FAQ

Do I need GermBlast?

Many people wonder if GermBlast is appropriate for their organization.  We assert that GermBlast is applicable in every environment where germs exist.  Therefore, GermBlast is appropriate for almost every organization.

  • In schools, GermBlast eliminates microorganisms on surfaces that cause illness and infection.  Many school districts see attendance rate increases after adding GermBlast service to their environmental care program.
  • In athletic facilities, GermBlast removes bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can cause skin and more serious infections.
  • In the restaurant industry, GermBlast eliminates dangerous microorganisms in kitchens, bathrooms, and playgrounds.
  • In office buildings, GermBlast protects employees from illness and infection, increasing worker attendance and productivity.

Is GermBlast safe?

Individual health and environmental safety are of highest priority to Infection Controls. The GermBlast process is engineered to use environmentally safe disinfectants without compromising disinfection effectiveness. Our process combines revolutionary technologies and innovative chemicals to achieve a 99.999% kill of harmful microorganisms found in hospitals, schools, homes, etc. The GermBlast research team is continually innovating the process to better serve our clients as new technologies emerge and scientific advancement develops.

The primary disinfectant we use in our disinfection service is the “greenest” and safest chemical on the market.  This hydrogen peroxide based disinfectant has the best rating for health, flammability and physical hazard. After our hydrogen peroxide disinfectant kills deadly microorganisms, the chemical breaks down into oxygen and water leaving behind no residue or chemical on the surface. Another disinfectant that is commonly used in our environmental disinfection service is an isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) based disinfectant. This disinfectant is regularly used in food manufacturing plants because it does not leave a harmful residue on the surface. Finally, the chemical we apply to provide a residual protection to surfaces is water based and leaves no toxic residue when dried. This chemical only releases water vapor into the environment as it dries.

All products used in the GermBlast service are EPA registered and approved for contact surfaces. If you require detailed safety information regarding each product used in our service, please call (877) 771-3558.

How do I prepare for a residential service?

Bedrooms

Please strip all beds of sheets, pillows and comforters.

Set out toys to be serviced.

Bathrooms

Clear off counter space and leave bathtub or shower tidy.

Kitchen

Put away any food items. If that is not possible, please cover all food items.

Clear up counter space and leave sink empty.

Living Room

Place all pillows and throws on couches.

Can GermBlast kill spores?

Yes, GermBlast kill spores such as Clostridium difficile.  Because spore-forming bacteria are some of the most challenging microorganisms to destroy, GermBlast utilizes both chemical and mechanical modalities that eliminates spores and spore forming bacteria.

Can GermBlast kill Superbugs?

Yes, GermBlast kilsl superbugs.  Superbugs are often defined as microorganisms who have developed a resistance to traditional antibiotics and disinfectants.  The GermBlast process utilizes both chemical and mechanical modalities that disinfect the environment.  Microorganisms are unable to create a defense against mechanical kill modalities.

How do I know the GermBlast service is effective?

GermBlast’s effectiveness is measured in a variety of ways.  Primarily, GermBlast provides you with data on your environment through ATP samples throughout the life of your service contract.  ATP is a way to quantitatively measure the level of living matter present in an environment.  These samples are collected during the initial site survey and prior to each subsequent service.  These samples are then mapped on a graph and checked for trends.  Over time, we see the amount of environmental bioburden decrease, proving that GermBlast makes a positive difference in the environment.

GermBlast Data Analysts are happy to help you track any other metrics that important to your organization.  Our data analysts are six sigma certified and have years of experience in statistical analysis.  Whether it is infection rates, attendance rates, or lost work days, we can help you record and analyze your data.

What is ATP?

ATP is short for adenosine triphosphate, a coenzyme that exists in every living cell.  GermBlast utilizes special swabs that combine ATP with luciferase to create visible light.  A luminometer is then utilized to detect the amount of light produced and generate a corresponding value in relative light units (RLUs).  The more organic matter present on a surface, the higher the number of RLUs.  The ATP method is recommended by the American Journal of Infection Control.