Sanitization & Disinfection
Vital Oxide Disinfection System
We use the Vital Oxide disinfection system to Kill Coronavirus on contact! It also kills 99.999% of bacteria and is effective against mold and mildew.
Vital Oxide is colorless, odorless – so mild you can wash your hands in it, and will not harm hard or soft surfaces, or colorfast fabrics.
How It Works
Vital Oxide works by oxidation, not by masking of odors. It kills microbes by chemically altering certain amino acids that contain sulfur. The amino acids are important building blocks in the proteins that help to form cell walls. When these proteins are destroyed, the cell wall ruptures, and the organism dies. In the chemical reaction, Vital Oxide takes on an electron from the amino acid and reverts to a chlorite ion. The amino acid gives up an electron and giving up an electron is what chemists call oxidation.
Listed at left are document links for examples of results of testing conducted by independent government certified GLP labs, hospital clinical trials, and university studies on bacteria and virus control, and mold remediation of building materials. You will also find a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and listings from the USEPA website.
Safe for you, your home, your pets and it eliminates odors, disinfects/sanitizes and kills, viruses, bacteria, germs, and mold and mildew! That is why we use this process.
Vital Oxide is EPA registered hospital disinfectant cleaner, food surface sanitizer, mold killer, and heavy-duty odor eliminator. Effective on a broad-spectrum of virus, and bacteria, including “super bugs” like MRSA and H1N1, Vital Oxide breaks down to simple salt and produces no harmful by-products.
Vital Oxide is NSF certified D2 (No Rinse Required) as a food contact surface sanitizer, and kills 99.999% of bacteria, including E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria in less than 60 seconds. Ready to use, no mixing required, just spray, wipe, or fog right from the bottle. Non-irritating to the skin, and non-corrosive to treated articles.
Certified by NSF International – The Public Health and Safety Company – Vital Oxide is a no rinse-required sanitizer for high contact surfaces.
Vital Oxide cleans, disinfects and deodorizes hard, nonporous hospital surfaces in one step, no rinsing required.
Vital Oxide is a one step, hospital-use germicidal disinfectant cleaner and odor neutralizer designed for general cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing of hard, nonporous inanimate surfaces. Vital Oxide removes dirt, grime, fungus, mold, food residue, blood and other organic matter from medical surfaces commonly found in hospitals and health care facilities. It also eliminates odors leaving surfaces smelling clean and fresh. Use where odors are a problem.
Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) and Ultraviolet C (UVC)
Equipment Used: AuLinx Ultraviolet Germicidal UV and
This study showed a greater than or equal to a 99.94% reduction in Coronavirus after 23 min. Further studies and calculations show that the time required to destroy CoV is much faster and can be achieved in as little as 15 minutes at a radius distance from the portable Helix 450XL unit of 10 feet (diameter or 20 feet)
Test Results of UV-C Irradiation of Coronavirus CoV (SARS, MERS) with the Helix 450XL Portable Sanitizer—See pic of chart
Scientists discovered that they could harness UVC to kill microorganisms. Since the finding in 1878, artificially produced UVC has become a staple method of sterilization – one used in hospitals, airplanes, offices, and factories every day. Crucially, it’s also fundamental to the process of sanitizing drinking water; some parasites are resistant to chemical disinfectants such as chlorine, so it provides a failsafe
Studies have shown that it can be used against other coronaviruses, such as Sars. The radiation warps the structure of their genetic material and prevents the viral particles from making more copies of themselves.
Nevertheless, a concentrated form of UVC is now on the front line in the fight against Covid-19. In China, whole buses are being lit up by the ghostly blue light each night, while squat, UVC-emitting robots have been cleaning floors in hospitals. Banks have even been using the light to disinfect their money.
Viral Clean Maui LLC carries a $1,000,000 of General liability insurance. We adhere to the OSHA standard 29CRFR1910.1030 and all heath local code regulations. Our trained and certified technicians disinfect and sanitize all non-porous surfaces with the use of U.V light and powerful bacteria and virus killing liquid products. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and always when you need us.
Coronavirus Puts UV in the Disinfectant Spotlight
UV Disinfection and Time Effectiveness
White Paper: UV Disinfection and Time Effectiveness (6/17/2020)
Taming the Wild West: Innovative Approaches to Combat Healthcare-Associated Infections Using Efficacy Standards Developed Through Industry and Federal Collaboration
by Gary Cohen
Imagine a world where healthcare-associated infections are just a concern of the past. It could happen, but unfortunately today that is not the case. Nation-wide, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) infect one in every 25 hospital patients, account for more than 99,000 deaths and increase medical costs by more than $35B, each year. Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) antimicrobial devices are shown to reduce the incidence of many of these HAIs by 35% or more, through the deactivation of the pathogen’s DNA chain by irradiating it with a wavelength of ~254 nm. Recently, automated UV-C-emitting devices have been shown to decrease the bioburden of important pathogens in hospital rooms (Anderson et al., 2013). The irradiation effectively prevents the cells from multiplying. Such DNA damage can result in a permanent arrest of DNA replication and/or transcription, which leads to cell death (Friedberg, 2001). Clinical case reductions of 30-70% in Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) have been reported with similar results for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and others. The methodology works. But, the adoption of UV-C technology by the healthcare industry has been sporadic, largely due to confusion, the lack of definitive knowledge and uniform performance standards or measures for efficacy to help healthcare managers make informed, credible investment decisions. Therefore, maintaining the status quo seems to be the most effective and safest investment approach. However, the leveling of the playing field with scientifically certifiable data of the efficacy of antimicrobial devices will enhance acceptance by the healthcare industry and public, at large, as well as facilitate science-based decision making.
The International Ultra Violet Association (IUVA) and its member companies feel it is incumbent upon them to recognize this knowledge and metrology gap – and act. IUVA is also exploring ways to reduce these “wild” inharmonious market conditions, while developing science-based answers to the healthcare industry’s questions surrounding standards and measures of device disinfection efficacy, as well as reliability, operations and durability.
The overall confusion stems from several reasons. The first and foremost is that there are more than 40 manufacturers of “ultraviolet (UV) sterilizers” producing products, which include all types of designs for: air, water and surface sterilization, and there are at least 12 manufacturers of at least that many antimicrobial devices. Depending upon the model and design the UV-C light sources, each can differ greatly in spectral bandwidth and power outputs. Instrument comparisons are difficult, if not impossible, and no standardized testing procedures are in place to compare or measure the performance of these devices.
The lack of regulation and standards has also allowed each of the 40+ companies to develop their own unique testing and evaluation programs, often using different pathogens, concentrations, testing methodologies and more importantly efficacy criteria. The over abiding result is that there is no clear-cut means for comparison of one unit against another, thus often allowing cost to be the deciding factor for an administrator. But, is that the proper metric? Is advertising and marketing more important than independent-based research for the health of the patients? But, what of the patient’s needs? Clearly lawsuits have occurred between competing companies contesting various performance and operational claims. Past experience has shown that it is necessary to measure the proper performance parameters and justify these measurements with data and not just claims. This “wild-west” mentality in the healthcare market must be corralled so that the market can successfully grow, before something occurs that ruins the industry, for all involved.
As stated above, the IUVA has begun an effort to develop answers to the healthcare industry’s questions surrounding standards and measures of device disinfection efficacy. Standards development activities have proven to have a pronounced effect on product development and the success of businesses in the marketplace. Implementing standards and science-based metrology to ensure product compliance, and other requirements for trade, have been met has been shown to streamline manufacturing processes and trim costs which then leads to increased market share and an improved bottom line.
The development of UV light measurements and standards is critically needed to grow and expand UV technology in all phases of disinfection. Industry wide collaboration and cooperation is needed. The first step is to identify the main needs and then determine positive solutions. It is clear that consensus-based measurements and standards are needed in the UV technology sector; they are infrastructural and typically, if designed properly, pose no competitive advantage to one single company. Companies can openly and readily cooperate together at that level. Once the required solutions are identified to address the infrastructural measurement and standards needed, the solutions can be taken back “behind the curtain” and developed and applied to proprietary processes throughout the industry at the discretion of individual companies. This approach has been extremely successful for the semiconductor and other industries and can be readily applied to the UV industry.
These issues were recently discussed at the IUVA 2018 America’s Conference in Redondo Beach, CA in several HAI panels. An output of the HAI panels was the formation of a formal IUVA Working Group for the Development of Antimicrobial Standards and Initiatives for the Healthcare Industry. The goal is to provide global guidance, with specific programs and deliverables, on the use of UV technologies and standards to combat HAIs and to further the stated aims of the IUVA on its outreach to the healthcare industry.
The working group will develop a set of standards, guidelines and guidance documents related to healthcare applications that include standard methods for validating performance of UV devices and test guidelines for efficacy measurements, as well as discussing the development of a UV roadmap for overall healthcare to include outlines of issues, problems, potential solutions and needs for the future growth and success of the UV industry in healthcare application space.
Fundamental change can be effected through a path of advancing UV efficacy standards and testing protocols to demonstrate UV’s advantages while advocating its increased implementation through education and outreach programs targeting the Nation’s healthcare sector.
BREATHE (COVID 19) - PINK FLOYD
Why we use Disinfectants on Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is an enveloped virus, which means that it has an outer wrapping that is relatively easy to penetrate, which renders the virus inactive.5
Coronavirus/COVID-19 it is not a living organism; the coronavirus technically cannot be killed. The proper term is that it becomes “inactivated” when its envelope is breached, according to Jeff Jones, the CEO of Bio Sheen and the Director of Forensic Operations for the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides guidance and approves registration of disinfecting agents that can inactivate viruses.
There are over 100 approved disinfectants approved by the CDC and the FDA to eradicate other coronavirus strains that are also recommended for emerging pathogens and are appropriate disinfectants when used according to the manufacturers’ instructions in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and follow the known “dwell times” according to the CDC and the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC).7
All hard surface touchpoints must be wiped down using a hospital-grade disinfectant like Vital Oxide® in a manner that allows for it to stay wet for 7-10 minutes to inactivate the virus.
Viral Clean Maui LLC uses hospital-grade disinfectants registered by the EPA which are listed on the EPA’s published N-List of Products with Emerging Viral Pathogens AND Human Coronavirus claims for use against SARS-CoV-2
When there is a known or suspected coronavirus contamination, we focus on applying disinfection on high-touch areas and heavily trafficked common areas that are generally at 6 feet of height and lower, including:
Our procedures for cleaning the impacted areas will include, at a minimum:
Viral Clean Maui LLC disinfecting procedures for COVID-19 are more stringent than the CDC’s current recommendations for businesses, schools, and homes as of the date of this publication.
A thorough assessment of the situation and physical space and action plan to ensure all surfaces are addressed utilizing the proper process.
Treating the impacted area using commercial grade pre-moistened biocide towels that are approved by the EPA for coronavirus to wipe down every high-touch hard surface and allow a “dwell time” of at least 10 minutes or as directed by the manufacturer of the cleaning agent.
Treating the impacted area using a commercial-grade non-corrosive biocide cleaning agent such as Vital Oxide®.
It is critical to understand that once an area has been disinfected, it is immediately exposed to possible new contamination by infectious viruses the moment people re-enter the area. No company can offer long-lasting protection, it does not exist.
Can My Janitorial Service Disinfect for Coronavirus?
Possibly, but do you really want to depend on your janitorial service to clean and disinfect for COVID-19 or trust the experts that are experienced in infectious disease cleaning and disinfection? Do you want to “clean” to make people feel good or mitigate the risk and clean properly? Janitorial may be an option if you have complete faith in their cleaning procedures and whether they can properly treat all potential touch points in your building and wear the proper PPE and will accept the risks associated with exposure. Are you willing to accept the legal risk of it being done improperly due to a lack of experience? It is important that anyone performing disinfecting services understands and follows the recommendations from the CDC and other officials about which disinfecting agents to use, proper protocols to avoid cross-contamination and inactivate the virus, and proper PPE which may be difficult to acquire. Viral Clean Maui LLC is well supplied with appropriate POE levels to service our clients.
Viral Clean Maui LLC can provide Property managers who wish to obtain and read the safety data sheet of the disinfecting agent being used, and be sure their janitorial service is following the exact instructions for application and “dwell time” recommended by the manufacturer and pre clean surfaces or it will not be effective.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines dwell time “the amount of time that a sanitizer or disinfectant must be in contact with the surface, and remain wet, in order to achieve the product’s advertised kill rate.”
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We use UV Broad Spectrum Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI), a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light, to kill or inactivate microorganisms. UV sterilization is an approved method by the CDC and the EPA.
Vital Oxide® Kills CRE
In testing conducted by Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, Vital Oxide Hospital Disinfectant has proven efficacy against Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) (NDM-1)
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have recently gained notoriety because infections caused by this class of microorganism are difficult if not impossible to treat clinically, resulting in an estimated mortality rate among infected individuals of up to 50%.
Below, ATL provides more information on this deadly microorganism, for interested parties to use as a general resource.
Enterobacteriaceae is a family of rod-shaped, facultative anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria; Enterobacteriaceae are normal microbiological flora of the intestinal tract of the human body. However, pathogenic species of this family can lead to potentially deadly opportunistic infections, previously easily treatable using a broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Carbapenems are type of antibiotics called beta-lactams. Beta lactam antibiotics (of which penicillin is a member) inhibit synthesis of peptidoglycan, the building block of most bacterial cell walls, disrupting necessary functions that the organism needs to survive. Imapenem, Ertapenem, and Meropenem are all carbapenem antibiotics.
Carbapenems are special because a molecular ring is incorporated in the structure of the molecule. The ring makes the molecule more difficult for bacteria to break down using bacterially- produced antibiotic-destroying enzymes called beta-lactamases.
Recently, some bacteria developed the ability to produce enzymes capable of destroying the carbapenem class of antibiotics. Worse, these molecular tools are easily transferred from one bacterium to the next on mobile genetic elements. This means that a carbapenem-resistant E. coli cell can lead to a carbapenem- resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae cell.
Two distinct carbapenem resistance enzymes appear to be involved emerging bacterial resistance to carbapenems. New Delhi Beta-Lactamase (NDM-1) and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC).
There is some good news about CRE pathogens: The presence of carbapenem-resistance mechanisms does not appear to increase their resistance to disinfection or sanitization. This runs along the same lines as the healthcare community has already observed with regard to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).ATL Phone: 512-310-8378 • Email: Info AntimicrobialTestLabs.com • © Antimicrobial Test Laboratories. http://www.antimicrobialtestlaboratories.com/CRE_carbapenem_resistant_enterobacteraciae_testing_services.htm
Hard Surface Sanitization No Rinse Required: 30 sec contact time
Escherichia Coli (ATCC 11229)
Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538)
Disinfection Bacteria 10-minute contact time
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa ATCC 15442
Acinetobacterbaumannii ATCC 19606
Staphylococcus aureus MRSA ATCC 33592
Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 15313
Legionella Pneumophila ATCC 33153
Salmonella enterica ATCC 10708
Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538
Klebsiellapneumoniae (NDM-1) ATCC BAA-2146
Escherichia Coli ATCC 11229
Bordetella bronchiseptica ATCC 10580
Coronavirus CoV (SARS, MERS) ATCC 31315
Myobacterium bovis- BCG
***Disinfection Virus 5 minute contact time
Rotavirus, Strain WA **
Hepatitis C Virus Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus**
Hepatitis B Virus Duck Hepatitis**
Norovirus Feline Calicivirus**
Murine Norovirus (MNV-1)**
Swine Influenza (H1N1) **
Respiratory Syncytial virus, ATCC VR-26**
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV Type 1) Strain HTLV-IIIb**
Influenza B Virus (Strain B/Taiwan/2/62), ATCC VR-1735**
Hepatitis A Virus ATCC VR-1541**
Hantavirus (Prospect Hill Virus) University of Ontario **
Canine Distemper Virus, Strain Snyder Hill, ATCC VR**
***Disinfection Virus 10 minute contact time
Adenovirus 1, Strain Adenoid 71, ATCC VR-1**
Canine Parvovirus, Strain Cornell-780916, ATCC VR-2016**
To Disinfect Hard Non-porous Surfaces (tuberculocidal): For disinfecting pre-cleaned hard non- porous surfaces such as glass, plastic, painted wood, laminate, chrome, stainless steel, polyurethane coated hardwood floors, glazed ceramic tile, sealed concrete & linoleum floors. Types of items include: Exterior of appliances, bed frames, cabinet handles, wheelchairs, child car seats, counters, cribs, doorknobs, tables, tubs, exterior toilet surfaces, faucet handles, handrails, jungle gyms, keyboards, light switch covers, patio furniture, showers, sinks, stovetops, telephones, toys, walls, waste containers. Apply product full strength to pre-cleaned hard non-porous surfaces, wetting thoroughly with spray, sponge, or microfiber towel. Let sit for 5-10 minutes then wipe off.
1. 1 McCaughey, B. (2008). Unnecessary Deaths: The Human and Financial Costs of Hospital Infections. (p. 70). Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths.
2 Mitka, M. (2008). Public, Private Insurers Refusing to Pay Hospitals for Costs of Avoidable Errors. JAMA, 299(21), 2495-2496. doi: 10.1001/jama.299.21.2495.
3. Otter, JA, Havill NL, Adams NMT, Boyce, JM. Extensive environmental contamination associated with patients with Staphylococcus aureus colonization. Presented at SHEA annual meeting, 2006.
4. Study released by SHEA March 2009 and funded by CDC Prevention Epicenters program with grant from the National Institutes of Health