How Surface Cleaning Can Help You Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Cleaning and sanitizing surfaces has always been important for facility and property managers. However, during the coronavirus pandemic, this has become a critical task to help prevent the spread of the virus and keep employees and customers safe.

The reason this is so important is because there is evidence that the coronavirus can live on surfaces for hours, or even days. Although the data and research on this continues to evolve, there’s information that shows the virus can be transmitted through surface contact––especially on high-touch objects.

How Infections Spread on Surfaces

In fact, a study by The Healthy Workplace Project showed just how quickly an infection can spread on high-touch surfaces. 

The Healthy Workplace Project (Food Environ Virol Study conducted in July 2016)

In their study, they placed a non-harmful, traceable bacteria on the door handle of the main entrance to a building. When study participants didn’t wash or sanitize their hands, the bacteria spread to 63% of the workplace within seven hours. And even when participants did wash their hands, the bacteria still managed to spread to 30% of the workplace in that same seven-hour timeframe.

Although hand-washing, social distancing and mask wearing are all important steps to take, it shows the potential exposure gap that exists by not keeping surfaces sanitized.

That’s why cleaning and disinfecting surfaces is perhaps more important now than ever. The challenge, however, is keeping those surfaces clean and free from viruses and germs after it has been disinfected. 

Introducing SaniShell Surface Protection System

That’s why we’re excited to roll out our new SaniShell Surface Protection System. Not only does it kill viruses and germs that exist on your surface now, but it continues to do so for weeks.

In addition to broad-spectrum antimicrobial surface cleaning, our SaniShell technology also adds a protective antimicrobial film to surfaces that continues to kill viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and other microbes long after it has been applied. 

This patented technology we use is proven* to eliminate 99.9999% of all microbes on both hard and porous surfaces. That’s the highest level of disinfectant available.

Plus, testing by an EPA-approved lab shows that the clear, antimicrobial film continues to kill germs for 35 days on hard surfaces and textiles. And some additional field testing shows that the ongoing germ-killing properties can last for months, depending on the environmental conditions and surface application.

In other words, our SaniShell System works to both kill what’s on your surfaces now and will continue to do so for weeks after it’s been applied. 

What Makes SaniShell Surface Protection Different

We know that there are a lot of disinfection systems on the market right now, which can be extremely misleading and overwhelming. But SaniShell is completely different from any other disinfection and protection system that you’ll find.

Here’s why––SaniShell Surface Protection System is:

  • Highly effective. Kills existing viruses, bacteria, and germs on surfaces, giving your facility a hospital-grade clean. 
  • Preventative. Creates an invisible, protective barrier that helps prevent the spread of viruses, bacteria, mold and mildew.
  • Powerful. Effectively breaks down bacteria containing biofilm, a disinfectant-resistant thin layer of bacteria that builds up on surfaces and can remain there for extended periods of time.
  • Persistent. Offers durable broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, continuing to kill microbes for months.
  • Versatile. Can be applied to any interior or exterior surface, giving you broad protection throughout your facility.
  • Non-Toxic. Uses a safe, gentle cleaning solution that’s highly sustainable.
  • Cost-Effective. Keeps working long after it has been applied, eliminating the hassle and expense of repeated disinfection.

Plus, we give you a proven clean that you can see. Following our treatment process, we test surfaces to ensure virtually all microbial material has been removed, giving you a hospital-grade level of clean. And we follow up every month to ensure your surfaces are still protected. 

How SaniShell Surface Treatment Works

So, how does SaniShell work? Here’s an overview of our five-step process 

Here’s how our process works:

Step 1 – Clean & Prep Surface 

Our team of experts will remove soils, biofilm and debris to effectively disinfect surfaces and ensure the treatment will bond properly to surfaces.

Step 2 – Apply SaniShell Treatment
Our experts apply the antimicrobial coating with a steam sprayer, electrostatic sprayer, sprayer or fogger to create an invisible protective barrier on your surfaces.

Step 3 – Test & Verify Efficacy
Following treatment application, our team will test surfaces with a microbial (ATP) meter to ensure living organisms have been removed. We confirm a reading of 50 or below, which is consistent with hospital grade infection protocols.

Step 4 – Clean & Maintain
Between surface treatments, clients will clean and maintain surfaces using our prescribed protocol to ensure the protective antimicrobial barrier isn’t removed.

Step 5 – Monitor & Report
One of our experts will test surfaces monthly to verify continued effectiveness and determine if reapplication is required to keep surfaces protected.

Get SaniShell for Your Tennessee Facility

We all want to do our part to help eliminate the spread of the coronavirus. We hope that our SaniShell Surface Protection System can help you take an extra step to keep your facility clean and germ-free.

If you’re looking for an extra layer of protection to keep your team healthy and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we would love to help. 

DPM Surface Care has exclusive rights to offer this patented surface cleaning technology in Middle and East Tennessee. If you are located in the Nashville or Knoxville areas, contact us to schedule your SaniShell Surface Protection treatment today.


*DISCLAIMER: DPM Surface Care’s SaniShell Surface Protection System is an application process and is not a guarantee of performance by the product it uses. DPM Surface Care’s claims concerning the products it uses are directly from the manufacturer. Therefore, DPM Surface Care does not provide, expressly or implicitly, any guarantees or warranties concerning the products it uses and disclaims any representations and warranties inconsistent with the manufacturer’s warranty.