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Humans Cause Chemicals To Be Harmful (Maybe)

A new study shows that we create our own oxidation fields through the oils and fats on our skin, which has implications for indoor air quality and human health.

One of those implications, as atmospheric chemist Jonathan Williams points out, is that "We need to rethink indoor chemistry in occupied spaces because the oxidation field we create will transform many of the chemicals in our immediate vicinity."

I interpret his words to mean that the chemicals we currently use are more detrimental than we first thought. The fact they interact with our own oxidation field and can become more volatile and harmful is absolutely alarming.

For instance, hydrogen peroxide should not be used where chemicals like bleach or ammonia are used because their interactions can cause deadly gases and other compounds. Is something similar happening immediately on and arround your body and affecting you in harmful ways?

All of this is just another reminder to go nontoxic. If you haven't tried the nontoxic cleaning solutions or services on the market today you may want to start before you do yourself more harm than good.

The research has been published in Science.

 
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Who Can Benefit From Disinfectant Fogging?

If you've read what to look for and when to hire a disinfectant fogging service, then you already know you can benefit from disinfectant fogging. But besides you who else might be able to benefit? 

Allergy sufferers

If you suffer from  allergies, you should become best friends with your local disinfectant fogging service. Some disinfectants can actually combat pollen, dust mites, dander, and even neutralize peanut allergens.

AirBnB hosts

Your guests expect the property they rent to be at least clean and odor free. If there was an unexpected smoker in the home or pet odor is out of control, disinfectant fogging can be a great solution to quickly ready the home for the next guest. 

Offices

If you work in an office that typically means you are in close quarters with other people. Oftentimes, your colleagues come to work sick, placing everyone in the office at risk. If you notice bouts with the same bug going around your office, disinfectant fogging can help reduce the spread of those germs so you can get back to productivity.

Homes

Much the same as offices, germs can spread quickly inside the home. Sometimes, illnesses can linger. That usually means a sharing of the same germs over and over again with a couple mutations of the germs in there so they stick around. Enter disinfectant fogging to interrupt their infection party.

Schools & Classrooms

It's common knowledge for schools to be a hotbed of germs. Send your child to school and they are almost guaranteed to come back sick. Imagine all the shared toys, uncovered sneezes, and harsh coughs that take place throughout the day. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to sanitize all those surfaces and the air in an efficient way? Disinfectant fogging to the rescue!

Endless applications

This list could go on forever...The main takeaway here is that disinfectant fogging can be deployed in so many scenarios and benefit all people.

If you’ve been considering this process, contact Germz Be Gone today to schedule a complimentary on-site evaluation or book directly online.

We serve the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Barbara Central Coast, and Southern Nevada (Las Vegas & Henderson)

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Hiring A Disinfectant Fogging Service? What To Look For

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Things To Consider When Hiring A Disinfectant Fogging Service

We define disinfectant fogging as the process of using a machine to dispense an EPA-registered disinfectant in the form of a super-fine mist. This mist coats surfaces and disinfects them on contact while also providing benefits for the air you breathe.

As a savvy consumer you know not all services are created equal. Thus, there are several important things to consider when hiring a professional disinfectant fogging service. We highlight them below.

Read: When To Hire A Disinfectant Fogging Service

Are they insured?

A reputable disinfectant fogging service will take steps to mitigate any damage from their process, but if something goes wrong, how can the company fix it? This is where insurance comes in.

Fogging devices create a powerful air flow that can knock over and break valuable items. Plus, depending on what they use to fog with, valuable items may become discolored and ruined from the process. A reputable service company will have general liability insurance to replace items or inventory that may become damaged.

Do they have experience?

While experience isn't a determining factor of performance, it can be a telltale sign of knowledge, experience and wisdom. Some companies started when the pandemic hit and folded just months after, while others--like Germz Be Gone--have been providing fogging services since 2011.

Are they using EPA-registered fogging solutions?

Most disinfectants are not meant to be used in a fogging application. Common disinfectants, like hydrogen peroxide, while used by some fogging services, have not been approved for use in a fogger by the EPA. Services caught using disinfectants (and any other chemical) not in accord with their approved use can face stiff fines and penalties--so too can the companies who hire them.

Besides, would you trust a company who doesn't even read the labels of the solutions they are using?

What do they include in their process?

Don't be fooled into thinking all fogging services are the same. They are not! For instance, some disinfectant fogging services only fog. Others may wipe down light switches, door knobs and other frequently-touched items. 

You may not feel like you've received the value you're looking for if the service you choose is one of those "fog only" outfits. You want to choose a company who understands infection risk and disease transmission. A company who goes above and beyond to ensure the job is done right--the first time.

Always ask what their process includes.

It's go time!

If you’ve been considering this process, contact Germz Be Gone today to schedule a complimentary on-site evaluation or book directly online.

We serve the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Barbara Central Coast, and Southern Nevada (Las Vegas & Henderson)

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When To Hire Disinfectant Fogging Services

By now, you’ve probably heard of disinfectant fogging. If not, disinfectant fogging is the process of using a machine to dispense an EPA-registered disinfectant in the form of a super-fine mist. This mist coats surfaces and disinfects them on contact while also providing benefits for the air you breathe.

Read: Things To Consider When Hiring A Disinfectant Fogging Service?

Although the benefits are plentiful, you may be wondering when is a good time to bring in a disinfectant fogging service.

The truth is, there’s no “bad” time to get professional disinfectant fogging services. Whether you’re OCD about your environment's hygiene, want to better protect customers and employees from the spread of germs, or remove odors from athletic locker rooms, there are countless reasons to get your business, office, home or gym professionally fogged up.

Here are some of the most common reasons for contacting your local disinfectant fogging service:

  • Coronavirus or monkeypox concerns
  • Frequent flu outbreaks
  • Rapid spread bacterial infections
  • Mold and mildew control
  • Allergen reduction
  • Odors from pets and smoke
  • Reopening after a construction project
  • Reopening after a flood or fire

As you can see, there are many circumstances where you may want to hire professional disinfectant fogging services. If you’ve been considering this process, contact Germz Be Gone today to schedule a complimentary on-site evaluation or book directly online.

We serve the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Barbara Central Coast, and Southern Nevada (Las Vegas & Henderson)

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50% Off Baby Gear Cleaning

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We've teamed up with Love Bug Baby

If you're looking for a new car seat for your little one, be sure to check out Love Bug Baby. For a limited time, when you purchase a new car seat or stroller from Love Bug Baby, you get 50% off your first (or next) baby gear cleaning appointment with Germz Be Gone.

Here's how to redeem your offer

Simple steps to code and redemption. No gimmicks:
  • Purchase a new car seat or stroller from Love Bug Baby online or in person at their Downtown Summerlin or Henderson locations (we'll receive a proof of purchase directly from Love Bug Baby)
  • You'll receive an email with your unique code from Germz Be Gone to use at your first (or next) baby gear cleaning appointment
  • Simply book your baby gear cleaning online using your code
  • Code is good for the Las Vegas & San Francisco Bay Area Germz Be Gone service areas.

Important details: Promo code is good only one time and expires 12 months from the date of purchase of a new car seat from Love Bug Baby. No cash value. Non-transferable. Proof of purchase must be on file and confirmed by Love Bug Baby.

Keep your little one safe and their gear germ-free with Love Bug Baby & Germz Be Gone.