FAQ's

Eco-Mist Biotechnics® specializes in the development, manufacture and application of decontamination solutions for complete infection prevention and control against surface and airborne pathogens. Because we produce a non-toxic sanitizer, our products can safely be used within the healthcare, food and beverage, hotel & leisure, pharmaceutical, transport, education, and retail sectors.

What's so special about InfectionGard?

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 up to 99.9999% of microorganisms present including bacteria, mycobacteria, viruses, spores, mould, mildew, biofilm, algae, yeast and fungi.

Is your sanitiser as effective as bleach?

InfectionGard 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

Whats the difference between Misting and Fogging?

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 3 – 8 microns, making it safer (drier) for use around electronic equipment.

What is the benefit of misting?

Misting with ultra-small particles like ours (3-8 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.

How often should I mist an area?

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

Are Superbugs like MRSA, C-Diff, CRKP Preventable?

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 InfectionGard, 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