How long does the StaySafe service last?
While StaySafe CLEAN acts and dissipates quickly, the subsequent application of StaySafe SHIELD provides months of 24-7 antimicrobial protection.
SHIELD’s patented antimicrobial agent forms a covalent bond with the surfaces to which it’s applied. In this regard, SHIELD isn’t really a “coating” like paint because its application actually results in the formation of a totally new surface, technically known as a co-polymer, which becomes an integral part of the original surface.
SHIELD does not dissipate over time, does not volatilize (give off gasses orchemicals into the air), is insoluble (it won’t wash off), doesn’t leach (move through other materials by any one of a number of physical processes) and isn’t absorbed or consumed (eaten) by the microbes. In theory, it should last and remain antimicrobially effective forever. In practice it does not. Given the many different surfaces, environments and conditions SHIELD is subjected to, and other factors, our residual efficacy claim is limited to “up to 90 days.”*
*Inhibits the growth of microorganisms, odor causing bacteria, bacteria which cause staining and discoloration, fungi and algae for up to 90 days.
How does the process work?
The treatment process consists of three steps:
1. Prep: Before any work begins, you'll receive detailed information about how to prep your space. We will instruct you to remove plants, cover fish tanks, remove visible soiling from surfaces, and more. Just before we begin work, we will have you turn off your HVAC system to ensure the proper application, coverage, and contact time of our disinfection products.
2. Inspection and disinfection: We'll inspect your facility and disinfect high-touch, non-porous surfaces including (but not limited to) door handles, counters, walls, equipment, desks, and food prep tables. Depending on the surface, we might mop, spray, sponge, or towel to ensure proper disinfection.
3. Completion: Once we've finished the treatment, we'll carefully remove all of our equipment and materials. The property will need to remain vacant for a short time to let the disinfectant dry. Our product only requires 10 minutes of contact time, so you should be back in your space with minimal disruption. We'll leave follow-up instructions as needed.
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How long will our service take?
Treatment times vary based on the type of business and size of facility. Generally, you are able to resume using your workplace shortly after the product dries. We will give you a more exact estimate when we receive details about your business from you during the “prep” phase.
How does disinfection kill the coronavirus?
The EPA has tested and proven the disinfection products we use to be effective at killing the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus. Our professional application of these disinfectants will kill the virus on all non-porous surfaces.
What is a “Disinfection” service? Is it like a cleaning service?
Our products actually disinfects, rather than merely cleans and/or sanitizes, your workplace. Cleaning your workplace reduces germs on surfaces. Sanitizing lowers the amount of germs on surfaces to safe levels. Disinfecting surfaces goes further. Disinfection actually kills germs, making it a much more effective means of protecting against the coronavirus.
How long does the Disinfection service last?
Disinfection lasts until germs are re-introduced to the environment. The product we use does not continue to kill germs after it dries. As people begin to return to the building, surfaces will become re-contaminated. You should consider using us for an ongoing service, especially as the outbreak continues.
Why do I need disinfection services?
Minimizing the coronavirus risk in your workplace is a top priority for all business owners during this pandemic. Disinfection works as either a highly effective proactive, preventative measure or as a means of removing the virus from known infected areas. APEX Disinfection Service is a great way to help ensure your workplace is safe.