Why Is It Important to Sanitize?
April 03, 2020
Sanitizing has always been important, but during the current pandemic, it's more important than ever. We're living through a health crisis that most of us have never seen before. Covid-19 (coronavirus) has almost paralyzed the country and threatens the health of people throughout the world. Schools and businesses have been shut down and healthcare workers are facing an unprecedented shortage of needed supplies while dealing with the overwhelming number of Covid-19 patients. The Internet is filled with information regarding what to do and how to do it as far as staying safe is concerned. At Germinator, we want to remind everyone to consider the source when implementing any recommendation you read or hear. The best source of information, of course, is the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which keeps a Covid-19 index updated regularly with the latest news and advice regarding the current situation.
Why Sanitizing is So Important
We mentioned that sanitizing is more important now than ever. Don't confuse cleaning with sanitizing. Sweeping, mopping, dusting, and wiping dirt and grime from your counters and other surfaces is a part of an important cleaning routine. Cleaning, however, does almost nothing to kill germs. Sanitizing reduces the growth of viruses, fungi, and types of harmful bacteria. You can clean every day, but you should always sanitize to keep your home or workplace safe. A product that sanitizes effectively greatly reduces all bacteria, not just a specific type. That's why sanitizing is one of the most essential components of the cleaning process in medical offices, senior care facilities, hospitals, food service businesses, schools, daycares, shopping malls, gymnasiums, and work environments of all types. Appropriate sanitizers will reduce microbiological contamination to levels that conform to local health regulations.
While we are currently social distancing and self-quarantining across the country, that doesn't mean we don't need to sanitize. Many of us are still going out to work. People still need to leave their homes to get supplies. Germs and bacteria can be brought back into your home after every trip you make to a public place, regardless of the precautions you take. That doesn't mean you can't reduce the risk of catching the coronavirus when you have to leave your home. For those who have to leave the home, it's important to follow the social distancing guidelines while you're out. Wear protective gear if you have it, avoid large gatherings of people, and maintain at least six feet between you and other people. This can help reduce the risk of you catching the virus. Sanitize your hands when you return before you start touching objects in your home.
If you're sick, the CDC recommends staying inside. They also recommend wiping surfaces that are frequently touched, including doorknobs, sink and toilet handles, tables, computers, TVs, desks, and other objects in the home that may have been touched. Because of the current overload on hospitals and medical facilities, the CDC recommends checking for a fever and then calling your doctor before you rush out to a hospital. If you are in a low-risk group and showing mild symptoms, you can recover at home. When it's possible, the infected person should be isolated in the home.
How to Sanitize Properly
- Clean Surface – Sanitizing a dirty surface is not effective. Clean surfaces with detergent and water before you sanitize.
- Sanitize – Use a product specifically made for sanitizing.
Be aware of sanitizing products you choose. Many of them contain harmful chemicals that can actually pose a health threat to your family and your pets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency guide entitled Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: a Curriculum for Early Care and Education, "Fetuses and very young children are particularly sensitive to the effects of toxic chemicals." The report goes on to state that research estimates that "5% of childhood cancer and 30% of childhood asthma is related to chemical exposures." Many of these are found in sanitizers and disinfectants we use in our homes, schools, and daycares on a regular basis.
The Importance of Ongoing Sanitization in Our Society
If we learn anything from the current health crisis, we should learn that regular cleaning and sanitizing routines are important all the time. Many of the cases of the coronavirus were contracted and transmitted well before we knew we were doing it. The cleaners and more sanitized we are in the way we live, the better prepared we will be to avoid creating environments that make it easy for viruses to thrive. Germinator believes we are a part of the solution to this problem.
At Germinator Mobile Sanitizing, we've made it our mission to provide both residential and commercial consumers with a better, more effective way to sanitize. We are a mobile sanitizing solution that brings a two-step process straight to the consumer. If you are looking for a safe, natural way to rid any surface in your home or business of harmful germs, allergen or odors, the Germinator technology is the answer.
Step One - Genesis
Our Genesis technology is based on the power of hypochlorous acid (HOCl). HOCl is a naturally occurring oxidant found predominantly in human white blood cells that contains powerful disinfecting properties. Best of all, it is harmless to humans and pets. In fact, it is often used to treat humans and pets for wound care to protect against infectious diseases. It has been shown in university studies that HOCl can destroy nearly any virus or bacteria within minutes of being applied. This includes those we encounter regularly like E.coli, MRSA and norovirus. Because we apply our natural disinfecting process by breaking it down to a micron level using atomizing technology, you can be assured of accurate coverage in large areas and places that are typically hard to reach and often overlooked. This means a more effective sanitizing experience.
Step Two – The Shield
The second step in our process, The Shield creates a virtual bio-barrier against germs for an extended period of time. The Shield is highly effective against germs, bacteria, and odors. The shield's greatest asset is its ability to continue protecting surfaces long after the initial application. The Shield can be used on almost any surface in your home or business from mattresses and other furniture to showers and baths. The Shield will help protect against mold and mildew from any surface. We accomplish this by utilizing a powerful electrostatic sprayer that ensures all surfaces are thoroughly covered. Germinator Mobile Sanitizing applies its proprietary Shield microbial barrier to help control mold and bacteria while adding a hydrophobic (water barrier) to hard surfaces that allows them to be cleaned faster and with less effort.
Mobile Sanitizing for Convenience and Peace of Mind
Are you ready to take sanitizing to another level? To learn more about how to get Germinator Mobile Sanitizing to your location, call use at (404) 574-5682
or fill out the form here on our website. We're always happy to answer any questions you have regarding our company or how you can get a safer sanitizing option in your home, business, school system, or medical facility.