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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (click to expand)

Technical Questions

IS HYGIENICA™ TECHNOLOGY EFFECTIVE AT MITIGATING SARS-COV-2?

HYGIENICA™ technology mitigates the virus in conjunction with any EPA registered disinfectant and has been proven to be highly effective at eliminating 99.99% of all viruses, pathogens and bacteria, including:

Coronavirus
SARS-CV-2 (COVID-19) Influenza A Virus  
Rhinovirus
Norovirus

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLEANING AND DISINFECTING?

Cleaning involves the removal of dirt and impurities, including germs, from surfaces. However, cleaning alone does not kill germs. By removing germs from surfaces, their numbers are reduced, lessening the risk of spreading infection. Disinfectant Cleaning involves the use of chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs; killing germs remaining on a surface after cleaning further reduces the risk of spreading infection.  

A robust janitorial program should involve cleaning and disinfectant cleaning strategies to be effective at mitigating SARS-COV-2 and other viruses, bacteria and pathogens.

ARE THESE ELECTROSTATIC OR ELECTRO-HYGIENE ATOMIZERS? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Electro-Hygiene Atomizers are different from Electrostatic in that they do not electrically charge the solution. Electro-Hygiene technology utilizes ULV (Ultra Low Volume) cold atomizing which attains the same end result but with a more high production and high capacity units. Both processes are designed to kill 99.99% of any pathogen including SARS-CV-2.  

The other confusion in the market is when specific types of sprayers are labeled "foggers"--any spray technology that reduces the droplet size of a liquid can be deemed a fogger. Our ULV atomizing can be adjusted on all models that allows for an optimal droplet size based on the surface that is being disinfected. For example, if disinfecting various surfaces in a Commercial space, a trained technician will know how to adjust the droplet size for maximum dwell time and efficacy. Restroom surfaces may require a larger Micron size of 50uM, whereas spraying on glass or a copier machine may be a small Micron size that averages 30uM.   
 

 

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES TO ELECTRO-HYGIENE ATOMIZING?

Atomization refers to the process of breaking up liquid solutions like disinfectants into micro-droplets. Our ULV technology atomizes the disinfectant into small droplets that allows for the disinfectant to have the adequate dwell time for the EPA disinfectant to kill the virus. Thermal foggers are not adequate to use for disinfectant procedures as they reduce the atom size to far that makes them ineffective as tested in a recent EPA study.

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The particle size produced by cold ULV atomizers, such as the HX Pro and HX Pro Plus models will vary based on the wand adjustment control. However, thermal foggers generally reduce the micron <10uM as compared to HYGIENICA'S ULV atomizers, who output larger size particles, anywhere from 20 - 60 microns, depending on the model.

IS THE HYGIENICA ELECTRO-HYGIENE SYSTEM VERSATILE ENOUGH FOR CONTINUOUS USE THROUGHOUT A FACILITY?

Our system is designed to be the highest productivity machine in the industry providing up to 20,000 sf per hour. Coupled with the fact that our units are agnostic when it comes to the disinfecting solution that you choose to use. Unlike other types of disinfecting sprayers, HYGIENICA™ allows the user to applicate their choice of EPA registered disinfectant from List N, offering more versatility than other products like Clorox 360, Victory and eMist. Further, because our units are ergonomically designed backpacks, the user has the ease of movement and is not dragging anything behind them like other designs.​

HOW LONG DOES HYGIENICA™ TECHNOLOGY TAKE TO WORK?

HYGIENICA™ technologies are designed to atomize the disinfectant with a micron size >20-60 uM (depending on the model) when applied to surfaces and will mitigate the virus in 2+ minutes with proper dwell time, depending on the product.  

Disinfectants have a variety of chemistries and the dwell time will vary.

DO YOUR UNITS COME WITH BATTERIES OR CORDED POWER OPTIONS?

HYGIENICA'S technology is powered by 110V power, which allows applicators to maximize production without having to recharge batteries for hours which would require more than one unit per FTE. Batteries also take a long time to recharge and when they have to be replaced the units are obsolete.

Sales & Support Questions

WHAT TYPES OF PPE DO TECHNICIANS NEED TO WEAR?

Personal protective equipment, or PPE is an essential protocol for all Disinfecting Specialists. Technicians that use HYGIENICA™ technology need to be trained and properly outfitted in PPE and adhere to strict operational protocols such as OSHA-compliant cleaning methods, the use of EPA registered disinfectants and robust safety training.

Learn more about the recommended PPE equipment for operating our equipment.
 

IS THERE WHOLESALE PRICING FOR DISTRIBUTORS?

Wholesale pricing is available to distribution and large end users whose MOQ is greater than 50 units per month and are resellers. To learn more about our Wholesale Program, contact us at sales@hygienica.net.

ARE THESE IN STOCK?

Yes! Our products are in stock and will arrive to your facility in less than 2 weeks. In many cases, the time from order until arrival is less than 1 week for expedited air freight.

HOW LONG WILL YOUR UNITS TAKE TO ARRIVE TO OUR FACILITY?

HYGIENICA'S commitment to clients is to have units arrive to your facility in less than 2 weeks and in many cases from order until arrival is less than 1 week for expedited air freight. Most other products in the US and UK are being sold through a myriad of suppliers that do not control their own supplier chain and thus clients are having to wait 10-12 weeks for their shipments. We control our own supply chain and in fact our production facilities have the capacity to meet over 20,000 units per month arriving to clients in less than 2 weeks.

CAN YOU SUPPORT SALES IN THE US, CANADA & THE UK?

Yes, HYGIENICA has direct distribution and sales in all three markets making the delivery of our technology to you and your buildings effective as you are working to mitigate the Covid -19 virus and working with your clients to stabilize and reopen their facilities.