Clean rooms are controlled environments that require frequent cleaning to keep their particle levels low. These rooms have strict standards for the number of particles they can have, among other things. Clean room sanitization services follow strict standards that ensure particle removal and keep the room as sterile as possible. Let’s look at what these standards are and how Brenner follows them when we clean and disinfect clean rooms.
This post covers the following concepts:
- What are clean rooms?
- What do ISO’s clean room standards include?
- What happens if a clean room has too many particles?
- What clean room cleaning services involve
- How Brenner Facility Services handles your clean room
- Why clean room services matter
- Does Brenner offer other cleaning services?
Clean rooms are rooms often found in medical and technology settings. Some clean rooms house medical devices and keep patients from getting sick during procedures. Others house servers that preserve an organization’s data. No matter what you use your clean room for, you need to follow standards from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
ISO’s clean room classifications include:
- Class 10 ISO4
- Class 100 ISO5
- Class 1000 ISO6
- Class 10,000 ISO7
- Class 100,000 ISO8
The higher the classification, the stricter the particle limitations are. Each class of clean rooms has limitations on how many particles the room can have, what the walls can be made of, what lighting fixtures it can have, and many other components. For example, a Class 10 clean room can have up to 10,000 particles smaller than 0.1 micrometers (um), 2,370 smaller than 0.2 um, and the numbers keep diminishing up through particles 1 um big. Class 10 rooms can only have 83 particles as large as 1 um.
Clean rooms in other classifications have different particle limits. A Class 100 room can contain 823 particles as big as 1 um and 293 particles as big as 5 um. Clean room sanitization services keep these rooms within their limitations for the particle amounts they can safely have.
If your clean room has too many particles to meet its classification’s standards, then it is no longer a safe and sterile environment for the people or equipment within it. That’s why you need clean room cleaning services that maintain the sterile environment the ISO classes and requirements demand.
Cleaning and disinfecting a clean room involves the following tasks:
- Vacuuming entry mats
- Sweeping the floor
- Rolling tacky mats on the walls and ceilings
- Rinsing the ceiling and floor with deionized water and isopropyl alcohol
- Hand wiping the walls in motions parallel to the room’s airflow
- Waxing floors with regular wax
- Waxing ESD floors with no-charge wax
- Removing trash while wearing gloves
- Removing acid and solvent trash
When you have your clean room cleaned and disinfected, make sure you work with a professional cleaning company that has experience with these types of rooms. Your cleaning partner should use these methods and others that keep your room’s particle count low enough to meet its ISO class’s standards.
Take advantage of our clean room services to keep your room as spotless and sterile as possible.
Our services keep your clean room sanitized in a few ways. We only bring trained and certified cleaning professionals into your facility, because we know this type of job can only be done well by someone who has advanced training and experience. We use clean room cleaning equipment and solvents to give you a clean environment that meets ISO standards and any other local and federal regulations you need to meet.
Also, we don’t just clean your clean room once and leave. We maintain a long-term partnership with you, disinfecting your clean room on a regular basis and working with you to develop a schedule that fits your business. We also customize our clean room services as needed to keep everything as sterile as possible.
These services are necessary because this type of room has to stay extremely clean and sterile. That’s not just a preference—it’s a regulation that exists to protect the people and equipment in those rooms. If you don’t meet these standards, your business could be penalized. Also, the people and equipment in those rooms will be put at risk from being exposed to too many particles, such as dust, dirt, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants.
Whether you have a medical or technological clean room, you need it to stay sterile to meet regulations and keep everyone safe and healthy. If you need clean room services in eastern New England, Brenner Facility Services is here to help.
How well does your current cleaning solution work for your facility’s clean room? If it’s not meeting ISO standards or keeping room occupants and equipment clean and safe, reach out to us today. We have the knowledge, resources, and experience to provide the clean room services you’re looking for.