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Kaivac donates to National Institute of Decontamination Specialists

January 9, 2012

HAMILTON, OH — Kaivac Inc., developer of the No-Touch Cleaning system, has donated one of its cleaning machines to the National Institute of Decontamination Specialists (NIDS), according to a press release.

The organization, based in Piedmont, South Carolina, teaches students from around the world how to properly and safely clean crime scenes and perform other high-risk environmental disinfection services, the release stated.

According to the release, NIDS also provides training at the Cleaning and Restoration Association’s (CRA), training center in Sacramento, California, and offers courses in Melbourne, Australia.

"NIDS has helped make crime scene and high-risk cleaning a science. Because we are such strong advocates for bringing more science into cleaning, we were happy to help them," said Tom Morrison, vice president of marketing for Kaivac.

"As part of our training programs, we emphasize the importance of proper cleaning and the failure of conventional methods of using rags, mops, etc.," said Kent Berg, director of the Institute and founder of the American BioRecovery Association.

"I talk about the Kaivac cleaning system frequently as an alternative, but until now, we did not have one to actually demonstrate. Now, we do and we are grateful to Kaivac for their generosity," Berg added.

Click here to read the complete release.