Germ Removal: Should I Hire a Professional?
Systemized, scheduled germ removal at your business or facility is now a part of regular operation. As an owner, property manager or administrator, you must first decide: Do I hire a professional disinfection service? Or is DIY the best option?
If you’ve seen any of the hundreds of ads specially made for the pandemic, you’ve probably heard company representatives utter the line “we live in unprecedented times” over and over again – because it’s true!
When the entire world shut down in March, it was a truly novel event in most people’s lives – a global response the likes of which hadn’t been seen since the infamous Spanish Flu of 1918.
The fight to ‘flatten the curve’ of the virus remains unlike anything humanity has experienced before – and that’s left many facing a dilemma.
You desperately want to do your part -- protect your customers, employees and visitors to your storefront, offices or facility -- and help make the world a safer place. But with no experience to draw from, it’s difficult to determine the best and safest course of action to achieve that.
Disinfection is one of the biggest areas of question. It’s common knowledge that one of the ways the virus is spread by people touching surfaces that have been coughed or sneezed on, and then transferring the virus to their lips or nose. So how do you best treat surfaces and objects to prevent that?
There are few clear answers. Each state has varying rules and expectations about appropriate social distancing and cleaning – and even then, they don’t always line up with what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends.
So is it effective or affordable to buy your own system? Or would it be better to call in a company with their own equipment to do it for you?
Obviously we’re a little biased in the answer – but the science backs up our recommendation to “do it yourself.”
It’s more affordable. While there are many different companies that offer germ removal services, there’s a price tag attached to having strangers come to your facility or place of business. Today, the average cost is between $0.12 and $0.50 per square foot – and this needs to be done numerous times a day depending on your level of foot traffic. These costs soon add up, and GermPro’s system can literally pay for itself in a matter of weeks compared to using an outside vendor.
It’s more reliable. When states began opening back up, there was a sudden surge in businesses offering germ eliminating services – a simple case of supply and demand, right? Only a lot of these businesses have literally popped up overnight or added these types of services to their existing business model. There’s no guarantee of expertise or efficiency, and you could be spending a lot on strangers who fail to do the job to the high standards you deserve and expect. This is why investing in your own equipment is a more reliable choice – because when it comes to health and safety, nobody wants to cut corners or take risks.
- The best system on the market is here. In an industry that’s still brand-new, we’re proud to announce that GermPro offers the best products in the marketplace. Whether you choose our electrostatic fogger, which charges germicide molecules to cling to surfaces, or a warehouse-scale applicator like the SaniSpray HP 130, you know you’re getting the leading technology available today. We also offer the highest-quality germicidal products that meet strongest EPA guidelines for efficiency and safety. When you use a third-party vendor, you have no idea what products they’ll use, or whether they would meet your standards.
Veteran business owners and GermPro founders Steve Barron and Ronn Seamon know how difficult it is to get answers from people in authority; and yet the health and wellbeing of customers and employees remains at stake.
The GermPro Commercial Disinfection System was designed to answer those questions. It provides everything you need to decontaminate any setting straight out of the box, using products that meet the stringent EPA guidelines for effective use against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
GermPro is so confident in the combination of our top-of-the-line systems and products that we’re trying to set the standard in North America and beyond. This is why we offer one more thing you won’t find from a third-party provider (unless they use our products, that is.)
Training Is Key
The truth is that germ removal products are only as effective as they are used, and the best systems on the market today (spoiler alert, we think they’re ours) won’t safely treat your property unless they’re operated properly.
That’s why we offer the FREE GermPro certification with the sale of our all-in-one kits.
GermPro Certification is an online course that teaches and tests applicants in everything they need to know to unsure that your GermPro system delivers the results you want. Created by Ronn Seamon – a 20+ year veteran of the pesticide and germicide industry, with multiple top-level qualifications and certifications – the online course covers basic disinfection theory, safety protocols, instructions for effectively using GermPro equipment to treat different surfaces and materials, and a broad understanding of what viruses, bacteria and other pathogens are, plus the risks of transmission.
Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll have the understanding of not just how to use your equipment, but how to use it properly. After you’ve become GermPro certified, you’ll be able to let your customers, staff and visitors feel confident that they are walking into a safe environment and that you demonstrate a commitment to their health and wellness.
We think GermPro Certification deserves to be the gold-standard, and you’ll soon start seeing a lot examples of this as the same cleaning companies you’ve been looking into add GermPro certification to their list of qualifications.
Our hope is that by empowering you to safely and effectively eliminate viruses, bacteria and other pathogens, and by simultaneously driving GermPro Certification to become the gold standard in germ removal training, we’ll be able to fight this infection on two fronts – and make the words “GermPro Clean” fill anyone with reassurance.