Fighting Coronavirus:

FAQs About How to Disinfect with Sterifab

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It’s official! The coronavirus   ̶  or COVID-19, as it is now known   ̶  is now a pandemic. This is according to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), who on March 12, 2020, said:

“The global COVID-19 outbreak can now be described as a pandemic . . . Almost 125,000 cases have now been reported to WHO, from 118 countries and territories. In the past two weeks, the number of cases reported outside China has increased almost 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has almost tripled.”

For those of you not familiar with the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic, the former is the occurrence of a disease that is aggressively spreading; whereas the latter refers to an epidemic that affects either an entire country or the entire world. For most of us the distinction is academic, but it does make a difference.

COVID-19 is usually transmitted from person-to-person, via the respiratory droplets that everyone exhales. However, there is also evidence that the virus can remain active for hours, even days, on certain kinds of surfaces. And this a problem, because there is no cure for COVID-19: a vaccine does not exist and may take up to a year to develop and test one. 

This is why cleaning and disinfecting dirty surfaces ̶ in homes, offices, schools, hospitals, retirement homes, etc ̶ is a vital part of any preventative measures against the virus. 

FAQs about Using Sterifab Disinfectant

What has Sterifab been proven to kill?

Sterifab has a proven ability to destroy microorganisms, killing bugs, fungus, germs, and viruses. It removes mold and mildew and eliminates pathogenic odors. It not only reduces the level of microorganisms, wherever they might be, but also works as a bacteriostatic (inhibiting bacterial growth) and as a highly effective fungistatic.

Does Sterifab kill Covid-19?

Sterifab is proven to be extremely effective at killing many viruses. We are waiting for the official EPA approval regarding Covid-19. Until that time, we cannot make this claim.

Where can I apply Sterifab?

Sterifab can be used on almost all surfaces. Unlike many traditional household cleaners, you can use Sterifab disinfectant on mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets, and other porous surfaces. Do NOT however, apply the product to humans or animals. It should also not be used in kitchens, or anywhere near food.

Where should I start cleaning in my home?

Start with all those surfaces and objects you and your family touch so often, such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, garbage cans, window frames, thermostats, and so on. Then, move on to larger surfaces such as couches, carpets and mattresses.

Do I need to purchase the Continuous Action Sprayer (CAS) to use Sterifab?

If you are using Sterifab for an institution, you may want to order our continuous action sprayer (CAS) to help with application over a large area. The CAS is fully labeled for use with Sterifab, conforms to all legal requirements, and is manufactured specifically to spray Sterifab. The CAS is free of any other chemicals or contaminants. The CAS is fitted with a nozzle that disperses Sterifab at a rate that supports our coverage estimates (1500 square feet per gallon).

How should we go about cleaning if we have a family member, or members, who are self-quarantining because they either have, or are suspected of having the virus?

Again, clean and disinfect all those heavily trafficked areas and often-touched surfaces: tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, and sinks, etc. Because Sterifab is nonresidual, someone in quarantine can go back into the disinfected room 15-20 minutes after the disinfectant is applied.

What precautions should I take when I have to interact with the infected person?

In addition to obeying the instructions of your health-care provider you might consider the following steps:

  • Wear a facemask.
  • Avoid the infected person’s coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items.
  • Monitor the infected person’s symptoms regularly.

How do I clean porous materials such as carpets, rugs, and drapes, etc?

Sterifab isn’t harmful to fabrics or carpets, and it’s fast drying and completely clear. In fact, it can be used to treat virtually any inanimate object. What’s more, there is NO other EPA-registered product that can make these claims.

How should I take care of the infected person’s clothing, towels, linens and so forth?

Once again this requires something of a labor-intensive set of tasks, but try observing the following:

  • Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from an infected person and throw them away after each use.
  • If you’re not wearing gloves when you are handling dirty laundry, make sure you wash hands (thoroughly) afterwards.
  • Do not wash an infected person’s laundry with other people’s items.

If I use Sterifab to clean, how long do I have to wait before I can go back into a room?

The good news is that unlike so many products on the market, Sterifab dries in 15-20 minutes (at room temperature), is biodegradable, and leaves no residue or active ingredients.

Can I use Sterifab to disinfect a school? A taxi? A bus station? A hospital? A nursing home?

The answer is yes, yes, yes, and yes. In fact, Sterifab is the go-to disinfectant for countless schools, day care centers, hospitals, homeless shelters, office complexes, veterinary clinics, hotels, churches, retirement homes, college dormitories, bus lines, car services, and school buses.

How much Sterifab do I need to order?

If you want to use Sterifab to disinfect your entire home, we recommend purchasing 1 gallon. This amount of Sterifab can treat about 1500 square feet. If you are ordering Sterifab for an institution, keep in mind that one carton of Sterifab single gallons will treat approximately 20-25 mattress sets (box spring and double mattress) and one carton of a 5 gallon Sterifab will treat approximately 30-35 mattress (box spring and double mattress) For use on upholstered furniture, it depends on the size of what you’re disinfecting. A typical couch or sofa will require 10-12 ounces per application. (A gallon will cover approximately 8-10 pieces of upholstered furniture while the 5-gallon container will treat approximately 40-50 pieces.) More Answers to Your FAQs About Sterifab >

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