In an article published by CleanLink, “One of the most dangerous infection threats is one you don’t hear much about — outside of healthcare facilities. Superbugs are becoming a stealth epidemic, according to an article on the NRDC website.” A superbug is a disease-causing bacteria that is immune to treatment with antibiotics. For example, one of the most common superbugs is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is caused by a super-resistant strain of staphylococcus bacteria. The World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others consider the global epidemic of these antibiotic resistance to be one of our biggest health threats.
The article continues by recommending that “Cleaning professionals looking to target MRSA and other superbugs will place a heavy priority on preventing cross-contamination, through strict training, the proper use of tools and chemicals, and color-coding. Tactics being employed include color-coded microfiber cloths and mops, four-filter backpack vacuums, and disinfecting high-touch areas like light switches and door handles.”
The EMist application technology enables custodians to reach and treat more surface environments as compared to existing methods. And because it can cover up to 54,000 square feet per one gallon of solution, facilities can save up to 50% on the cost of disinfectant and 45% on labor.
The EMist EM360 is the most powerful, efficient and cost-effective disinfection treatment available today. Its patented application system places an electrostatic charge to the disinfectant as it leaves the spray nozzle, which causes them to cling to virtually any surface and help with stopping the unnecessary spread of infections.