Does the active ingredient in PreventX 24/7 meet OSHA, USDA, and EPA standards?
OSHA and USDA co-ordinate approvals around EPA therefore yes.
Does PreventX 24/7 contain any harmful chemicals such as phosphates, solvents, alkalis, inorganic builders, fillers, heavy metals, ozone depleting chemicals or VOC's?
No, PreventX 24/7 environmental green technology is non‐toxic, non‐leaching, non‐hazardous, and will not promote the growth of superbugs.
Is PreventX 24/7 biodegradable?
What test data is available that shows PreventX 24/7 works as advertised?
Many studies and white papers have been performed on PreventX 24/7.
Please contact a representative for more information.
Will use of the product adversely affect wood, natural stone?
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.
How long can I store PreventX 24/7?
Up to 2 years. Shake prior to use if stored 1 year plus.
Are there any temperature storage requirements?
Do not freeze. Store under maximum 120F.
Is PreventX 24/7 pH neutral?
Yes. Low neutral. About 6.5.
Will the use of PreventX 24/7 help with mold, mildew, and fungi?
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.
Will the use of PreventX 24/7 help with odors?
Yes. Bacteria that create odors can not survive on a PreventX 24/7 treated surface.
Will its use result in "super bugs"?
No. Adaptation studies show that microbes do not adapt to PreventX 24/7 and no ‘Zone of Inhibition’ develops.
Is PreventX 24/7 permeable to moisture?
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.
Why is PreventX 24/7 so durable?
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.
How long does the treatment last?
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.
Does the biocide use a heavy metal?
No. PreventX 24/7 does NOT contain any heavy metals. Tin, arsenic, silver, and copper are often used in other antimicrobials.
Against what types of bacteria is this Antimicrobial Technology ingredient effective?
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.
What is the difference between PreventX 24/7 and the other antimicrobials out there.
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.
What is the purpose of the silane portion of the molecule?
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.
How does this AntiMicrobial technology work?
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.
Does this product leave any streaking?
No. It may need some buffy with a clean cloth.
What surfaces can PreventX 24/7 be applied to?
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.
Do you have an EPA approved ingredient in this product?
Yes, the active ingredient is EPA approved. Contact us for more information.
OdorCap w/ EnCap
Is the product EPA approved?
No. Meets most local, state and federal guidelines.
Is OdorCap made in the USA?
How long can you store it?
If no exposure to wet environments, there is no shelf life on this product.
Are there any temperature storage requirements?
Do not freeze. Store in dry condition under maximum 120F.
Will the use of it really help with odors?
Yes. The organic gases creating the odors will be encapsulated.
How long is OdorCap effective?
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.
What is the difference between OdorCap and carbon media?
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.
How does OdorCap technology work?
OdorCap media captures and encapsulates escaping gases by shearing the odor molecule reducing odors released into the atmosphere.
Where can OdorCap be used?
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.
Is it pH neutral?
Yes, once diluted, around 7.
What are its' primary uses?
Reduce extreme sulfide odors.
What surfaces can be cleaned with Dr. KlarX+™?
Any surfaces unaffected by water.
Does Dr. KlarX+ harm my grout in any way?
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.
Does Dr. KlarX+™ eliminate soap scum and hard water stains?
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.
Is Dr. KlarX+™ made in the USA?
Which product is best for spot cleaning?
Surface Medic on fiber or hard surfaces.
Do the products contain any harmful chemicals such as phosphates, solvents, alkalis, inorganic builders, fillers, heavy metals, ozone depleting chemicals or VOC's?
Is Dr. KlarX+™ biodegradable?
Is Dr. KlarX+™ pH neutral?
Yes. Low neutral.
Will continued use of this cleaners build up too much PreventX 24/7 on the surface?
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.