Survey Results: HLAC Standards
Forty-two percent of infection specialist surveyed claimed familiarity with HLAC standards. Five percent correctly recalled the number of steps, per HLAC, to process a load from dirty to clean.
Survey Results: Fewer Than 1 in 5 I/Ps Trust Their Laundering System
Fewer than 1-in-5 I/Ps trust their facility laundering system "completely."
#ConfessToContec: "I Wouldn't Put My Own Family On Our Hospital Linens."
How clean are the hospital linens? Clean enough for your family? Another #ConfessToContec submission.
#ConfessToContec: APIC 2018 Day 1 Wrap
Day One wrap up form the 2018 APIC conference.
#ConfessToContec: Hair & Lint Found In "Clean" Laundry
#ConfessToContec talks to a worker who found hair and lint in the "clean" laundry.
Floors a Source of Transmission for Hospital Infection (2018 APIC Film Festival Entry)
Hospital floors can spread disease quickly. See how easy infection can spread in this video.
Hospital Infection Control Practitioners Doubt Laundered Mops and Cleaning Cloths are Risk-Free
A survey by Contec Professional revealed that 72% of infection control practitioners do not trust their hospital's laundering system, exposing patients to HAI's.
Don't Kid Around with Cleaning: Considerations When Choosing Disinfectants for Schools
Properly cleaning and disinfecting areas children and adult staff will be occupying are key to any facility reopening plan. It’s important to remember that cleaning and disinfecting are two separate activities, although many people use the terms interchangeably.
Effectiveness and Bioburden of Microfiber Mops (APIC 2018 Poster)
This infographic demonstrates the effectiveness and bioburden of microfiber mops.
Disposable Microfiber vs. Relaundered Microfiber (1-page Synopsis)
What are the advantages of disposable microfiber mops. Contec talks a quick view.
Disposable Microfiber vs. Relaundered Microfiber (4-page Synopsis)
What are the advantages of disposable microfiber mops. Contec talks an in-depth view.
Premira vs. Relaundered Microfiber Side-by-Side
The truth is that microfiber only works well the first time it’s used. After that, it’s a magnet for nastiness!
Premira vs. Imported Microfiber Side-by-Side
Not all disposable microfiber is created equal. Some make you work extra hard and don’t clean as well. Contec® Premira® Microfiber Pads & Wipes make cleaning a breeze.
ICT Infection Preventionist Survey Finding
We surveyed 106 infection prevention specialists. Here are the results.
EVS Professionals Survey Finding
The results of our 2018 AHE Exchange survey are surprising. Here's the results of our survey with EVS Specialists.
Is Your Health Club Making People Sick?
Cleanliness should be the last thing on a guest’s mind while getting their sweat on. But all too often, dirty towels and mops merely move germs, dirt, and sweat across your facility’s many high-touch surfaces leaving behind potentially harmful pathogens – and leaving customers grossed out.
OSHA: Glutaraldehyde Vapor Limit
California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) sets and enforces workplace chemical exposure limits. Cal/OSHA has set a Ceiling Limit for the amount of glutaraldehyde in workplace air.
Mops, Wipes, Dusters, and Hardware for Commercial Cleaning
Learn more about the mops, wipes, dusters and hardware we recommend for commercial cleaning jobs.
Cleaning Your Cleaning Tools: Oxymoron or Best Practice?
There’s a connection between the cleanliness of our tools and the outcome of the cleaning process.
Don’t Wash Savings Down the Drain: The Cost Benefits of Nonlaunderable Microfiber
When critical factors such as chemicals, staffing, and loss are considered, the cost calculation often changes in favor of disposable microfiber products. The consistently superior cleaning results from our mops and wipes make Contec the winning choice for everyone: Purchasing, IP, and EVS.
Contec, Inc. Recognized as a Top Workplaces 2022
Contec, Inc. has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by South Carolina Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC.
What Are HAIs and Why Should You Be Concerned?
The category of an infectious agent helps to determine how best to treat the associated infection. For example, antibiotics are routinely used to treat bacterial infections, but they’re often useless for a viral infection.
Breaking the Chain of Infection at Surface Level
What can be done then to help reduce the chances of adenovirus flourishing in a facility? A positive team approach between infection prevention professionals and environmental services or janitorial staff is key to success.
Webinar: Cleaning for COVID-19 in the new “Normal”
Our cleaning experts take on topics like the basics of cleaning, what is COVID-19, & solutions available to clean a facility.
Microbiologist with Contec Professional Clarifies Common Cleaning Myths for WSPA-TV Viewers
“All chemical products are required to have proper labeling,” explains Dr. Wiencek, “even those used in our homes. It’s important to know what these labels tell us to make sure we’re using them correctly.”
When in Doubt, Focus on the Fundamentals
Those working in healthcare related fields, however, know that Covid-19 isn’t the only deadly disease out there. Experts are keeping an eye on new, emerging viruses as well as better known ones, such as Ebola and hepatitis.
Premira® Microfiber Mop Pads Are Now GBAC STAR™ Registered
Under the guidance of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the patented Premira Microfiber Mop Pad aligns with the GBAC STAR Accreditation Program, and demonstrates cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention best practices that minimize risks associated with infectious agents like COVID-19.
Contec Takes Over APIC 2018
Contec will highlight the long-held theory that hospital floors represent a potential risk of pathogen dissemination that has been underestimated for far too long.
Contec Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies in S.C. for 2019
SC Biz News has announced the 40 fastest-growing companies in South Carolina for 2019. Contec, Inc. (parent company of Contec Professional) is one of the twenty large companies in the state!
Championing the EVS Professional: Recap of AHE Exchange 2019
Cleanliness and sanitization are two of the most important environmental factors of any facility that specializes in treating patients. Because these are also the core duties of healthcare EVS technicians, EVS staff have become the frontline against healthcare associated infections (HAIs) infections.
Microbiologist and EVS Pro Consider “A Laundry List of Questions” About Cleaning with Microfiber
The four main components of a proper cleaning process are reviewed next: tools, agitation, chemicals, and labor.
AHE Announces Contec as Corporate Champion
The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, is pleased to announce that Contec Professional, a strategic business unit of Contec, Inc. has been named a 2019-2020 Corporate Champion.
Contec Wins 2021 NYX Marcom Gold Award
Contec is a Gold Winner in the 2021 NYX Awards. The Gold NYX Marcom award in the category of Content Marketing & Writing/Marketing Materials goes to the product life cycle assessment (LCA) project in collaboration with Ceros, a digital design platform.
The Effects of Mold and Mildew Damage
The very first thing to do in any mold clean-up scenario is to locate and remediate the moisture source. It could be a leaking pipe, a hole in the roof, condensation collecting in an unventilated area, etc.
Top 5 Stories in 2020 for Contec Professional
The increased need for more cleaning, more frequently, meant that those responsibilities stretched beyond the EVS technician’s cleaning cart.
Contec Made APIC 2018 Epic!
It was our pleasure to interact with more than 100 infection prevention specialists from all over the world for three days.
New Tool Helping Make Mechanical Removal Easier
The new TrapMore™ Disposable Dusting Sheets from Contec Professional help you quickly collect, trap, and remove dirt, dust, and other small debris from surfaces.
Contec, Inc. Receives InnoVision® 2018 Award
Contec, Inc. was recognized for its achievements in Technology Integration during the annual InnoVision Awards dinner on November 8, 2018 at the Spartanburg Marriott.
Contec Receives Bronze Sustainability Rating from EcoVadis
Contec, Inc., leading manufacturer of and partner for contamination control products, has been awarded a Bronze sustainability rating from EcoVadis.
Boogeyman and Bacteria: Where Are the Real Monsters Hiding?
Enterovirus is actually a genus of viruses associated with several diseases commonly found in schools, such as hand-foot-and-mouth disease and aseptic meningitis, while streptococcus is a genus of bacteria that can cause strep throat, scarlet fever, and impetigo.
COVID-19 and Surfaces: A CDC Update
Contec has always promoted the benefits of mechanical removal of dust, dirt and germs when it comes to effective cleaning
Contec Announces New Logo and Brand Identity
As we continue to grow, it is important to tell our story effectively, efficiently, and consistently. That is why we have developed a new visual identity, including our logo, colors, fonts, and the tools we use to communicate.
Hospital Infection Control Practitioners Doubt Laundered Mops and Cleaning Cloths are Risk-Free
– A recent survey conducted by Contec Professional, found that a majority of infection control practitioners (ICPs) do not trust their hospital’s laundering system.
Contec Professional Locks Out Supply Closet Chaos with Toolflex®
The days of mops and brooms tumbling from overstuffed supply closets will soon be a thing of the past if Contec Professional and Toolflex have their way. Contec Professional, the leading manufacturer of Laundry-Free™ microfiber mops and wipes for the professional cleaning market, recently announced a partnership with Toolflex.
APIC Attendees Indicate Reducing HAIs Is a Team Effort
Who has more control over reducing HAIs in your facility: Infection Preventionists or Environmental Services/Housekeeping?
Ineffectiveness of Laundered Mops and Cleaning Cloths in Healthcare Revealed
Instead of thoroughly cleaning floors and other high-touch surfaces in hospitals, laundered mops and cleaning cloths may actually be spreading bacteria and potential infection.
Contec and Mannington Commercial Announce: “A Partnership Made in Healthcare™”
Leveraging their respective strengths, Contec’s Professional business unit has agreed to develop and conduct performance-based research on select Mannington Commercial flooring intended for the acute care market.
2018 AHE Exchange Proves Successful for Contec
The Contec Professional team wrapped up another successful event; this time, it was The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) conference in Columbus, Ohio. At the 2018 AHE Exchange show, we learned several key things.
An Introduction to PREMIRA® Disposable Microfiber
Laundered microfiber mops and wipes only work best the first time they’re used. While great at grabbing up bioburden from hospital floors or surfaces, they're terrible at letting go of it - no matter how well you wash them.
Join Contec as We “Wipe Away” 2020!
As a top manufacturer of critical cleaning wipes for over 33 years, we know a little bit about getting rid of bad rubbish
Contec Brings Its Confessional to AHE Exchange 2018
“We’ve been actively listening to our customers for over 25 years, because solving their critical cleaning problems is what drives us,” explains Warwick Spencer, Business Manager for Contec Professional.
The Impact of Cleaning on Patient Satisfaction
A clean healthcare facility is critical for patient satisfaction and the overall patient experience. In this blog post, we'll explore the impact of cleaning on patient satisfaction and how healthcare facilities can improve their cleaning protocols.
Contec Releases 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Contec, Inc., leading manufacturer of and partner for contamination control products, has released its inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
The Importance of Infection Prevention and Control
At Contec, we design our cleaning and disinfecting products for the most critical healthcare environments to help prevent infections, including HAIs.
Wearing Medical Masks in Public: Solicitous, Stigmatic, or Superfluous?
Regular citizens wearing surgical masks out and about might seem like a recent phenomenon, but historians indicate that the widespread use of woven facemasks began in Japan during the flu pandemic of 1918.
Labor Shortage Creating Negative Impact on EVS
Employers were already having a difficult time retaining housekeepers, janitors, and others related to environmental services before the pandemic.
Contec, Inc. Broadens Its ‘Heroes for Zero’ Campaign, Adds Two Sponsees
Contec, Inc., a global manufacturer of critical cleaning and contamination control products, is announcing it has expanded its ‘Heroes for Zero’ sponsorship campaign, which began the 2020 calendar year featuring NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Jeffrey Earnhardt.
Remembering Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice
This year, as Americans are coping with the global pandemic and the turmoil that has accompanied it, celebrating Memorial Day as it was originally intended seems especially poignant.
What’s Your Contec Love Language?
Here at Contec Professional, we think people might also have a Contec love language because cleaning the right way brings less stress, but the wrong way can cause problems.
Service, Smiles, and Sporicidin: Contec Professional Joins Mikey’s Fest to Help Local Ronald McDonald House Charities
Located in Greenville, SC, Ronald McDonald House of the Carolinas has been helping families with housing and emotional support since 1989.
Clean Buildings Expo 2019 - Day 1 Highlights
It was a busy first day at the inaugural Clean Buildings Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference featured key education session and new product information for in-house cleaning managers, executive housekeepers, facility managers, and principals in building service contractor (BSC) firms.
Bolstering Lean Healthcare EVS the Focus for Contec Professional at HIDA 2018 Expo
Contec has almost 30 years developing cutting-edge products for the critical cleaning market. This expertise has led to many innovations, such as the Contec H.E.L.P. System.