The Science behind ProKure’s CIO₂ technology for sanitizing even COVID-19
PHOENIX – As restoration companies roll down their sleeves and get to work with the dangerous task of cleaning the threat of active Coronavirus (COVID-19) in commercial and residential properties, many seem to wonder what EPA-registered agents are known to kill the novel Coronavirus which has temporary changed American and world-wide cultures.
One of the products Hurri-Dry Nationwide had researched and acquired to join the fight against the spread of COVID-19, known as ProKure1, is manufactured by ProKure, a company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. ProKure has become the authority in delivering chlorine dioxide (CIO₂) technologies engineered into cleaning products.
ProKure is known as the innovator of the world of CIO₂ technology and utilizes a patented water-activated pouch in which the product is distributed so it can be mixed into a liquid or gas on site. This technology allows Restoration professionals to produce mass quantities of the product safely and cost effectively.
One of the reasons CIO₂ is so effective as a disinfectant, especially in a gas form, the molecule itself is extremely small and can evenly fill any microscopic cracks or crevices. Because of its miniscule size, CIO₂ works at much lower concentrations than other disinfectants and is less corrosive.
CIO₂ was discovered by a British chemist named Sir Humphrey Davy in 1814, a result of potassium chlorate reacting with sulfuric acid. In 1944, CIO₂ was used in Niagra Falls, New York, as a water-treatment mitigation tool to improve municipal water taste and eliminate odor. Finding it successful to treat water for both issues, and learning it actually made drinking water safer, many municipalities followed suit.
The Environment Protection Agency registered a liquid form of CIO₂ as a disinfectant and sanitizer in 1967, and a sterilizer in 1988.
Prior to the fight against the spread of COVID-19, CIO₂ was widely used in the fight against anthrax in 2001, in restoration efforts of the damages caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and it later met the Center of Disease Control’s criteria for use against the Ebola virus in 2014.
What makes it important to have certified professionals like Hurri-Dry Nationwide mix and apply the ProKure1 products is not only knowing how and where to acquire it but also a trained understanding of the entire system. A proper mix of the product is required to the safety of technicians and clients alike. An improper mix could also result in the product having no measurable effect. It is important to have proper containment of the product whether it is used in a liquid or gas form, otherwise it could also affect the product’s results.
Lastly, all professional-strength cleaning agents have to follow a specific protocol for both mixing and application to ensure the agent’s top results. While most consumers are accustomed to simply purchasing a disinfectant in a spray bottle or as a saturated wipe without even reading Directions on the product’s label, certified professionals are trained to review all data and the protocols of any products they use.
This is why it is vital to have Hurri-Dry Nationwide and its certified professionals handle the cleaning and sanitizing of properties for a variety of biohazards, but most recently COVID-19. For the safety of the technicians, our clients and our community, a trained knowledge of personal protection apparel and the application of CIO₂ products can not only prove far more effective than the efforts of the average consumer, but also far better and safer for the health of everyone at the property.
For more information about Hurri-Dry Nationwide’s COVID-19 cleaning and sanitizing services, visit www.HurriDry.com now and request an estimate.
About Triple C Restoration / Hurri-Dry Nationwide:
In business since 1990, Triple C / Hurri-Dry is not only a certified firm by the Institute of Inspections, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we also require each of our technicians are certified as well. We also maintain certifications in Applied Structural Drying and Mold Remediation. Our in-house ability to handle damages to large commercial facilities and muti-family properties, as well as single-family homes, makes our company unique with hyper-efficient disaster response times. Our company’s ownership team is extremely hands-on and we pride ourselves on the daily communication and progress reporting we provide to our clients as we serve them. We offer discounted rates on equipment rentals and our fast-and-easy financing for those who qualify allow us to serve clients who find themselves in need of our services but without the immediate funds.
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