Each year, between 5 and 20% of Americans get the flu and miss a staggering 70 million work days as a result. The indirect costs? Between $3 billion to $12 billion a year.
Hundreds of schools have had to close due to high absenteeism of students and staff.
Additionally, in 2016 there were about 56,000 deaths contributed to the Flu in the United States.
NOW YOU CAN HAVE WHOLE AREAS OR BUILDINGS DISINFECTED SAFELY AT A FRACTION OF THE COST OF
THE OLD SPRAY AND WIPE SYSTEM
While there are many types of sprayers to apply disinfecting products, few – if any – provide the coverage of an electrostatic unit. Finally, there is a battery-powered cordless handheld electrostatic sprayer from Victory! This unit may be used for any liquid disinfectant application. It works very well with Diversey Hospital Grade Virex II 256, an EPA registered disinfectant.
This disinfectant can be used as a one-time application to reopen a school or on a regular schedule to keep germs in check in a restroom, in offices, or at a gym.
PROBLEMS WITH SPRAY AND WIPE DISINFECTING
1. Spray and wipe disinfecting is very labor intensive and costly while being relatively ineffective.
2. Most people do not allow the disinfectant to have enough time (5 to 10 minutes) to kill the germs before they wipe it off.
3. Spray and wipe disinfecting cannot cover the whole area.
4. People use a disinfectant that has not been approved by the EPA to kill influenza.
5. People sanitize the area instead of disinfecting which does not kill viruses.
UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
CLEAN, SANITIZE, DISINFECT, AND STERILIZE
• Clean: Making something or someone free of dirt, marks, or mess; especially by washing, wiping, or brushing.
• Sanitize: Required to kill 99.99% of the infectious organisms present within 30 seconds. Sanitizers do not kill viruses and fungi.
• Disinfect: Chemical that completely destroys all organisms listed on its label in a time frame of greater than 5 minutes but less than 10 minutes. The organisms it kills are disease-causing bacteria and pathogenic. It may or may not kill viruses and fungi, but must reduce the level of pathogenic bacteria by 99.999%
• Sterilize: Make free from bacteria or other or other living microorganisms.
FOUR RULES OF DISINFECTANTS
• DISINFECTANTS Only work when used correctly.
• DISINFECTANTS Need at least 5 to 10 minutes to be effective.
• DISINFECTANTS Become ineffective after 24 hours after being mixed and stored in a clean bottle.
• DISINFECTANTS Are only be effective if the germ you are trying to kill is part of the disinfectant’s kill claim.
THE FLU at WORK and SCHOOL
• Call in sick when you need to. Viruses are easy to spread in close quarters like an office or a classroom.
• Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. Cover your mouth with the inside of your elbow so you don’t cough or sneeze into your hand.
• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Rub them together for 15 to 20 seconds. If you can’t get to soap and water, use alcohol-based gels. Remember, soap and warm water is more effective than hand sanitizer.
• Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. The easiest path for germs to enter your body is from your hands to your face.
• Disinfect your desk and other common areas regularly with the Victory Electrostatic Disinfectant sprayer. No longer miss areas on telephones, desks, door handles, water fountain handles, microwave door handles, and computer keyboards in offices, which all contain large amounts of germs.