NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Environmental Surface Solutions (ESS), the gold standard of clean that identifies, eradicates and protects against harmful pathogens (including coronavirus), today announces the extension of its contract with Rensselaer County, NY, for long-term, cost-effective environmental safety protocols.
Knowing a COVID-19 outbreak can be devastating to any business and community, Rensselaer County decision-makers have worked closely with ESS to ensure public venues (such as schools, jails and retirement homes) are kept safe. The Vanderheyden School, Rensselaer County Correctional Facility and Van Rensselaer Manor retirement home were among the first treated. ESS disinfected the sites with its Pro Oxide® chlorine dioxide-based antimicrobial protectant coating, which kills pathogens such as viruses and bacteria.
“When the threat of COVID-19 first appeared in the Rensselaer County Correctional Facility and the Van Rensselaer Manor retirement home, ESS immediately went to work with our proven Pro Oxide® and electrostatic technology and safely killed the virus in record time, without needing to relocate inmates or the elderly residents,” says Mike Taylor, CEO at ESS. “Throughout this pandemic and its mandated lockdowns, ESS has enabled restaurants, retail stores, nursing homes and other facilities to reopen safely, in compliance and for the long-term.”
Pro Oxide® has been field-tested and certified by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) List N of products proven effective in killing the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) when used according to the label directions. Pro Oxide®, the most efficient and cost-effective solution on the market, is a chlorine dioxide solution applied via an electrostatic spray device technology in backpacks and handheld devices. The process positively charges atoms that wrap around high-touch areas, which may otherwise be missed by a mop, rag or pump sprayer. This allows the disinfectant to uniformly wrap all surfaces (including door/cabinet handles, remotes, bookcases, bathroom and kitchen surfaces), ensuring complete coverage and cleanliness.
ESS has effectively eradicated COVID-19 from the following locations within Rensselaer County:
- The Vanderheyden School: A boarding school in Rensselaer County of the State of NY. Upon their return from spring break, students were tested and some were found to be infected with COVID-19. An independent lab testing was done identifying existence of COVID-19 virus on surfaces pre-ESS treatment. After ESS’ treatment was applied, multiple areas were retested, including door handles, water bottles, hair picks, TV remotes, counter tops (hard surfaces) and bedding covers (soft surfaces), slippers and cookie containers to ensure the treatment was effective in eliminating any and all viruses.
- Schodack Central School District: When it came time to resume in-person learning in the Schodack Central School District, a crew of 12 ESS technicians spent hours sanitizing and disinfecting the high school and elementary school buildings to safely welcome back students and staff.
- Rensselaer County Correctional Facility: ESS was able to treat and disinfect over 25,000 square feet of the facility - in record time. Since it was not possible to relocate prisoners, ESS team members were able to safely work around them. According to one official, ESS’s cleaning returned peace of mind to officers, civilians and inmates.
- Van Rensselaer Manor: Van Rensselaer Manor is a nursing home and rehabilitation facility – the largest in the county. ESS was able to disinfect the entire 830,000-square-foot nursing home, with no disruptions to the nursing home’s routine schedule or occupancy.
Unlike traditional “one-off” visits from an exterminator, ESS provides a long-term, highly cost-effective solution for maintaining hygiene standards and preventing recontamination from harmful pathogens. After application, ESS conducts real-time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel testing to detect any traces of the virus that causes COVID-19, validate the post-disinfecting results and determine if the disinfection process was effective. Residents and business owners within Rensselaer County can rest assured that this partnership with ESS will continue to actively prioritize and maintain their health, safety and economic well-being within the county.
Note: It is impossible to protect people from spreading a virus such as COVID-19 from person-to-person contact. However, ESS has been field tested to significantly reduce the spread of viruses by killing them on surfaces and in the air.
ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL SURFACE SOLUTIONS (ESS)
Environmental Surface Solutions (ESS) is THE “gold standard of clean.” We exist to assist our clients in identifying, eradicating and eliminating harmful airborne and surface pathogens (including COVID-19) onsite through electrostatic application. Our environmentally-safe solution provides peace of mind and a level of cleanliness that exceeds government standards. ESS is FDA-approved food surface safe, proven COVID-19 eliminator included within the EPA’s List N. We are proud to receive the highest levels of recognition in the fight against airborne and surface pathogens. Whether enlisted by a restaurant, clinic, hospital, sports facility, school or anything in between, we create protocols for total environmental safety to protect against harmful pathogens and prevent recontamination. As the sustainability of our planet is important to us, we do not put biocides into the environment. We oxidize through a non-noxious, non-corrosive, physical kill of the pathogen. Since 2011, we have leveraged sophisticated science to rid locations of all sizes from viruses, bacteria and other elements that cause harmful diseases. Learn more and/or schedule a consultation with us at https://www.environmentalsurfacesolutions.com/