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THE INFECTION CONTROL EXPERTS

Creating Healthy Workspaces Since 1997

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Helping your most valuable assets breathe easy

with practical, yet effective solutions for infection control in the facilities you manage

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A Long-Lasting Surface Coating That Protects Against COVID-19 For Up To 90 Days!

A Healthy Building Is Always Clean.

A clean building is NOT always healthy.

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Trained & Certified
Infection Control Specialists

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Customized Infection
Control Plans

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Confident Employees Who Can Breathe Easy

A safe and clean work environment affects your employees' health.

To keep staff safe, organizations need to implement professional cleaning and disinfection protocols.

Are you concerned about …

  • Implementing the new standard of infection prevention protocols in your workplace?
  • Having a plan for not only workstations, but also conference rooms, collaborative areas, cafes, reception desks and other common areas?
  • Making sure your employees are confident in your infection control protocols so they can work safely?
  • Having a strategy to communicate cleaning regimens and standards?
  • Having an effective process for monitoring outcomes?
  • Knowing which surfaces can be disinfected and which can only be cleaned?

Expertise and Experience

Until now, most of the industry has been focused on cleaning for appearance. 

Since our beginning, APEX has focused on bringing healthy solutions to our clients. That extends to our infection control division.

Our certified infection prevention team provides services in accordance with guidance from the CDC and uses EPA-registered List N disinfectants that also help contribute to a safer environment. These products have low toxicity and are food safe and pH neutral.

Having a proactive infection control plan for your facility is a requirement.

Having a reactive abatement plan ready to go is smart business.

Infection Control Bundled Packages

Option 1

Office Space

Option 2

Office Space and Carpet

Option 3

Office Space with Carpet & Textiles

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Electrostatic application
    of List N disinfectant
  • Touchpoint cleaning

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Option 1 plus 
  • Carpet deep cleaning with CRI-approved sanitizer application

 SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Option 1 plus
  • Cleaning of all textiles such as workstations and seating
Customize with Additional Services
  • Level 2 cleaning
  • Recurring disinfection
  • Touchpoint cleaning
  • Reactive decontamination
  • Stone/terrazzo polishing
  • Sealing tile & grout
  • Robotic vacuum systems
Frequency: Recurring, on-demand, viral mitigation

Infection Control Bundled Packages

Option 1

Office Space

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Electrostatic application
    of List N disinfectant
  • Touchpoint cleaning

Option 2

Office Space and Carpet

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Option 1 plus 
  • Carpet deep clean with CRI approved sanitizer application

Option 3

Office Space with Carpet & Textiles

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Option 1 plus
  • Clean all textiles such as workstations and seating
Customize with Additional Services
  • Level 2 cleaning
  • Recurring disinfection
  • Touchpoint cleaning
  • Reactive decontamination
  • Touchpoint cleaning
  • Reactive decontamination
  • Robotic vacuum systems
Frequency: Recurring, on-demand, viral mitigation

A La Carte Infection Services

Electrostatic (ES) Applied Disinfection

ALL hard surfaces

Touchpoint Cleaning 

Door handles, kiosks, fixtures, etc.

Level 2 Cleaning

Removes soil load and biofilm from hard surfaces

  • Disinfects ALL hard surfaces within human reach in a facility.
  • Follows EPA List N product requirements and CDC recommendations.
  • Includes use of the EMist sprayer, which has much greater efficacy and coverage than fogging or other electric spray methods. APEX has been using ES sprayers for over 10 years.
  • Uses a spray-and-wipe method with microfiber towels and an EPA List N cleaner/disinfectant on all high-traffic touchpoints such as door handles, kiosks, fixtures, etc.
  • Removes soil loads and biofilm that inhibit disinfectants.
  • Available as a one-time service or a long-term engagement.
  • Provides a higher level of cleaning required prior to disinfecting via ES. The CDC recommends cleaning all surfaces prior to disinfecting.
  • Manually cleans ALL horizontal and vertical hard surfaces using a spray-and-wipe method with EPA-registered disinfectants and disposable microfiber towels.
  • Excludes walls, artwork, windows, ceilings, floors, IDF/MDF closets and data rooms.

A-la-carte Infection Services

Electrostatic (ES) Applied Disinfection

ALL hard Surfaces

  • Disinfects ALL hard surfaces within human reach in a facility.
  • Follows EPA List N product requirements and CDC recommendations.
  • APEX has been using ES sprayers for over 10 years and exclusively recommends the EMist sprayer, which has much greater efficacy and coverage than fogging or other electric spray methods.

Touchpoint Cleaning 

Door handles, kiosks, fixtures, etc.

  • Uses a spray-and-wipe method with microfiber towels and an EPA List N cleaner/disinfectant on all high-traffic touchpoints such as door handles, kiosks, fixtures, etc.
  • Removes soil loads and biofilm that inhibit disinfectants.
  • APEX can provide skilled technicians for a one-time service or a long-term engagement.

Level 2 Cleaning

Removes soil load and biofilm from hard surfaces

  • A higher level of cleaning required prior to disinfecting via ES.
  • Manually cleans ALL horizontal and vertical hard surfaces using a spray-and-wipe method with EPA-registered disinfectants and disposable microfiber towels.
  • Excluded are walls, artwork, windows, ceilings, floors, IDF/MDF and data rooms.
  • The CDC recommends cleaning all surfaces prior to disinfecting.

Infection Cleaning Definitions:

What is touchpoint cleaning?

Touchpoint cleaning is for all high-traffic and common areas such as lobbies, break rooms, restrooms and janitorial closets.

What is electrostatic disinfection?

All occupied areas are disinfected with an electrostatically applied product on the EPA's List N. Areas must be cleaned first.

What is a deep carpet clean?

A deep carpet clean includes pre-vacuuming with a HEPA vacuum, application or pre-spray and agitation with a dual-motor counter-rotating brush, and hot-water extraction and rinse with 160-degree water and application of a carpet sanitizing agent.


What is level 2 cleaning?

Level 2 cleaning includes all horizontal and vertical surfaces in an occupied space. Excluded are walls, artwork, windows, ceilings, floors, IDF/MDF closets and data room areas.

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Preparing for Re-Entry & Beyond

Download our extensive guide to cleaning and disinfecting the surfaces in your facility.

Cleaning for health may be a new concept for some, but this is how we’ve always run our business.

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HAVE QUESTIONS?

Expert advice is at your fingertips.

Our infection control experts are here to answer your questions and help you navigate our new normal of hospital-grade infection prevention.

Let us help you create a strategy to keep your employees safe and healthy during and after your building reoccupation plan.

Featured Testimonials

... because happy clients say it best!

We appreciate your team's continuing efforts to keep us safe and healthy during these challenging times.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges
National Account

Having partners like you during this time is very important to our company. You have always gone above and beyond to assist me when needed.

GEICO
National Account

And just so you know, the carpets are PERFECT! Seriously, the best cleaning we have ever had. Thank you.

Merrill Lynch Management
National Account

A reactive cleaning plan
is no plan at all.

You can easily provide a clean, healthy and attractive facility that helps employees feel taken care of, be more productive, and take fewer sick days—all without blowing the budget.

RESULTS MEASURED

Trust, but Verify.

Ever wondered if your service provider actually showed up?

You won’t have this concern when you work with APEX. We created a custom application with a mobile app interface that provides a 24/7 window into our world so you can track service, measure KPIs and request services.

Visibly Clean Isn’t Enough.

The APEX certified infection prevention team has been controlling contagions in facilities since 2009. You can trust us to truly disinfect.

Let’s Make a Plan.

Proactive.

We identify high-risk areas and address potential areas of concern, including public areas such as break rooms, bathrooms, mailrooms and other places where frequent hand contact occurs. In those areas, we perform regular touchpoint cleaning to keep germs out.

Thorough.

Instead of using (and reusing) rags or wipes to sanitize touchpoints, which may actually spread bacteria, we employ electrostatic spraying to disinfect vertical and horizontal surfaces.

Effective.

We use only products that are compliant with the EPA emerging pathogen policy.

Affordable.

We will design a custom infection control schedule that only costs pennies on the dollar. The cost pays for itself in increased employee productivity and reduced absenteeism.

BONUS FOR MAKING IT ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM!

Infection Control Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting?

While many people use these terms interchangeably, they are not the same. Cleaning removes visible dirt and nonvisible germs; sanitizing lowers the number of germs to a level that is considered safe; and disinfecting kills almost 100% of specified germs, including viruses.

What’s the difference between bacteria and viruses?

Bacteria are living organisms that can reproduce on their own, while viruses require a host to grow or reproduce. Examples of bacterial infections or diseases include strep throat and MRSA:  Examples of viral infections or diseases include the flu and COVID-19.

Can viruses or bacteria travel on surfaces?

It depends on the pathogen or virus. Some can be transmitted via contact, some via the air, and some only via blood. In the case of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  states how Covid-19  spreads, “It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.” Cleaning and disinfecting your surfaces provides peace of mind to your occupants.

Can I sanitize or disinfect without cleaning?

No. Surfaces cannot be sanitized or disinfected until they are properly cleaned to remove all soil and biofilm. Germs can hide underneath layers of dirt and debris, reducing the effectiveness of the disinfectant.

Does sanitizing kill viruses like the flu virus or the coronavirus?

No. Sanitizing removes at least 99.9% of bacteria on non-food contact surfaces or 99.999% on food contact surfaces. The goal of sanitizing is to reduce the risk of infection and prevent the spread of disease. Typically, sanitizing does not kill viruses. To kill viruses, you need to disinfect.

Do all disinfectants kill all germs?

No. Disinfectants are registered for use against specific pathogens. Disinfectants must be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Refer to the product label or the EPA website to verify the product is approved for use against the pathogen you are most concerned about at your facility.

How do I choose the right disinfectant for my facility?

In addition to choosing a disinfectant registered for use against the pathogen of concern, facility managers must consider how harmful a disinfectant may be to human health. We recommend disinfectants that have a Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) rating of 0.0.0.0., that have a near-neutral pH level, and that are food-grade safe, National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)-certified, and Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI)-approved.

Are there products that will provide a lasting barrier for longer-term protection against the coronavirus?

Products with a 30-day or longer kill claim should be scrutinized carefully. These products are designed for bacteria and not viruses, and none are on the EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2. There is no effective way to tell when they wear out, and most claims are made based on lab results under a 5% soil load. Once in use in a commercial facility, due to the oils and soil from occupants’ skin, they will quickly exceed 5% soil load, decreasing their effectiveness. 

What’s the best way to apply a disinfectant?

The most efficient way to apply a disinfectant is through the use of an electrostatic sprayer. This method evenly coats surfaces, including hard-to-reach areas. The electrostatic sprayer applies a positive charge to the spray, which then seeks out the negative charge of the surface it is being applied to, causing the spray to “wrap” around the surface.

Can I apply a disinfectant by wiping the surface with a towel?

There are a number of concerns involved with wiping. Towels are usually not changed frequently enough or saturated enough to allow for required dwell times. In addition, as the towel is used, it accumulates soil and biofilm, which negates the effects of the disinfectant and results in germs being moved around instead of removed. If applying a disinfectant through wiping, use disposable microfiber towels, change towels often, have the applicator wear nitrile gloves, and separate the cleaning steps from the disinfecting steps.

How often should I disinfect our building?

First, you should maintain a daily enhanced cleaning schedule. In addition, you should disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as door handles and light switches at least daily. You should disinfect other surfaces based on level of use. Public areas and restrooms need increased scrutiny.

How long does it take for a disinfectant to kill a virus?

It depends. Disinfectants must be allowed to remain visibly wet, or dwell, on a surface before being removed. This dwell time varies depending on the disinfectant and pathogen being targeted. Always read and follow the directions on the product label for maximum effectiveness.

Can building occupants be present while the facility is being disinfected?

Disinfectants are classified as pesticides, and therefore building occupants should not be present during the application process. However, people can re-enter an area that has been disinfected by a food-grade and hospital-grade disinfectant within a short period of time. The product we use at APEX Surface Care has a re-entry time of 20 minutes.

Can I use the same disinfectant on all surface types?

No. Disinfectants can cause damage to some surfaces. In addition, some surface types can’t be disinfected. Generally speaking, non-porous surfaces such as glass and metal can be disinfected, but porous surfaces such as carpet and textiles can only be sanitized. Semi-porous surfaces such as concrete and wood should be sealed to minimize migration of microorganisms.

How should I clean my carpet for re-entry amid the COVID-19 pandemic?

We recommend a deep clean, which includes a pre-vacuum with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, prespraying, agitation and hot water extraction. Encapsulation, foam and dry cleaning should be avoided to lessen the particulate load that may become airborne.

How much does it cost to disinfect?

The cost of electrostatic application of a disinfectant should be similar to that of carpet cleaning based on its efficiency and product costs. It could be much less.

How do I find the right service provider to disinfect my facility?

It’s important to qualify your provider to make sure the staff have the necessary equipment and knowledge to properly disinfect. An “electric” sprayer is not the same as an “electrostatic” sprayer. At APEX Surface Care, we use electrostatic sprayers and require all management and field staff to complete a seven-hour infection prevention certification course.

How can I be sure my facility has been properly disinfected?

There are several different types of testing. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing monitors the efficacy of cleaning, not disinfecting. Litmus test strips can be used to monitor the efficacy of electrostatic application. UV markers can verify if the provider has cleaned properly. Ideally your provider will supply their own reporting, including the disinfectant used and application methods.

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