ATP Testing and Pilot
Proper sanitization is key to protecting your working environment from bacteria and viruses. At Pilot, we use ATP testing as part of our quality control system. ATP test results are sent to you via our OrangeQC reports when complete.
Areas that may be tested are:
- Elevator buttons
- Escalators and stair handrails
- Door knobs
- Kitchen Areas
- Restroom Areas
- Other commonly touched surfaces
What Is ATP?
ATP is short for adenosine triphosphate, a chemical that is produced in every living cell. So it’s presence on a surface tells us that there is something on that surface that is, or was recently, alive. In a healthcare setting, that something is usually going to be the remnants of blood or other bodily fluids, skin cells, food and microbial organisms. This organic material can be the reservoir for environmental pathogens. An ATP test is, therefore, considered an indicator test for the possible presence of these pathogens.
How will ATP Testing Benefit your Building?
ATP Testing for your business will locate contaminated high-touch surface ‘hotspots’ in your business that have been causing your staff to contract infections, flu strains (such as, H1N1); colds, and other viral contaminants that are present on your surfaces. It will also show how effective our cleaning program is and which areas need more attention.