The Indoor Enviroment
We recognize that people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, where, often, buildings are not cleaned with the health and well-being of the occupants in mind. Temco is committed to providing safe, healthy and clean indoor environments.
Ours is the first program in the industry to be based on the concept of “Changing Green Cleaning from Perception to Reality.”
- Measures performance and cleanliness using scientific methodology.
- Documents indoor air dust particulate counts.
- Compares surface bacteria counts before and after cleaning.
- Introduces new technologies in equipment designed to actually remove soil, bacteria and pollutants from the indoor environment, rather than simply moving them from place to place within the building.
We design programs that not only disinfect while cleaning, but also measure how successfully the cleaning procedure has been performed. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) instrumentation makes it possible to measure surface bacteria counts
No longer will “it looks clean” be the definition of “clean” on your campus. Temco has the ability to measure precisely how clean “clean” is.
IEMP™ Indoor Environment Management Program
Temco’s IEMP™ Indoor Environment Management Program provides campus buildings with the cleanest air and most thoroughly disinfected surfaces possible. Our goal is to deliver the program within existing budgets, and in some cases we may even be able to reduce costs. The program focus is two-fold:
The SBCR™ Surface Bacteria Count Reduction Program allows only minimal amounts of bacteria to remain on building surfaces, especially in areas of greatest exposure: locker rooms, restrooms and showers.
The IDPC™ Indoor Dust Particulate Control Program reduces and controls levels of dust particles anywhere in the building.
We compared bacteria counts remaining after traditional cleaning methods with those remaining after cleaning with Temco’s SBCR™ method. While both methods reduced the bacteria count in the restroom, the traditional cleaning method left a bacteria count 10 times that of SBCR. Putting into place strategies for removing bacteria and for reducing dust particles requires the coordination of procedures engineered for effectiveness, special equipment designed to remove (not to simply reposition) soil and other contaminants, use of proper chemicals, and tools to measure and document results on a regular basis.
SBCR™ Surface Bacteria Count Reduction Program
Using an ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) measuring device – “SystemSure Plus™” – we are able to measure the bacteria remaining on any surface at any time. Accurate readings of bacteria levels can be used for a variety of research, analysis and trend reporting. With the FDA standard for a food preparation table being “no higher than 30,” we work with clients to establish realistic and attainable standards for each type of room and measure on a schedule to ensure that our Cleaning for Healthy Results™ method is effectively removing the bacteria from the room. Learn more
IDPC™ Indoor Dust Particulate Control Program
Measuring dust particulate in a specific environment is relative in terms of how a count in one building would be compared to a count in another. There are so many Indoor Air Quality variables (HVAC system, temperature, humidity, geographic location) that comparisons between buildings are not relevant. However, measuring Indoor Air Quality variables within the same building over time can yield results that are useful in comparing progress in terms of a Dust Particulate Control Program.
Using a P-Trak™ Ultrafine Particle Counter, we are able to measure the number of dust particles in the air and, over time, examine trends that will guide us in modifying cleaning procedures to be more effective in a given environment. Learn more