How to Help Prevent MRSA From Spreading at Home
October 10, 2020
MRSA stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. It's a bacterium that causes infections on several parts of the body. As with most multi-drug resistant pathogens, it's tough to treat since the bacteria is resistant to the most commonly-used antibiotics. Due to its increased virulence and resistance to a broad spectrum of antibiotics, it has become a focus of public health concern.
MRSA can cause mild skin infections, and in more severe cases, it can infect surgical wounds, the urinary tract, the lungs, and the bloodstream. Since MRSA has become difficult to treat, it is called a "superbug." This drug-resistant superbug can eat your flesh—yikes! The symptoms caused by MRSA infections range from skin bumps that can lead to pus-filled boils to toxic shock syndrome and necrotizing pneumonia. MRSA may be spread by direct contact with an infected wound, or even by sharing personal items that have been in contact with the skin such as towels, razors, and clothes.
Before, this superbug was only seen in health care facilities, but now, it is becoming more prevalent in the community. While this antibiotic-resistant bacterium can wreak havoc on many organs, the most common site for a MRSA infection is the skin, which is the point of entry for the bug to the body and bloodstream. The skin is the main entrance for this superbug to the rest of the body, therefore, we must keep superb body hygiene and avoid sharing our personal items with each other.
We should also keep everything we come into contact with clean. Imagine touching a remote control that has never been cleaned and that is full of germs and bacteria. Our hands may be clean, but once we touch a filthy item, our hands become dirty, too. So how do we keep this bug away from our home and our lives? One way to do this is by keeping a hygienic environment that sees a reduction of germs, viruses, and bacteria in our homes. This can be achieved with Germinator's patent-pending process!
Germinator's Patent-Pending Process
Germinator has developed a patent-pending process that provides a new generation of microbial protection for commercial businesses and residents.
Germinator's patent-pending methodology is the most unique and cost-effective means of providing enhanced antimicrobial protection for businesses and residences. The company first tests surfaces for ATP using a luminometer to detect light that can come from cellular activity. This measurement immediately provides the level of clean on a surface.
The next step is the application of Germinator's Genesis surface treatment. Genesis is a one-step cleaner and broad-spectrum sanitizer and disinfectant treatment that harnesses the power of hypochlorous acid (HOCl). 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's 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.
Following Genesis, Germinator applies its Shield, a water-based quaternary ammonium compound that imparts a durable bacteriostatic finish. It is EPA-registered as effective against mold, mildew, algae, and odor-causing bacteria. This application creates an invisible barrier that helps combat 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. After Germinator's surface treatment and protectant services, the company retests ATP levels to help ensure the surfaces have achieved the intended results.
Help Prevent MRSA with Hygienic Spaces
We all have the power to do what we can to help prevent the spread of MRSA and other nasty germs and viruses. It's critical that we clean areas and surfaces that are touched very frequently to avoid such threats. Focus your attention on items or surfaces where the human skin comes in contact with, such as desks, chairs, benches, gym equipment, faucets, and other areas where exposed wounds, cuts, and the like can put you at risk. Where does Germinator fit in all this? We're an ally to your routine cleaning efforts, and we can help reduce germs, viruses, and bacteria in your home.
Our goal is to create a hygienic and more comfortable environment for you, your family, and your co-workers. Fill out the form below to contact Germinator for service today!