Hospital Cleaning, Ceramic CoatingsTiO2 and PH

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Nearly half of hospital rooms of patients infected with drug-resistant strains of Acinetobacter baumannii are contaminated with bacteria, according to a study in the American Journal of Infection Control. Testing of 10 sites in each room, including door knobs, bed rails, ventilator touch pads, floors and others, found at least one of these sites was colonized with A. baumannii bacteria in 48 percent of rooms. Supply cart drawer handles were contaminated most often, with 20 percent testing positive, followed by floors, infusion pumps and touch pads. This highlights the importance of good hospital cleaning practices and long-lasting, effective hospital cleaning practices, especially in high-traffic areas. Obviously,  hospital cleaning of bacteria is of paramount importance in avoiding deadly infection in post-surgery patients and others with compromised immune systems. A 2007 study by Tufts found that every year, 2 million patients contract infections in hospitals, with an estimated 103,000 of these patients dying due to that infection

Problem: The Old Way of Cleaning

For decades, people have cleaned with chlorine bleach solutions, phenolic-based disinfectants, iodophors and iodine, and quaternary ammonium compounds (quats). All of these methods have issues.

Chlorine bleach is not an effective cleaner. It can harm people. It reacts with other chemicals and creates toxic byproducts. And it’s corrosive to metals, will discolor fabrics and will damage floor finishes.It’s also expensive.

Phenolic based disinfectants are effective anti-microbials and last a long time. However, they can be toxic to skin and eyes, are flammable, and will leave a film on cleaned surfaces that will need to be dealt with. Phenolic hospital cleaners are also capable of damaging floor finishes. Iodophors and iodine solutions have a broad range of killing ability but have disadvantages.

They have a slow killing time and are toxic if ingested. They are inactivated by hard water and must be discarded and remixed on a daily basis. Also, they can stain fabrics and are corrosive to metal and rubber materials. Quaternary ammonium compounds (quats) are effective killers of microbials, but they do not kill endospores, un-enveloped viruses, or the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) bacteria.

Present hospital cleaners are also ineffective in the presence of organic compounds, so in the presence of blood, feces, urine, etc., quats are not viable. Soaps and other anionic detergents easily neutralize the antimicrobial properties of this antiseptic. In addition, the fibers of cotton, gauze, and bandages also neutralize quats. High water hardness will also reduce microbiocidal activity. 

The Simix Surface Solution A floor finish disinfectant that utilizes extremes of pH for long-term application is ideal in reducing or eliminating microbial activity on floors, as almost no microbe would be able to survive a pH above 11.

In 2009, Simix ran a series of tests with a microbial testing lab to determine what range of pH microbes survive in, when they would die, and what can kill them other than an EPA registered biocide.

Never Strip Your Floor Again With Ceramic Coatings

 Hospital Cleaning with  PH

Simix All Purpose

SIMIX All Purpose Cleaner leaves a residue that has a pH of 12.7.

Current floor coating technologies widely used in hospitals and elsewhere are all within a pH range of 7 – 8.5, which is right in the range where microbes survive and colonize. On top of that, you are required to only use a pH neutral cleaner or an EPA registered biocide (that is in the same pH range) on those floor finishes and you now have the beginning of a perfect storm scenario that makes it easy for microbes to survive and cause havoc. What is wrong with pH neutral cleaners or EPA registered pH neutral biocides? All cleaners — whether they are a liquid or a powder — will leave a residue on a floor when you mop or use an auto scrubber to clean. That sticky residue that maintains a pH of 6.5 – 8.5, which is just the sort of environment where microbes can flourish. So how about using a high pH cleaner? That’s a problem for most floor finishes. A high pH will remove a typical floor finish; the more parts per million, the faster the removal. 

SIMIX All Purpose Cleaner leaves a residue that has a pH of 12.7. SIMIX Multi-Surface Coating maintains a pH higher than 11. Our coated floors are stronger than steel. Our new technology will give you floors that will never yellow, crack, chip or peel — floors that can withstand the high pH in SIMIX All Purpose Cleaner. Thus, our floors help you fight infection rates by creating a high pH shield where microbes die. But our products do more than that. SIMIX products all contain nano-particles of titanium dioxide, which is recognized by the EPA as an environmentally bio-friendly biocide. When UV rays hit our titanium dioxide, they convert water (in the air) to produce a radical form of hydrogen peroxide. This safe oxidizer then nicks away at organic matter like bacteria, algae and mold until those things are completely destroyed.Return from hospital cleaning to home page

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