As the coronavirus continues to spread and send many patients to the hospital, ambulance crews are balancing a thorough disinfection process with getting back on the road as quickly as possible.
It’s a situation that has led to an uptick in business for cleaning and restoration companies that have a specialized disinfection process in their repertoire, such as Pittsburgh-based G.S. Jones Restoration and Consulting.
The cleaner, called SteraMist, can get the disinfection process done within 30 minutes.
“That’s the key,” said Lloyd Lane, director of business development for G.S. Jones. The process was developed by the U.S. Defense Department in the aftermath of 9/11 in response to possible anthrax attacks. Lane explained the process: A handheld spray unit ionizes a solution of hydrogen peroxide into a mist, and the ionized hydrogen peroxide activates when it lands.