As healthcare providers seek to invest in solutions today that can help them remain better prepared for tomorrow.
The first step is to identify a solution that satisfies the highest standards for whole room disinfection. Referring to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is important to identify registered solutions against challenging types of bacteria and viruses. Products that meet the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) are listed in directories like List N.
Then there’s the question of cost. While some whole room disinfection systems might cost tens of thousands of dollars, the Halo Disinfection System® proves that efficacy does not have to come at the expense of affordability.
Let’s have a look:
1. Equipment’s Cost
a. UV-C systems vs Halo Disinfection System®
> UV-C systems are not approved by the EPA as whole-room disinfection options, have the lowest efficacy and log kill rates, they are also among the most expensive. UV light equipment can be 6x-7x more expensive than the Halo Disinfection System®.
b. Chemically based treatments vs Halo Disinfection System®
> Chemically based treatments are less expensive than UV light systems, however, they can still cost four times as much as a HaloFogger®.
2. Maintenance & Labor’s Cost
> Hydrogen peroxide aerosol solutions can be more cost-effective and efficient, but some of them also demand a significant amount of maintenance and operator time. Disinfectants containing alcohol, for example, must be flushed with ionized water on a daily basis in addition to requiring annual maintenance.
> Electrostatic sprayer solutions require human operators from a labor standpoint. This not only increases user exposure to viruses and chemicals if suitable PPE is not worn, but it can also result in incomplete disinfection if surfaces are not sprayed and/or wetted for the required contact duration.
> The Halo Disinfection System®, on the other hand, works in a touchless mode, which reduces operator exposure to viruses and chemicals. It’s also virtually maintenance-free, with a lifespan of more than 5 years.
3. Disinfectant’s Cost
> The Halo Disinfection System® is the right choice for deployment in long-term disinfection programs, as shortages of supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic have pushed organizations to proactively acquire solutions today that can be accessed instantly should the need arise.
We recognize the need of delivering a whole-room disinfection system that is both cost-effective and efficient. HaloMist (EPA Reg. No. 84526-6), one of the few dry-fogging solutions included on the EPA’s List N, pairs with the HaloFogger® to provide our unique hydrogen peroxide and silver-ion-based mist to ensure every nook and cranny receives the maximum amount of disinfection.
In conclusion, it can be stated that the Halo Disinfection System® is the most effective and affordable solution in the market that can help these healthcare centers remain better prepared for today and tomorrow.
Source: Halosil International