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School Sanitizing

School Sanitizing

Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68 is going to sweep through our schools and daycare centers like a cruel stalker to make countless children very sick. Dozens of cases have already been confirmed.  While the reaction from school officials to a threat like this is to perform a school sanitizing by wiping every thing down with a bleach cleaner will help, it is not the best method. When school opens the next day the first infected child to touch a surface voids all cleaning efforts. This is because the bleach offers no lasting benefits. School sanitizing needs to go further than just bleach, it needs to offer a long lasting protection of all surfaces against germs and viruses.

We offer a better solution to fighting of these dangerous viruses.  With a treatment of our Biozone protectant, not only will a complete school sanitizing be performed, but also a layer of protection will be in place that is constantly fighting the reinfection of surfaces that have been treated.  Biozone protectant is a 24/7/365 germ fighting program, that can be applied to any surface, hard or soft. It is non-toxic, non-transferring and non-leaching. Once dry, there is no worries of little children putting things in their mouths.

If schools and daycare centers are sanitizing with bleach water they are doing o.k. But they need to be doing more. Bleach works, but it’s like the difference between a match and a blowtorch. A match will burn for a minute, but a blowtorch will burn for hours. If you are fending off a fierce threat, you do not want to use a match if you could be using a blowtorch.

School is in ! The Enterovirus is already spreading and making children seriously ill, and even killing some. EcoVive has an answer that will do the job of protecting our children.

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Antimicrobial coating protection against germs and viruses

Antimicrobial coating helps protect against germs and viruses

Are you worried about all the viruses and germs that seem to be showing up lately? Being proactive instead of reactive to these viral threats can help keep you or a family member from becoming seriously ill.

Germs spread by Direct Contact with people, Indirect Contact with shared surfaces, or by coughs and sneezes. Interrupting these pathways to infection and promoting a healthier environment is what EcoVive of West Michigan offers.

Germ and virus protection

Cleaning is not sanitizing. The EPA points out that sanitizers must be on the surface for 2-10 minutes to kills common bacteria and virus. Cleaning programs do not allow for proper sanitizing practices. Plus, consider the real cost of manpower and toxic chemicals to sanitize a building. EcoVive offers an Antimicrobial surface treatment that can be applied to all surfaces, walls, and materials in far less time, with greater results.

The spread of dangerous bacteria and viruses is inhibited by the protective coating. We are pleased to demonstrate and provide estimates for the year-round antimicrobial treatment. This is not a spray sanitizer. It is a treatment that stays on the surface working 24/7 to inhibit bacteria, germs, odors, allergens, mildew, and even mold. It works like an air purifying system that attracts microbial threats with a biostatic charge, and then pierces the microbes as they land.

This Micro-biostatic Antimicrobial Coating forms a nano bed of spikes on surfaces that disrupt the microorganism’s membrane. This will cause the microbe to lose energy and quickly die. This new technology provides a perfect approach to inhibiting microorganisms without the use of unsafe heavy metals or poisons. This mode of action is entirely unique to other  antimicrobial sprays.

The molecule in the Antimicrobial coating is made up of several sections. One end of the molecule forms a strong bond to the surface that it is applied onto or into. The surface can be either porous or non-porous. The other end of the molecule forms a microscopic bed of nails that stand straight up from the surface. This nano bed of nails disrupts the microbe’s membrane resulting in its demise. All of this takes place without the use of heavy metals, poisons, or chemicals.

Because this Antimicrobial Coating mechanically disrupts the membrane of microbes, no antimicrobial resistant “superbugs” are ever created from the treatment.

 

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Office Sanitizing Grand Rapids

Office Sanitizing Grand Rapids, MI

Office Sanitizing Grand Rapids, MI

 

Bacteria, germs and viruses can be discovered in every environment and are part of normal everyday life. Even in the cleanest environments, many kinds of microbes will begin to multiply on surfaces and sometimes reach harmful levels. If these contaminated surfaces are touched by individuals the transfer of microbes begins, resulting in cross-contamination. Pathogenic bacteria, such as MRSA, STAPH and E.coli can be spread via cross-contamination, which can lead to infection and illness in humans and animals.

EcoVive’s antimicrobial BioZone applications provide durable surface protection, continuously working 24/7 to inhibit the growth of microbes which can cause sickness, stains and odors. This protection will not wash off or wear away, giving it durable antimicrobial surface protection for three to six months.

The BioZone product molecularly bonds to treated surfaces, and can be applied to porous and non-porous surfaces, creating a microscopic layer of what could be described as a layer of nails that rupture the outer membrane of the bacteria, germs and viruses on contact. This type of protection does not rely on chemicals to protect but rather a mechanical process.

This means that every treated surface becomes a bacteria fighting part of infection control. Bacteria and germs simply have no safe place to land and colonize.

Protecting your office has never been easier, or more dependable than with an Antimicrobial treatment from EcoVive.

 

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Shopping Cart Protection

Shopping Cart Protection

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A number of studies completed on shopping carts have raised health concerns. Shopping carts are always mentioned high on the list of the dirtiest areas. Children and the elderly are especially prone to the Coliform bacteria found on most carts.

Are you interested in providing shopping cart protection against germs?  Having a BioZone AntiMicrobial surface treatment by EcoVive is the answer to this problem. Our treatment is not a chemical reaction, but rather a mechanical process that is a bacteria-fighting layer of protection. Bacteria and germs simply have no safe place to land, colonize, or spread.

Build customer loyalty and reduce labor costs while your patrons enjoy shopping with confidence you are protecting them.

Harsh, toxic chemicals are commonly used in sanitizing wipes, but they don’t sanitize for very long.Independent lab testing shows that the BioZone antimicrobial treatment is capable of dramatic reduction of microbial threats.  Cleaning is always essential, but adding a BioZone Protectant treatment on a regular cycle can provide extraordinary microbial reductions as high as 99% over a 30-60 day cycle.  The fact that BioZone Protectant can be applied with a minimum of interruption is important.  BioZone application is certainly less expensive than gallons of disinfectants, many hours of paid labor, and the fact that there is no residual protection in these traditional sanitizing methods.  So don’t just put up a dispenser alongside the shopping carts, put a layer of protection on every cart.

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Home Disinfection in Grand Rapids, Michigan

 Chemical Disinfectants in Your Home, are they helping      or hurting you

Chemical Disinfectants are indeed a necessity in the medical field. But they’re also a classic example of a good thing gone bad. Many people today go on cleaning frenzies in their own homes, using disinfectants on their kitchen countertops, bathrooms, floors and even in their laundry.

But while disinfectant soap may be a good idea before surgery, there’s no need to use it every time you wash your kitchen counters.

One of the major problems with these cleaners, as studies have pointed out, occurs when they don’t completely eliminate bacteria or viruses.

When disinfectants are used in low levels, researchers have found that they actually make certain bacteria stronger and resistant to antibiotic treatment. This is true even in hospital settings, and certainly applies to the low-level disinfectants many use around their homes.

While building up antibiotic-resistance and thereby contributing to the creation of superbugs, chemical disinfectants disrupt the balance of bacteria, both good and bad, in your home, making it much easier for the bad bacteria to flourish.

Meanwhile, the chemicals themselves are toxic in their own right.

Are you introducing Toxic Chemicals into your home as you clean?

The invention of chemical disinfectants is credited to Joseph Lister, an English surgeon who, back in the late 19th century, used carbolic acid to soak surgical dressings. To this day, Lister’s carbolic acid, now known as phenol, is a common main ingredient in household detergents like Lysol, Pine-Sol and Spic-n-Span (it’s also found in mouthwash).

When you use these “cleaning” products in your home, you’re also exposing your family to their harmful properties. Phenol is toxic and people who are hypersensitive can experience serious side effects at very low levels. Studies have linked phenols to:

  • Damage to your respiratory and circulatory systems
  • Heart damage
  • Respiratory problems
  • Damage to your liver, kidneys and eyes
  • Nonyl phenol ethoxylate, a common ingredient in laundry detergents and all-purpose cleaners, is banned in Europe, and biodegrades slowly into even more toxic compounds

Beyond phenol, other chemicals found in household disinfectants include:

  • Formaldehyde, found in spray and wick deodorizers, which is a suspected carcinogen
  • Petroleum solvents in floor cleaners may damage mucous membranes
  • Butyl cellosolve, found in many all-purpose and window cleaners, may damage your kidneys, bone marrow, liver and nervous system
  • Triclosan, the active ingredient in most antibacterial products, not only kills bacteria, it also has been shown to kill human cells

EcoVive offers a better way to protect your family against harmful germs and bacteria.  Ozone, which is one of nature’s most powerful disinfectant oxidizer,

will eliminate the germs and bacteria in your home and not leave behind any harmful by-products. This is followed by an Anti-Microbial surface treatment that forms a non-leaching bond with all the surfaces to protect against odors, germs, bacteria and viruses. This is achieved not with chemicals, but with what could be described as building a microscopic razor wire fence on all surfaces that rips apart any cell that tries to get through.

It is time that we start getting away from all the chemicals being used, and use what is a natural, and better way to protect against disease causing “bugs”.

Indoor Air Quality Grand Rapids

 

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Cigarette odor removal from cars Grand Rapids

Vehicle Odor Removal

Cigarette odor removal from cars.

One of the worst things to smell in a car is the cigarette odor. Most people would never purchase a vehicle that smelled of cigarettes. But many times car dealerships will cover up the smell enough that it is not noticeable when the car is for sale. But give that car a couple of weeks and the smell will return.

Regular methods of cleaning and deodorizing a vehicle are not always enough. Cigarette odors are particularly difficult to remove because smelly chemical compounds can penetrate deep into the upholstery and padding. An ozone shock treatment will send pure ozone (O3) deep into every crevice, destroying these odorous compounds that could not be washed away.

The same as with any ozone treatment, always start here: clean up the source of the smell! If you are dealing with cigarette odors, assess the problem and clean the affected areas with a quality automotive cleaner. It will help in the elimination of the odor if the interior has been completely cleaned. Wipe down all surfaces, seats, dashboard, headliner and carpet. This will remove the film that is left behind by the smoke, but will not get rid of the odor.

Before you spend money on all kinds of chemical treatments, or cover-up scents trying to perform a cigarette odor removal on your own, call EcoVive, we will remove the stink, and most likely save you money in the long run.

616-401-9176

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Used Car Odor Removal

Vehicle Odor Removal

Used Car Odor Removal

So you’ve got a smelly car on your lot and can’t get the odor out? Prospective buyers open the door and then close it right away? Trying to sell a used car with an Odor problem can be a tough sell.

We’re experts at odor removal!  Our ozone odor removal system is the best in the area!

Ozone is used to restore fire damaged homes. Remove bad odor and germs in hotels. Ozone treatments are the most effective method available for removing car odor including, stale food odors, raunchy cigarette smells, mildew odor, pet odors and more! Even the best hot water carpet extractor cannot permanently kill tough odors that linger even after the cause has been removed. Ozone treatments are not air fresheners! The treatment works by emitting an O3 which is a naturally occurring gas, effectively eliminating air in the car. This gas suffocates organic odors that hide in the fabric of your car and the tough to reach places. Using Ozone is the BEST and most effective way to completely sanitize a vehicle.

Call EcoVive today to help your used cars move faster. 616-401-9176

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Sanitizing Service

Sanitizing Service

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You have your home or office cleaned, but is it sanitized? Does your cleaning company disinfect your front door handle, chairs, couches, tables, bathrooms? In fact, or sanitizing service goes a step further than most traditional cleaning services in the fact that all surfaces are treated. Both hard and soft surfaces are sanitized. We can and we do!  Traditional cleaning methods are a small step in the right direction in the fight against bacteria. Yes these cleaners, including chlorine, will eliminate germs after a period of time, but are not as effective as ozone and BioZone. Traditional cleaning only affects about 30% of an indoor space. Effective sanitizing with household chemicals would require every square inch of surface be wiped. This would require a lot of time, money, and bring about major health concerns.  Ozone is 100% natural; no chemicals are introduced into your indoor environment.
Ozone is a broad base sanitizer. Ozone will disinfect 3000 times faster and is 50 times more powerful than chlorine bleach. It is a gas that will work on every surface and will penetrate soft surfaces (carpet, draperies, mattresses, furnishings). When the Ozone sanitizing treatment is complete, your interior will be 99.9% sanitized. Follow up with our BioZone treatment for 90 days of protection from germs, odors, mold, allergens, and disease.

We provide an ATP sampling/testing of high touch areas to show that our sanitizing system is working.  We will take readings before the treatment begins, and then again after the sanitizing service is complete. This way you know for sure that you are being protected from bacteria and germs.

Call EcoVive today for a free ATP test and an estimate!

616-401-9176

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Surface Protectant Program- Grand Rapids

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Surface Protectant Program

 

There’s more to clean surfaces than meet the eye. Virtually any public area represents a potential breeding ground for microorganisms. Good hygiene and cleaning practices are well recognized as important elements for preventing the spread of these microorganisms. But this is not enough. Even having high touch point surfaces sanitized has failure points. EcoVive offers a Surface Protectant Program that will give another layer of protection.

The first is during application.  The EPA has shown that sanitizers need to be on the surface for up to ten minutes to kill all types of pathogenic threats.  This never happens, so the true sanitizing by cleaning crews and staff are not nearly as effective as advertised.

The second issue of concern is even more important.  The sanitizing process can be compromised minutes or hours after it has been done.  The best efforts of the most diligent cleaning program solve the infectious threat existing prior to the sanitizing process.  These efforts are nearly useless as new bacteria and germs are introduced with daily activity. High touch point areas in an office, school or daycare are easily infected with microorganisms after they have been sanitized.  They are touched by many people in a day’s time, and provide the perfect transmission point for pink eye, colds, flu, and more.

EcoVive uses BioZone Protectant, which  is an antimicrobial surface treatment. This is not the same process as found in most sanitizing processes.  Any surface treated with BioZone Protectant is converted into a microscopic killing zone that works for days, weeks, and months after application.

BioZone Protectant is odorless, works on all types of surfaces and lasts for months. With the increase in drug resistant bacteria and germs on the rise, protecting yourself, your employees or your patrons should be of concern.  EcoVive offers a layer of protection above and beyond what your cleaning company offers.

Call us today to find out more. 616-401-9176

Or visit our website at: www.eco-vive.com

 

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Sanitizing Wild Chef Japanese Steakhouse Bar and Grill

Sanitizing Wild Chef Japanese Steakhouse Bar & Grill

EcoVive is pleased to be assisting Wild Chef Japanese Steakhouse Bar and grill in Holland, MI to become the healthiest restaurant in Holland.  Many of the patrons of the wild Chef Japanese Steakhouse Bar & Grill are already impressed with the cleanliness of the restaurant.  The staff strives to offer the very best experience for each patron.  However, there is a difference between a clean restaurant and a healthy restaurant. Restaurants have cleaning and some type of sanitizing program in place.  But, with the standard use of bleach for sanitizing tables and booths germs and viruses are not removed. The bleach mixture would have to remain wet on the surface for 10 minutes to effectively disinfect the surface.

EoVive now provides an extra level of health protection by treating the facility each quarter with an extraordinary antimicrobial coating on all surfaces.  Once applied; virus, bacteria, and fungi cannot attach and colonize on the surfaces.  In fact, should bacteria be introduced, the antimicrobial coating works 24 hours a day to literally shred the outer membrane of infectious threats, so virus and bacteria die before spreading to another person.

This kind of customer protection is going the extra mile to provide a clean and safe environment for all.  Even clean surfaces may harbor microbes that can spread disease.  No one wants an infection, or worse, because of a neglected duty to clean and sanitize equipment.  BioZone Protectant is professionally applied to all areas people may touch.  This means that there is a highly-effective “Safety Net” that treated facilities offer that are not available elsewhere.

Patrons of the Wild Chef Japanese Steakhouse Bar and Grill now have yet another good reason to visit the restaurant.  Infection prevention measures at this facility are the highest anywhere.  Always observe good sanitary habits of making sure tables and booths are clean and utensils are clean.  Infectious disease needs only a small opportunity to spread to someone else.  However, the antimicrobial treatment used at the Wild Chef Japanese Steakhouse Bar and Grill is a very effective program in the war against common infections.

 

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