Cleaning Words Correctional Administrators Need to Know

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In the U.S. today, there are 4,575 prisons housing approximately 2,220,000 adults. That means about one in 100 U.S. adults are in prison and if they were all located in the same city, it would be the fourth largest city in the country.

These numbers are important for correctional administrators to know because it is their job to keep these people as healthy as possible while they are under state and government supervision. While this can involve a variety of strategies, at the top of the list is proper cleaning. Yes, for these 2.22 million people to be healthy, the prisons they live in must be clean and healthy; and one way we do this is by understanding what we can call cleaning “jargon.” [Read More…]

On-Demand, Effective Cleaning

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One of the key features of CleanCore Technologies’ Aqueous Ozone cleaning systems is that it provides “on-demand” cleaning where needed and when needed.

No more walking to and from the janitorial closet for supplies.

Aqueous ozone is an effective, all-natural cleaning system to clean virtually all surfaces. Oxygen from the air is converted into ozone and mixed with cold tap water.

Aqueous zone is attracted to soils, germs, and other contaminants. Once attached, the ozone eliminates them and then converts back to oxygen and water.


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Certifications Keep Coming In


The certifications for the cleaning solution produced by CleanCore Technologies’ Caddy™ cleaning system keep coming in.

Not only is the aqueous ozone produced by the CleanCore Caddy certified by WoolSafe®, because it is safe and effective when used to clean wool fibers, the solution has also been Green Seal certified, meaning it is safer to use for the user, building users, and the environment.

And the Caddy improves worker productivity because it can be used when needed/where needed, on-site and on-demand.


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New Technologies Help Advance Green Cleaning

Historically, the professional cleaning industry has been slow to change, and this was evidenced by many of the same types of equipment being displayed at tradeshows. But this all changed about a decade ago when the industry “went green.” Today, new environmentally preferable cleaning chemicals, tools, and equipment are introduced just about every year.

And this year is no exception. We expect some manufacturers at the tradeshow will be introducing an entirely new type of green cleaning system, referred to as aqueous ozone. Manufactured by different companies, a limited number of these systems have already been certified by Green Seal®, which verifies their green credentials as well as effectiveness. [Read More…]

Aqueous Ozone Timeline

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Those attending the recent ISSA tradeshow likely saw aqueous ozone cleaning systems on display. For many, this was the first time they heard of this cleaning technology.

While the use of aqueous ozone for cleaning is relatively new, aqueous ozone is actually an old technology. In fact, it has been used for cleaning in one form or another for more than 100 years.

To bring us up to speed on aqueous ozone, CleanCore Technologies, a leading manufacturer of these systems, provides us with the following aqueous ozone timeline: [Read More…]

Looking at a New Way to Clean Cleanrooms

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A manufacturer made small, aluminum tubular parts, about one inch in diameter, for one of their customers. The parts were used in highly sophisticated equipment and one of the problems they were encountering was removing chemical residue left on the parts during the manufacturing process. Not only did the residue have to be removed before the parts could be shipped, there were concerns that acids might be entrapped in the parts, which also had to be removed.

They turned to a leading product finishing expert for advice. The expert suggested, “I would first recommend rinsing [the aluminum tubular parts] thoroughly in a cold water rinse. Then go back and forth between a hot rinse and a cold rinse. This will cause expansion and contraction of the “pores,” or surfaces, and will most likely rinse out all of the residue.” 1 [Read More…]

CleanCore™ Technologies, LLC Announces its Aqueous Ozone Cleaning Solution is now Green Seal Certified

CleanCore Aqueous Ozone Green Seal Certified

“…demonstrates their commitment to environmental leadership by introducing a device-generated product that is green, effective, and also encourages sustainability within the professional cleaning industry.”

Omaha NE – October 20, 2016 – CleanCore Technologies LLC, which is emerging as one of the leading manufacturers of aqueous ozone cleaning systems in North America, announces that the solution generated from its two key products—the CleanCore CCT-Caddy and the CleanCore CCT 3.0 Fill Station—has been certified by Green Seal, one of the most respected green certification organizations in the country. [Read More…]

The Evolution of What is Often Called Engineered Water Cleaning

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It’s often easier to pinpoint when a new technology first started to take hold in the marketplace than it is to predict its future. This is not necessarily true when we discuss the use of “engineered water,” as it is frequently called in the professional cleaning industry.

It appears that engineered water systems such as aqueous ozone, which turns ozone into a safe and effective cleaning agent, and related technologies that effectively clean carpets, floors, and surfaces without the use of chemicals have a growing future in the industry. [Read More…]

Why Hotel Housekeepers Should Be Aware of Third Hand Smoke

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Recently, health professionals have become concerned about something referred to as third hand smoke, especially its potential impact on children. Here’s what we know. According to a report from the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, part of Dartmouth-Hitchcock hospital in Lebanon, New Hampshire, if someone smokes just one cigarette in a room the size of a bedroom or hotel guestroom with the doors closed, it takes about two hours for smoke particulates such as nicotine in the air to return to levels that are no longer harmful.

But what happens to that nicotine? Does it just break down or dissolve during that two-hour period? No. What happens is it begins to collect on chairs, furniture, clothing, and because it is the biggest sponge in the room, in the carpet. Many times the nicotine combines with other chemicals, making it an even greater health risk. These residues of nicotine collect over time and that’s one reason why a hotel guest room in which smoking is allowed can develop a cigarette odor. These reservoirs of nicotine on furniture and carpet are examples of third hand smoke. [Read More…]

From the CDC: Two-Step Cleaning Disinfecting Process

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The following was reported on CleanLink News, October 10, 2016

Many cleaning professionals have heard that a surface must be cleaned before applying a disinfectant. However, they might not know exactly why. But before explaining the reasons, it will help to identify the differences between cleaning and disinfecting.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), here is how these terms are defined:

Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects.
Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects.

But these definitions do not tell us why cleaning must be done before a surface can be disinfected, often referred to as the “two-step” process.

The following explanations from leading health and safety sources can help explain why the two-step process is necessary.

The CDC explains it this way:

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