Electrostatic Disinfection Frequently Asked Questions
The health and safety of your customers and employees are undoubtedly important to you, and in these uncertain times, we want to make sure you have all the information you need about electrostatic disinfection for your facility. We understand that you may have questions about our services. We are always here to address any questions or concerns you have. Below we have provided answers to some of the most common questions our clients often ask. Read through them to learn more about our disinfecting and protecting services and if you still have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach our to our team. We look forward to supporting and being of service to you!
We professionally sanitize, disinfect, protect, and help facilities implement proactive workplace wellness solutions that will enhance the health and safety of buildings. We help clients implement effective strategies, preventative practices, and innovative ways to improve the health and wellness of their facility and its occupants. We offer hands-free fixtures, touchless sensor solutions, safety-stations, air purification, UV Lighting and more. We utilize electrostatic sprayers and EPA registered disinfectants.
Our service is CDC Compliant for disinfecting for Covid-19, it actually exceeds the CDC's requirements for cleaning and disinfection after Covid-19 exposure. We offer Extended Protection Surface Shield that keeps working 30 to 90 days. We customize the service for each client based on the type of facility, occupancy levels, environment and more.
We work closely with clients and our Team360 technicians to ensure we understand everything they need so we can guarantee complete satisfaction. Our goal is to exceed our client’s expectations and we achieve this by a commitment to excellence in products and service.
Using our electrostatic disinfection process it begins working immediately. 30 -60 Second kill-rate (10 minute dwell/dry time). It is safe, stable and does not require a long re-entry interval post application.
The Hypochlorous Acid (HOCI) disinfecting agents we use are EPA N List registered. It is among nature's most powerful antimicrobial compounds which is proven to kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses, yet is non-toxic and safe. Coupled with an electrostatic charge, we are able to disinfect your facility much more rapidly with far less chemicals, all around surfaces 360 degrees.
We also use NaDCC – PURTABS/PUR:ONE. This is essentially similar to table salt and very safe. It can be used to disinfect water when needed. The CDC further states that alternative compounds that release chlorine, such as sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC – PURTABS/PUR:ONE), are more advantageous in that they retain chlorine longer and so exert a more prolonged bactericidal effect. Sodium dichloroisocyanurate tablets are stable, the microbicidal activity of solutions prepared from sodium dichloroisocyanurate tablets are greater than that of sodium hypochlorite solutions containing the same total available chlorine.
1 hour. Typically the disinfectant dries within 5 - 10 minutes but we recommend staying out of the serviced area for 1 hour. The space can be reoccupied 1 hour after the technician is finished treating the area. It is safe, stable and does not require a long re-entry interval post application. We offer customized solutions so it is dependent upon services and products used.
The active ingredient in the HOCI disinfectants we use have been shown to be proven effective at destroying all viruses, including COVID-19, in addition to all pathogens, bacteria, and fungi. We use EPA N LIST registered, hospital-grade disinfectant and germicides that have been specially formulated to target the dangerous pathogens that standard janitorial and cleaning services may leave behind.
Our Disinfecting Service is effective against more than 140 viruses and bacteria:
– Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID 19
– C. DIFF
– Multi-drug resistant Bacteria
– Influenza & Norovirus
– T4 &T1 Bacteriophage
– Canine Coronavirus, Distemper & Herpes
– Staphylococcus (All Types)
– Additional Viruses
We customize the solution for each client based on the type of facility and occupancy levels. All disinfectants we utilize offer high performance without the harsh chemicals, proven effective to kill dangerous pathogens and bacteria microbes, and fungi.
- EPA N-List hospital-grade disinfecting agents with proven effectiveness
- Harmless to humans, pets, and the environment
- 99.999% effective
- Food Safe
- pH Neutral
- Will not cause mutation of other “super bugs”
- More cost effective and efficient than conventional disinfectants and processes
We use broad-spectrum disinfecting agents that harnesses the power of HOCI (hypochlorous acid) solution. It is the most effective disinfectant in the chlorine family. It reacts more rapidly than other chlorine based disinfectants. Derived from naturally occurring minerals, and not only eliminates odors at their source but kills a wide range of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Salmonella enterica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and viruses including Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes Covid-19, norovirus, and adenovirus on hard, non-porous, environmental surfaces.
Our solution offers high performance without the harsh chemicals. The EPA N-List hospital-grade disinfecting agents we use have demonstrated and proven effectiveness against viruses, on hard, non-porous surfaces. It is safer than bleach yet deadly for all infectious pathogens it comes in contact with. The unique chemistry in our solution is non-toxic and safe enough for daily use, yet powerful enough to kill dangerous microbes. All solutions we use are 99.999% effective and will eliminate bacteria microbes, virus pathogens, and fungi spores that may reside in your home or business without the use of harsh chemicals or fumes.
The CDC states that household bleach being used to sanitize and disinfect, while having a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity, contributes to ocular irritation or oropharyngeal, esophageal, and gastric burns, is corrosive to metals in high concentrations (>500 ppm), is inactivated by organic matter, discolors or "bleaches" fabrics, and releases of toxic chlorine gas when mixed with ammonia or acid (e.g., household cleaning agents).
The CDC further states that alternative compounds that release chlorine, such as sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC – PURTABS/PUR:ONE), are more advantageous in that they retain chlorine longer and so exert a more prolonged bactericidal effect. Sodium dichloroisocyanurate tablets are stable, the microbicidal activity of solutions prepared from sodium dichloroisocyanurate tablets are greater than that of sodium hypochlorite solutions containing the same total available chlorine. (CDC Guidelines for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities). For schools or daycare, the CDC further recommends the use of a EPA registered disinfectants.
Yes, it can be used around standard office equipment such as laptops, desktops, keyboards and monitors but should not be applied directly to any sensitive electronics. Depending on the monitor it may need to be covered. We do not treat IDF and MDF rooms.
Unlike bleach and other products, our solution does not discolor color-safe fabrics. They should NOT be used on non-colorfast fabrics, wool or silk fabrics, or any fabric with a special finish.
It depends on the antimicrobial solution being used and is also up to the client. One of the antimicrobial solutions states 4 weeks and we have additional solutions that will last up to 90 days and provide continuous protection. Please be aware it is important to continue to clean and avoid bio-film and soil from building-up and covering the surface for our antimicrobial to continue its effectiveness. These products can supplement, but do not replace routine cleaning. Consistency and a layered approach is key: clean, sanitize, disinfect, and protect, the safer your environment will be. The longevity is impacted by the frequency of wear, friction, use, and the environment more than the type of surface.
The antimicrobial is meant to pierce the cell membranes of microbes that land on a surface between regular cleanings. This product is not a replacement for routine cleaning and disinfection with products from EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. EPA recommends that facilities continue to follow the cleaning and disinfection recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Use of this product does not eliminate the need for critical precautions like mask wearing, social distancing, and ventilation. Always follow CDC, state and local public health guidelines. Please note that according to the CDC, while “it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes,” the virus is thought to spread mainly through close contact between individuals.
For more information, see EPA's website. EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (List N)
If the janitorial company applies a neutral or low pH disinfectant to the treated surface it will not harm the antimicrobial surface shield. Continue to perform regular cleaning - does not require constantly cleaning. High-touch point surfaces should be cleaned more frequently than low touch-point surfaces in order to keep biofilm and soil off the surface, just like you should be doing now. They should use a low or pH neutral sanitizer and disinfectant.
It can be applied to generally any surface, porous and non-porous. We recommend applying the product to all primary work surfaces and contact areas in a building. Peoples hands come in contact with more than just touch points. You want to protect every surface that comes into contact with someone's hands. We can focus on hard-surface touch points throughout a facility, including desks, keyboards, phones and workstations, as well as high-traffic areas such as copy rooms, break rooms, restrooms, and dining areas but we advise all work surfaces and contact areas in the building and applying the product 6' up the walls. We do not treat IDF/MDF rooms.
We us patented antimicrobial technology that provides continuous protection on surfaces and is proven to break down and protect against microbes. A safe and wise choice for microbe control anywhere clean is important. It creates an invisible shield to provide 24/7 surface protection for extended periods of time, 4 weeks up to 90 days. It is dependent on the solution used and the client's preference. The unscented, colorless, water-based formula can be applied to a variety of surfaces. This protectant is safe for humans, pets, and the environment.
When applied, the solution forms a bond with the surface, creating unparalleled antimicrobial activity with long-term stability and durability. Our coating acts as a protective barrier that bonds to surfaces on a molecular level during our electrostatic application. We utilize electrostatic sprayers and a specially formulated coating with an EPA registered active ingredient that acts like a spike to puncture the cell membranes of microbes on contact. The coating continues to work long after it dries by creating a layer that microbes literally cannot live on. Due to the positive electrical charge, it actively seeks out and attracts microbes to the surface, eliminating them on contact.
The rapid destruction of odor causing germs provides for odor control not available through traditional chemicals. The coating physically disrupts and inhibits the growth of a wide variety of odor-causing bacteria, mold, fungi and algae by creating a force-field effect on surfaces. Once applied, it will not wash off a surface, or leach into the environment or your body. A surface with a shield is completely inhospitable to microbes and effective without poisons. Environmentally safe - No super bugs, cross contamination, leaching, or off gassing.
Yes. Not only will our antimicrobial surface shield protection continuously fight the growth of micro-organisms that can cause stains, odors and product degradation. It also produces a protective non-toxic surface coating and will make it easier to clean and keep surfaces fresher and odor free between cleanings.
- Water based, Patented, Bound Antimicrobial Technology
- Ready To Use (RTU) formulation
- Persistent and Continuous protection of treated surfaces for up to 90 Days
- Mode of Action - Mechanical Kill
- Works while dry
- EPA Registered
- Both colorless and odorless
- Keeps surfaces protected between cleanings
- Neutral pH
- Non-Corrosive, Non-Flammable, No VOC’s
- Food Contact Surface Preservative
We follow industry best practices, are transparent and will supply upon request a product’s SDS, MSDS, EPA registration label, and clarify its EPA-supported claim language for any disinfectant and antimicrobial products we use. This ensures the benefits being claimed are grounded in scientific data and can meet the needs of your facilities. By offering the information, consumers can make an informed purchase decision and ensure the protection they are being sold is the same protection that they will receive.
Yes, we do. We customize our solution for each client. We offer a natural and specially formulated to kill gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria with a more realistic contact time of just 30 seconds! In addition to being bactericidal against Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Salmonella enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa & Escherichia coli (E-coli), it is also virucidal against Rhinovirus (the common cold virus) and Influenza A including the Pandemic 2009 H1N1 on hard, non-porous, inanimate surfaces!
Being a Food Surface Contact Sanitizer means this product can decontaminate sensitive kitchen surfaces without rinsing, wiping or leaving behind synthetic chemical residue. This solutions uses the proprietary Botanical Active Ingredient – Thymol, present as a component of Thyme Oil. Formulated with whole essential plant oils, not synthesized copies of the chemicals found within the oils! According to the EPA, typical hard surface disinfectants may not be appropriate on semi-porous walls and wood framing to concrete and carpets, this solution effectively eliminates odors produced by odor-causing fungi, bacteria & other odor-causing organisms on both, porous and non-porous surfaces. It combines powerful botanical cleaning surfactants with proven killing ability to clean and disinfect in one easy step! This makes it ideally suited for general decontamination of remediation sites, equipment and contents. Ideal for decontamination, preventing cross-contamination, cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing. No synthetic chemicals. No rinsing or wiping required, even on food contact surfaces. No label warnings or precautionary statements. No PPE required during application (we will wear PPE at this time due to COVID-19). No evacuation of building occupants required.
- Kills 99.999% of dangerous pathogens, bacteria, germs, allergens, and more
- EPA registered, hospital-grade disinfectants
- Non-toxic, food-safe - safe for humans, pets and environment
- No rinsing or wiping required
- Reduce cross-contamination
- Long-lasting, residual protection that is colorless, odorless, and dries clear
- More cost effective and efficient than conventional disinfectants
- Customized Solutions
- Proactive Workplace Wellness Solutions to assist you with implementing effective strategies and innovative ways to improve the health and wellness of you facility and its occupants
- Peace of mind for you, your staff, workforce, and customers
We use an EPA registered, hospital-grade disinfectant and germicides that have been specially formulated to target the dangerous pathogens that standard janitorial and cleaning services may leave behind. We will work with you to set-up a regularly scheduled time to disinfect and protect your business. Consistency is the key to and a safe germ-free environment.
Per the CDC, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like Coronavirus. Since Coronavirus is airborne and also spread person-to-person, GermNix 360's electrostatic disinfection services are not guaranteed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. We are not claiming to reduce and/or prevent sickness. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information regarding coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.
*Disclaimer: Disinfecting services does not prevent person-to-person transmission or reintroduction of micro-organisms to a facility. We cannot make any health claims that our service will reduce and/or prevent sickness, however our service is CDC Compliant for disinfecting for Covid-19, our service actually goes beyond the requirements for cleaning and disinfection after Covid-19 exposure.
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