CLEAN, DISINFECT & PROTECT with BACTIBARRIER® - THE NEW "STANDARD OF CARE"
Because of Strategic Restoration Service's involvement with the industry, Strategic RS has spent a significant amount of time researching environmentally friendly solutions that combat and reduce hazardous microbial growth. We have aligned ourselves with many environmentally friendly companies and their products. Our new BactiBarrier® Cleaning System helps to protect the occupants of your indoor space or from indoor pollutants.
Many professional facility service providers are thoroughly trained but sometimes things are accidentally overlooked. We refer to the BactiBarrier Cleaning System as extra assurance that the air you breath and the surfaces you touch are healthy.
The specially formulated, EPA approved, antimicrobial solution that the BactiBarrier cleaning system uses can be applied to any surface. We can use it to protect bathrooms, locker rooms, basements, telephones, carpet, hard surfaces, walls, synthetic sport fields, counter space, clean rooms, new build outs, water intrusion problem areas, assisted living facilities... and the list goes on. Protect the property and the health of your residents with BactiBarrier today!
How does the BactiBarrier Cleaning System work?
The system consists of 2 separate cleaning chemistries to achieve a surface free of pollutants. BactiBarrier Detergent/Disinfectant (Step 1) is a cleaning/disinfecting detergent. Step 2 is a long lasting antimicrobial protector. The active ingredient in the BactiBarrier® Protector (Step 2) is an antimicrobial that forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer, which permanently bonds to the treated surface. You could think of it as a layer of electrically charged swords. When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the quaternary amine sword punctures the cell membrane and the electrical charge shocks the cell. Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial doesn't lose strength and the sword is ready for the next cell to contact it. Normal cleaning of treated surfaces is necessary to prevent build up of dirt, dead microbes, etc. which could cover the treatment, prohibiting it from killing microorganisms.
What Is the purpose of the silane portion of the molecule?
Silanes are extremely efficient bonding agents, which can be coupled to other molecules and then used to permanently bond those molecules to a target surface. This process modifies surface properties of building materials and transforms them to a material that will not support microbial growth. In other words, it is the "glue" that holds the "spike" to the surface.
Is the BactiBarrier Cleaning system technology a quaternary compound?
The system consist of a 2 step process utilizing both a biocide (quaternary compound) and biostatic (organosilane quaternary compound). Using this unique approach you can actually Clean, Disinfect and Protect almost any surface.
What is the difference between the BactiBarrier Cleaning System and other antimicrobial cleaning systems on the market?
Conventional antimicrobial cleaning systems penetrate living cells and kill by way of poisoning 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. The BactiBarrier technology takes a to tally unique approach. It provides an effective initial microbial kill when applied, like the conventional methods, but it also provides long-term control of growth on treated surfaces...basically, for the life of that surface. The surface itself is modified to make it antimicrobially active for the normal life of the substrate onto which it is applied.
Is there a test method to determine if the active ingredient of the BactiBarrier Cleaning System is present?
The BactiBarrier Cleaning Systems active ingredient can be detected using an Bromophenal Blue.
How does the BactiBarrier® Cleaning System react to commercial and residential carpets?
The newer and older solution dyed carpets can be treated with the BactiBarrier® Cleaning System. Carpets need to be cleaned prior to application with specially formulated carpet cleaning detergent to insure that active ingredient in formulation bonds. Like any cleaning detergent directions specify, all carpets and upholstery should be tested for dye fastness prior to treatment. Always consult your manufacturers warranty.
Is the active ingredient permeable to moisture?
Yes, moisture that is in or on the treated material or surface passes through the treatment. After curing, the treatment is somewhat hydrophobic (water repellent), but it should not be considered a replacement for commercial water repellents.
Does the BactiBarrier Cleaning System give off gases during or after application?
No, it does not volatilize, dissipate, or leach onto other surfaces or into the environment. Its chemistry polymerizes where it is applied and forms a permanent bond that lasts for the life of the treated surface. Normal cleaning should not remove the treatment, although it can be abraded away if the surface comes into contact with a gritty compound.
How long does the treatment last?
Since the cured antimicrobial is involatile, insoluble, and nonleaching, the treatment should last for the life of the treated surface. The life of the treated surface depends on a number of factors, not the least of which is surface preparation, If you treat a dirty or unstable surface, when the dirt comes off or the surface is disturbed, the effectiveness of the antimicrobial will decrease. Abrasive or caustic (pH 12.0) cleaners will also shorten effective life, In our experience, our home office applicators have seen effectiveness for the life of the substrate with normal housekeeping.
Is there re-growth after treatment?
Because of its unique chemistry, there is long-term protection against regrowth and future contamination on treated surfaces that are new. Porous surfaces, which are contaminated below the surface, may need professional mitigation prior to use and will occasionally experience some growth, which breaks through a treated surface, like grout if the space behind the wall is wet.
What preparation is necessary prior to applying the treatment?
Surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned and any residue from cleaning agents must be rinsed from the surfaces to be treated. The final rinse should come off without any signs of dirt or foaming from the cleaners. We have a compatible cleaning product that also is a disinfectant. Used in tandem with BactiBarrier®Cleaning System, a perfect combination of cleaner and antimicrobial is initiated.
How should a contaminated surface be treated?
Microbes can be extremely hazardous. Severe contamination with hazardous organisms may require cleaning protocols similar to those for asbestos removal. For normal contamination, solid surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned before treatment. Soft surfaces such as carpets and upholstery should be well vacuumed or professionally cleaned. Insulation can be cleaned and treated if only superficial growth on the surface is present. Insulation that has heavy growth or is damp should be removed and replaced.
How is the BactiBarrier® Cleaning System implemented?
Our technicians match the latest application techniques to the specific project's scope of work following established Protocols. Using those guidelines, technicians choose from hand wiping, coarse spray/fogging, or an electrostatic application process. Hand wiping is used for small jobs where spraying applications are not prudent such as small, constricted areas or on a surface that requires delicate handling. Coarse spraying/fogging is used when a surface is very irregular and deep penetration is needed - carpet is a good example. Large areas most generally will require the use of the electrostatic process which utilizes spray wands with nozzles that impart an electrostatic charge to provide a very uniform and thorough coverage of the targeted surface.
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