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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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Aqueous Ozone Cleaning and Sanitizing

Aqueous OzoneLiquid Ozone

As a chemical-free cleaner and sanitizer, aqueous Ozone, or as it is sometimes called, liquid Ozone, is the new way to clean and sanitize. Liquid Ozone is a broad range anti-microbial agent that works faster and more effectively than chlorine bleaches against pathogens, and does not produce fumes and toxic residues like dioxins and tri-chloramines. Because of its toxin free sanitizing action, aqueous ozone is considered safe as a direct and indirect food additive by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under its Organic Program. This Naturally occurring substance is one of the strongest oxidizing agents known, second only to fluorine in its speed and effectiveness.
The Xytoblast liquid ozone system is the new way to clean and sanitize. It is a non-chemical sanitizing system that can eliminate e coli, salmonella, and other bacteria from your facility. Our innovative system is FDA approved for food service areas, but versatile enough to treat nearly any cleaning and sanitizing problem. Our systems destroys the biofilm, pierces the outer membrane of bacteria, virus, and fungi; producing a remarkable level of sanitizing.

The Xytoblast liquid ozone system converts normal water into an oxygen-rich solution. As you might already know, oxygen is a fantastic oxidizer that will eat away almost any pollution or contaminant. The process is faster than chlorine products like bleach. While the EPA recommends 8-10 minutes of Dwell Time for cleaning products like bleach, our system kills pathogens 300 times better and 3000 times faster than bleach. Kill the worst pathogens in just 10 seconds, not 8-10 minutes required by the sanitizers you now use.
If you are interested in our Xytoblast liquid ozone system, give us a call. We would be glad to talk with you and give you a demonstration on how well this system works.
EcoVive. 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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Restaurant Sanitizing-Grand Rapids

Restaurant Sanitizing

With the bad publicity that comes from customers getting sick at a restaurant, sanitizing should be a top priority. With an Ozone treatment by EcoVive your facility will be sanitized. Normal cleaning is not enough to protect against germs.

Sanitizing is the normal and natural duty for ozone.  Many of us have smelled the “Fresh Air” that comes after a spring thundershower.  The air seems so refreshing and rich.  Ozone is part of this process.  Lightning discharges form large volumes of ozone that linger for up to an hour after the rain has passed.  But, there is more.

Ozone attacks bacteria and viruses by destroying the outer membrane.  There is no defense as the gas penetrates throughout the building. Restaurants are pleased to know that there is no residue or VOCs created by this process. Bacteria cannot mutate to avoid ozone attacks.  It kills germs with the same effect the first time and the hundredth time.

EcoVive follows up our Ozone treatment with an Anti-microbial surface treatment. The process involves the use of a micron diffuser to create a fine mist that permeates the entire facility and covers every cubic inch of exposed surface area. Our treatment bonds to your facilities walls, partitions, countertops, ceiling tiles, doorknobs, light switches-virtually everything- killing bacteria, and preventing it from forming again.   It is a treatment that stays on the surface working 24/7 to inhibit bacteria, germs, odors, and even mold.  It would seem like a huge filtration system that attracts microbial threats with a biostatic charge, and then pierces the microbes as they land. It is non-toxic, non-leaching, and non-transferable. Our Anti-microbial surface treatment on surfaces will inhibit such threats as E. coli, salmonellea, and listeria that easily contaminate food and causes serious illnesses.

Schedule a consultation with our certified odor specialist. We will map out a program that will provide the punch that will keep your restaurant and your customers safe.

How it works

While your employees do a good job of cleaning, they can’t reach every corner of your facility. That’s what makes our treatment so effective- it kills germs in places where manual sanitation processes can’t go. Because our Ozone treatment is a gas, it gets into every inch of the building. Making your restaurant more sanitary than it may have been in years.

 

Schedule a consultation with our certified odor specialist.  We will map out a program that will provide the triple punch that will keep your facility and your clients safe. Call today: 616-401-9176

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