Schools and childcare facilities can be breeding grounds for a wide array of bacteria and viruses. So much so that, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), infectious diseases account for millions of school days lost each year in the United States.
In addition to concern for the well-being of the student and teacher populations, lost days due to infectious disease can have a financial impact as state funding is often tied to attendance. By using our Germ Protective Systems technology to kill a vast array of pathogens on a daily basis and to continually combat bacteria that can cause damage, stains, and odors, academic facilities can improve the overall environment for students, staff, and visitors while saving costs and reducing toxic chemical use.
Common touch points such as desks, computers, drinking fountains, door handles, lavatories, locker rooms, athletic gear and weight rooms are all problem areas in schools. While traditional disinfection and cleaning are generally effective in immediately reducing the bioburden on a treated surface, they provide no long lasting benefit. In almost all cases, as soon as a surface dries, it is immediately vulnerable to recontamination. Germ Protective Systems differs from those products in that it works continually, 24/7 for up to twelve months or more with just a single application, to combat bacteria, mold, and fungi which can cause stains, odors, and surface deterioration.