Friday, January 17, 2020

OVERCOMING SALES RESISTANCE

When initially talking to a prospective customer, there is a period of time when you will need to overcome sales resistance. It is of the utmost importance to be enthusiastic and friendly. This will help establish the tone for your meeting.

What causes this sales resistance? There are potentially many reasons. Maybe it is the customer’s normal reaction. Or is it a feeling of obligation to the current provider? Or is it because the customer had a bad experience?

Whatever the reason, you need to break through this resistance. You can do that by making a brief and positive statement that will hopefully peak the person’s interest. At this point, you gauge the prospect’s further interest in what you have to say.

If the interest appears low, you must be careful not to apply too much pressure, as this will surely further the resistance. At this time, you should ask if the prospect has further questions or would like further information. If the answer is no, ask if you may follow up at a later time. Often, it takes more than one meeting to overcome sales resistance. Whether the individual agrees or not to another meeting, don’t forget to offer to provide information about your company and above all thank the person for the time that was allotted to you.

If you have peaked the individual’s interest, then it is time to start asking questions that will provide you the information you need to make a proposal. All the time, continue to be enthusiastic and friendly. You have broken through any resistance, you certainly do not want to do anything that will reverse that.

Overcoming sales resistance may take time and is a process, but if you use the right approach and techniques, you more often than not will attain success.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Red Color on Carpet after Acid Treatment - Cause and Cure



Bane-Clene YouTube Video - How to Fix Red or Pink Carpet Stain after Acid Treatment

Red Color after Acid



Have you ever treated a carpet with a rust remover or with an acid-based browing removal product and had the treated area suddenly turn pink or red?

On one of our many workshops, there was a water fountain in the meeting room and the carpet around it had turned red. I immediately knew what had happened! Someone tried to remove hard water scale on the water fountain and got a bunch on the carpet!

Sometimes, nylon carpet turns red or pink after being treated with an acid such as Brown Out® or a rust remover such as Whink®.

This is usually due to a pH sensitive dye used by the carpet manufacturer.

Treatment with non-sudsing ammonia will usually reverse this effect.

NOTE: It MUST be NON-SUDSING (clear) ammonia! The ammonia reverses the effect and simply evaporates away! Heart can now stop beating so fast!

Link to YouTube Video on How to Correct Color Change to Red in Carpet - from a Bane-Clene Training Seminar.




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Friday, January 10, 2020

LAWS OF NATURE

Through observation and actual happenings, there have been many Laws of Nature recorded and hypothesized. Here are a couple of the most popular.

Murphy’s Law: “If anything can go wrong it will.”

Parkinson’s Law: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for completion.”

Here are a few others that have been conceptualized in general wording.

“We are all self-made.” Each of us is responsible for the person we become.

“What we value has to be worked for.” Relationships and possessions we value will generally require a great deal of time, energy, patience and understanding.

“People who don’t make mistakes stifle their self-motivation and creativity.” Those who are willing to try even though they make mistakes will learn from those mistakes. Overcoming mistakes makes us more successful.

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020

How to Remove Acne Medicine Stain and Bleach Spots from Carpet


On occasion, a carpet cleaner calls us in a panic because a customer has called complaining about bleached out spots that appeared the next day after they had cleaned it.

Oxy 10 Acne Medicine

Acne medications such as Oxy-10® are designed to control facial acne. Benzoyl peroxide is a common ingredient in these compounds as well as in some foot powders and some other medications.

In the presence of moisture, the benzoyl peroxide in most acne medications form hydrogen peroxide, which can bleach out most carpet dyes or change their colors. Since this is an oxidizing bleach, it can be neutralized with a reducing bleach (anti-chlor). Red Relief or Red 1 would act as an anti-chlor, but the best anti-dote is ChlorX Bleach Neutralizer.

We recently added a video to YouTube about this problem and have posted it below.


How to prevent or repair acne bleaching of carpet:

  • If fresh and the carpet dye not yet bleached out or color changed:
    • DO NOT GET WET WITH WATER.
    • Scrape up the medication.
    • Blot with Saf-T-Solv™ Dry Volatile Spotter.
    • Treat with ChlorX Bleach Neutralizer to neutralize the bleaching action.
    • Leave on the area at least 15 minutes to neutralize the benzoyl peroxide
    • Thoroughly extract.
    • Dry blot the area.
    • Let the customer know that bleaching may occur later and suggest greater care in not getting the medication on carpet in the future.
  • If old and the benzoyl peroxide has already affected the carpet dye:
    • Thoroughly soak the bleached area with ChlorX Bleach Neutralizer to neutralize the bleach.
    • Allow 3 minutes dwell time prior to your color restoration.
    • Rinse out the anti-chlor.
    • Very important: Remove as much moisture as possible before you begin your color restoration.
    • Spot dye where necessary with the CMC Color Modifying Cosmetics Color Repair Kit.
    • If you are correcting a spot on gray carpet, you will be using the Gray/Black CMC.
    • If you are correcting a spot on a tan or brown carpet, you will be using the Tan/Brown CMC.
    • Apply a conservative amount of Pro-Solve NE (soon to be renamed “CMC Application Fluid”) to the bleached fibers and rub the fibers lightly with the CMC to transfer color onto the fibers.
    • Work the color into the fibers with a Carpet Shark. NOTE: Pro-Solve NE is not the same product as Pro-Solve Liquid!
    • If excess color is applied, dampen a terry towel with Pro-Solve NE and wipe away the excess color.
    • Once dried, Pro’s Choice CMCs are considered semi-permanent. However, an aggressive solvent will remove them.
    • Treat the area heavily with ChlorX Bleach Neutralizer solution. Leave on the area at least 15 minutes to neutralize the benzoyl peroxide and thoroughly extract.



How to Treat Acne Medicine Stain on Carpet







This is video clip is from a portion of a Bane-Clene training class for professional carpet cleaners conducted by Bane-Clene’s chemist at the Bane-Clene training center in Indianapolis, Indiana.


VIDEO: Repairing Carpet Bleach Spots with CMC Color Modifying Cosmetics Color Repair Kit for Bleach Stains




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Friday, January 03, 2020

SELLING OVER THE PHONE


Even with all the modern conveniences we have at our disposal, there never seems to be enough time in the day.

One way to overcome this lack of time is by selling over the phone. Here are some tips that may help you.

  1. Have an outline of what you want to cover. This would include features and benefits of your company.
  2. For a cold call, make sure you speak to the right person and then keep it short. After your initial presentation, ask if they have anymore questions. If they do, then the call will naturally extend itself.
  3. For an existing customer, place them on a brief hold and gather records from their previous service trips.
  4. For a cold call, offer to send literature that will reinforce what you have just discussed with them.
  5. For a cold call, ask the person for an appointment that you can further discuss your services whether by phone or in person. If in person, offer to give them a demonstration.
  6. For an existing customer, after you have gone over their needs, be sure to remind them of other services and products you provide before you schedule their appointment.

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Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Phone calls from customers about a stain from the Christmas tree skirt



Christmas Tree Skirt Dye Stain Removal

Christmas Tree Skirt Stain



Procedure for removing this stain is often found on the carpet after the Christmas Tree has been taken down:

This stain is found after the Christmas Tree has been taken down. Many felt skirts used underneath Christmas Trees have rich green and red colors which tend to bleed color to the carpet below. The tree skirts are loaded with excess dye that can stain carpets permanently. Stains can happen from water overflowing when filling the tree stand, causing the skirts to get wet, putting the excess dyes into the rug. Additionally, if this was a tree that was frequently over watered, there may also be some mold under the skirt!

  1. First, simply prespray with Preface® and extraction clean the area.
  2. Then using a clean, white towel, blot with rubbing alcohol.
  3. Then treat the area with Stain Magic®. Cover the treated area with a clear plastic and allow to dry overnight. This should also remove any mold that may have developed under the skirt.
  4. Frequently, the stain won’t come out because the consumer has already set the stain with an acid-based stain remover or vinegar!
  5. Of course, a tree skirt should never be cleaned - it would shrink and bleed since it’s usually made of felt.



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Friday, December 27, 2019

Happy New Year

January 1st obviously ushers in a New Year. It’s a time that many reflect upon their previous accomplishments and failures. Then we look forward vowing to correct or not to repeat our failures. We also plot and plan for the time to come. Each of us has goals and aspirations. We should always strive to achieve them. If you are not moving forward, then it is inevitable that you will become stagnate or worse yet begin to move backwards.

So, after all that reflection, we usually come up with New Year Resolutions. They come in a variety of purposes, personal, family, business and community among them.

  • Improve physical well being.
  • Improve mental health.
  • Improve finances.
  • Improve career.
  • Improve knowledge.
  • Volunteer.
  • Spend quality time with family and friends.
  • Be more spiritual.

The following passage was written by Bishop John H. Vincent in 1909. It is appropriate not only on New Years Day but every day of our lives:

I will this day try to live a simple, sincere and serene life. I will repel promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity and self-seeking. I will cultivate cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity and the habit of silence. I will exercise economy in expenditure, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust and a child-like trust in God.”

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Happy Holidays

The holidays have been in full swing this month. Many dates are celebrated or commemorated during this month. Naming a few, but certainly not all:

  • Kwanzaa: A celebration of Family, Community and Culture
  • Hanukkah: The celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights
  • Christmas Day: The Christian culture commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ

However, even if you don’t practice or believe, they all have many points in common. The one we will focus on is that they all promote “Peace on Earth and Goodwill to all”. Once again, no matter what you practice or don’t, if you have not already done so, take a few moments to reflect on that common viewpoint.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

How to Remove Foamy, Sticky Laundry Detergent Spill and Other Soap Spills from Carpets and Rugs



We have recently added some new Bane-Clene YouTube Videos

How to clean up a laundry detergent spill



One of the most recently added videos shows how to deal with spilled foamy soaps and detergents such as laundry detergent. A link to the video at the bottom of this article.

What to do when your customer desperately calls you that he or she has spilled a bunch of laundry detergent on the carpet and not even their Super-Duper “Hoover® Power Scrub Carpet Washer” could begin to get it out because it’s so thick and foamy. In fact, all the foam nearly ruined their extractor! HELP!!

VIDEO on Removing foamy, thick, soapy residue from carpet is from a Spot & Stain Removal Training Seminar for Professional Carpet Cleaners by Bane-Clene’s Chemist at the Bane-Clene Indianapolis Training Center.

Just water extraction will not work well because this residue will be very thick, sticky and very foamy.

Foam is the enemy of extraction carpet cleaning. Foam in the vacuum hose can increase drying time and greatly reduce cleaning effectiveness because it has, in effect, reduced the vacuum hose to 1/2 inch in diameter! Additionally, excessive foam can cause damage to the vacuum pump and other equipment.

Foam is usually caused by residues from carpet shampoo, spotters and detergents in the carpet. These foamy residues result in the rapid filling of the recovery tank and air movement restriction as the vacuum hose fills up with foam, which results in poor cleaning, wicking problems, streaking, resoiling and poor drying time.

Such foamy, sticky detergent and soap spills on carpets and rugs would include, among other things:

  • Laundry detergents.
  • Cleaners.
  • Detergents.
  • Dishwash detergents.
  • Hair shampoos.
  • Rug shampoo.
  • Spotters.
  • Starch.

Follow the Steps to Remove Laundry Detergent and Other Soapy Residues and Spills from Carpets and Rugs:

  1. Blot thoroughly with alcohol to thin out the detergent and help dissolve it.
  2. Because laundry detergents are extremely foamy, sprinkle Crystal Defoamer on the spill area to kill any foam and make it possible to extract out the spilled laundry detergent from the carpet or rug.
  3. Thoroughly extract.
  4. If the spill of laundry detergent is extremely heavy, use the Water Claw® Sub-Surface Spot Lifter to more thoroughly flush out the laundry detergent.
  5. Get as dry as possible.
  6. To prevent wicking, heavily sprinkle Stain Blotter absorbent powder on area to absorb any material that wicks up.
  7. The customer can vacuum up the Stain Blotter the next day.

Link to YouTube Video on How to Remove Laundry Detergent Spills and Other Soap Spills from Carpet.






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Friday, December 13, 2019

COLD CALLS

Some people think making a sales call without an appointment is a waste of time. But is it?

If you are an owner/operator of a Carpet Cleaning Company you may have a break in-between jobs or you had a short day. So why not take advantage of this extra time and make a cold call?

When you walk into a business, introduce yourself. Ask the person greeting you if it would be all right to leave some literature about your Company. Then inquire who you might call about cleaning for their business? If the person you are talking to is receptive, ask them some questions. For example, who is cleaning their building, how often it is done and are they happy with the cleaning? You could gather a lot of information, so when you call back to make an appointment, you have some facts to work with.

If you are able to make an appointment, when you arrive show by your approach that you are not going to waste anyone’s time. Be sure to establish your credibility, talk about the features and benefits of the equipment, chemicals and techniques you use. Mention other companies that you are working for; however, do not mention companies in the same industry because the person you are talking to may not appreciate it.

By making cold calls in a time that might otherwise be unproductive, you can’t lose. Especially, when it allows you to arrange an appointment with the decision maker in a company.

Every cold call won’t lead to new business. But if handled properly, enough will succeed which will make it worth your time.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

What is the TRUE COST of Carpet Cleaning Equipment?



What Is The Real Cost of Professional Carpet Cleaning Equipment?

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The real cost of equipment isn’t just the “sticker price”. The real cost includes that plus maintenance over the life of the equipment, depreciation and productivity.

Shopping for truck-mounted carpet cleaning equipment often comes down to price, but determining what is included in the purchase price is often difficult. Does the standard model provide everything needed to clean or will you have to spend additional money before you can actually work?

Operating expenses must be considered as part of the realistic cost of any equipment. An advertisement in a trade magazine compared the operating costs of a drive-line unit versus an engine-driven machine. Maintenance and operating costs over a five-year period for gasoline, oil, oil filters, tune-ups and depreciation totaled $19,105.00. For the engine-driven model, the cost was $7,487.00. Neither unit offered a prospectus for down-time and cost of repairs.

If this chart had included a Bane-Clene system, the only item on the graph would be depreciation. There are no operating costs with electricity. Average maintenance costs would be less than $200 for five years.

Don’t forget intangible items that should include technical and marketing support available from knowledgeable people on toll-free telephone lines. Proven advertising and professional brochures can put you miles ahead of your competition. Complete training should be provided for the owner and staff. A complete line of safe, effective chemicals should be available to use with the equipment.

With many systems, the cost is far greater than the price you pay. When you look at the total package, the cost of a Bane-Clene system won’t even be remembered when the machine is running trouble-free twenty years from now.

The Electric Bane-Clene Carpet Care System is a tested, proven, safe and unique carpet cleaning system, which will safely freshen and clean carpets and reduce your operating costs for years to come!

Bane-Clene truckmounted equipment uses safe, efficient electric power. Nearly every other manufacturer uses natural gas, propane gas, gasoline or fuel oil for power - all of which can be dangerous for carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazards. Bane-Clene truck-mount carpet cleaning equipment may be operated in a closed building without the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Saturday, December 07, 2019

Remember Pearl Harbor

Remember Pearl Harbor

That was the battle cry of WW II. President Roosevelt (FDR) said, “Sunday, December 7, 1941, a day that will live in infamy”. Not many are alive who remember that fateful morning when the attack took place on our Pacific Fleet as it lay at anchor. Those who were there will never forget and others will never forget it or where they were when they heard the news.

As we commemorate this anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, a thought comes to mind. Will “Remember Pearl Harbor”, “Remember the Maine” and “Remember the Alamo” become forgotten or irrelevant? Not because those that were there or were aware of it are gone. But because they have been relegated to the back pages of History books that are routinely ignored by many schools? Will 9/11 and other recent terrorists events someday join them?

Unfortunately, there has been a tremendous cost in the loss of lives in these tragic events. Thank God for our brave troops and first responders who have been involved in them. In this land of plenty and freedoms, with all our problems, people still yearn to come to live here. But remember “Freedom is not free”.

 

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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Definition of Disinfectants, Germicides, etc.



What are Disinfectants, Germicides, Anti-Microbials, Sanitizers?

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Definitions of Disinfectants, Germicides, Anti-Microbials, Sanitizers, etc.

  • Antibiotic resistance - Bacteria, such as MRSA, adapt to the drugs that are designed to kill them making previously standard treatments for bacterial infections less effective, and in some cases, ineffective.
  • Antibiotics either kill or interfere with the life cycle of bacteria inside the body.
  • Antimicrobials kill a microorganism and are said to be bactericidal.
  • Antiseptics disinfect skin.
  • Bacteria are minute one-celled, microscopic, plant like organisms which multiply by fission and lack chlorophyll. Bacteria are one-celled, vegetable microorganisms that lack the green pigment chlorophyll. 400,000,000 of bacteria cells are the same size as a single grain of granulated sugar.
  • Bactericides or Bactericidal agents destroy bacteria. This term is commonly applied to chemical agents that kill both pathogenic and nonpathogenic bacteria but not necessarily bacterial spores. The “cidal” and “cide” suffixes comes from the Latin word for kill - such as the words “homicide” and “suicide”. Bactericides must be registered with the EPA. Most bactericides are cationic and may not be used on stain-resistant nylon carpet. In some states, you must be licensed to apply bactericides, sanitizers, etc.
  • Bacteriostatic means that the antimicrobial inhibits bacterial growth but does not kill the bacteria.
  • Biocide is a general term describing a chemical agent, usually broad spectrum, that inactivates microorganisms. Because biocides range in antimicrobial activity, other terms may be more specific, including “-static,” referring to agents which inhibit growth (e.g., bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and sporistatic) and “-cidal,” referring to agents which kill the target organism (e.g., sporicidal, virucidal, and bactericidal).
  • Bleaches - Hydrogen peroxide, which reacts to produce free oxygen radicals and bleaches that are based on chlorine compounds such as chlorine bleach are very powerful oxidizing agents. They quickly oxidize the complex molecules present on the surface of bacteria, causing their cell walls and cell membranes to disrupt.
  • Broad Spectrum Disinfectant are for use against both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms. Must kill both Salmonella and Staphylococcus.
  • Disinfectants are germicidal agents used to destroy viruses and microbes (germs), such as bacteria and fungi, but not spores and not all viruses. Technically, a disinfectant must be capable of reducing the level of pathogenic bacteria by 99.999% during a time frame greater than 5 but less than 10 minutes.
  • Disinfection is the destruction of pathogenic and other kinds of microorganisms by physical or chemical means.
  • Fungi are eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, as well as the more familiar mushrooms.
  • Germ - A disease causing micro-organism.
  • Germicidal Cleaner - A cleaner capable of cleaning and destroying bacteria in one operation.
  • Germicidal Detergent - An agent that both cleans a surface and kills most germs.
  • Germicide - Applies especially to chemical agents that kill disease germs but not necessarily spores.
  • Gram-Negative Bacteria - Bacteria are separated into two groups when stained with crystal violet dye. Bacteria which will not retain the gram-stain (crystal violet) counter stain are gram negative (gram positive to retain the stain). Gram negative bacteria are somewhat more resistant to germicides. Aerobacter aerogenes, typhi, hempohilus influenza, Escherichia coli, proteus vulgaris, pseudomonas aeruginosa, salmonella schottmulleri and vibria comma are examples.
  • Gram-Positive Bacteria - Bacillus anthracis, clostridium butyricum, clostridium tetani, clostridium welchii, corynebacterium diphtheriae, diplococcus pneumoniae, mycobacterium tuberculosis, staphylococcus aureus, and streptococcus hemolyticus are examples. Gram-positive bacteria will retain the gram-stain and become colored.
  • H1N1 flu is also known as swine flu.
  • Hospital Grade Disinfectant - Recommended for use in hospitals, medical related facilities including veterinary facilities. Must be effective against Salmonella, staphylococcus, and Pseudomonas.
  • Microbicide - An agent that kills microbes.
  • Mildew can be described as a specific type of mold. It can develop indoors, and the appearance and texture of this substance is much different than that of mold. It develops as a flat pattern that looks powdery or fluffy. It most typically is white, gray, or yellow and will be found along a moist surface. Over time, mildew will darken in color, turning brown or black. Exposure to mildew can cause health issues just as mold can, although not as severe. When it’s inhaled, mildew spores lead to headaches, a sore throat, coughing and other respiratory issues.
  • Mold - The CDC estimates that there are over 10,000 species of mold that can live inside your home. Mold looks different than mildew - it usually appears to be “fuzzy,” as well as slimy. It shows itself in irregular shapes and the colors of these spots are rarely consistent, ranging in shades of blue, green, yellow, brown, gray, black, or white. Mold has a “musty” smell, which is a tell-tale sign of its existence in a space. Mold grows in the form of black or green patches which penetrate beneath the surface of the affected material.
  • MRSA is an acronym for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is an antibiotic resistant Superbug bacteria that grows in clusters, multiplies very rapidly and can cause many different kinds of infection, ranging from simple skin infections (boils, furuncles) to septicemia (infection of the bloodstream) and toxic shock syndrome. MRSA is resistant to antibiotics such as penicillin and amoxicillin. The difference between it and common staph infections is that MRSA is antibiotic-resistant and can become deadly. MRSA is popularly termed in the press as a “superbug”.
  • Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea and is often implicated on cruise ship outbreaks. The highly contagious norovirus can tear through cruise ships, classrooms, and other crowded spaces, leaving vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps in its wake. The CDC estimates that noroviruses are responsible for more than half of all food-borne disease outbreaks each year.
  • Phenolics have long been used for their antiseptic, disinfectant, or preservative properties. Phenolic compounds act to denature and coagulate proteins. Phenol (carbolic acid) is one of the oldest antiseptic agents. Hexachlorophene is a phenolic that was once used as a germicidal additive to some household products but was banned due to suspected harmful effects.
  • Quaternaries (quats) are a class of surface-active agents of the quaternary ammonium type and are good cleaning agents. They exhibit bactericidal as well as detergent properties. But, high water hardness and materials such as cotton rags and mops can make them less microbicidal because cotton absorbs the active ingredients. Therefore, it is best to use synthetic mops for cleaning hard floors. Quats will void stain-resistant nylon carpet warranties.
  • Sanitization refers to killing 99+ % of germs in applicable situations.
  • Sanitizer - An agent limited in scope but more effective than a bacteriostat; a sanitizing agent will reduce the majority of germ and bacteria forms to a safe level. It is safe where it is not necessary to totally destroy all bacteria. The main difference between a sanitizer and a disinfectant is that at a specified use dilution, the disinfectant must have a higher kill capability for pathogenic bacteria compared to that of a sanitizer.
  • Sporicidal - Denotes the ability of a chemical substance to destroy spores such as mold.
  • Sporicide - An agent that kills bacterial spores.
  • Sterilants, such as glutaraldehyde or formaldehyde, are capable of eliminating all forms of microbial life, including spores.
  • Sterilization is the killing of all microorganisms in a material or on the surface of an object.
  • Sterile - Free of all viable organisms.
  • Sterilize - To free from all living micro-organisms including germs, bacterial spores, etc.
  • Superbugs are strains of bacteria, such as MRSA, that are resistant to most antibiotics and can cause pneumonia, urinary tract infections and skin infections.
  • Swine flu is the name for the influenza type A virus that affects pigs (swine). Although swine flu doesn’t typically affect humans, there was a global outbreak (pandemic) in 2009–2010, the first flu pandemic in more than 40 years. H1N1 flu is also known as swine flu.
  • Viricide or Virucide - An agent that inactivates viruses.
  • Virus - A parasitic micro-organism existing within a cell. Most viruses can pass through a filter that retains bacteria.

NOTE: Many states require that a contractor applying a disinfectant or any other EPA-registered product be licensed. Please contact your state EPA office for further information.

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