Jump Links To Content
- Gain Your Competitive Hygiene Advantage
- Weighing Your Options
- Lower ATP = Less Germs = Lower Infection Risk
- What Is This New Service?
- Dwell Time
- The Importance Of Botanical
- After The Disinfectant: Probiotics
- What Are Probiotics?
- How Do Probiotics Work To Reduce ATP?
- Longer Lasting Hygiene
- The Importance of Cleaning Up The Dead Microbes
- What’s Included In Your Fogging Service?
- Fogging Frequency
- Get In Touch Today
Gain Your Competitive Hygiene Advantage
In this coronavirus era, status quo is a losing strategy. What you do to protect your people and customers from communicable disease is ultimately going to determine the future success of your business. What you were doing before the crisis is not enough!
To attract your customers back you absolutely must introduce a new service that will check these boxes:
- Catches people’s eye as a leading-edge technique (consumers love the latest and greatest).
- Seems like it’s over-the-top protection (the more you do to protect your customers the better).
- Makes obvious sense (in terms of it being effective and scientifically sound).
- Creates a noticeable, marketable difference over your competition (so the service becomes an investment rather than a cost center).
If you want to significantly enhance your business’s cleaning practices and gain a “competitive hygiene advantage”, keep reading to discover our new service, how it works and how we can help your business ready itself for re-opening and beyond.
Take action now before your competition does!
Weighing Your Options
As the person in your company responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of your facility, especially the cleaning, you must examine all your options in order to protect your customers, clients and colleagues from infection and the spreading of disease. This means weighing a cleaning service’s effectiveness with its costs and benefits. Cheaper options may not get you the results you want, while pricier alternatives may blow past your budget and STILL not get you the results you want.
In the wake of COVID-19, the leading-edge service I outline for you below is the key to cost-effective hygiene in your workplace.
Lower ATP = Less Germs = Lower Infection Risk
To get a proper understanding of this new service, you must first know about a basic component of biology which disinfecting and sanitizing aims to eliminate: ATP.
Cells and microorganisms capture and store energy from food and light sources in the form of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). This means plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms — all living things — have ATP present in each one of their cells.
When you sanitize or disinfect, you are destroying microorganisms and, in turn, destroying or eliminating their ATP. It stands to reason, then, that when you reduce the ATP around you, you are most definitely reducing the amount of microorganisms around you too — including germs and other living things like pollen.
The less ATP around you, presumably, the healthier your environment.
Interesting Note: Viruses do not produce or contain ATP. Since they use a host cell for survival, viruses use the host’s ATP as an energy source. From this you can surmise that when you eliminate the host, you eliminate the virus too.
Why is it important to know about ATP? Because there are several ways to reduce it; with disinfecting being only one way. More on this later. For now let’s move on.
What Is This New Service?
Simple. Basic. Profoundly effective. Disinfecting fog is the latest weapon in our cleaning arsenal to help you achieve the highest levels of hygiene for your workplace and help your establishment stand out from its competition.
How Disinfecting Fog Works
Disinfecting fog works by dispersing small particles of disinfectant into the air and onto surfaces using an ultra-low-volume (ULV) fogger. It’s like using a sprayer on steroids to ensure the disinfectant gets into virtually all areas, crevices and corners to fight germs and protect your stakeholders from unwanted pathogens.
Disinfecting Fog Service: Size Matters
When it comes to disinfectant fogging droplet size matters. Droplet sizes from sprayers and foggers are measured in microns. A micron is 1/1000 millimeter, or about 1/25,000 of an inch. For perspective, a human hair is about 100 microns in diameter. The smaller the droplet, the lighter is, and the longer it floats in the air as the droplet does not have enough weight to overcome air resistance.
The benefit of smaller droplets is they suspend the disinfectant in the air for a longer amount of time than larger droplets allowing for more opportunities to come into contact with airborne pathogens and allergens. Smaller droplets can also travel farther and get into the cracks and crevices of tiny areas. Not to mention that smaller particles can penetrate deeper into fabrics making deodorizing and disinfecting carpet, cushions and curtains a cinch.
The ULV foggers we use produce a droplet size between 5-50 microns. Droplets this size can stay airborne for up to several days; all the while colliding with pathogens.
Disinfecting Fog Service: Botanical, Effective & Nontoxic
Of course, when using a fogger to disinfect your place of business, the fogging agent we use is extremely critical. For starters, it must be effective and proven in killing germs (especially the human coronavirus). Then, it must be meant to be used in a fogging application and have a fast dwell time. It must also be something that won’t harm your health or that of your customers.
Based on our research, we sourced a nontoxic, extremely effective fogging disinfectant that is listed on EPA’s List “N” of disinfectants proven effective against SARS CoV-2 or COVID-19. This particular disinfectant uses the natural sanitizing benefits of thyme oil and comes with these features:
- EPA Registered Broad-Spectrum Disinfectant
- Kills 99.9% of Bacteria, Viruses*, Fungi & Molds
- Bactericidal, Virucidal*, Tuberculocidal, and Fungicidal**
- No Rinse Required, even on food contact surfaces
- Sanitizes Soft Surfaces in just 2 minutes
- Eliminates 99.9% of most Allergens*** upon contact
- Kills Odor Causing Bacteria
- Kills bacteria that can cause food poisoning
- Hospital Grade
- Non-Abrasive and Non-Corrosive
- Non-Flammable – No Harmful Chemicals
- Cleans and Disinfects without Bleaching
- Free from Chlorine and Phosphates
- No Signal Words or Warnings Needed
- No Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needed
- Safe for Everyday Use
- Pleasant Lemongrass Grapefruit Scent
- Effectively Controls Unpleasant Strong Odors
- Botanically Derived Active Ingredient
- Formulated with Patented Technology
- Formulated without phthalates, propylparaben, butylparaben, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-dnors, or NPE’s
Dwell time is the time required for a disinfectant to remain on a surface in order for its germ-killing properties to take hold. For instance, bleach has a dwell time between 5-10 minutes. That means it takes at least 5 minutes for bleach to kill germs. Not only is bleach a toxic chemical, leaving it to remain on a surface for that long will assuredly discolor whatever it is you’re disinfecting all while placing your colleagues’ and customers’ health at risk with its dangerous fumes.
By contrast, the botanical fogging disinfectant we use has a very short dwell time and kills many germs in less than 60 seconds, with no toxic fumes.
The Importance Of Botanical
While there are numerous disinfectants that have been shown effective against human coronavirus, it is imperative for us to use plant-based or botanical disinfectants. The better health effects are obvious, but there is another reason: resistance.
Resistance is what germs learn to do when bombarded with the same synthetic chemicals like bleach to disinfect. Since synthetic chemicals are identical in their makeup each and every time, germs, like MRSA, learn how to build up resistance to them and the disinfectant is no longer effective in killing the germ (the CDC outlines the process here).
To better understand, imagine reading the same book over and over and over again. Eventually you would be able to recite the book line for line and know exactly what’s coming in the plot and how it ends. Using synthetic disinfectants to combat germs is much like giving the germs the same book to read over and over again. They’ll eventually know that chemical from front to back — like a book — and devise ways to protect itself from the anti-life effects of that chemical.
Botanical disinfectants, by contrast, offer no such opportunity for germs to learn and devise a plan to resist as the botanical’s chemistry is never identical. In keeping with the book analogy, this is like always reading a different book — there will always be something different to keep germs on their toes and, thus, they can’t anticipate what a chemical will do and deploy the resistance mechanisms necessary to save themselves.
This diversity in chemistry alone makes botanical disinfectants superior to synthetic chemicals in the workplace; killing germs instead of helping them become superbugs.
After The Disinfectant: Probiotics
Since we come in and disinfect to kill germs (reduce ATP), oftentimes we kill the good microbes too. Typically, this is not good practice as it depletes the greatest micro-protectors ever known to mankind: probiotics.
Not to worry though, we reintroduce probiotics to your workplace to reestablish the beneficial microflora in your environment which actively reduces ATP.
Remember that disinfecting is only one way to reduce ATP? Well, using probiotics is another.
What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that when applied to your environment help reduce ATP and achieve an optimum level of hygiene around you. Probiotics can be found on your skin, in your body, in the soil, water and air — everywhere!
How Do Probiotics Work To Reduce ATP?
Probiotics reduce ATP without sanitizing or disinfecting. The ways in which probiotics reduce ATP are unique:
- Probiotics consume the microscopic food sources that other microorganisms may eat. Without food to live on, the other microbes die off. And since only living things contain ATP, with less living things around, the amount of present ATP drops.
- Probiotics crowd out other microorganisms by occupying surfaces they would normally land to set up their community of biofilm. With no place to live, microbes die off and ATP is reduced.
- Probiotics may be able to quorum sense with other bacteria to inhibit their reproduction. With microbes not reproducing and dying off, ATP is being reduced as well.
Longer Lasting Hygiene
Imagine your workplace with sustained lower levels of ATP, better hygiene and how your health can be beneficially impacted through probiotic power.
There are several lab tests that compare the side-by-side ATP test results between disinfectants and probiotics. For instance, Z Bioscience, a maker of probiotic cleaners, published independent results which found that probiotics are just as effective at reducing ATP than toxic-chemical sanitizers like bleach. However, what they also found may surprise you….
They found that at each interval, ATP readings from probiotic-treated areas remained lower than that of toxic-chemical sanitizers:
As you can see, the probiotic-treated areas remained in an “effective clean” range for the entire 24-hour period whereas areas treated with toxic chemicals were only effectively clean for less than 2 hours. Whatsmore, the ATP reducing benefits of probiotics are known to last well beyond the 24 hours in the study, leaving your workplace cleaner, longer.
The Importance of Cleaning Up The Dead Microbes
The longer lasting ATP-reducing effects of probiotics are no surprise since probiotics eat and consume dead microbes too. This is where disinfectants fall short.
Disinfectants may kill the germs, but they don’t do anything with the dead bodies (so to speak). So what’s left over is a smorgasbord of dead microbes for new germs to feast on and grow stronger with. This helps lead to the creation of resistant microbes as mentioned earlier; therefore, it is crucial to clean up the battlefield either by wiping the microbes away, rinsing them off (this is why washing your hands is so effective) or letting probiotics go to work.
Removing the dead microbes is a crucial step in elevating the hygiene levels of your space. A simple spray and let sit will not suffice. Be leary of services who do not offer to remove the left overs in some type of way. In our case, we mechanically remove the dead microbes through wiping with a microfiber cloth and probiotics.
What’s Included In Your Fogging Service?
Our leading-edge disinfecting and fogging services for your business includes the following:
- Fogging with a nontoxic, botanical disinfectant that is registered with the EPA and on their “List N” of disinfectants shown effective against the human coronavirus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2).
- Wipedown of high-touch points including door handles, light switches, keypads, etc. with that same powerful, nontoxic disinfectant.
- Fogging with leading-edge probiotics. This step reestablishes the beneficial microflora in your establishment to help keep ATP levels low for up to several days.
- Social media advertising and link building as an “Enhanced Hygiene” business.
- This is free, extra marketing and SEO for your business!
- Germz Be Gone window decal to let the public know you have their health in mind before they even walk through your doors.
Whether you’re open seven days per week or less, our disinfecting service can provide any fogging frequency you need. From daily to one-time foggings, our process can ensure your establishment is getting the treatment it needs to achieve the highest levels of hygiene.
Given the probiotics’ long-lasting effects, we recommend our disinfecting fog service for most businesses at least twice per week.
Get In Touch Today
No matter the type or size of your business (including fleets), we are here to help your business get back on track with enhanced cleaning!
From one-person offices to theaters, casinos and convention centers, our disinfecting fogging service can be designed to fit your enhanced cleaning needs on an ongoing basis or for each event you hold.
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*Virucidal according to the ASTM Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Virucidal Agents
** Fungicidal according to the AOAC Germicidal Spray Method
***Removes the following allergens: dust mite matter, cat dander, dog dander, mouse dander, rat dander, guinea pig dander, cockroach matter, peanut, birch pollen, timothy grass pollen, ragweed pollen.