What’s the difference between surface protection and disinfection?

With most disinfectants, a ten-minute dwell time on a hard surface will render most microbes inactive. Unfortunately, these disinfectants do not work well on porous surfaces and off-gas poisons to be effective against microbes. After they are wiped off or evaporate, they provide few residual benefits. This renders dry surfaces ineffective at killing bacteria, fungi,… Continue reading What’s the difference between surface protection and disinfection?

What’s a biostatic layer?

A biostatic layer is a residual layer left on surfaces, which microbes are unable to penetrate or multiply on.

Why do you call it a system rather than a cleaning protocol?

Because it goes far beyond cleaning. Even the cleaning component to our system goes far beyond that of standard cleaning protocols because we focus on air quality, sanitisation, and clothing as well as providing residual protection for surfaces. It is best described as a comprehensive biological defense system against infection and pathogens. We also require… Continue reading Why do you call it a system rather than a cleaning protocol?

How are your products different to those used by standard cleaning companies?

The BIOPROTECT products that we use extensively are non-toxic, non-hazardous, and require no personal protective equipment (PPE) when using. This is very different to most disinfectants used in Australia, which are chlorine (bleach)-based and toxic to humans and animals.

How are your products different to other antimicrobials?

Most antimicrobial disinfectants work by poisoning the microorganisms and thereby inhibiting bacteria and other microbes quickly. However, they also poison the environment and dissipate rapidly, so they are not effective for long. BIOPROTECT products actually pierces the cell membrane of microbes and kill them in mechanical way rather than with toxic chemicals, and it has… Continue reading How are your products different to other antimicrobials?

Where can your disinfectants be applied?

Our antimicrobial disinfectants and cleaners can be applied to almost any surface, both porous and non-porous, including high-touch surfaces, textiles, and building materials.

Why is cleaning the air of pathogens important?

Most cleaning protocols focus only on eliminating pathogens from surfaces. As many people discovered during the COVID-9 outbreak, we are also exposed extensively to airborne pathogens. Most standard air filters cannot filter out miniscule viral pathogens. True protection requires a multifocal approach that includes special attention to air quality as well as sanitation measures from… Continue reading Why is cleaning the air of pathogens important?

Do we have to sign up for all the components of the Healthy Environment or can we just select one service?

The Healthy Environment services are modular. You can order the services you need as you need them. This should be discussed during an initial consultation where you can relay your requirements and we can provide guidance on how best to create what you’re after.

What is the Proactive Infection Control Program ?

The Proactive Infection Control Program is the starting point for many organisations looking to create a healthier environment. It is specifically designed to provide protection against the Coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and to make employees feel safe about coming to work, with a biological approach to controlling exposure to both surface and airborne pathogens, as… Continue reading What is the Proactive Infection Control Program ?

How long does protection last for?

BIOPROTECT™ products continue working on porous and non-porous surfaces are tested for 28 days and can remain effective for up to 90 days.