Pathogend of Georgia

Working towards healthier lives at work, home and play.

FAQ

What's the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?

Cleaning physically removes the visible dirt and grime, and a very important part of everyday maintenance in our environment. Without it, surfaces can become a breeding ground for germs. Regular cleaning is also important for appearances. Accumulated dirt and grime can make your business appear unsanitary, likely deterring customers from returning. However, cleaning is just the first step towards creating a healthier environment.

Disinfecting uses specialized methods to destroy and prevent the growth of harmful organisms, and goes far deeper than cleaning. Today's germs are stronger and more prevalent than ever, and with recent outbreaks making headlines, it's apparent the old methods are no longer working. Infection control services are needed more than ever. A new weapon is needed in our fight against germs.

Pathogend uses the latest, most effective and safest disinfection technology available. Our disinfecting methods use a patented, EPA validated hydrogen-peroxide formula which the areas often missed by traditional cleaning. We use the only fogging technology capable of claiming whole-room disinfection. Our product kills the organisms responsible for community and hospital acquired infections. Our disinfection technology kills germs everywhere - including in the air you breathe.

How safe are your products?

Our Hydrogen Peroxide solution is eco-friendly and breaks down into water and oxygen, leaving behind no residue.

How do I know 99.9999% of the germs (bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa) are killed and eliminated?

Before disinfecting a location, an Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) meter is used to provide a base reading of the area. ATP is a molecule found in and around living cells, and as such it gives a direct measure of biological concentration and health. Once fogging, dwell time and dissipation are complete, a second ATP reading is taken and recorded to compare with the base reading. Additionally, test strips are placed throughout the room to validate the fog has reached the farthest parts of the room.

What does the fogger and solution kill?

Our hospital-grade 6 log kill (up to 99.9999%) has a EPA Kill claim of C-Diff, MRSA, Staph, E. Coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas, HIV, Norovirus, Rhinovirus, Influenza, Enterovirus, Bird Flu, and Aspergillis Niger (Black mold). It is also effective against other Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, and Protozoa like Ebola, Meningitis, Chickenpox, Fifth Disease, Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, Reye Syndrome, Conjunctivitis (also called Pinkeye), Measles, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, Rotavirus, Trichophyton (athlete's foot) and many more.

Why fog versus spray and wipe?

There is much evidence to show that spray-and-wipe is not an effective process for disinfection. Spray and wipe often leads to cross contamination, where germs are literally moved from one place to another. While spray-and-wipe is necessary for cleaning, more contemporary methods, such as fogging for whole room disinfection, are needed to assure all surfaces, whether visible or not, are reached and the pathogens are eliminated.

Why use peroxide based products versus chlorine bleach?

There are many advantages of using peroxide versus chlorine for disinfection. Our peroxide based disinfection products are EPA approved for fogging. Utilizing our fogging method, the product reaches every surface in a room, whether visible or not, and thus minimizes the impact of human labor inconsistencies. These products are effective, odor-free, economical, have a long shelf life, non-corrosive, and safe to use around sensitive equipment. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes into oxygen and water and is safe for people and the environment.

Chlorine bleach, while a powerful disinfectant, produces harmful and toxic disinfection by-products. Other issues with chlorinated products include strong odor and corrosion, making them unsuitable for fogging application. Bleach has harmful VOC’s which is strongly linked to asthma. The latest information on chlorine use indicates it may actually be contributing to antibiotic resistance.