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Written by Michelle Sheridan Dec 4, 2020

Using ATP Verification to Improve and Verify Sanitation Standards

ATP cleaning verification systems are the latest tool to ensure that you're cleaning thoroughly and efficiently, saving you time and money while protecting your health.  

Cleaning verification systems used to be as simple as inspecting a surface to see if there were any surface contaminants, but this inefficient method does not pick up on microscopic bacteria and viruses. This method leaves you vulnerable to subpar cleaning techniques or inefficiencies that can be detrimental to your facility’s staff and clients. Problems caused by improper or inadequate cleaning can lead to issues such as litigation or loss of business, so it's imperative to take every precaution to maintain health and safety in your business. 

As a fascinating merge between technology and sanitization, ATP methods verify cleaning effectiveness while identifying surface contaminants, giving you a complete picture of how well your cleaning methods work. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) testing works by swabbing the area you want to check for microorganisms, snapping it into the test tube, and measuring the level of contaminants left on the surface. Many ATP verification systems let you report on your findings, allowing you to test regularly to see where there are gaps in the process. 

Best Practices: 

When incorporating an ATP verification method into your cleaning and sanitization process, you need to understand how this will contribute to a more extensive environmental monitoring process. Start by mapping your facility and identifying high touch and high traffic areas. From there, you can work with your team to determine a cleaning and testing cadence that works for your business. 

This translates to increased hygiene standards across industries. Hospitals have reported lower rates of infections and increased savings when implementing this technology, which is standard in Denmark and Sweden. Schools, as any parent knows, are a hotbed of germs and viruses. Implementing a more secure method of measuring hygiene could help limit germs’ transmission among children while protecting more vulnerable family members at home. Other businesses might find that customers are more likely to shop in person if they feel secure about safety measures. 

Regardless of what your cleaning and sanitation process looks like now, introducing ATP cleaning verification technology is a trusted method to ensure that your business or facility is as safe as it can be. Don’t waste any more money on ineffective cleaning processes - prioritize your customers' and clients’ safety while verifying that surfaces are secure. 

Topics: Workplace Safety, Facility Cleaning, School Cleaning, Healthcare Cleaning

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