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School Sanitizing and Disinfecting: How Germinator is Helping Parents Feel More Secure

August 27, 2020
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The Challenges Schools and Parents Face This Year

This year's checklist for school supplies looks a little different than last year's, and students are most likely packing a bottle of hand sanitizer as they head into school each day amid the pandemic. Parents, teachers, and school administrators across the country are taking the necessary precautions to protect their students this fall. According to CNBC news, the U.S. Government is sending 125 million masks to school districts across the country and will provide additional funding for schools during these unprecedented times.

Germinator Can Help Schools Become Cleaner and More HygienicSchools everywhere are cleaning every inch of every surface to help prepare their facilities for students and staff. However, what can schools do besides routine cleaning so they can ensure a more hygienic school while knowing the inherent risks that exist on campus?

Class is already in session, and Germinator Mobile Sanitizing and Disinfecting franchises everywhere are doing their part to help schools. The company is bringing peace of mind to parents, teachers, and students with their sanitizing and disinfecting services while measuring their levels of clean before and after service. Germinator's rapid expansion proves to potential franchisees that the value of its services is indispensable to every institution, business, and resident alike.

Current Risk Factors at School

School administrators are overseeing and following the current CDC guidelines for educational institutions to minimize any potential risks that may affect those who work and attend school. The CDC released its readiness and action plan for school administrators to follow this year, which lists the necessary precautions to mitigate any pathogenic threats. The CDC has characterized those who are at risk into three categories: students who opt-in for attending school virtually are the lowest at risk, hybrid students who attend school part-time are at medium risk, and full-time students are at the highest risk.

The possibilities of getting sick for medium and high-risk students are inherently present when students go from class to class, engage in shared activities, share objects, attend school events, and touch potentially infected areas. These are the opportunities for the transmission of infectious germs, viruses, and bacteria. Another risk factor is improper or irregular cleaning and sanitizing. Administrators are developing plans to address the areas of concern where sanitizing and disinfecting should be a priority according to the CDC. Classrooms, bathrooms, cafeteria benches, gymnasiums, lockers, and all the high touchpoint areas should be marked and designated as areas that require frequent sanitizing and disinfecting.

This year, we will continue to see students and faculty members practicing social distancing measures, wearing face masks, and some schools have even introduced plexiglass dividers for desks as protective measures to reduce the spread of germs in classrooms. School administrators are reinforcing the necessary hygiene habits such as hand washing and regular use of hand sanitizer on a daily basis as well. However, the use of hand sanitizers and custodial sanitizing alone are only temporary solutions. Administrators can go above and beyond the recommended CDC guidelines if they select a service that offers quarterly and effective services that do more than just sanitizing.

Germinator's Patent-Pending Process to Help Schools

Schools should seek out the services Germinator provides to reach a hygiene level that normal custodial cleaning cannot accomplish alone. Germinator franchises across the country are helping to reduce environments from harmful pathogens and unwanted odors by sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces as well as implementing ATP testing before and after applying their services.

What Separates Germinator Is Our Technology, Proven Methods and the Education We Provide

The Genesis Surface Treatment Application

The first phase is called Genesis, and it is a one-step cleaner and broad-spectrum sanitizer and disinfectant treatment that harnesses the power of HOCl (hypochlorous acid) solution. Derived from naturally occurring minerals, Genesis not only eliminates odors at their source but kills a wide range of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Salmonella enterica, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and viruses including norovirus, rotavirus, and adenovirus on hard, non-porous, environmental surfaces. It meets the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) germicidal spray standards for "Hospital Grade Disinfection" and is on the EPA N-List of products determined to meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As a result, this treatment will eliminate bacteria and viruses that may reside in your environment without the use of harsh chemicals or fumes.

Finally, Germinator's Shield Application

The second phase is called the Shield. It is a water-based quaternary ammonium compound that imparts a durable bacteriostatic finish to a wide range of non-food contact surfaces. It is EPA-registered as effective against mold, mildew, algae, and odor-causing bacteria. This application creates an invisible barrier that combats deterioration and discoloration and promotes freshness for up to three months.

The Genesis and Shield products are applied by using an electrostatic sprayer, which is the most efficient and effective means of delivering the products to the intended application sites such as classrooms, lockers, and other surfaces inside schools.

Germinator's Hygiene Monitoring Service

Germinator technicians test for activated ATP using a luminometer to detect light that can come from cellular activity. This measurement immediately helps determine if surfaces are truly clean before and after service. Germinator offers a quarterly protection plan to retest, evaluate, and take the necessary steps of action to sustain a hygienic environment. By educating the consumer and providing quarterly protection services, they instill the best practices to ensure clients take care of their newly treated environment, which shows the company's dedication to cleanliness.

To highlight some of the work these franchises have done, which show their commitment to cleanliness and hygiene, the Germinators in Texas recently provided their services to help out the schools and communities in their area below.

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Germinator Texas Leads by Example

The Germinators in Texas are leading by example with the work they've done in the past and what they are currently doing to help schools. They recently secured two large contracts with The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) and TexBuy Purchasing Cooperative. The TexBuy contract allows Germinator to service 62 school districts in Region 16, two charter schools with 226 campuses in a 26,000 square-mile area, and additional districts and entities. Under the TIPS contract, Germinator is allowed to service over 11,000 members. This allows public entities (members) to select from a list of procured companies, such as Germinator, to use their sanitizing and disinfecting services easily.

The Germinators in Texas have helped educational institutions in their state for quite some time. One of the first clients they serviced was the Texas Association of Community Schools (TACS), shown in the video below. Even daycares such as Teacher's Touch have benefited from Germinator's services and universities such as the Hardin-Simmons University. Germinator is proactive in helping to secure environments from harmful pathogens and odors across the state. The services the Germinators in Texas provided are examples of what potential franchise owners could obtain if they chose to be part of a socially conscious business to better serve their community.



How You Can Help Your Community

Germinator Mobile Sanitizing and Disinfecting franchises are the solution to help schools nationwide and can provide a sense of comfort for all those who need their services. There are over 20 Germinator franchises in the United States, and more are planned to open in the coming months. Those interested in franchising a Germinator will benefit from the company's low start-up costs, strong support system, and effective digital marketing strategies. The Germinator community consists of educators and specialists who understand the importance of creating hygienic environments using the best solutions and technology to get the job done right.

Germinator Franchises Have Huge Potential, Low Start-Up Costs, and is a Repeat Business Model
Universities, schools, daycares, and communities everywhere can benefit from the services a Germinator franchise can provide, and potential franchisees have a chance to be a part of a growing company. Germinator's solutions are recognized by the EPA and further validated by our Scientific Advisory Board made up of key leaders like Dr. Roscoe Moore Jr., —who was an Assistant to the United States Surgeon General for five administrations. If interested, speak to a franchise specialist today by filling out the form on the page or calling us at 855-664-3769 to learn more. To schedule service, please visit www.thegerminator.com.



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