A Parent's Worst Nightmare: Opening Their Children's Sports Bags
May 05, 2016
Having your children practice some kind of sport is a perfect way towards a healthy lifestyle. Sports help children develop their physical skills, make new friends, become a team player, and improve their self-esteem. Some studies even suggest that participating in youth sports may boost children's academic performance. This is great for parents. Who doesn't want their kid to be in great shape, be in the spotlight, and have outstanding academic performance? But not everything is peaches and cream. There is a downside to all of the wonderful benefits of youth sports – one that some parents face weekly and others face on a daily basis: their children's sports bags. Opening up a sports bag is nothing but repulsive, especially when it has a funky smell. No matter how much you wash the sports gear and the bag, the smell just won't go away. It seems as though the smell sticks to the fabric after each wash. This is not because the detergent you're using doesn't work —it's because your children's sports gear is full of germs, bacteria, and even mold that a common detergent can't get rid of. If you have tried everything and your children's sports bags and gear still has a funky smell, don't throw it away. It might just need to be sanitized and disinfected.
Sports equipment bags are a breeding ground for bacteria. Germs and bacteria feast on the chemicals in sweat, turning them into intense odors. Putting sweaty gear into your sports bag is like opening the gates of heaven for bacteria. They will spread, multiply, and infect everything with a disgusting odor. Over time, the smells (and what's causing them) can even make your children sick. Imagine your children touching their sports bag, full of germs and bacteria, and then touching their face or putting on a stinky helmet. They will surely catch something else besides the ball!
So, you've tried all kinds of methods of germ and odor removal and nothing has worked. As a responsible parent, your first reaction might be to throw the sports bag and gear away and buy everything again. But that will be useless unless you want to do it repeatedly. The best way to remove the germs and bacteria present in your children's sports bags and gear is with the Germinator and their patent-pending process.
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.
If you are having trouble removing germs from your children's sports bags, don't despair –call us! You can also fill out the form below to contact Germinator today! Our goal is to create a hygienic and more comfortable environment for you.