Regency DRT has EPA Approved Product to Disinfect against Coronavirus

Regency DRT has EPA Approved Product to Disinfect against Coronavirus

 
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – March 20, 2020
 
Regency DRT, a nationally recognized leader in emergency services, is utilizing an EPA approved N list product to help local businesses, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, hospitals, and others in the fight against Corona-virus.

When Scott Stamper, President of Regency DRT, initially heard about COViD-19, commonly referred to as Corona-virus, he immediately knew his company had a product to help companies deal with this quick spreading virus.  “Our SteraMist product is highly effective for combating viruses such as Staph, Pseudomonas, MRSA, C. diff, Influenza A, and now, COViD-19, Corona-virus,” said Stamper.  “This is a high-level disinfectant and a powerful technology in fighting, reducing and eliminating the spread of bacteria and viruses.”

There has already been a case study to confirm the product’s effectiveness, in addition to the EPA’s approval placing SteraMist and Bit Solution on the EPA’s list for approved Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2. Several weeks into the emergence of the corona-virus (CoViD-19), a hotel room in the UK played host to two corona-virus patients. Once the room in question had been emptied, immediate and thorough decontamination was required as quickly as possible. A SteraMist® provider in the UK decontaminated the room.  After a successful application of SteraMist®, the room was returned back to operational order. Requiring an enzyme indication of a 6-log inactivation to consider the treatment valid, an outstanding 9-log inactivation was instead shown across the board. The application had been a resounding success.

According to the CDC, while the best method of corona-virus infection prevention is to wash hands with soap and water, avoid kissing and touching eyes, noses, or mouths, and avoid close contact with those who are sick, Stamper said it’s also important to thoroughly disinfect high-touch areas of businesses, including hand rails, door knobs, counter tops, bathrooms, and furniture. 

“Our highly trained and certified technicians can effectively complete a treatment with little down time.  During the last few days, we successfully completed the disinfection for a client with 6 assisted living facilities. The facilities were located from Pensacola to Coconut Creek.   Regency successfully was able to complete the high touch disinfection of a total of 610,000 square feet in 2 days.  For several years now, we made a decision to inventory more surface SteraMist units than any service provider in the southeast. Today, more than ever, that decision is truly benefiting our clients.”

“The Regency team was both quick and efficient in protecting and disinfecting our building, said Maintenance Director Bill Sargent of YourLife of Coconut Creek, one of the 6 facilities Regency completed this week.  “They were also very accommodating, working around our residents and their schedules.  It was such a pleasure to work with this company.”

SteraMist does not contaminate the environment with any toxic by-products, needs no wipe, no rinse and leaves no residue and does not require heating, ventilation, or air conditioning systems to be off. It is safe to be directly applied to electronics, fabrics, and more.

For more information about Regency DRT and their SteraMist system, contact Sales Director Mark Broersma  at 1 (888) 354-2447, email him at mbroersma@regencydrt.com or visit our website at www.RegencyDRT.com.

About Regency DRT

Regency DRT is a nation-wide leader in emergency services and property restoration services with 9 offices in Florida and Michigan, including West Palm Beach, Clermont/Orlando, Sunrise/Miami, Port St Lucie, Panama City, Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola, Jacksonville and Detroit.  Regency DRT was founded on the belief that a restoration company should provide superior quality of services to their customers while maintaining the industry’s highest standards.

Regency DRT offers 24 Hour Emergency Response and has extensive experience in working with insurance companies and claims adjusters on property insurance claims, coordinating everything from initial response until the property is restored to pre-loss conditions. With extensive training and knowledge of restoration services, the company is able to quickly respond with the necessary amount of equipment, resources and staff for the unique needs of the job, whether it’s a single residential loss, large loss or area-wide disaster. Visit Regency DRT online at www.RegencyDRT.com.

Contact
Mark Broersma
mbroersma@regencydrt.com
850-763-4378
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2019 Hurricane Outlook

As of May 23, the NOAA is predicting a “near-normal” Atlantic hurricane season this year, with a total of 9-15 named storms and 2-4 major hurricanes. A storm is named once it reaches sustained speeds of 39 -73 mph. Their outlook forecasts a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season, and a 30% chance of a below-normal season. The official findings below are provided by the NOAA with a 70% confidence.

 

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This prediction is developed as a reflection of competing climate factors, such as the ongoing El Niño: which is expected to persist and suppress the intensity of any storms this hurricane season. Climate patterns that are expected to counter the effects of El Niño are the expected warmer-than-average sea-surface temperatures in the Atlantic and an enhanced African Monsoon. Both climate patterns favor increased hurricane activity.

In a report issued by CSU on June 4, researchers stated a slight increase in their forecast from early April. They estimate that “2019 will have about 6 hurricanes (average is 6.4), 14 named storms (average is 12.1), 55 named storm days (average is 59.4), 20 hurricane days (average is 24.2), 2 major (Category 3,4, or 5) hurricanes (average is 2.7) and 5 major hurricane days (average is 6.2). These numbers also include Subtropical Strom Andrea, which formed in May.

A graphic showing 2019 Atlantic tropical cyclone names selected by the World Meteorological Organization.

(Image: NOAA)

Keep in mind that it is impossible to predict hurricane activity with 100% accuracy. No matter what is predicted, you should always properly prepare for hurricane season. Having a plan that everyone in your family knows is the best way to prepare and stay safe during hurricane season. Ready.gov has an easy-to-follow guide to help you set up an emergency plan, as well as a list of supplies you should have in an emergency kit. FEMA recommends having these supplies in your kit:

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Portable, battery-operated weather radio and extra batteries
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Emergency food and water
  • Nonelectric can opener
  • Essential medicines
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Sturdy shoes

If you have any pets, make sure you have an emergency plan for them as well. You should include current vaccination records, a week’s worth of food, water, leash, and photos in your emergency kit in case the pet is lost during the storm. Make sure they have a current identification tag on their color with your phone number and, if possible, an out-of-state contact’s phone number.

If possible, having a good insurance plan is the easiest way protect you home and belongings in the event of a catastrophe. In the case of flood insurance, there is generally a 30-day waiting period, so check into it early. Ready.gov recommends these tips for making your home hurricane ready:

  • Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep them from damaging your house
  • Secure loose gutters and clear any debris/clogged areas to prevent any water damage
  • Retrofit the property to secure and reinforce the roof, windows, doors, and garage doors
  • Purchase a portable generator or install a generator for use during power outages and make sure to keep it at least 20 feet away from the house and protected from moisture

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About Regency DRT/DKI

Regency DRT/DKI is a nation-wide leader in emergency services and property restoration services with 7 offices in Florida and Michigan, including West Palm Beach, Orlando, Sunrise, Port St Lucie, Panama City, Fort Walton/Pensacola and Detroit. Regency DRT/DKI was founded on the belief that a restoration company should provide exceptional quality of services to their customers while maintaining the industry’s highest standards.

Regency DRT/DKI offers 24 Hour Emergency Response and has extensive experience in working with insurance companies and claims adjusters on property insurance claims, coordinating everything from initial response until the property is restored to pre-loss conditions. With our extensive training and knowledge of restoration services, we are able to quickly respond with the necessary amount of equipment, resources and staff for the unique needs of the job, whether it’s a single residential loss, large loss or area-wide disaster.

Regency DRT/DKI is also a proud Member of Disaster KleenUp International (DKI), North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization. Being a DKI member also provides us with nationwide affiliates and partners to provide nationwide coverage to our clients. Call us at 1 (888) 354-2447 or visit our website at Regencydrt.com.