Remediation and Decontamination for Cannabis Facilities

As the cannabis industry grows, understanding the difference between remediation and decontamination is becoming increasingly important. When it comes to cannabis, these terms often get used interchangeably but have different meanings and implications for any cannabis facility. So let’s explore the differences between remediation and decontamination and their importance in a cannabis facility. 

What is Remediation in Cannabis?

Remediation in cannabis is a process that removes pathogens from the buds or grow rooms by using physical, chemical, or biological means. The goal of remediation is to remove those contaminants so they no longer threaten human health or the grow rooms. However, it’s important to note that while this process can reduce contamination levels, it does not always altogether remove them. 

What is Decontamination in Cannabis?

Decontamination is when microbes are removed from the cannabis buds, an area, or a surface by cleaning or other means. Decontamination aims to reduce microbial levels to prevent microbial. Typically through sanitization or sterilization processes such as air purifiers or chemical treatments. 

Importance of Remediation & Decontamination in Cannabis Facilities 

In cannabis facilities, remediation and decontamination are essential for ensuring safety standards are met, and products are safe for consumption. Remediation helps remove mold from the grow rooms when there is a pathogen issue. Decontamination helps ensure air or surfaces prevent potential pathogens such as powdery mildew and aspergillus. Both processes help protect consumers and plants from potential cross-contamination and health hazards associated with consuming contaminated products. Additionally, these processes help protect workers from exposure to hazardous substances that may be present in the facility’s environment.                      

Decontamination With AirROS

AirROS surface and air purification system offers a powerful solution for decontaminating pathogens in cannabis grow rooms. AirROS commercial air purification system incorporates advanced technology that helps to destroy mold, yeast, bacteria, and other airborne contaminants. In addition, SAGE Industrial’s state-of-the-art AirROS air and surface sanitizers offer whole-room coverage sanitization capabilities that make it easy to keep your grow room free from harmful microorganisms. 

Remediation with AirROS

If you are looking to remediate your cannabis or grow rooms, then AirROS systems can be effective for that too. We recommend decontaminating the grow rooms 24/7 before it becomes a problem. However, when having mold issues, you can change the settings inside the AirROS systems for shock treatment or do a remediation before taking it to the cannabis lab for testing. One method with AirROS is to remediate an empty room before bringing in the plants and sanitize all the walls, equipment, and floors. That way, you are bringing in the plants in a clean environment. Then adjust the settings in the AirROS system where it is at safe levels to decontaminate the room 24/7 when plants are inside the room, and people are present to prevent any pathogens, mold, or powdery mildew issues.

Remediation and decontamination are critical components for any cannabis facility. Both aiming to meet safety standards and provide safe products for consumers. While the two terms are often used interchangeably, it’s essential to understand their unique meanings and implications when it comes to ensuring safety in your facility. By understanding their importance and implementing effective practices for remediation & decontamination, you can ensure your facility meets all necessary safety requirements. Using AirROS can meet these standards while providing safe products for your customers! If you would like to learn more about AirROS systems and how to use them for decontamination and remediation processing, fill out our contact form or book a call!


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