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Aqua One LLC Has Achieved GBAC STAR™ Accreditation



NEDERLAND, TX – (Tuesday, January 18, 2022) -- Aqua One LLC has announced that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Aqua One LLC has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention for its clients.


GBAC STAR Service Accreditation validates a cleaning company’s cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention program to help its facility customers prepare, respond and recover from biohazards and infectious agents such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.


As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that Aqua One LLC implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.


GBAC STAR Service is a performance-based program that is based on quality management system principles and is similar in approach to other relevant industry programs like ISO 9001, ISO 45001, and ISO 35001.  It is designed to complement other cleaning-industry programs like the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS), which outlines the primary characteristics of a well-run, quality cleaning organization.


“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, Aqua One LLC has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”   


To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, Aqua One LLC was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures. Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at


About Aqua One LLC

Aqua One LLC is a family-owned, operated business and is rapidly becoming a top name in the business of decontamination, environmental cleaning, and specialized services in order to provide facilities with a clean and safe environment free of the threat of infections and diseases.  With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Aqua One LLC has the knowledge and skill to provide customers with the best solutions and services.   Our professional and highly-trained staff are second to none, and client satisfaction is our number one priority!   Aqua One LLC offers professional solutions and services to our clients in the areas of: Water Mitigation, Maritime Services, HVAC Cleaning, Disaster Recovery & Decontamination.  Website:


About GBAC, a Division of ISSA 
Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit


About ISSA 
With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.