FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

general

Our disinfectant/sanitiser meets or exceeds clinical standards without using toxic chemicals. It is effective against all types of pathogens which means it is classed as a broad spectrum biocide (disinfectant). It kills 99.9999% of microorganisms present including bacteria, mycobacteria, viruses, spores, mould, mildew, biofilm, algae, yeast and fungi.

TriBioSan is proven in independent tests to be 1000 times more effective than bleaches like Domestos® or Dettol®. Unlike bleach however, it is not harmful to human or animal health.

Quaternary compounds are toxic and bad for the environment and have been shown to be carcinogenic. They are also ineffective in eradicating most viruses and are not classed as broad spectrum.

Fogging is wetter than misting because the particle size is larger and heavier. Typically once the particle size increases beyond 10 microns, it is classed as fog. Our dry misting equipment produces particles of between 1 – 8 microns, making it safer (drier) for use around electronic equipment.

Misting with ultra-small particles like ours (1-5 micron size) means the sanitiser lingers in the air longer than ‘fog’ killing more pathogens and it reaches areas that are difficult or impossible by any other method. Because our sanitiser is non-toxic and non-corrosive, it can also be used to ‘flush’ air conditioning systems to rid them of harmful microorganisms.

The answer depends upon the level of contamination at any given time. We use our electronic swabbing meter to ascertain the level of contamination from test locations. If we get a reading above an acceptable level, we recommend misting. By checking the same key locations daily or even weekly, you can gauge the increase of contamination and determine the best misting schedule for your environment

ATP is the universal energy molecule found in all animal, plant, bacterial, yeast and mould cells.

Using our SystemSure Plus luminescence metre allows us to measure the amount of ATP present on a surface and converts that to a numerical light value. This allows consistent and accurate comparison between two or more readings – before and after treatment of an area.

Superbugs are microorganisms which have mutated to become resistant to current medication, including antibiotics. Some superbugs like Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) are multi-drug resistant, including resistance to carbapenem, making them extremely difficult to treat.

How to deal with Superbugs

Prevention of infection is therefore the most effective treatment for such pathogens. Regular air and surface decontamination with Eco-Mist Biotechnics products and misting technology will prevent the spread of the pathogens. The biocide attacks the superbugs very DNA or RNA and destroys it in six different ways, leaving it unable to mutate to become resistant to the biocide. Facilities should also adopt additional good hygiene practices such as:

  • Washing hands regularly, particularly after visits to the toilet or between touching patients or surfaces between treatments
  • Use a broad spectrum hand sanitizer such as DermaGard on hands as directed
  • Monitor friends, colleagues and co-workers hygiene habits and be prepared to discuss failures to adhere to protocols & good hygiene practice
  • Clean and sanitize high risk areas frequently using a broad spectrum biocide like TriBioSan, paying particular attention to high touch items like bed rails, remote controls, toilet flushes, door handles, on/off switches, food surfaces, computer keyboards and so on.
  • If in doubt, stop, think and clean with appropriate solution
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