Any surfaces unaffected by water.
No. Surface Medic was specifically designed to not etch or harm grout. They can confidently be used on any surface unaffected by water. Uniquely, Surface Medic will dissolve soap scum WITHOUT needing another formulation to attain undesirable high or low pH values (many products do this). Both products are considered low neutral. The formulations of these two products has been used to solve grout deterioration problems in over 5,000 commercial showers/floors nationwide for over 9 years now (2020).
With the unique formulation and the addition of the PreventX 24/7 antimicrobial finish, the use of these products will actually protect and extend the life of the grout.
It removes soap scum with little effort plus reduces time line for reappearing and if used before water stains appear, it will be easier to remove both.
Surface Medic on fiber or hard surfaces.
Yes. Low neutral.
You cannot over apply. Surface Medic is used as a cleaner before applying PreventX 24/7 and since it has PreventX 24/7 in it, it is used to maintain a proper coverate of the protection barrier.
Yes. We proudly make the best we can.
OSHA and USDA co-ordinate approvals around EPA therefore yes.
No, PreventX 24/7 environmental green technology is non‐toxic, non‐leaching, non‐hazardous, and will not promote the growth of superbugs.
Multiple white papers.
Also, PreventX 24/7 was independantly laboratory tested on over 100 pathogens.
No. It will actually make it feel like new if all other products have been removed from the surface prior to using PreventX 24/7. Hopefully cleaned off by our other products, either Surface Medic – Heavy-duty cleaner OR PreventX SCT – light duty cleaner.
Up to 5 years. Shake prior to use if stored 1 year plus.
Do not freeze. Store under maximum 120F.
Yes. Low neutral. About 6.5.
Mold, mildew, and fungi cannot thrive on a PreventX 24/7 treated surface. It can thrive behind grout sometimes where you cannot reach it with the product.
Yes. Bacteria that create odors can not survive on a PreventX 24/7 treated surface.
No. Adaptation studies show that microbes do not adapt to PreventX 24/7 and no ‘Zone of Inhibition’ develops.
Yes, moisture that is in or on the treated material/surface passes through the treatment. After curing, the treatment is somewhat hydrophobic (water repellent), but it should not be considered to be a replacement for commercial water repellents.
Because of their exceptional chemical bond (a covalent bond) the bonded polymer is neither soluble nor volatile. The unique bond results in the PreventX 24/7 polymer becoming an integral part of the substrate.
In most cases, a minimum of 90 days. The life of a treated surface depends on a number of factors, not the least of which is surface preparation (cleaning). If you treat a dirty or unstable surface, when the dirt comes off or the surface is disturbed, some of the antimicrobial will be removed with it. Abrasive or caustic (pH>10.5) cleaners will also shorten effective life.
No. PreventX 24/7 does NOT contain any heavy metals. Tin, arsenic, silver, and copper are often used in other antimicrobials.
The PreventX 24/7 technology has a mode of action that involves a positive charge and is effective against all bacteria, plus fungus, algae, and mold.
A representative list of microbes and viruses against which the PreventX 24/7 ingredient technology has been tested may be obtained by contacting our corporate office. There is also a list on our website under “product overview”.
Conventional products penetrate living cells and kill by way of poisoning the organism or disrupting a vital life process. They are designed to act quickly and dissipate quickly.
Most commercial antimicrobials used for treating surfaces do an adequate job of killing bacteria and fungi, although most have a limited range of effectiveness.
The PreventX 24/7 technology takes a totally unique approach. It provides an effective initial microbial kill when applied, but, unlike the conventional methods, it also provides long-term control of growth on treated surfaces, often for the life of that surface. The surface itself is modified to make it antimicrobially active.
Silanes are extremely efficient bonding agents that can be coupled to other molecules and then used to permanently bond those molecules to a target surface.
Our antimicrobial silane modifies virtually any surface and transforms it into a material that will not support microbial growth.
The active ingredient in PreventX 24/7 forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer that molecularly bonds to the treated surface. You could think of it as a layer of electrically charged swords.
When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the C-18 molecular sword punctures the cell membrane and the electrical charge shocks the cell.
Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial doesn’t lose strength and the sword is ready for the next cell to contact it.
No. It may need some buffy with a clean cloth.
PreventX 24/7 is the foundation of protection for all surfaces lasting up to 90 days per application and can be found on the website under the Antimicrobial Technology category.
PreventX 24/7 can be used as a final bacteriostatic finish on multiple surfaces. Examples are: door knobs and handles, gloves, cabinetry, and surfaces subject to odor producing bacteria, mold, mildew, and algae; showers, counter tops, fixtures, grout/tile, carpets, equipment, walls, and so much more.
The only areas you don’t want to apply it is on glass or mirrors and you shouldn’t use it on food contact areas like cutting boards.
Yes, the active ingredient is EPA approved. Contact us for more information.
No. Meets most local, state and federal guidelines.
If no exposure to wet environments, there is no shelf life on this product.
Do not freeze. Store in dry condition under maximum 120F.
Yes. The organic gases creating the odors will be encapsulated.
Varies by location and system being treated along with the H2S levels that are present. We recommend monthly treatments and adjust based on desired reduction of odors.
OdorCap utilizes encapsulation technology and natural components allowing for more efficient capture of gases over longer periods of time. Carbon media absorbs the gases until saturated and is more difficult to anticipate replacement timeframe. Replacement of carbon media is costlier.
OdorCap media captures and encapsulates escaping gases by shearing the odor molecule reducing odors released into the atmosphere.
Ideal use of OdorCap is on top of a modified plastic manhole insert for all storm drains, sewer/collection lines, grease interceptors or all other residential & commercial manhole locations where odors are present.
Yes, once diluted, around 7.
Reduce extreme sulfide odors.
EPA approval is not required although a primary component of EnCap Drain is listed on the EPA National Contingency Plan as a wetting agent. It is also well documented as a bio-remediation tool.
Up to 1 year.
Do not freeze. Store under maximum 120F.
Yes. The organics and bacteria creating the H2S will be encapsulated reducing the release of odors.
Varies by location and system being treated along with the system loading. We recommend weekly treatments and adjust based on results.
Encap Drain utilizes encapsulation technology and natural components versus drain products that rely on chemical reactions.
EnCap Drain breaks up contaminates by means of micro-fractionalizing (cuts fat, oil, and grease into tiny pieces). After contaminates are broken into pieces, EnCap Drain will encapsulate it with an all-natural plant extract.
In many places where there may be grease, oils, and works great for all storm drains, sewer/collection lines or all other residential & commercial drain locations where odors, fruit flies, or grease buildup is present.
It is high neutral at 8.0.
Keep grease from sticking on drain or separator walls, accelerate lethargic existing microbes to consume, encapsulate odors, prevent blockages and drain flies.
No, free of enzymes, meeting local guidelines
Absorb oil or liquids with high rate. Dosed with EnCap for additional features and benefits, i.e. remediation, cleaning, odor reduction, reduced “fly away” in wind.