“Microbes” is another name for microorganisms, which are microscopic organisms that include bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae. Technically viruses are not microorganisms as they are non-living entities but they are often included in the broad term.
Good question. Currently the best measurement for this is a combination of ATP monitoring, air quality testing, and an inspection from one of our team to assess present levels of hygiene and infection control, as well as exposure to harmful toxins. ATP monitoring is a quick test that checks surfaces for organic matter on surfaces… Continue reading How do I know how healthy our existing environment is?
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?
A biostatic layer is a residual layer left on surfaces, which microbes are unable to penetrate or multiply on.
A biostatic layer remains intact until it wears off over time. Abrasives like scouring pads and harsh chemicals with a pH level of 11 or higher will also remove the antimicrobial layer.