You might be asking yourself, what exactly is ATP testing? The acronym ATP stands for “Adenosine Triphosphate”, the energy molecule that exists in all living cells. So why is ATP testing important in cleanup and disinfection? A surface may look clean, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is clean. Some contamination and debris cannot be seen with the naked eye. This is why quantifying the results after the cleanup and disinfection with an ATP meter is important in most cleanup scenarios, especially in areas where exposure to these biohazard pathogens and microorganisms could cause a potential health concern and the ATP results can tell us just how safe the area is. We also use ATP testing when disinfecting for viruses, even though viruses do not contain living cells, ATP provides an incredible measurement of our surfaces’ cleanliness, and the ability to have disinfectants reach viruses, and destroy them

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