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Q: What is EnviroSystems® BioShield®75 antimicrobial product protection?

A: BioShield®75 technology is a spray-on antimicrobial protection for porous, and non-porous surfaces. BioShield®75 antimicrobial protection gives substrates an added level of protection against damaging microbes such as, bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration.

Q: How does BioShield®75 antimicrobial protection work?

A: The active ingredient in the BioShield®75 forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer, which chemically 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. Note that in order for the BioShield®75 antimicrobials to continue their effectiveness, normal cleaning of treated surfaces is necessary. Dirt buildup, paint, dead microbes, etc. will cover the treatment prohibiting it from killing microorganisms.

Q: What benefit do I get from products with BioShield®75 antimicrobial protection?

A: BioShield®75 protection continuously fights the growth of microbes that can cause stains, odors and product degradation. BioShield®75 protection makes the surfaces in your home easier to clean and keeps them cleaner and fresher between cleanings.

Q: What types of microorganisms does BioShield®75 protection work against?

A: BioShield®75 antimicrobial protection is effective against most common bacteria, yeasts, molds and fungi that cause stains, odors and product degradation.

Q: How do I know that BioShield®75 antimicrobial product protection is safe?

A: BioShield®75 technology has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and has a long history of safe use. It is registered with the EPA for all applications in which it is used.

Q: Does this mean I don’t have to clean my products as much or as carefully?

A: No. BioShield®75 protection provides continuous antimicrobial protection that protects the surfaces in your home, helping to make them easier to clean and keeping them cleaner between cleanings. However, normal cleaning practices should be maintained.

Q: Does BioShield®75 protection begin working immediately?

A: BioShield®75 protection begins to work as soon as the microorganism comes into contact with the product surface. It then works continuously to maintain a consistently lower bio-burden than would be expected on a surface without BioShield®75 antimicrobial protection. Under the right conditions, microbes on an untreated surface can double every 20 minutes! BioShield®75 technology is not a disinfectant and is not a substitute for normal cleaning practices.

Q: How long does BioShield®75 antimicrobial protection work?

A: BioShield®75 protection is applied to the surface and will not wash off. BioShield®75 protection is engineered to provide continuous antimicrobial product protection for ninety (90) days or greater, keeping the products in your home cleaner and fresher for longer than ever before.

Q: Has anyone ever gotten sick from using products with BioShield®75 antimicrobial protection?

A: Extensive testing and a long use history have shown BioShield®75 surface protection to be safe. While it is impossible to say that no one will ever experience an allergic reaction to anything, it is highly unlikely a negative experience would be observed.

Q: Does the use of antimicrobials cause resistant strains of microorganisms?

A: No. since this is a mechanical action there is no opportunity for cell adaptation or mutation.