There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has damaged countless lives and businesses over the past two years. Despite all of this devastation, however, some good has come from these challenging times. Today, schools and businesses are more committed than ever before to maintaining clean, sanitary, safe facilities. This pandemic has also allowed breakthrough technologies to come to the forefront, including PRO-Techs® antimicrobial solutions. While there’s still plenty to learn about COVID-19 and its variants, many companies now have access to the tools and techniques necessary for reducing the transmission of these and other pathogens, finally making it possible to enjoy a grand reopening after several months of uncertainty.
Here at The Budd Group, PRO-Techs antimicrobial barrier technology is just one of many resources we can deploy for our clients – it’s also one of the most effective, as we’ll explore in this blog.
What to Know About PRO-Tech's Antimicrobial Barrier Technology
The Importance of Proper Disinfection in Your Facility
Disinfection has always been an important part of maintaining a safe and sanitary facility, but it’s become even more of a priority during this ongoing pandemic, for obvious reasons. Standard cleaning methods help remove germs and contaminants from surfaces, but they don’t eradicate them (at least not with much efficacy). You need disinfection services and products to actually kill the pathogens in question. Moreover, you must use the right products and deploy them properly to get the job done safely and effectively. You should only opt for solutions that are registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and designed to eliminate specific germs (these days, special attention must be paid to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19). And whenever using a disinfectant spray, make sure you follow the label’s instructions regarding dwell time (i.e., how long the product must remain on a surface before being wiped down), safety precautions, and more.
Surface disinfection shouldn’t be your only focus, either. As researchers have learned, the SARS-CoV-2 virus primarily spreads in the air via respiratory droplets – while the virus can also land on surfaces, this method of transmission is rare. In other words, though it’s a good idea to disinfect desks, tables, keyboards, equipment, and other surfaces, combating COVID-19 within a facility also requires air disinfection. Facilities that invest in state-of-the-art air purification systems greatly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission between occupants. Standard surface disinfection also has other setbacks when it comes to keeping COVID-19 at bay, which is why The Budd Group offers its clients the superior power of PRO-Techs antimicrobial solutions.
Why The Budd Group Uses PRO-Techs®
PRO-Techs antimicrobial technology is a nanotechnology that remains on surfaces for a long time and electrocutes germs with a 99.9% effectiveness rating. This product is composed of a Silane base that allows the technology to bond to virtually any surface, positively-charged Nitrogen that attracts negatively-charged microbial cell membranes, and a long molecular chain that penetrates cell membranes, killing germs in their tracks. Unlike basic disinfectants that leech and lose their potency in a matter of hours, PRO-Techs can stick to surfaces for as long as 90 days, getting the job done 24/7.
Because this technology is so durable, those in charge of building maintenance can rest assured that all relevant surfaces are shielded from harmful contaminants without the need for additional intervention for up to 90 days. This longevity also saves facilities time and money that would otherwise be spent on regular surface disinfection. Best of all, PRO-Techs offer a sustainable solution to fighting germs like SARS-CoV-2 thanks to its functionality – because this technology physically and instantly kills germs via electrocution, there’s less of a chance for germs to mutate over time (this can happen when germs are instead killed by chemical means). This lack of harmful chemicals also means that PRO-Techs is eco-friendly, fitting right into The Budd Group’s commitment to green cleaning for all facilities.
How We’ve Helped Local Facilities Stay Open and Safe Using PRO-Techs Technology
We know that the power of PRO-Techs isn’t merely theoretical because we’ve deployed this technology multiple times. We’ve recently helped Beaufort County Community College apply and re-apply (after 3 months) PRO-Techs in all interior spaces (e.g., classrooms, offices, cafeterias, bathrooms) and key exterior spaces such as entrance door push bars and other high-touch surfaces. For several months now, PRO-Techs has become one of the most effective COVID-19 supplies for the school, though the school continues to perform additional preventative cleaning, disinfection, and safety protocols to protect its students and staff, of course.
Beaufort County Community College isn’t alone in its use of PRO-Techs, either – Fayette County Schools have also teamed up with PRO-Techs to provide an extra layer of COVID protection to all schools throughout the district. With approximately 6,000 students, 13 schools, and 20 buildings totaling over 1.1 million square feet, this was a lot of ground to cover, but the efforts have more than paid off. Combining PRO-Techs antimicrobial protections with other key safety and cleaning protocols, schools in the district have been able to maintain in-person instruction while retaining high safety standards for everyone. Custodial and teaching staff appreciate that PRO-Techs has saved valuable instructional time by reducing the need to disinfect surfaces with harsh chemicals after every class or meeting.
Lasting COVID Protection for Your Facility
The war against COVID-19 rages on. Thankfully, powerful, eco-friendly technologies like PRO-Techs antimicrobial solutions are helping all types of facilities win battle after battle. If you’re looking for more efficient and cost-effective ways to protect your people from COVID-19 and other pathogens, partner up with more than just a cleaning company. At The Budd Group, our offerings extend far beyond basic cleaning and disinfection protocols – with a large team, years of experience, and technologies like PRO-Techs at the ready, we can keep your facility safe from COVID-19 and more. To learn more about our services and values, give us a call today at 800-221-8158!