FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS STERILFY?
Sterilfy is the longest-lasting, most effective product on the market. It is applied using an electrostatic sprayer, which provides full coverage and long-lasting results for years. This antimicrobial cleaning product defends you and your customers from dangerous, disease-causing, surface-damaging bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, and algae that other cleaning products cannot match. Sterilfy treatment also does this without leaching (causes water pollution), making it the most environment-friendly antimicrobial available.
IS STERILFY MICROBIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS TREATMENT SAFE?
Yes. Our product is made with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered actives and is tested by independent laboratories. It is the only chemically bound, non-leaching antimicrobial additive on the market and provides unmatched safety and performance.
WHY IS STERILFY CONSIDERED “GREEN”?
Any product that is made with 92% or more natural ingredients is considered green. Sterilfy is made of 98% natural ingredients.
DOES THIS TAKE THE PLACE OF REGULAR CLEANING PRACTICES?
No. After the Sterilfy treatment is applied, you must still maintain regular cleaning practices; however, this can be done with mild soap and water. It would no longer be necessary to use heavy duty cleaning products such as Lysol or bleach type products.
WHY WOULD I CHOOSE STERILFY MICROBIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS OVER OTHER CLEANING PRODUCTS?
Sterilfy is thought to be a better cleaning product than others on the market, such as silver-based or triclosan-based products, because it is more effective and longer lasting (up to one year). It is also considered a safer product, as it is non-leaching and customers no longer will have to use harsh chemicals such as bleach or Lysol after the cleaning product is applied. Instead, you may use normal products, such as mild soap and water, for regular cleaning purposes.
WHAT SURFACES CAN YOU TREAT WITH STERILFY?
Sterilfy can be applied to nearly any surface and in any area (from home kitchens to hospital surgical suites). Materials typically treated include: fabrics, wood, powder coating, gel coats, latex paints, polymers, paper products, indoor/outdoor surfaces, plastic, stone, metal, automotive surfaces, footwear, pet odor areas, laundry, and carpet. Sterilfy is not approved for use on the skin.
WHEN DO YOU APPLY STERILFY; DO YOU TREAT AFTER HOURS OR ON THE WEEKEND?
Microbial Control Systems, LLC, does all applications of Sterilfy when it is convenient for the businesses being treated. We can come in on weekends, before or after hours, or other days off for the business. Our goal is to serve you, when it is suitable for your business and or home.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR APPLICATION?
We do ask that you remove as much as possible, such as paperwork, from the areas being treated. In order to get the full benefit of our product, we ask that all surface areas be wiped down prior to application. Businesses may choose to have their cleaning service do a thorough cleaning the day before application.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO APPLY STERILFY?
Once application begins, we can spray Sterilfy on average up to 10,000 square feet per hour (including walls, floors, and furniture).
We first will prepare the area prior to applying Sterilfy depending on the needs and cleanliness of the facility, preparation time can vary. Areas that have higher traffic and bacteria take longer to prepare as we must treat that area first.
CAN I STAY AND WORK OR WATCH WHILE YOU TREAT MY BUSINESS OR HOME?
No. While our product is environmentally friendly and green; it is necessary for our applicators to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), such as respirators and eye protection during the application. The electrostatic sprayer, used to apply Sterilfy, turns the liquid into vapor. While vapor provides the most economical way to treat the entire area, OSHA requires that we protective equipment while around any liquid vapors (even water).
WHEN CAN WE RESUME BUSINESS AFTER STERILFY IS APPLIED?
Sterilfy bonds to the surface and cures within 15 to 30 minutes after application. Businesses can open and resume normal activity after this short time period.
HOW OFTEN DOES THE ANTIMICROBIAL CLEANING PRODUCT NEED TO BE APPLIED?
The suggested application is every year for the Sterilfy treatment. Although tests have proven longer effectiveness in both circumstances, these time periods are recommended to receive the full benefits. One must also take into consideration the type of business and exposure to germs.
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HOW DOES STERILFY WORK?
The active ingredient in our Sterilfy anti-microbial forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer, which chemically bonds to the treated surfaces, think of it as a layer of electrically charged spikes. When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the “quat” or “spike” punctures the cell membrane and the electrical charge shocks the cell. Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial doesn’t lose strength and the spike is ready for the next cell to contact it. It is applied using an electrostatic sprayer, which provides full coverage and long-lasting results for up to one year.
Normal cleaning of treated surfaces is necessary only to prevent buildup of dirt, dead microbes, etc. which could cover the “spikes,” prohibiting it from killing microorganisms. This mode of action against mold, mildew, algae, fungus and other odor-causing bacteria works without harmful chemicals, biocides or poisons. The positive nitrogen atom magnetically draws microbes to the surface, with an attraction strong enough to destroy a microbe, by first piercing and then electrocuting the offender. The rapid destruction of odor-causing germs provides for odor control that is not available through traditional chemicals.