these common feline and canine illnesses typically present little or no problems.  But without good management and care, the slightest infection can lead to severe illness, chronic health problems, even fatal pneumonia. Careful preventive health care and sanitation are your best weapons against infections in your shelter. Whether your kennel admits 10 animals per week or 1,000, it’s faced with an ever-changing population. Who knows where all those dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies have been and to what diseases they’ve been exposed? Yours is a daily battle against incoming infectious diseases.  The bad news is that you can’t and won’t win every battle against infections in your shelter. But the good news is that you can win the war. No single pill, vaccine, or procedure will eliminate the problem of infection, but many strategies, implemented together, will achieve the goal of infection control. The two major strategies for controlling infections in the shelter are minimizing exposure to the disease-causing viruses and bacteria and strengthening each animal’s immunity to infection. Each strategy is essential. Implementing these two strategies also provides the added benefit of decreasing the incidence of other infectious diseases in your shelter population.

 Minimizing Exposure to Infectious Agents

Wouldn’t it be great if you could put up an invisible barrier at the entrance to your shelter through which no viruses or bacteria could pass? Unfortunately, this just isn’t possible. It is impossible to completely eliminate all disease in the shelter because nearly every animal who walks through your front door is potentially–and probably—carrying an infectious disease. Even though you can’t shield the animals in your shelter from viruses and bacteria, you can minimize their exposure to infectious disease. One of the best ways to do this is to have a proper sanitation program in place.  Having the proper cleaning protocol is the first line of defense. This would include removing solid waste and urine, washing the area completely, and then disinfecting.  Following the directions of the disinfectant is very important to it working properly.  Are you sure your employees are using the chemicals properly? And then there is the danger of using chemicals. Not just for the animals, but for your employees as well.

Chemical Free and Safe Infection Control.

EcoVive of Grand Rapids offers a better way of Infection Control. With the use of our Ozone water system, and Sniper Biocide, we can safely clean not only your kennels, but the complete building.

Unlike chemical cleaners, aqueous ozone reverts back to simple water and oxygen with no harmful residues or vapors after its job is done which can then be poured down a drain safely. It is USDA and FDA approved. Ozone water kills viruses and bacteria without the use of chemicals.  We also go one step further to provide a layer of protection against the germs that will be introduced by the next animal that comes through your doors. We apply an Antimicrobial treatment to all surfaces that provides a layer of defense. Our Antimicrobial treatment is safe for Humans and Pets, does not leach off, and works through a mechanical process, not a chemical one to kill germs.  This will provide protection for up to 60 days.

 

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Locker room Odor Removal

Locker room Odor

Locker rooms and gym bathrooms are notorious for the odor that is associated with them. They can have a whole range of nasty locker room odors which include a host of body odors and sweat which are not easy to get rid of.

Over time these odors can build up to create problems that normal cleaning cannot take care of. Due to the elements that are present in these facilities such as sweat, showers and steam rooms which all have moisture, humidity and heat associated with them, locker room odors are produced quickly and the microorganisms which help to create locker room odors can multiply quickly and will thrive in these environments. Along with the odor in locker rooms, viruses and bacteria also thrive in these conditions and which cause further harm to our bodies and bodily systems. These locker room odors and viruses are not easy to eliminate and need to be dealt with in a more aggressive way than purely using chemical based cleaners such as bleach and chlorine to cover them up and try to clean them. The telltale locker room odors that indicate there are microorganisms and bacteria in a location are mustiness and a stale odor that seems to be creating a heavy and potent smell in the surrounding air.

Odor Remediation

Our high output ozone generators and liquid ozone machines are able to get rid of these locker room odors for good and they are able to purify and deodorize an entire facility by destroying the sources of locker room odors at the molecular level. Our ozone machines are able to generate massive amounts of ozone molecules in a space and release them into the area so that they can naturally deodorize and purify the air within the facility. While our chemical free Ozone treatment is killing the locker room odors, they also make the air cleaner and healthier for all to breathe in. Ozone is known as nature’s air purifier and it is able to make clean, odor free air in facilities where it is important for people to be breathing in healthy, clean and safe air. Our odor removal technologies are green and environmentally friendly. Instead of being hit by a smell of chlorine, bleach, sweat and other body odors, it is refreshing to be able to walk into a sporting facility which has no locker room odors, just a fresh, clean scent!

Call EcoVive of Grand Rapids today to improve the image of your locker room. 616-401-9176

EcoVive of Grand Rapids provides odor removal services throughout West Michigan.

 

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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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Sanitizing Service

Sanitizing Service

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You have your home or office cleaned, but is it sanitized? Does your cleaning company disinfect your front door handle, chairs, couches, tables, bathrooms? In fact, or sanitizing service goes a step further than most traditional cleaning services in the fact that all surfaces are treated. Both hard and soft surfaces are sanitized. We can and we do!  Traditional cleaning methods are a small step in the right direction in the fight against bacteria. Yes these cleaners, including chlorine, will eliminate germs after a period of time, but are not as effective as ozone and BioZone. Traditional cleaning only affects about 30% of an indoor space. Effective sanitizing with household chemicals would require every square inch of surface be wiped. This would require a lot of time, money, and bring about major health concerns.  Ozone is 100% natural; no chemicals are introduced into your indoor environment.
Ozone is a broad base sanitizer. Ozone will disinfect 3000 times faster and is 50 times more powerful than chlorine bleach. It is a gas that will work on every surface and will penetrate soft surfaces (carpet, draperies, mattresses, furnishings). When the Ozone sanitizing treatment is complete, your interior will be 99.9% sanitized. Follow up with our BioZone treatment for 90 days of protection from germs, odors, mold, allergens, and disease.

We provide an ATP sampling/testing of high touch areas to show that our sanitizing system is working.  We will take readings before the treatment begins, and then again after the sanitizing service is complete. This way you know for sure that you are being protected from bacteria and germs.

Call EcoVive today for a free ATP test and an estimate!

616-401-9176

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Home Sanitizing Grand Rapids, MI

Home Sanitizing

EcoVive odor removal and sanitizing

In a time when bacteria and viruses are getting stronger, sanitation of indoor environments is becoming more important.

Traditional cleaning methods are a small step in the right direction in the fight against bacteria. Yes these chemicals, including chlorine, will eliminate germs after a period of time, but not only are these chemicals not as effective as ozone and BioZone, the use of chemicals over and over can have an adverse effect on our health. Traditional cleaning only affects about 30% of an indoor space. Effective sanitizing with household chemicals would require every square inch of surface be wiped. This would require a lot of time, money, and bring about major health concerns.

How does EcoVive Sanitizing differ from typical sanitizing? Our Ozone cleanse system eliminates labor-intensive hand wiping and rinsing typically required with other methods.  Our system can sanitize locations such as daycare centers, classrooms, offices, gyms, locker rooms, hotel rooms, kitchens, boats, Rv’s, and entire homes against a multitude of germs, allergens, odors and indoor contaminants in a fraction of the time required using other application systems. NO chemicals are introduced into your home or office during a home sanitizing with Ozone. Ozone reverts back to Oxygen after it has done its job.

Ozone is a broad base sanitizer. Ozone will disinfect 3000 times faster and is 50 times more powerful than chlorine bleach. It is a gas that will work on every surface and will penetrate soft surfaces (carpet, draperies, mattresses, furnishings). When the Ozone Cleanse treatment is complete, your interior will be 99.9% sanitized. Follow up with our BioZone treatment for 90 days of protection from germs, odors, mold, allergens, and disease.

If you are concerned about the quality of the air in your indoor environment, give EcoVive a call. We can help. 616-401-9176, or visit our website for more information. Eco-vive.com

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Gym & Fitness Center Sanitizing Service

 

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Gym and Fitness center Sanitizing

Fitness centers in Michigan have top-of-the-line fitness equipment, some complete with interactive workout monitoring and web access, many things to draw in and keep members.

But no one wants to use a gym that smells of day-old sweat or has dirty equipment or facilities. The consequences of a dirty gym go well beyond aesthetics, of course. The spread of germs and viruses through contact with equipment is a serious health concern.

Most fitness facilities don’t have the staff required to clean each piece of equipment after every use. Instead, they rely on users to wipe down their machines when finished by offering either spray cleaners or wipes. What type of cleaning product a facility offers matters less than how it’s used; both spray cleaners and wipes can only be effective if used correctly, and damaging to equipment and end-users if not.

The best way to prevent infections is to be proactive. We offer an antimicrobial surface treatment that stays on the surface for months with a germ inhibiting action. The protectant is applied to hard or soft surfaces, but unlike most sanitizers, ours works 24/7 for months to attack pathogens on the surface. The protectant sets up a field of razor sharp edges that rip the outer membrane of bacteria, virus, and fungi.  They die shortly after contact.

The impact of this treatment would be like a human falling into a lion pit of sharp stakes.  Because this is not a chemical reaction like bleach or phenols, the process works day and night to keep surface bacteria, virus, and fungus free.

Our treatment can be more than a defensive effort to protect your patron’s health.  It can be a very positive part of your new member promotion.  Unlike other gyms doing little more than cleaning to stop infection, your EcoVive protected facility is like a self-cleaning program where all exposed surfaces are constantly destroying germs after every use.  A properly Protected facility should be a strong reason for any germaphobe to select your workout center over any others.

EcoVive is a certified Michigan Odor removal company.

To find out more about how we can help please visit our website, or give us a call at: 616-401-9176

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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