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Category : Disinfection

06 Aug 2020

Antimicrobial vs. Antibacterial? What’s The Difference?

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO Both antimicrobials and antibacterials act on different types of microorganisms. Antibacterials destroy or inhibit only the growth of bacteria. Antimicrobials destroy or inhibit the growth of all microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi and viruses. Therefore antimicrobials provide a broader scope of protection than antibacterials. In fact, using plain soap and water to wash your hands may provide greater protection from colds and flu than antibacterial hand soap or wipes. Ban On Triclosan You may remember that […]

23 Jul 2020

What’s the Difference Between Disinfecting & Sanitizing?

  From the Infection Prevention Experts—Aseptic Health Even most dictionaries get it wrong…disinfecting and sanitizing are not interchangeable. Sanitizing a surface means you’re lessening the number of germs on a surface to a safe level. Disinfecting means you’re actually killing bacteria and viruses by using a chemical for this purpose. The label of a sanitizing product usually states that it reduces germs on a surface by at least 99.9 percent. The label of a hospital-grade disinfectant kills 99.999% of germs. […]

09 Jul 2020

What is Biofilm?

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO I feel like I should disclaim this article as not suitable for all audiences. If you’re squeamish, you might be grossed out, and you’ll definitely be more careful about what you touch from now on. The subject is biofilms on hard, non-porous surfaces. Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that are attached to surfaces and play a significant role in bacterial infections.   There are either four or five stages of biofilm development. First the initial […]

01 Jul 2020

What does it mean to have a neutral pH?

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO Neutral solutions have a pH of 7.0. Water is an excellent example of a neutral solution. Add a solution to water and the pH (or potential of hydrogen) changes. Your lemonade becomes acidic. Your bicarbonate of soda becomes alkaline or basic. The pH Scale The pH scale goes from 1 to 14 with 7 being neutral. Anything below 7 is considered to be acidic. Anything above 7 is considered to be basic. Because it is […]

23 Jun 2020

Germ Kill Claims

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO I’m seeing so much misinformation lately about what disinfectants can do. The one that reached my inbox that made me laugh most was the one that claimed protection from viruses on surfaces for seven years at a cost of $1,500 per gallon. Seven years? $1,500 per gallon? Really? Even if it were scientifically possible for anything to achieve that kind of protection at a high kill rate, would it really be worth $1,500 per gallon? […]

10 Jun 2020

What Is Electrostatic Disinfection?

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO Using an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect is a way of efficiently killing germs. Electrostatic sprayers work by charging the liquid disinfectant as it passes through the sprayer nozzle. This generates charged droplets that repel one another and actively seek out surfaces, which they stick to and even wrap around to coat all sides. Positively Attracted An electrostatic sprayer can be engineered to produce either positively or negatively charged particles. Most electrostatic sprayers generate positively charged particles, because most […]

03 Jun 2020

How To Kill A Germ

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many things, but in my mind, the most important lesson is that germs want to survive. It’s basic biology. Germs want to live and reproduce. And that is exactly the reason that viruses and bacteria become immune to antimicrobial cleaning solutions. It’s why “new and improved” cleaners are always being developed using “even stronger toxic chemicals.” And it’s why we must adopt the most efficient ways of killing germs—not […]

21 May 2020

What You Don’t Know About Disinfectants Can Hurt You

by Autumn Ryan, Founder and CEO of Aseptic Health It takes a janitor to know a janitor! I started out as a janitor the day after I graduated from college. What I’ve learned over 20 plus years is that we’ve been brainwashed about safe cleaning. Pine. Lavendar. Bleach. They are toxic. And they are harming our hands, lungs and environment and largely because we don’t read the label. It took the Covid-19 pandemic to alert most consumers to the fact […]

17 Apr 2020

Sanitizing Elmhurst Hospital Vehicles in Queens, NY

SanitizeIT® Spray Operator, GTMB, Inc., in the New Jersey/NYC area is providing Aseptic Plus+ to the New York Port Authority for sanitizing Elmhurst Hospital emergency transport vehicles. Elmhurst in Queens, NY is one of the hardest hit hospitals at the epicenter of the largest Covid-19 outbreak. See CBS News 2 video here. About Aseptic Health and Aseptic Plus+ Nashville-based Aseptic Health is a clean solutions provider to commercial, residential and healthcare facilities and professional cleaning companies. Amid increasing concerns of microorganism-laden, […]

16 Apr 2020

New Hampshire Operator’s Covid-19 Response

A local company has stepped up to help local police and fire departments sanitize their vehicles amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to WMUR Channel 9, New Hampshire.

That company is Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services, a SanitizeIT Operator located in Hooksett that was looking for a chance to help first responders during the pandemic. They began offering to sanitize department’s vehicles for free.

“We’re applying a hospital grade disinfectant to the inside of their vehicles to give them a little peace of mind,” Soil-Away Cleaning COO Joshua Solloway said.

The product is Aseptic Plus+ distributed by Aseptic Health.

The company, busy with its normal operation, does this work on the side. They are helping so many departments they need a big board to keep the schedules straight. The list keeps growing every day.

“This just exemplifies that this whole community, everybody’s in it together,” Manchester Fire Department District Chief Mike Gamache said. “They teamed up with first responders, police and fire to help sanitize our vehicles and to keep our employees safe, so we can continue to provide essential services.”

The sanitizing is done by using a fogger and takes about five to 10 minutes to disinfect the interior of a vehicle from top to bottom, the product is safe on electronics.

“Hopefully this is done sooner than later so we can all go back to normal,” Solloway said. “But we want to be there to service the first responders as long as they need it.”

Solloway said they service a department’s entire fleet, and then continue as needed. So, if someone has a potential exposure to the virus, they can bring the vehicle in for treatment.

About Aseptic Health and Aseptic Plus+

Nashville-based Aseptic Health is a clean solutions provider to commercial, residential and healthcare facilities and professional cleaning companies. Amid increasing concerns of microorganism-laden, unhealthy facilities, Aseptic Health is setting a new industry standard for Clinically Clean®, healthy facilities.

The company’s exclusive Aseptic Plus+ product is an EPA-registered[1] hospital-grade disinfectant which is also NSF-certified safe for food contact surfaces. Aseptic Plus+ kills more than 30 bacteria, viruses and pathogens including MRSA, Pseudomonas, E. coli, Listeria, Legionella, Norovirus, Rotavirus, and canine and feline coronaviruses. The solution also eliminates odors, allergens and mold and mildew, and is an effective deodorizer.

Aseptic Plus+ is available through its authorized distributors and SanitizeIT operators in the US. Operators use electrostatic and ULV foggers to deliver the fragrance-free product into the air, creating a fine mist that settles on all sides of hard and soft surfaces. The product and disinfecting protocols are used in facilities from 1,000 to one million square feet, including office buildings, distribution facilities, schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, restaurants, gyms, veterinary hospitals and homes. And, now, vehicle decontamination sites.

For more information, please visit www.aseptichealth.com and www.sanitizeitclean.com .

[1] Currently, there is no EPA-registered disinfectant with the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) efficacy claim listed on its container label. However, EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2  includes products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. Aseptic Plus+ is a private labeled product included on EPA List N.