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How to Eliminate the Germs on Your Video Game Controllers with Electronic Equipment Sanitizing

June 03, 2016

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People Usually Eat While Playing Video GamesNot all our house guests are visible to the naked eye. There is a group of unwelcome guests that reside in our home without us being aware of it, and on places we never thought possible such as video game controllers. Have you ever been intrigued by the number of germs that your video game controllers may carry? Have you ever even cleaned them? Do you wash your hands after using your video game controllers, or do you just leave them as they are and then touch your face? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then your video game controllers may need to be sanitized and disinfected. Read along to learn why.

You may not be aware of this, but your video game controllers are hotbeds for germs and bacteria. Studies have shown that they have five times more germs and bacteria than your toilet seat. Pretty gross, right? You may be wondering how they can be dirtier than your bathroom if you wash your hands every day. The truth is that you can wash your hands a thousand times a day, and your video game controllers will still be dirty. Why? Because your controllers can attract grime and dirt.

Think for a moment about your household cleaning procedures. Which items are cleaned, and which items are not? What cleaning products do you use, and what methods do you use to clean those items? Got the big picture now? If you do, you may have realized by now that items like your video game controllers, TV remote control, smartphone, and your light switches don't get cleaned (at least, not often), nor are they cleaned in a proper way. While they are not cleaned, they accumulate small particles of dust and grime. House dust contains thousands of microbes. Imagine all those microbes accumulating on your video game controller and other items that are not frequently cleaned. Besides not being cleaned regularly, people sometimes eat, sneeze, cough, and sweat while using the controllers. That is another way the controllers can get a build-up of germs, viruses, and bacteria. We bet that if you knew the number of germs a controller can have, you would never touch it again. A study has found that a video game controller contains an average of 7,863 germs per 100 square centimeters —that is five times more than a toilet seat. Yes, it gets pretty gross!

Our Hands Spread 80% of Common Infectious DiseasesCleaning your electronic equipment and eliminating the germs they have may sound like an arduous task that may ruin your equipment.

When you contact Germinator for our services, our specialists will come right to your doorstep at a time that works best for you. Here's what our patent-pending process looks like.

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.

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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.

We work hard to provide you and your loved ones with a hygienic and more comfortable environment. So, if this sounds like something you want for you and your family, 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 our services, and how they can suit your needs. Remember to always stay in touch by liking our page on Facebook at Germinator, following us on Twitter @GerminatorMS and Instagram @GerminatorMS. If you want to stay tuned for the latest information about Germinator, subscribe to our Newsletter.


Metro: Computer game controllers five times dirtier than a toilet seat.

BBC News: Thousands of microbes found in house dust.

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