Frequently Asked Questions

What is so special about InfectionGard Sanitiser?

Our disinfectant/sanitiser meets or exceeds clinical standards without using toxic chemicals. It is effective against all types of pathogens which means it is classed as a broad spectrum biocide (disinfectant). It kills up to 99.9999% of microorganisms present including bacteria, mycobacteria, viruses, spores, mould, mildew, biofilm, algae, yeast and fungi.

Is InfectionGard as effective as bleach?

InfectionGard is proven in independent tests to be up to 1000 times more effective than bleaches like Domestos® or Dettol®. Unlike bleach however, it is not harmful to human or animal health and is harmless to the environment and aquatic life, when washed away to waste.

Why would I change from using my Quaternary compounds when they working effectively?

Quaternary compounds are toxic and bad for the environment and have been shown to be carcinogenic. They are also ineffective in eradicating many viruses and are not classed as broad spectrum. This can lead to a build up of invisible dangerous pathogens on surfaces – even though you think the area is ‘clean’.

What is the difference between Misting and Fogging?

Fogging is wetter than misting because the particle size is larger and heavier. Typically, once the particle size increases beyond 20 microns, it is classed as fog. Our dry misting equipment produces particles of between 1 – 20 microns depending upon the misting device chosen, making it safer (drier) for use around electronic and sensitive equipment. Our technical support team can advise on the best products and equipment for your individual needs.

What is the benefit of misting?

Misting with ultra-small particles like ours (5-20 micron size) means the sanitiser lingers in the air longer than ‘fog’ killing more pathogens and it reaches areas that are difficult or impossible by any other method. Because our sanitiser is non-toxic and non-corrosive, it can also be used to ‘flush’ air conditioning systems to rid them of harmful microorganisms.

How often should I mist an area?

The answer depends upon the level of contamination at any given time. We use our electronic swabbing system to ascertain the level of contamination from test locations. We test for ATP and if we get a reading above an acceptable level, we recommend misting. By checking the same key locations daily or even weekly, you can gauge the increase of contamination in your facility and determine the best misting schedule for your environment.

The electronic swabbing test meters (SystemSure Plus) are available for purchase to allow facilities controllers to check their premises/vehicles at will.

What is ATP and how does the SystemSure Plus Electronic Swabbing System work?

ATP is the universal energy molecule found in all human, animal, plant, bacterial, yeast and mould cells.

Using our SystemSure Plus luminescence meter allows us to measure the amount of ATP present on a surface and converts that to a numerical light value. This allows consistent and accurate comparison between two or more readings – before and after treatment of an area.

Are Superbugs like MRSA, C-Diff, CRKP Preventable?

Superbugs are microorganisms which have mutated to become resistant to current medication, including antibiotics. Some superbugs like Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) are multi-drug resistant, including resistance to
carbapenem, making them extremely difficult to treat.

How to deal with Superbugs?

Prevention of infection is therefore the most effective treatment for such pathogens.
Regular air and surface decontamination with InfectionGard products and misting technology will prevent the spread of the pathogens.

InfectionGard Sanitising Solutions attack the superbugs’ very DNA or RNA and destroys them in six different ways, leaving them unable to mutate to become resistant to our biocide. Facilities should also adopt additional good hygiene practices such as:

  • Washing hands regularly, particularly after visits to the toilet or before and after human or animal contact and after touching surfaces – particular commonly used surfaces like door handles, light switches and toilet flushes.
  • Use a broad spectrum hand sanitiser such as InfectionGard or DermaGard on hands as directed.
  • Monitor friends, colleagues and co workers hygiene habits and be prepared to discuss failures to adhere to protocols & good hygiene practice. Everyone needs to help each other.
  • Clean and sanitise high risk areas frequently using a broad spectrum biocide like InfectionGard, paying particular attention to high touch items like bed rails, remote controls, toilet flushes, door handles, on/off switches, food surfaces, computer keyboards and so on.
  • If in doubt, stop, think and Spray with InfectionGard, allowing a minimum of 30 seconds contact time for the sanitiser to achieve its maximum kill rate.