What are Log Kills?
To understand what Bio Sealed specializes in, we want to explain in further detail why we use the term “6-Log reduction” on a consistent basis when we are servicing our clients. This is the highest percentage that is generally used. The difference between a single digit can have a major impact, which is critical.
The term comes from the logarithm scale, which is used to indicate the percentage of bacteria killed in this scale. Bio Sealed’s service is able to kill the hardest-to-kill pathogens known as Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, (to help conceptualize our capabilities).
For example, if there are 1,000,000 bacteria present on a surface, a 1-log reduction would leave behind 90%, or 100,000 bacteria. A 2-log reduction removes 99%, leaving behind 10,000 bacteria, 3-log removes 99.9% to leave behind 1,000 bacteria, and so on through a 6-log kill, which leaves behind only one cell in one million.
- A 1-log kill reduces the colony to 100,000 MRSA bacteria after a 90% reduction;
- A 2-log kill reduces the colony to 10,000 bacteria after a 99% reduction;
- A 3-log kill reduces the colony to 1,000 bacteria after a 99.9% reduction;
- A 4-log kill reduces the colony to 100 bacteria after a 99.99% reduction;
- A 5-log kill reduces the colony to 10 bacteria after a 99.999% reduction;
- A 6-log kill reduces the colony to 1 MRSA bacterium after a 99.9999% reduction
We hope this article helps to better create understanding of what Bio Sealed specializes in, to help better protect the community and rid of unwanted pathogens if you have a need for our service.