HOW DOES THE SYSTEM'S ANTIMICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY WORK?
SafeShield Solutions starts with the application of a proprietary, EPA approved “Cleaner, Deodorizer, Disinfectant and Anti-Allergen” that eliminates up to 99.999% of germs, bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, mildew and other harmful microbes, as well as allergens and odors.
Once clean, disinfected and deodorized, the spaces and surfaces are then blanketed with the 2nd step (powered by PermaSafe), patented Semi-Permanent Antimicrobial Surface Protectant.
Upon application, the antimicrobial agent chemically reacts with, and molecularly bonds to, the surface to which it is applied. As it dries, millions of microscopic antimicrobial “spike-like” appliances form and extend outward from the surface. These “spikes” are actually long chains of positively charged atoms.
Because the cell walls of harmful microbes are negatively charged, they are drawn toward and pulled onto the positively charged antimicrobial spikes by electrostatic attraction. Destruction is instantaneous and complete as the antimicrobial spikes both rupture the microbes’ cell walls and “vaporizes” them by delivering a powerful electrostatic charge. Since the application is not transferred to the now dead cell, it doesn’t lose strength and the spikes are ready to dispatch the next microbe to come in contact with them.
HOW SAFE ARE THE THE SYSTEM PRODUCTS?
Nothing is more important to us than your safety. It’s the driving force behind our company and products. This System (powered by PermaSafe) products are EPA Approved; Skin Contact Safe; Kid, Pet and Adult Safe; Non-Toxic, Non-Flammable, Non-Hazardous; Environmentally Neutral and Eco-Friendly. They are also used to keep hospital operating rooms, and even surgical instruments, germ-free.
HOW LONG DOES THE APPLICATION LAST?
Upon application, antimicrobial agent forms a “covalent bond” with the surface to which it is applied. In this regard, the application is not really a “coating,” like paint, as its application actually results in the formation of a totally new surface, technically known as a co-polymer, which becomes an integral and semi-permanent part of the original surface.
Because the application does not dissipate over time, won’t wash off, doesn’t leach or move, and is not consumed by microbes, properly installed and maintained, it can last up to 6 months without additional application. However, if in high traffic or frequently cleaned areas, it will last up to 90 days.
WHAT SURFACES IS THE APPLICATION EFFECTIVE?
The systems application (powered by PermaSafe) bonds to and is effective on, virtually any surface, whether it’s porous, nonporous, hard, soft, solid or fabric. This is an important benefit of the system as standard disinfectants are, by federal law, only approved for use on hard, non-porous surfaces.
DO SURFACES THAT HAVE BEEN TREATED WITH THE SYSTEM NEED TO BE CLEANED?
The System is not a replacement for routine cleaning. In fact, routine cleaning is recommended to keep it effective, as the antimicrobial surface is very thin and too much dirt or other contaminant build-up can cover the spike like appliances and render them less effective until they are cleaned.
WILL REGULAR CLEANING OF A TREATED SURFACE REDUCE ITS EFFECTIVENESS?
No. Normal cleaning will not harm or remove the topcoat of this application over the first 90 days. It is, however, important to note that sanding, or scrubbing treated surfaces with abrasive cleaners, will partially remove it, requiring reapplication to regain effectiveness.
WHAT IS THE KEY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS SYSTEM AND OTHER ANTIMICROBIALS IN THE MARKETPLACE?
The differences between this System and ALL other antimicrobial treatments are many. However, the key difference is the long-term antimicrobial control our system provides as a result of SafeShield’s application, the final product applied during installation.
Conventional disinfectants and antimicrobials kill microorganisms by poisoning them with chemicals. Due to their toxicity, they are designed to act quickly and dissipate quickly to avoid adverse effects to humans and animals. Unfortunately, as soon as such disinfectants evaporate, so does their antimicrobial capabilities, enabling germs to return almost immediately.
Like conventional antimicrobials, this System includes an effective, immediate initial microbial kill. However, this is where the similarities end, as unlike the others, this system (powered by PermaSafe) eliminates and controls microbes. And even more uniquely, it does so through a purely physical process, without the use of any harmful chemicals, through its unique, patented surface modifying technology.