Proactive Sanitizing and Disinfecting: Keep Your Customers at Ease at All Times
July 10, 2020
COVID-19 has already changed the way we live and think about keeping our businesses sanitized and disinfected. Many experts predict we will come out of this pandemic with a new respect for what it takes to keep your customers at ease and how we can create more hygienic spaces if we ever experience this type of health crisis again. Hopefully, the lessons learned during the outbreak will inspire a "new normal" where businesses take a more proactive stance when it comes to sanitizing and disinfecting. While we as a society could not have seen the COVID-19 virus coming, a proactive stance could have helped slow the spread of the virus and perhaps limited the damage done by it. In the future, cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting regularly will be more important than ever.
What is Proactive Sanitizing and Disinfecting?
Proactive sanitizing and disinfecting means that we control a situation before it occurs, just like we saw when the pandemic hit. In the case of the coronavirus, we were reactive. We waited until there was a crisis to deal with it, which cost us valuable time in our fight against the invisible enemy. In another blog post, we mentioned that sanitizing alone wouldn't prevent germs and bacteria because they are still enough colony-forming units (CFUs) of germs to repopulate that surface. This is why it's important to disinfect surfaces after sanitizing so that they are fewer CFUs of germs. This is why cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting regularly can help prevent the threat of germs, viruses, and bacteria. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been very clear about this during the current worldwide pandemic.
Let's forget about COVID-19 for a minute—if that's even possible. This is an opportunity to keep your customers at peace with proactive sanitizing and disinfecting. E.coli, MRSA, and norovirus are some of the bacteria commonly found on surfaces in businesses of all types. We've still got the flu virus to contend with as well. Many kinds of germs and bacteria can thrive outside the human body for an extended time, especially on steel, plastic, and other hard surfaces. Shared touchpoints are particularly susceptible, including phones, key fobs, sink counters, and faucets, keyboards, equipment around the workplace, etc. Many people touch these surfaces throughout an ordinary day, both leaving behind and picking up germs and bacteria from anywhere else they've been. It doesn't take much to see how quickly germs, bacteria, and viruses can spread. That's why "regular" sanitizing and disinfecting should be such an essential part of your business's maintenance routine.
There's no better time to start than now. As we navigate reopening, there is still uncertainty about the virus. Taking proactive measures for sanitizing and disinfecting is a great way to ensure we take our customers' and employees' concerns into account as we open our doors. Germinator is the perfect service to do this. Germinator is scientifically proven effective against harmful germs, allergens, bacteria, and odors.
Germinator is perfect for offices, stores, restaurants, medical facilities, schools and daycares, long-term care facilities, apartment complexes, gymnasiums, and any other place where the public works and plays. There's no better way to be proactive when it comes to sanitizing, deodorizing, and disinfecting your business and keeping your customers and employees inside a clean and hygienic environment as we move past the current crisis.
What Makes Germinator's Process so Unique?
Germinator's methodology is the most unique and cost-effective means of providing enhanced antimicrobial protection for businesses and residences. The company first tests surfaces for ATP using a luminometer to detect light that can come from cellular activity. This measurement immediately provides the level of clean on a surface.
The next step is the application of Germinator's Genesis surface treatment. Genesis is a one-step cleaner and broad-spectrum sanitizer and disinfectant treatment that harnesses the power of hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Derived from naturally occurring minerals, Genesis 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 norovirus, rotavirus and adenovirus on hard, non-porous, environmental surfaces. It meets the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) germicidal spray standards for Hospital Grade Disinfection and is on the EPA's N List of products determined to meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As a result, this treatment will eliminate bacteria and viruses that may reside in your environment without the use of harsh chemicals or fumes.
Following Genesis, Germinator applies its Shield, a water-based quaternary ammonium compound that imparts a durable bacteriostatic finish. It is EPA-registered as effective against mold, mildew, algae, and odor-causing bacteria. This application creates an invisible barrier that combats deterioration and discoloration and promotes freshness for up to three months.
The Genesis and Shield products are applied by using an electrostatic sprayer, which is the most efficient and effective means of delivering the products to the intended application sites. After Germinator's surface treatment and protectant services, the company retests ATP levels to ensure the surfaces have achieved the intended results.
Germinator services are quick, effective, non-intrusive, and convenient. All you have to do is call us and set up a date and time. We show up and do all of the work, leaving behind a sanitized and disinfected environment that's better for your customers because of the hygienic environments our services create. Germinator and your regular cleaning routine are your best allies to keep your customers at ease at all the time.
As we navigate this new normal, we at Germinator want to stress the importance of following CDC guidelines for moving forward cautiously. No doubt, being more aware of our hygiene habits can minimize the risks that can affect one another, which is why proactive cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting measures help reduce germs. Germinator want to be a part of your cleaning routine. Together we can all make a difference. To learn more about Germinator, call us at (412) 532-7200
. We look forward to helping you create clean and more hygienic environments.