Awareness to potential viral impacted surfaces is a priority to contractors across all verticals.
Property and facilities manager, architect, engineer, and general contractor project priorities have shifted to programs that consider general cleaning and disinfection procedures for general occupancy public spaces, workplaces and other community settings.
Decon Environmental Remediation’s construction and environmental remediation services are in complete compliance with The Ontario Ministry of Labour Occupational Health and Safety Act, conform to and are operated in accordance with “Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System” (WHMIS), and scopes of work follow The Ontario Ministry of Environment Regulation 347.
Disinfection Procedures in 3 Steps
As per Decon’s Construction-Related Infection Control Protocol
- Worker/equipment decontamination
- Inspection & testing
Properly Executing Viral Decontamination
Avoid dust generating activities.
HEPA vacuuming is not an acceptable means of decontaminating viruses.
Where possible, use pre-mixed solution or disinfecting wipes.
Designated work areas and workers should be organized into a grid system to ensure maximum coverage. Supervisors should perform continuous inspection and documentation of the areas completed.
Consult product label and Safety Data Sheet and read and follow all manufacturer’s instructions for proper application and use of cleaning and disinfection products. This includes solution preparation, pre-treatment requirements, application contact (dwell) time, and post-application requirements. Only use product(s) on surface(s) for which they were intended.
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Inspection & Testing
Owner’s and/or contractor’s consultant representative to be present prior to, during and upon completion of cleaning and disinfection procedures to provide quality assurance.
Visual inspections may be conducted to confirm that cleaning procedures are being adhered to and that surfaces within work areas are clean and visibly free of soiling, debris and dust accumulation upon completion of cleaning and disinfection.
Testing of surfaces prior to and upon completion of cleaning may be conducted to evaluate surface cleaning effectiveness and cleanliness with respect to biological loading using ATP-based direct-reading instrumentation.
Additional cleaning/disinfection or alternative cleaning/disinfection procedures may be required if inspection and/or testing indicates unacceptable results.
The Decon Difference
Decon is prepared to address any level of mould contamination in your home or workplace, anywhere in Toronto and the surrounding area of Southern Ontario. Our mould remediation services involve identifying the root cause of your mould problem, and addressing it quickly and professionally. With our thorough understanding of safe mould removal practices, we will make your space a risk-free environment and protect those most vulnerable to mould in the process.
We decided to do some extensive renovations to our house and because it was built around the time that may contain asbestos materials, we decided to do some testing. After going through countless companies to qualify their credentials for the project, Decon Environmental was selected out of all the companies that were on the short list. Aside from the qualifications that must be met such as Insurance specific to abatement, licensed/certified workers, and the standard procedures specific to the type of abatement of a project, we based our decision on additional factors. The experience and expertise that Angela brought to the table was very valuable. Her understanding and compassion for home owners faced with this material when trying to upgrade their homes was very welcoming. She was able to provide a wealth of information to educated us to protect ourselves. She was the only consultant that actually got down to the ground in her work attire to try to take out a piece of under laying tile from the floor vent that was underneath a layer of ceramic tile to confirm our suspicion of another area that may contain asbestos. This showed her dedication and willingness to help us quickly in determining the scope of the project. Dealing with Angela as a point person made the process more streamlined and seamless.
We were extremely happy with our decision after seeing how the team on site worked. Looking at Juan and his crew work together showed the experience that they had in dealing with these materials. What impressed me was the sheer process in setting up the containment. Juan simply rambled off instructions to his crew and without any questions, they got to work. It was almost as if it was rehearsed. That made our decision even more comforting that we chose the right company. If I were to use a word to describe their work, it would be “surgical”.
All that being said, we hired a 3rd party consultant to perform an inspection of the setup, pre-lockdown inspection and aggressive air sampling at the end of the project. Throughout each stage, the consultant was highly impressed with the results of what he saw. This was the final piece of the puzzle and confirmed our decision of choosing the right company overall.
The experience in dealing with Decon has been very positive. Their work is professional and precise, but their ability to bring it down a notch to personalize the experience is what sets them apart from the rest of the field.