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Germ Removal Can Help Prevent MRSA Infections in Gyms

June 28, 2016

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We all know that exercise is good for your health. It strengthens your immune system, it's good for your heart, and it can help you reduce your weight. It can even lower your daily tensions, help you sleep better, and reduce the effects of aging. So, you go to the gym on a regular basis to tone your muscles and get the body you deserve. The problem is that you may be getting more than six-pack abs. According to researchers, gyms are hotbeds for germs and bacteria, such as MRSA, a dangerous antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria.

MRSA Can Live On Dry Surfaces for Long Periods
With all this said, you may be thinking that you have to burn your gym membership card and buy expensive gym equipment to use at home, or even worse, stop exercising to avoid this threat. By no means are those the solutions we are recommending. Exercising is a must! By going to the gym, you benefit from different kinds of machines, exercises, and even the instructors' knowledge that will help you build the body you desire. However, gyms need to look after your wellbeing by sanitizing and disinfecting their entire facility to make it a hygienic environment for its members.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a drug-resistant bacterium that can quickly spread in gyms and locker rooms. It can thrive on your skin without causing any harm. The problem is that it can enter your body through wounds and hair pores. MRSA can be contracted in gyms through direct skin-to-skin contact and by touching gym objects like fitness equipment, mats, and even lockers.

MRSA is a severe and invasive disease, and one must take a series of precautions to avoid getting infected. In the United States, more people die from exposure to MRSA than from HIV. It presents itself as a skin infection and can develop into other types of infections like osteomyelitis and sepsis.

Germinator's patent-pending service is the solution gyms and athletic facilities alike have been waiting for because creating hygienic environments is our specialty. Our trained technicians will be able to treat your facility, and you can shortly reenter right after service! Below is our patent-pending process.

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Germinator's Patent-Pending Process

Germinator has developed a patent-pending process that provides a new generation of microbial protection for commercial businesses and residents.

Germinator's patent-pending 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 helps combat 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 help ensure the surfaces have achieved the intended results.

Our goal is to provide you and your clients with a comfortable and pleasant environment where they can exercise on a daily basis. If you feel that your gyms needs service, don't hesitate to give us a call at 855-NO-GERMZ (664-3769) or fill out the form below to contact our offices and find out more about the services we offer. Remember to always stay in touch by liking our page on Facebook at Facebook at Germinator, Instagram @GerminatorMS, and Twitter @GerminatorMS.If you want to receive the latest information about Germinator, subscribe to our Newsletter.

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