How we test for bacteria
Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is present in all organic material and is the universal unit of energy used in all living cells.
ATP monitoring is a rapid testing method that quickly assesses the cleanliness of surfaces or liquid samples.
Since germs can be transported within a structure, we swab multiple locations inside a home or business to determine to what level the affected area is cleaned.
It’s the same approach used by scientists to measure germs in labs, hospitals, and restaurants.
Swab readings of 0 – 100 relative light units (RLU) are considered to be relatively clean.
Any surface with a reading of 300 or more poses a danger and should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected immediately.
We aim for RLU readings of 0 to 30.
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