Facility Manager’s Checklist for Safe Return to School
In school facility management, your job is to provide an ideal learning environment for students and staff through careful inspection, maintenance and planning. Being proactive is essential to mitigate risks that could impact the health and safety of the school’s infrastructure and its occupants. In preparation for the return to in-school learning, the biggest concern is preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As you strategize new hygiene and disinfection protocols, evaluate your current systems that address other concerns that negatively contribute to poor air quality like mold and odors. How effective are they? Could all your concerns be addressed through a single solution?
Streamlining virus destruction, sanitization and air purification is possible with PYURE technology. Here’s how PYURE can make your job easier by addressing a range of issues that are on your list for inspection before school resumes:
The risk for transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through airborne transmission and surface contamination is significantly reduced with PYURE’s revolutionary functionality. Using ultraviolet (UV) energy, PYURE generates and diffuses hydroxyls and organic oxidants indoors throughout a space, dynamically sanitizing the air and surfaces from pathogens and is completely safe for rooms occupied by students and teachers. PYURE provides continuous protection against COVID-19, and alongside personal safety measures, parents can comfortably send their children back into in-person learning environments.
Tested in a real-life environment, PYURE was proven to progressively reduce the presence of the virus in the air by 99% in 20 minutes and was undetectable after 80 minutes.1
The presence of the virus on the tested surface was reduced by 99% after 1 hour, and undetectable after 3 hours.2
As you’ve seen in conducting routine inspections, mold growth is common in humid or damp spaces like locker rooms and gymnasiums. The tricky part is, it doesn’t have to be visible to be present. Inhaling spores could leave students vulnerable to developing respiratory issues and any direct contact could aggravate any allergies. Mold produces volatile compounds (VOCs) which react with PYURE’s consistent release of hydroxyls to create organic oxidants, effectively decomposing and neutralizing the mold in the air and on surfaces. In addition to mold, PYURE kills other active viruses like the flu, bacteria and yeast.
Aspergillus Niger Destruction
PYURE reduced this type of black mold in the air by 99.9% in just 30 minutes and was undetected after 90 minutes.3
Between the cafeteria, gymnasium and nurse’s office, bacteria is present both in air and on surfaces. As you know, preventing the exchange of germs is incredibly difficult in these active, high-traffic areas and there aren’t enough resources to clean and disinfect every lunch tray and gym mat immediately after each use. Certain bacteria like VRSA and E. Coli can be present on hard and soft surfaces and PYURE can sanitize both porous and non-porous surfaces, which liquid sanitizers and disinfectants can’t accomplish.
E. Coli, Staphylococcus E. Destruction
In a surface destruction test, E. Coli was reduced by 99.99% after three hours.4
In an airborne test, Staphylococcus E. was reduced by 99% within 30 minutes and undetectable after 90 minutes.5
Odor elimination is a common issue in schools, especially in places where bacteria runs rampant. Contributing to negative indoor air quality, unchecked odors will only be resolved by killing the microbes that cause the unpleasant smell, not simply deodorizing them. If you’re overseeing a K-12 school, it’s important to avoid using dangerous chemicals to eliminate odors in a space where younger children spend a lot of time. With PYURE, you can purify the air and eliminate odors using a naturally occurring process that is completely safe for people, plants and animals. Unlike competing solutions, PYURE has the capability to remove VOC and odors in the air both inside and outside the device. You can rest assured that these issues won’t resurface after they’ve been taken care of, as long as the device is running. No matter how humid the space gets, microorganisms won’t be able to survive with the organic oxidant-VOC chain reaction repeating over and over, dynamically sanitizing the air and surfaces
Cleaning and disinfecting your facility with PYURE
PYURE is dedicated to protecting students and staff against pollutants and dangerous pathogens. By delivering safe, effective and unmatched performance, you can produce an A+ maintenance report and feel confident that you’ve properly prepared the facility for safe return to in-person learning.
If you’re needing assistance investing in solutions to improve your school’s indoor air quality, The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSA), can help facilitate that. This provides assistance to elementary and secondary schools that want to invest in air purification and ventilation systems. Click here to learn more and take a look at where the CARES and CRRSA Act can help support a safe return to in-person learning at your school.
1Efficacy study of the PYURE MDU/Rx™ device on destroying SARS-CoV-2 in aerosolized form. Conducted by Innovative Bioanalysis LLC, a biosafety level 3 laboratory
2Efficacy study of the PYURE MDU/Rx™ device on destroying SARS-CoV-2 on inoculated surface samples. Conducted by Innovative Bioanalysis LLC, a biosafety level 3 laboratory
3Efficacy study of the PYURE MDU/Rx™ device on destroying five biosecurity level one (BSL-1) microorganisms including Aspergillus Niger in aerosolized form. Conducted at the Aerosol Research & Engineering Laboratories (ARE Labs)
4Efficacy study PYURE MDU/Rx™ device on destroying five biosecurity level one (BSL-1) microorganisms including Escherichia coli on inoculated surface samples. Conducted at the Aerosol Research & Engineering Laboratories (ARE Labs)
5 Efficacy study PYURE MDU/Rx™ device on destroying five biosecurity level one (BSL-1) microorganisms including Staphylococcus epidermidi in aerosolized form. Conducted at the Aerosol Research & Engineering Laboratories (ARE Labs)
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Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.