The Problem: Germs take a free ride.
Germs, such as bacteria and mould, are found on our bodies, clothes, belongings and surfaces. They go where we go, which means trains, planes and buses have a ready supply of germs taking a free ride.
They can last 24-48 hours on surfaces, during which time things like bacteria reproduce exponentially. One single cell can become more than 8 million cells in less than 24 hours.
Germs can be transferred from surfaces back to our bodies causing illnesses. The “gross factor” of public transport deters many travellers.
How do germs get where they’re going?
- Travellers bring germs with them from day-to-day activities, and from their home, office, etc.
- Janitorial staff unknowingly spread germs surface-to-surface on cloths, mops etc.
There are a million ways that germs can end up in your vehicle. Although many microbes are a necessary part of life, the few that are bad are really bad and can cause sickness, disease and in some cases, death.
The Solution: GERMGUARD
The GERMGUARD 3 Step (Clean – Disinfect – Protect) Program offers you the opportunity to treat high-touch surfaces with our world-class antimicrobial surface treatment.
You can’t stop germs from coming onto your vehicles but you can inhibit their ability to repopulate once they’re there.
Below are the top five areas that you can treat to reduce germ populations.
|Area||Things to treat|
|Airplanes||Seats; volume and air controls; trays; seat belts; arm rests; etc.|
|Buses / Subways / Trains||Seats; arm rests; handrails; doors; overhead storage; etc.|
|Cruise Ships / Ocean Liners||Suites; handrails; doorknobs; common area facilities; etc.|
|Airport / Transit station / Bus terminal||Chairs; tables; handrails; counters; security check; washrooms; etc.|
|Washrooms||Toilets; taps; soap and paper towel dispensers; showers; etc.|
We can consult with you to decide which high-touch surfaces you wish to have treated.
Once we have determined the areas for treatment, we will thoroughly clean, disinfect and treat all high-touch building surfaces, giving up to 6 months of protection on buildings hard and porous surfaces against unwanted microorganisms.