Facility managers and building owner have been working tirelessly to make sure to keep their buildings safe and clean for both employees and visitors. As an environmental cleaning and safety company we are always looking for ways to provide our customers with services and products to help them keep their employees, patients, as well as visitors safe and healthy during this time. A new product Hughes is now offering is BioProtect systems to help fight against viruses and bacteria. BioProtect is a patented, water-based, antimicrobial technology that provides continuous protection on surfaces for up to 60-90 days. But you might be wondering, how exactly does BioProtect work?
When applied to a porous or non-porous surface, or incorporated into a material, BioProtect forms a covalent bond with the substrate, creating a micro-biostatic antimicrobial coating. This coating forms a layer of self-assembling monolayer, each of which carry a positive charge that attracts negatively charged bacteria. Once attracted, the molecular spikes pierce the cell and rupture its cellular membrane. This technology inactivates dangerous microorganisms and bacteria and inhibits the growth of mold, mildew, fungi and algae.
In fact, Jet Linx, the leading private jet management and Jet Card Membership Company in the United States, has been applying the BIOPROTECTUs™ System to disinfect and protect its fleet of 112 jet aircraft, private Base terminals and facilities throughout the United States. Jet Linx is the first and only operator in the worldwide aviation industry to utilize the BIOPROTECTUs™ System by ViaClean Technologies.
“Years of research, invention, development and commercial trials and sales have culminated in a series of patents and regulatory approvals that bring the BIOPROTECTUs™ System to the forefront of solving the full range of microbiological problems,” said Dr. Curtis White, PhD and Chief Technology Officer of ViaClean Technologies. “This is a System that provides quick kill and long-term control of microorganisms on products and on surfaces and meets sustainability and environmentally responsible guideline principles.”
Paramount Management Group, one of the leading ATM operators in the United States and Puerto Rico, is another company that has also been applying the BIOPROTECTUs™ System to disinfect and protect its fleet of ATMs. Being used on its fleet of ATMs throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Paramount is the first large scale ATM operator in the industry to utilize ViaClean Technologies’ BIOPROTECTUs products.
“Right now, we are living through a period of uncertainty, with cardholders unsure of the safety of virtually any payment device because of the possibility of transmission of COVID-19. Through the application of this system, we aim to diminish some of those fears by providing access to ATMs that have been disinfected and protected,” said Paramount’s Chief Development and Marketing Officer Jorge Fernandez.
Lastly LYND, a national apartment management company, announced that it has selected the BIOPROTECTUs™ System by ViaClean Technologies to disinfect its 20,000 residential units and their associate common areas as well as to provide long term antimicrobial protection from problematic germs, including bacteria, molds and viruses. LYND will be utilizing the BIOPROTECTUs™ System and will complete treating all units and common areas as quickly as possible.
“I believe technologies like the BIOPROTECTUs™ System are essential to help businesses in all industries begin the long road to recovery and normalcy as quickly as possible,” said Lynd. “Retail establishments, for example, are going to need to make their customers feel safe when touching a product, and hotel guests need to feel that everything in a guestroom, especially the bed, is free from harmful germs including bacteria and viruses. Because of Coronavirus, we will never take cleanliness and being protected from harmful germs for granted ever again.”
BioProtect™ is a 3-Step Process
Step 1: CLEAN
Start off by cleaning and removing dirt, grime, and oils from any areas you wish to treat with BioProtect. Using and standard cleaning agent is fine for this step.
Step 2: DISINFECT
Disinfect areas using our EPA list N: Hospital Grade Disinfectant, SmartTouch®.
SmartTouch is an EPA registered Disinfectant that combines 99.999% efficacy of a Hospital Grade Disinfectant. SmartTouch formula includes 100% biodegradable emulsifiers that penetrate and clean oily substances that may contribute to bio-loads.
Step 3: BIOPROTECT™
Apply our antimicrobial surface coating. Once fully dried, YOU’RE DONE!
BioProtect™ Ready to Use (RTU) is a non-toxic, food-surface safe antimicrobial shield that protects surfaces from microbes such as odor-causing bacteria, algae, fungi (mold and mildew) for your increases health and safety.
After your facility deep clean is complete, we can offer your place of business a full media kit to show your employees & visitors/customers that you are fully committed to their health & well-being. This kit includes:
- A Certificate to prominently display in your facility
- A Digital Seal that can be used on your website and social media pages
- A Press Release Template should you desire to alert to the local media
Put an ease to your employees and visitors by using BioProtect Systems to give your facility a deep clean. Contact Us Here or call us at 888-845-3952 to find out how Hughes Environmental can help guarantee your facility has been properly and completely disinfected.