Rock Environmental, Inc. technicians have been professionally trained to eradicate infectious diseases, such as the recent CoViD-19 outbreak. We use the first EPA registered Equipment & Solution for Healthcare - Hospital disinfecting and more.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cleaning
Coronavirus Cleaning & Disinfection Services in Albany, NY
Rock Emergency Services is the leading provider in Coronavirus Cleaning & Disinfection of the Novel Coronavirus (CoViD-19) in Albany, NY. Right now, millions of Americans have tested positive for the virus, and quarantine/isolation efforts have been helping prevent the continued spread of the Coronavirus.
Using EPA-approved equipment (SteraMist), Rock Emergency is confident in assisting any virus clean-up, disinfection or decontamination needs that may arise.
The professionals at Rock Emergency have all completed the 40-hour HAZWOPER training. This means we are fully educated on the EPA and OSHA standards and requirements for the cleanup and disinfection of any space, in any facility!
Not only are we prepared to fight this virus outbreak with you, we are prepared to fight it FOR you! Plans are in place for effective site clean-up with disinfection/decontamination and all hazardous and infectious waste management/removal. We are ready to at any time! After-hours needed? No problem! We are here for you!
Common Contaminated Areas We Disinfect
- Hospitals of ALL sizes (including all rooms and equipment)
- Medical Clinics & Surgical Centers
- Rehabilitation and Senior Living Centers
- Emergency Medical Transport (Ambulance, Mercy Flight)
- Schools & Universities
- Childcare Facilities
- Public Libraries
- Transportation Vehicles (including Police, Fire Rescue, and equipment)
- Residential Housing and Community Centers
- Athletic Facilities & Equipment
- Pharmaceutical Facilities
- Research Facilities
- Any type of Food Facility (Manufacturing, Grocery Stores, Restaurants)
Coronavirus Cleaning Products We Use and How They Work
Rock Emergency has teamed up with Tomi Environmental Solutions to continue to provide the best products and services when it comes to Coronavirus Cleaning. We have been professionally trained in using the SteraMist products which uses Binary Ionization Technology (BIT). Binary Ionization Technology is a product that is registered with the EPA as a Hospital-HealthCare Disinfectant, Effective Broad-Spectrum Disinfectant.
Using a 2-step process, a solution of 7.8% Hydrogen Peroxide is activated and ionized. This is used with a high concentration of the Reactive Oxygen Species, mostly hydroxyl radicals, which is what kills. These are among the most powerful oxidizing agents in nature, and with the iHP process, bacterial and fungal spores are killed. Additionally, viral cells like Coronavirus are inactivated which eventually leads to the dysfunction of the cell and it dies.
TOMI’s Plasma Science technology turns the solution into a mist, which can easily transfer to all surfaces, cracks, and materials in an area. The mist can get into places that other products can't. It is safe for all materials including fabric, wood, metal and even electronics. The ionized mist dries, so there is no need for wiping anything down which provides a safe thoroughly decontaminated and disinfected space.
SteraMist Surface Unit
Fully portable and uses a handheld point and spray disinfection/decontamination system. It only takes 5 seconds per square foot of application time, and only 7 minutes of mist contact to disinfect and decontaminate any surface.
This unit can be used on hard surfaces, non-porous material, high-touch surfaces, electronics and fabrics like carpet and furniture. Being so small and easy to use, the SteraMist surface unit can easily be incorporated into a regular cleaning routine!
SteraMist Environment System
A fully transportable system used to disinfect and decontaminate complete rooms. This system has multiple applicators that are used simultaneously in the room for fast treatment.
An entire room can be safely decontaminated in under 45 minutes. If the room is smaller, it’ll take even less time. This allows less downtime and activities can resume normally. This system can be controlled by remote which allows health standards to remain intact and not risk exposure of contaminants.
Efficacy against Coronavirus
SteraMist was originally created for the Department of Defense as an indoor surface disinfectant. It can now be used to aid in Coronavirus Cleaning! SteraMist uses state-of-the-art technology, a Binary Ionization Technology (BIT) platform. The technology creates a mist or a fog as some call it that can be used in large spaces quickly and effectively. The device can be set up and programmed to start on its own limiting the exposure of viruses or contaminants.
For starters, Coronavirus is a group of viruses. Until recent years, a coronavirus was only known to cause mild respiratory problems. It wasn’t known until the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and the new CoVID-19 that the virus has many strains.
Each strain may be different, but one thing in common is that it is an enveloped virus. This means the virus has a case or an outer shell coating that wraps around the virus particles. Other types of enveloped viruses include Influenza A (H1N1), Hepatitis C, and HIV. Other non-enveloped viruses include Norovirus (stomach bug) and Adenovirus (cold symptoms, sore throat, pinkeye, and pneumonia are all types of adenovirus).
SteraMist has been used in efficacy studies accepted by the EPA that have met cleaning and decontamination standards in various facilities. You can review the full list of contaminants here. Within other studies completed by fellow team members, it has been found that SteraMist can provide with a minimal of a 6-log reduction.
In some studies, it was found to have 9-log reductions. What does this mean? It is a reduction in the percentage of germs left. A 6-log reduction is a 99.999% reduction in present germs, or 1,000,000 times less. Regular cleaning products MAY result in a 2 or 3-log reduction (99.0% - 99.9%).
Frequently Asked Questions
About Coronavirus Cleaning & Steramist®
Coronavirus Prevention & Tips
It may seem like a broken record by now, but there are many things to keep in mind when it comes to Coronavirus and other common viruses like the Flu. Below, you'll find some helpful information as well as prevention tips and tricks!
What are the Symptoms, and Who is at Risk?
Symptoms include a fever (described as a higher than YOUR normal temperature), dry cough and tightness in the chest causing breathing difficulty. Since coronavirus is the type of virus that causes other respiratory illness such as pneumonia, the symptoms can be similar. Those who are at risk include anyone who has current respiratory problems.
This can include COPD and chronic bronchitis. Those who are immunocompromised for any type of reason are also at risk for more severe complications. Those on immunosuppressants and those who are receiving chemotherapy are at a higher risk since it would be difficult for the body to fight off the virus. At this point, COVID-19 does not have a preference on who it infects. All ages, all ethnicities!
How it Spreads
Person-to-person is the most common way this virus spreads. Much like other viruses and bacteria, it can be spread through coughs and sneezes. The Coronavirus can also be spread by touching contaminated surfaces. After touching an infected area, the individual may become infected by touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
It has been found this virus spreads easily, and that is since symptoms can take anywhere from 2-14 days to appear. There may be people who have the virus but have not shown any symptoms yet. This type of virus can spread easily through a community.
How to Stop the Spread
The most important thing is to wash your hands!!! Covering coughs and sneezes will also help prevent droplets to be released into the air. Using a tissue, or the crook in your arm also work. Then, of course, wash your hands. Hand Sanitizer that is made up of 60% or more alcohol can also be effective in hand sanitation. Also, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth if you have not recently washed your hands!
Avoid close contact with large groups of people if you are able. Also, avoid anyone who may be sick, or has any type of illness. Staying away by choice can prevent not only you from getting the virus, but also prevent the further spread.
If you are feeling ill in any type of way, STAY HOME! Due to this virus spreading through communities all over the world, it is best to stay home. If you need to be around people when you are feeling ill, wear a facemask. If you start to experience symptoms, you should first contact your physician. If you do not have one, then you should contact your county or public health department. They will then provide you with directions on what to do.
Lastly, keep everything clean. Surfaces you frequently touch, like doorknobs, cell phones, light switches, all of it…keep clean. Using disinfecting wipes in the home will help reduce the chance of virus spread. If in a large facility such as a hospital, contacting a professional cleaning company like Rock Emergency will be the best and most efficient way to disinfect and decontaminate.
Why Choose Rock Emergency for Coronavirus Cleaning?
Your safety and peace of mind is our number one priority. The fact that we are a 24-hour emergency service shows how dedicated we are to our customer’s needs in and surrounding the Albany, NY region. We pride ourselves on our reliability for any size job.
In addition, we seek to satisfy our clients with our expertise, cost and time-efficacy, and our cleanliness. Being an experienced service provider in Coronavirus Cleaning, we have a list of resources at our disposal, through which we perform an array of Environmental, Biohazard Cleanup, and Emergency Services.