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INVISIBLE SHIELD

Q… What benefit do I get from products that are treated by Invisible Shield Technologies?

A… Invisible Shield Technologies protect your family, customers, clients and employees from the spread of deadly microbes using by keeping touch points like door handles, countertops and other surfaces microbe-free.

 

Q… What types of microorganisms does Invisible Shield Technologies protection methods work against?

A… Invisible Shield Technologies protection methods are effective against most microbes, bacteria, yeasts, molds and fungi that cause sickness, stains, odors and product degradation. Including:

  • MRSA

  • Staph

  • Type A Influenza (Swine Flu)

  • E. coli

  • Salmonella

  • Ringworm

  • Mold

  • Mildew

  • Athlete’s Foot

  • Shigellosis

  • Streptococcus

  • Tuberculosis AND…. Many many more.

Please see separate list.

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Q… How do I know that Invisible Shield Technologies protection methods are safe?

A… Invisible Shield Technologies uses an EPA Registered product which has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing, has a long history of safe use and is registered with the EPA for all applications in which it is used.

 

Q… Does this mean I don’t have to clean as much or as carefully? A… No. in order for the treatment to be most effective, normal cleaning needs to be continued. Cleaning wipes away dead microbes and other dirt that can cover up Invisible Shield’s “bed of nails” and diminish its’ ability to kill microbes landing on the treated surface.

 

Q… What is the difference between Invisible Shield Technologies and other control methods on the market?

A… Conventional products penetrate living cells and kill by way of poisoning or chemically altering the organism. They are designed to act quickly and dissipate quickly to avoid adverse effects to humans and animals due to their toxic ingredients. Most commercial antimicrobials used for treating building surfaces do a great job of getting a quick kill on bacteria and fungi, although most have a limited spectrum of effectiveness. Heavy metal based antimicrobials, such as silver ion may leach into the environment and lose their effectiveness over time. Invisible Shield technologies takes a totally unique approach. It provides long-term control of growth on treated surfaces. The surface itself is modified to make it antimicrobial active to help prevent BIOFILM BUILDUP

 

Q...  Does Invisible Shield Technologies use a sanitizer?

A… Yes. it uses a patented sanitizer which has a staggering kill rate on bacteria and microbials when wet. Then, Invisible Shield forms a biostatic protective barrier after it has dried, which is normally only a minute or two. Once dry it kills all microbes and bacteria on contact with its “Bed of Nails” mechanical film and is effective for 60 days and longer. Invisible Shield Technologies treatment kills these bacteria and microbes immediately as they land.

 

Q… What is Biofilm?

A… Biofilm is known to exist on any porous or non-porous surface, where factors for microbial growth are suitable, including pH and temperature. The propensity for microorganisms to form biofilm on surfaces presents a formidable challenge to maintaining sanitary conditions, especially as it becomes more established. The resistance of biofilm to sanitizers increases over time as the film matures….. Biofilm is a Major Cause of Antimicrobial Resistance and is a microscopic layer of dead microbes, paint chips, dirt and other debris that build up on a surface and breed the growth of harmful bacteria like staph, MRSA, Swine flu, etc. 80% of all human infections are caused by biofilm….

 

Forming Biofilm Biofilm Development over time

A Gram-negative bacterium (Pseudomonas strain S61) was allowed to develop as a biofilm on glass slides immersed in nutrient medium containing 1% glucose. Attached cells were seen at 3 hours. They then divided and formed micro colonies. After 5 hours the development of polysaccharide was clearly seen and it increases as the micro colonies increase in size.

 

Biofilm in action

Biofilm buildup on an irregular surface accumulates over time and offers a difficult to clean microbial food source. by reducing the biofilm buildup it means no microbial food source for microbial growth ….. Imperative For Biofilm Control in specific settings

 

Example – Healthcare and Hospitals

  • In the United States, it has been estimated that as many as one hospital patient in ten acquires an infection while in the hospital, or two million patients a year.

  • Estimates of the annual cost range from $4.5 billion to $11 billion and up.

  • Hospital-contracted infections contribute to 99,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

  • One third of hospital-contracted infections are considered preventable.

  • Hospital-contracted infections can be acquired due to surface contact

  • Resistance to antibiotics continues to escalate…

Q… Does Invisible Shield Technologies protection begin working immediately?

A… YES! Invisible Shield sanitizer begins working as soon as it released and is fogged/sprayed. Then once dry. Invisible Shield works as soon as the microorganism comes into contact with the product surface. It then works continuously to maintain a consistently lower bio-burden than would be expected on a surface without it. Under the right conditions, microbes on an untreated surface can double every 20 minutes!

 

Q… How long does the treatment protect a surface?

A… The product and delivery methods are engineered to provide maximum coverage and continuous antimicrobial protection for sixty (60) days or greater, keeping surfaces cleaner, fresher and safer from harmful bacteria....

 

Q… Does the use of Invisible Shield protectant cause resistant strains of microorganisms?

A… NO! Unlike traditional cleaning products it is NOT a poison. It kills microbes mechanically, so there is no opportunity for the microbe to adapt and build up immunity to Invisible Shield, making it the perfect product for long-term surface protection!

 

Q… What preparation is necessary prior to applying?

A… Surfaces should be cleaned and residue from any cleaning agent you may have used wiped from the surfaces to be treated. Once the surface is clean, simply apply the product using any one of its delivery methods, including fogging or misting..

 

Q… Does Invisible Shield Technologies protection affect the structure of the surface it is applied to?

A… Yes, it changes all surfaces that it is applied to; creating an invisible biostatic antimicrobial surface protectant that prevents mold, fungus, bacteria, mildew and algae from growing. Since the product is applied by fogging, spraying, or wiping, it can be applied to virtually any surfaces. You should protect silks, rayon, original paintings prior to application. Carpets and flooring should be allowed to dry before walking on the surface (normally only a few (2 to 3) minutes).

 

Q… What is a Touch Point?

A… Any surface that is or can be touched by humans or carriers

 

Q… How often should each area be treated?

A… There are 3 types of priority areas

 

Priority 3

These Touch-Points are rarely touched and sometimes never touched. Treat once every three to four months:

  • Exterior surfaces

  • Window treatments

  • Storage areas

  • Fans and light fixtures

  • Ceilings and ceiling fixtures

 

Priority 2

These Touch-Points are areas that are touched more frequently and should be treated every 45 to 60 days

  • Light switches

  • Test equipment

  • Waiting room furniture

  • Conference areas

  • Wheelchairs and walkers

  • Mops and brooms.

  • Vacuum equipment

  • Carpets and upholstery

  • Telephones

  • Cell phones

  • Computer keyboards

  • Door handles

  • Appliances and equipment

  • Bathrooms

  • Counter tops

  • Toilet handles

 

Priority 1

  • These Touch-Points are high touch areas where contact is made several times per day by several people. Continuously touched areas should be treated on a monthly basis.

 
   


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