Keep your community safe.
Now more than ever we need to be sure our community stays healthy. Jake can fog disinfect your space to kill unwanted germs, bacteria, and viruses using Chlorine Dioxide, which has been approved and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This biocide is ideal as it biodegradable and targets a variety of bacteria, yeasts, viruses, fungi, protozoa, spores, mold, mildews, and other microbes within seconds. This service maybe new to Jake’s Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, but this method has been widely used for many years for many different applications- including your drinking water.
This service is ideal for any business and new homes upon move-in or out.
Frequently Asked Questions of Chlorine Dioxide
(straight form the source)
How does it work?
- The size of a chlorine dioxide gas molecule is 0.124 nm, much smaller than microorganisms and viruses, allowing the gas to easily penetrate into any areas where these microorganisms might be concealed.
Has chlorine dioxide been used before?
- Chlorine dioxide has been recognized as an effective biocide for decades, and is used in a range of hygiene-related applications worldwide. Municipal water systems have used chlorine dioxide to treat drinking water for over 50 years.
Why couldn’t I use chlorine dioxide before?
- Prior to various chlorine dioxide delivery agent products, expensive mechanical generators or relatively impure “stabilized’ solutions were the only ways to make chlorine dioxide. The expense of capital equipment and the corrosiveness of the lower quality solutions prohibited the development of many horticultural applications.
Is chlorine dioxide safe?
- The Niagara Falls New York water treatment plant first used chlorine dioxide for drinking water disinfection in 1944. Currently, there are approximately 400 — 500 water treatment plants in the United States and over 1000 in Europe utilizing CI02 to purify municipal drinking water systems. Numerous studies have shown chlorine dioxide, when used at the appropriate concentrations, has no adverse health effects, either by skin contact or ingestion.
Is chlorine dioxide toxic?
- Fifty years of worker experience has demonstrated that CI02 is a safe compound when handled properly. World-wide, nearly 4.5 million pounds per day of chlorine dioxide are used in the production of pulp and paper. However, as with any and all disinfectant chemicals, if handled improperly, or consumed internally or absorbed or subjected to prolonged exposure, 0102 can be toxic. However, it is also this toxicity that makes 0102 a good water disinfectant agent.
Is chlorine dioxide environmentally friendly and does it create harmful by-products?
- Chlorine dioxide is far more environmentally friendly than other oxidizing biocides and disinfectants including chlorine and bromine. Substituting chlorine dioxide for chlorine eliminates the formation of toxic halogenated disinfection by-products including trihalomethanes (TWO and other chlorinated compounds that are harmful to the environment. In fact chlorine dioxide actually helps to remove substances that can form trihalomethanes. The disinfection is by oxidation as chlorine dioxide does not have either addition or substitution reactions associated with its chemistry.
What methods are used to detected chlorine dioxide?
- Chlorine dioxide can be detected in several ways. Some of these methods such as DPD, Amperometric, and loclornetric are standardized, widely accepted and used.
Is Chlorine Dioxide expensive?
- When compared to the cost of chlorine, the cost of CI02 is lower comparing efficiency and high range disinfection. However in those instances in which chlorine is not the preferred regulatory or environmental alternative, 0102 is a very attractive alternative. The costs are also less than that of other alternatives like ozone which can also be used for water treatment.
Can Chlorine Dioxide be stored safely?
- No because explosive gas in the air (10%). Globalex provide a safety solution to produce “just in time.”
Can chlorine dioxide be used in combination with other disinfectants?
- Chlorine dioxide is often used in combination with chlorine in municipal drinking water plants in order to reduce the amount of trihalomethanes and HAAs that would be formed if chlorine were used alone. Chlorine dioxide is added as the primary disinfectant in order to remove a number of oxidisable compounds without forming chlorinated DBPs, while chlorine is added at low levels in order provide a residual biocide for use in the disinfection system.
Is chlorine dioxide different to chlorine?
- While chlorine dioxide has chlorine in its name, its chemistry is radically different from that of chlorine. Chlorine dioxide is not “chlorine in disguise”. Both chlorine dioxide and chlorine are oxidizing agents. They are electron receivers. Chlorine has the capacity to take in two electrons, whereas chlorine dioxide can absorb five. This is why chlorine dioxide is far more effective than chlorine as a disinfectant. Environmentally, chlorine dioxide is friendlier to the environment than chlorine. Chlorine dioxide does not form toxin trihalomethanes (THIV1s) or other chlorinated compounds that are harmful to the environment and associated with chlorine, sodium hypochlorite and hypochlorous acid.