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Privacy Curtains Can Harbor Germs in Medical Facilities

July 11, 2016

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Privacy Curtains Can Help Spread Germs in Medical FacilitiesGerms have become a public health threat, and they can cause harmful infections. These microorganisms are a silent menace that can spread undetected to the most unexpected places and healthcare institutions, such as hospitals, which are not exempt from this scourge. Microbes can hide anywhere in medical facilities, like waiting room chairs, beds, and even privacy curtains could carry these unwanted guests. Even though hospitals have strict protocols to decrease the risk of infections, sometimes they are not enough. However, Germinator's services can help improve upon the cleanliness and hygiene of medical facilities with our Medical Facility Sanitizing and Disinfecting services.

People think that hospitals are germ-free environments, nevertheless, they are highly exposed to infections, which raise the risk of disease transmission. Privacy curtains are very vulnerable to bacteria since many people touch them. A simple touch holds many bacteria, which are easily transmitted from one hand to another. The American Journal for Infection Control, reported that 92% of privacy curtains found in hospitals are contaminated with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus). As some of these bacteria have grown to be resistant to antibiotics, the threat is bigger.

When a person touches a privacy curtain with their bare hands, they are at risk of becoming a transmitting agent of potentially harmful microorganisms that may be living on that curtain. So, even if the person who was directly in contact with the germs never manifests any symptom, he or she could still pass on the infection to someone with a weaker immune system. Therefore, breaking the transmission chain is very important to preserve health in society and prevent epidemics. There is a new way to sanitize and disinfect your environment! Here's Germinator's patent-pending process.

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Germinator's Patent-Pending Process

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're interested in choosing an amazing service that is thorough and effective, then it is as simple as scheduling an appointment with Germinator. For more information, fill out the form below or call us at 855-NO-GERMZ (664-3769). Find us on Facebook at Germinator, Instagram @GerminatorMS, and Twitter @GerminatorMS. We will be glad to help you.

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