Frequently Asked Questions
We utilize the most environmentally friendly products, techniques, and technologies available for your desired outcome
We offer the ability to track and document your infection prevention and control efforts, which will aid you in monitoring trends and increasing efficiencies
Our extensively trained technicians will insure a service that creates a healthier space for you
Our certified technicians provide services driven by protocol with safety and efficacy as top priority
Costs depend on the size of the job. Since most of our treatments involve hydrogen peroxide fogging, we calculate costs by cubic footage; but don’t worry, we have plans for every budget.
The entire process to treat a room can happen in as little as one hour.
There are no limitations as to the pathogens we can kill since each treatment strives for a six log reduction, 99 9999%, of the most difficult to kill bacterial spores, but some more common germs you may have heard of are …
- C. Diff
- and much more
The best way to answer this is to do a pre-site visit and evaluation. Each treatment is different and will have different needs. Since there is no magic pill to make it all better, we employ multiple types of high-level disinfection equipment and protocols to ensure that you receive the most thorough treatment possible for your needs.
The biggest change will be the immediate drop in infection rates. Also we will provide detailed lab analysis proving a zero germ count and detailed reports for your record.
Our services are scalable, meaning if you only want one area treated, we can do that. If you decide you need more when we get there, we will be prepared for that scenario as well.
Typically our clients see immediate results in infection rates but the outcome will vary depending on treatment area.
No, we only use products that will not form harmful residues. Most companies will want to use a quaternary ammonium to act as a method to continue killing germs. The problem with this is they are sticky and can make future germ reservoirs. They are also easily absorbed through the skin and are known allergens, NIH 2014. Pathogend® will never use harmful quats as a residue. Instead we rely on silver as a natural alternative to help prevent germs from making reservoirs in your space.
We are aware of the massive selection of products marketed for disinfection purposes, but there are many pitfalls in depending upon them to successfully and thoroughly eradicate serious infections in often-complicated settings. Notably, many chemicals:
- are most often applied incorrectly
- often require a secondary step of rinsing
- may contribute to resistant strains emerging
- may corrode surfaces
- can be toxic to the applicator
- often leave behind toxic residue and odors
- can be deadly if mixed
The lasting results will vary depending on the traffic of your facility. Outbreaks are typically resolved with our treatment but for proactive results, the best outcomes we see are between monthly and quarterly treatments.