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Vital Oxide®

Safe Disinfectant and Sanitizer

vital oxide disinfectant gallonSafe for you, your home, your pets and it eliminates odors, disinfects/sanitizes and kills mold and mildew! That is why you want this!

Vital Oxide is EPA registered hospital disinfectant cleaner, food surface sanitizer, mold killer, and heavy duty odor eliminator. Effective on a broad-spectrum of virus, and bacteria, including “super bugs” like MRSA and H1N1, Vital Oxide breaks down to simple salt and produces no harmful by-products. 

Vital Oxide is NSF certified D2 (No Rinse Required) as a food contact surface sanitizer, and kills 99.999% of bacteria, including E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria in less than 60 seconds. Ready to use, no mixing required, just spray, wipe, or fog right from the bottle. Non-irritating to the skin, and non-corrosive to treated articles. 

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Vital Oxide is colorless, odorless - so mild you can wash your hands in it, and will not harm hard or soft surfaces, or colorfast fabrics. Use it on carpets, shower curtains, under sinks, in basements and crawl spaces - anywhere mold and bacteria are found.

Vital Oxide has received the Carpet and Rug Seal of Approval for Carpet Pre-Stain and Pet Stain & Odor.

Certified by NSF International – The Public Health and Safety Company - Vital Oxide is a no rinse-required sanitizer for food contact surfaces. That’s real important when it comes to use in commercial kitchens, and FDA inspected food processing establishments, and equally important for all around use in your home. For too long homemakers have had no choice but to use chlorine bleaches, and other harmful chemicals laden with cancer causing compounds, and irritating fumes. Vital Oxide will replace a wide range of your current household cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants with one product designed to enhance your environment.

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KITCHEN Carpets BATHROOM
  • Kitchen Countertop
  • Floors
  • Cutting Boards
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Appliances
  • Trash Can
  • Sink & Drain
  • Sponges & Dishtowels
  • Carpet and Rug Seal of Approval for Carpet CarpetSanitizer
  • Pre-Spray and Pet Stain & Odor
  • Bathroom Floor
  • Sink & Drain
  • Toilet
  • Mirrors
  • Soap Dish
  • Shower Curtains
  • Tub & Shower

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This is a product everybody should have! Click on the application name below for a more detailed description.

Pets / Veterinary / Kennels

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To Disinfect Farm Premises, Poultry Houses, Animal Pens & Vehicles:

Remove all animals and feed from premises, vehicles, and enclosures. Remove all litter and manure from floors, walls and surfaces of barns, pens, stalls, chutes, and other facilities and fixtures occupied or traversed by animals.  Empty all troughs, racks, and other feeding and water appliances.   Thoroughly clean all surfaces with soap or detergent and rinse with water.  Saturate all surfaces with product undiluted for a period of 10 minutes. Immerse all halters, ropes, and other types of equipment used in handling and restraining animals, as well as forks, shovels, and scrapers used for removing litter and manure. Allow to air dry. Ventilate buildings, cars, boats, and other closed spaces. Drain any pooled product and/or rinse standing product with potable water. Do not house livestock or employ equipment until treatment has been absorbed, or dried. 

Disinfection of animal quarters and kennels:

For disinfection of pre-cleaned animal quarters and kennels, apply this Vital Oxide undiluted. Remove all animals and feed from premises. Remove all litter and droppings from floors, walls and surfaces of facilities occupied or traversed by animals. Empty all troughs, racks, and other feeding and watering appliances. Thoroughly clean all surfaces with soap or detergent and rinse with water. Saturate the surfaces with the undiluted disinfecting solution for contact time of 10 minutes. Ventilate building and other closed spaces. Do not house animals or employ equipment until treatment has been absorbed, set or dried. 

To Clean and Disinfect in a Veterinary Application:

Use to clean and disinfect hard, nonporous surfaces such as feeding and watering equipment, cages, utensils, instruments, kennels, stables, catteries, etc. Remove all animals and feed from premises, animal transportation vehicles, crates, etc. Remove all litter, droppings, and manure from walls, floors, and surfaces of facilities occupied or traversed by animals. Empty all feeding and watering equipment. Pre-clean all surfaces with soap or detergent and rinse with water. Saturate surfaces with Vital Oxide undiluted and let stand for 10 minutes. To kill mold and fungi, let stand for 10 minutes at room temperature. Ventilate buildings and other closed spaces. 

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTING AREAS WHICH ARE INFESTED BY RATS AND MICE AND MAY CONTAIN HANTAVIRUS: 

Disinfect Personal Protective gear upon removal at the end of the day. If the coveralls are not disposable, they must be laundered on site. If no laundry facilities are available, the coveralls must be immersed in liquid disinfectant until they can be washed. 
All potential infective waste material (including respirator filter) from cleanup operations that cannot be burned or deep buried on site must be double bagged in appropriate plastic bags. The bagged material must then be labeled as infectious (if it is to be transported) and disposed of in accordance with local requirements for infectious waste. 
Rodent droppings and visible dust can be reservoirs for Hantavirus. If you are cleaning out a building that has been closed up, such as a cabin, shed or garage: 
1.   Air out the building for at least 30 minutes by opening windows and doors. 
2.   Leave the building while it is airing out. 
3.   Do not vacuum, sweep or dust. This can spread the virus through the air. 
4.   Thoroughly wet the contaminated areas with the product undiluted and allow solution to stand undisturbed for 10 minutes. 
Carefully remove contaminated material and dispose by burial or burning. Contact your local and state health department for additional disposal methods. 
Treat the surface again following the label directions and allow solution to stand undisturbed for10 minutes. 

 

TERRARIUM AND SMALL ANIMAL CAGE AND CAGE FURNITURE DISINFECTION FOR USE ON HARD NON-POROUS SURFACES:

{Animals frequently defecate on rocks and other hard, non-porous cage furniture items inside your terrarium. This can result in high bacteria and ammonia levels that can lead to possible infection/disease in your animals. When used regularly, this product can eliminate these high bacteria/ammonia levels in your cage and on your cage furniture items.}. 
1.    Remove all animals. 
2.    Thoroughly clean all surfaces and objects {caves, cage furniture, feeding and watering dishes, and appliances} including the substrate in the terrarium or cage with soap or detergent and rinse with water. 
3.    Saturate hard, non-porous surfaces {such as floors, walls, cages and other washable hard, non- porous surfaces} with product. So as to wet thoroughly. 
4.    Apply undiluted by cloth, mop, brush, sponge, auto scrubber, mechanical spray device, {{hand pump} coarse pump or trigger spray device} or by immersion. Rub with brush, cloth, or sponge. For smaller surfaces, use a trigger spray bottle to spray surfaces with solution undiluted. 
5.    Allow surfaces to remain wet for a period of 10 minutes. 
6.    Saturate gravel as above and let stand for 10 minutes. Place in bucket of clean water and swirl for 
15-30 seconds. Thoroughly air dry before returning to terrarium. 
7.    Thoroughly scrub all treated surfaces (except gravel) with soap or detergent and rinse with potable water before reuse. 
8.    Do not return animals to the habitat until it is dry and ventilated. 
9.    Clean terrarium at least once weekly or more as needed. Change cloth, sponge or towels frequently to avoid redeposition of soil. 
10. Prepare a fresh solution daily or when visibly dirty.

Note: Substrates for desert terrariums (i.e. gravel) must be completely dry before returning to terrarium to avoid high humidity levels. Always replace substrate if a foul odor persists. Do not apply this product directly onto the small animal. If this product comes into contact with the small animal's skin, then immediately wash the material off of the animal with lukewarm water. If the small animal ingests this product, contact your veterinarian immediately. 

 

REPTILE TANK CLEANING AND DISINFECTION DIRECTIONS:

Remove all reptiles from the enclosure (tank) prior to cleaning and disinfecting. Remove all litter or drippings from surfaces. Empty all equipment used for feeding or watering reptiles. Thoroughly clean all surfaces with soap or detergent and rinse with water. Apply the product undiluted to the surfaces of the enclosure (tank) until thoroughly wet. Allow surfaces to remain wet for 10 minutes. Allow the enclosure (tank) to ventilate for a minimum of 10-15 minutes before replacing the reptiles 
Note: Do not apply this product directly onto the reptile. If this product comes into contact with the reptile's skin, then immediately wash the material off of the animal with lukewarm water. If the reptile ingests this product, contact your veterinarian immediately.

 

Mold and Mildew

vital oxide mold mildewMold and Mildew can be found almost anywhere; they grow on virtually any substance when moisture is present, and can be a risk to our health and wellbeing, triggering asthma attacks and other allergic reactions as well as off gassing harmful VOC’s into our environment.

Vital Oxide has shown long-term effectiveness on mold and mold spores for up to 7 months of protection with a single treatment.

Vital Oxide can effectively be used in all areas of homes and building from the bathroom, concrete walkways and building exteriors, yet is gentle enough to be used on personal items like clothing and washing machines.

Used and recommend by mold remediation professionals, Vital Oxide has been the principle product in university and government sponsored tests showing effectiveness. 

Click here for mold video from the TV series Modern Marvels.

 

FUNGICIDE: 

To Kill Fungus on hard, non-porous surfaces: Remove as much surface dirt, mold, or mildew as 
possible by cleaning. [apply] [spray] [mist] product to the surface until thoroughly wet for 10 minutes. Re-apply when cleaning or when new growth appears. 

For effective control of the fungus Trichophyton mentagrophytes, the surface must be completely wet with product for 10 minutes.

  • Attacks mildew at its roots 
  • Gets into and eliminates mildew even in hard to clean places 
  • Kills mold and mildew at its roots 
  • Kills mold and mildew in hard to clean areas such as caulking, corners, crevices, cracks
  • Penetrates kill and destroy tough mold, mildew and bacteria at its source 
  • Penetrates to kill mildew in hard to clean places 
  • All in one cleaner, disinfectant, mold remover, killer 
  • Kills 99.9% of mold & mildew and inhibits growth as long as 4 weeks

 

MILDEWSTAT:

To Inhibit Mold or Mildew on Floors, Walls, Ceilings & Fabric: Remove as much surface dirt, mold, or mildew as possible by cleaning. Then spray on product [from a distance of 12 inches] until visibly wet and let air dry, the surface must be completely wet with product for 10 minutes.


MOLD & MILDEW REMOVER INHIBITS MOLD & MILDEW ON HARD SURFACES & FABRIC 
Inhibits and controls mold and/or mildew 
Controls mold growth on hard and soft surfaces. 
Inhibits growth of mold and mildew on surfaces 
Kills Mold and Mildew on Hard surfaces 
Inhibits mold and musty odor caused by mold and mildew 
All in one cleaner, disinfectant, mold growth inhibitor    
Keeps mold & mildew from growing for up to 4 weeks

 

REMEDIAL TREATMENT TO REMEDIATE / INHIBIT MOLD:
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: 

Product can be used as part of a comprehensive mold remediation or water damage restoration program, including: 
For use on hard, non-porous surfaces, Surfaces treated must be completely wet with product for 10 minutes 
Monitoring for conditions favorable to mold growth such as water leaks and high relative humidity. Eliminating conditions favorable to mold growth Drying affected areas to below 20% moisture content. Product must come in direct contact with mold to be effective.  When water damage is suspected, first eliminate the water source. Next, remove excess water and dry surfaces thoroughly. Product can be used on materials removed for disposal. If excess water is removed within 24 hours and surface is thoroughly dried, spraying affected surfaces with Product will inhibit growth. Building materials exposed to water in excess of 24 hours may have extensive microbial growth that is not visible. Prepare a complete assessment and remediation plan to incorporate Product use. 

Recommended Mold and Mildew Remediation Websites IAQA —Indoor Air Quality Association (www.iaqa.org) EPA – Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov) 
New York City "Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments" (www.nyc.gov) 
IICRC - Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (www.iicrc.org) 
[Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration" (IICRC S500) published by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (www.iicrc.org)] 

(1)Remove heavy soil. Clean surface soil from contaminated area with Product. Use a cleaning tool (cloth, cleaning pad) suitable for the surface being cleaned. Remove as much dirt and mold as possible and ensure surface is thoroughly dried. In some cases, staining may be irreversible. Do not expect Product to whiten stains.] 
[2) Refer to the Preventative Treatment section for application.
[3) To promote drying and to avoid residue marks, use a clean cloth or paper towel to wipe off excess wetness. 
[4) Allow treated surfaces to dry completely. 

Remove heavy soil prior to application. Mold stains may remain visible following treatment. If so, reapply product and wipe or scrub area. In some cases, staining may be irreversible. Do not expect Product to whiten stains. If, following treatment, additional steps are taken to remove the stain, reapply Product as a final step to protect area from regrowth.

 

Large Areas - Total Surface Area Affected Greater Than 30 Square Feet
Areas larger than 30 square feet require special procedures and individuals trained in remediation. Refer to the recommended websites for guidelines on remediation. Before using Product to mitigate large areas, you should understand one or more of these guidelines. Follow these guidelines to apply Product. When water damage is suspected, first find the source of water and eliminate it. Next, remove excess water and thoroughly dry surfaces. See IICRCS500 (Recommended Websites) for guidance on water removal. If excess water is removed within 24 hours and surface thoroughly dried, spraying affected surfaces with Product will inhibit growth.
Building materials exposed to water in excess of 24 hours may have extensive microbial growth that is not visible. Prepare a complete assessment and remediation plan to incorporate Product use, provide for user and occupant safety and to document and monitor the remediation process. Product can be used on materials removed for disposal and in other applications where antimicrobial use is indicated. 

REAPPLICATION:
Reapply weekly or when growth or odor reappears. Determine and correct the cause of re-growth and ensure the surface has been thoroughly dried before reapplication. Reapply Product if surfaces are washed or painted. 

Reapply weekly on hard surfaces and monthly on fabrics, or whenever new growth appears. 

PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT SUGGESTIONS FOR APPLICATORS
For areas less than 30 sq. feet, an N-95 respirator, gloves and goggles/eye protection are recommended to avoid mold or mold spore exposure. For areas greater than 30 sq. feet, use an N-95 respirator or half- face respirator with HEPA filter, disposable overalls, gloves and goggles/eye protection. 

 

 

Carpets

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Carpet and Rug Seal of Approval for Carpet Pre-Spray and Pet Stain & Odor

Spills and spots are inevitable, but they do not have to be permanent. The right cleaning solutions can help keep your facility's carpet looking its best between professional deep cleanings. To identify superior performing cleaning products, CRI has developed the Seal of Approval program.

CRI worked with an independent laboratory to test off-the-shelf spot removers and pre-spray solutions. Of the 25 products tested, only four cleaned a soiled carpet sample better than water. Some caused the cleaned carpet area to resoil faster and — worse — some products damaged the carpet's color and texture.

Carpet Sanitizer Info. Click Here to Download the PDF

DIRECTIONS OF USE FOR CARPET AND RUG PRE-SPRAY CLEANING:

Before using Vital Oxide Carpet Cleaner, first prepare the carpet area you want to clean. If the carpet holds any chemicals from previously used products, be sure to first clean the carpets so chemicals left behind do not harm the carpet once treated with Vital Oxide. Before using Vital Oxide on carpet, first vacuum up any loose dirt, and pre-treat existing stains with Vital Oxide. 

Dilution ratio for Pre-Spray cleaning: 10oz to 1gal (128oz) to cover 200 sq ft.

To Sanitize Carpet: For synthetic carpet fibers such nylon, olefin or polypropylene - not intended for use on wool carpet

  • Test for color fastness in a inconspicuous area. Carpet should be cleaned or free of excessive soil before applying. Mix 1 part Vital Oxide to 5 parts water.
  • Apply by sprayer at a rate of 1.7 gallons per 10 sq. yards (approx. 22oz per sq. yd.) Vital Oxide must come into contact with contaminate to work.
  • Allow to dwell for 10 minutes. Do not rinse, use and extraction wand and dry stroke carpet to remove excess moisture.
  • Carpet can air dry, fans may be used if carpet needs to dry faster.

 

DIRECTIONS OF USE FOR CARPET SANITATION:

  • To Sanitize Carpet: For synthetic carpet fibers such nylon, olefin, or polypropylene – not intended for use on wool carpet.
  • Test for color fastness in an inconspicuous area. Carpet should be cleaned or free of excessive soil before applying. Mix 1 part VITAL OXIDE to 5 parts water.
  • Apply by sprayer at a rate of 1.7 gallons per 10 sq. yards (approx. 22oz per sq. yd.) VITAL OXIDE must come into contact with contaminate to work.
  • Allow to dwell for 10 minutes. Do not rinse, use an extraction wand and dry stroke carpet to remove excess moisture.
  • Carpet can air dry or fans may be used if carpet needs to dry faster.

 

CLEANING MOLDS and MILDEWS on Carpet: 

Successful treatment of carpet and textiles requires that cleaning removes sufficient visible mold growth and that the material can be thoroughly moistened by the product. Heavily mold infested carpets and textiles are difficult to adequately clean. If carpet or textile is not readily accessible for application of product to obtain thorough wetting the carpet or textile must be removed and discarded in a manner consistent with application regulations and instructions. 

Cleaning Methods:
For small spots of heavy mold growth, wipe, brush, sponge or use extraction device with undiluted product to remove mold growth. Dry carpet within 24 hours to eliminate conditions favorable to mold growth. To assist the drying process, the use of fans, dehumidifiers, heaters or other methods of ventilation are encouraged. Please consult with your local county extension office or EPA, (www.epa.gov/mold/moldresoures.html) for more information. 

After through drying, the carpet or textile should be vacuumed thoroughly, and the vacuum cleaner bag discarded in a well seal plastic bag or container, if a bagless vacuum is used spray container with undiluted product and let stand for 10 minutes. 

After a flood or water damage, vacuum or extract as much water as possible before application. Apply full strength with sprayer until moist to carpet nap and rake or brush in. To treat the backing and padding, a fogger is recommended. Allow to remain until dry. For best results carpets should be cleaned before application. 

Check out the video below, These are two pieces of carpet tile, the one on the right was treated with Vital Oxide and the one on the left wasn't, Take a look at what happens !!!

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Hospital / Medical And Contact Times

vital oxide hospitalHospitals/Healthcare facilities:
Vital Oxide cleans, disinfects and deodorizes hard, nonporous hospital surfaces in one step, no rinsing required. 
Vital Oxide is a one step, hospital-use germicidal disinfectant cleaner and odor neutralizer designed for general cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing of hard, nonporous inanimate surfaces. Vital Oxide removes dirt, grime, fungus, mold, food residue, blood and other organic matter from medical surfaces commonly found in hospitals and health care facilities. It also eliminates odors leaving surfaces smelling clean and fresh. Use where odors are a problem.

HOSPITAL
Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are the number four cause of death in the United States, exceeding the combined mortality of breast cancer, AIDS and traffic accidents. *1* In a 2008 article, the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, estimated that hospital acquired infections add an average of $15,000 to the cost of care which puts a total cost of infections in the U.S. around $40 billion a year. 2 This cost is in addition to the suffering caused with more than 2 million infections a year, over 150,000 deaths and millions of extra days spent in the hospital.

Of equal concern are the evolving antibiotic resistant strains of microorganisms such as Methicillin-resistant Staphhylococcus aureas (MRSA) and Acinetobacter spp, which are making the resulting mortality of a healthcare associated infection greater than ever.

The result has been increased public pressure, and legislative initiatives, holding hospitals accountable for these increased costs. In October of 2008, Medicaid approved a policy to no longer reimburse hospitals for certain preventable errors (including some types of infections) and Medicare is reserving the right to further expand the list. Private insurers are following this lead.*2*

One recent study found that 59% of environmental surfaces were contaminated with MRSA in affected patients’ rooms. *3* Yet a rigorous environmental cleaning intervention can reduce the transmission of MRSA and other multidrug-resistant organisms in hospital intensive care units. *4* 

Vital Oxide is a Fast and Effective Way to Kill Virus, Bacteria, and Mold That Cause Healthcare Associated Infections

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
The following statement only to be used on institutional labels with medical use sites, medical devices and/or blood borne pathogens: 

CLEANING PROCEDURES:
Blood and other body fluids must be thoroughly cleaned from surfaces and objects before application of this product 
This product may be used to pre-clean or decontaminate critical or semi-critical medical devices prior to sterilization of high level disinfection. **This product is not to be used as a terminal sterilant/high level disinfectant on any surface of instrument that (1) is introduced directly into the human body, either into or in contact with the bloodstream or normally sterile areas of the body, or (2) contact intact mucous membranes but which does not ordinarily penetrate the blood barrier or otherwise enter normally sterile areas of the body. 
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING AND DECONTAMINATIONS AGAINST HIV-1, HBV, and HCV ON SURFACES/OBJECTS SOILED WITH BLOOD/BODY FLUIDS 
KILLS HIV-1, HBV, AND HCV ON PRE-CLEANED ENVIRONMENTAL SURFACES/OBJECTS PREVIOUSLY SOILED WITH BLOOD/BODY FLUIDS in health care settings or other settings in 
which there is expected likelihood of soiling of inanimate surfaces/objects with blood or body fluids and 
surfaces/ objects likely to be soiled with blood or body fluids can be associated with the potential for transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) (associated with AIDS), Human Hepatitis B virus, and Human Hepatitis C Virus. 

When handling items soiled with blood or body fluids use disposable latex gloves, gowns, masks, or eye coverings. 
CLEANING PROCEDURES: Blood and other body fluids must be thoroughly cleaned from surfaces and objects before application of this product. 
DISPOSAL OF INFECTIOUS MATERIALS: Blood and other body fluids should be autoclaved and 
disposed of according to Federal, State, and local regulations for infectious waste disposal. CONTACT TIME: Allow surfaces to remain wet for 5 minutes. 

TPRE-CLEAINSTRUMENTPRIOR TO TERMINAL STERILIZATION/HIGH LEVEDISINFECTION: AS A PRECLEANING SPRAY Place instruments into a suitable container. Spray this product undiluted onto instruments to thoroughly wet all surfaces. Let stand for up to 10 minutes. Rinse instruments. A manual instrument cleaner - Thoroughly pre-rinse dirty instruments under running water to remove visible, gross debris. Immerse pre-rinsed instruments into an appropriate size container filled with this product. Scrub instruments using a stiff bristle brush until visibly clean. Submerge instruments while scrubbing. Rinse instruments thoroughly. Change solution daily. Follow with an appropriate disinfection process. Cleaning of critical and semi-critical devices must be followed by an appropriate terminal sterilization/high-level disinfection process.

In a recent study conducted at Nashville General Hospital Acinetobacter spp HAI infections were reduced by 95%. 

Read the Nashville General Hospital Study Here

  • Vital Oxide can easily be integrated in Health Care facility disinfection guide lines replacing many existing product that are less effective, and potentially dangerous to the staff, the benefit is cost and risk reduction.
  • Vital Oxide will not allow the development of antibiotic resistant organisms. No need to rotate disinfectants used.
  • Vital Oxide is non-corrosive to treated surfaces, and safe to use on fabrics.
  • Vital Oxide is eliminates offensive odors and stains caused by blood, urine, and feces.

 

Vital Oxide® Kills CRE 

In testing conducted by Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, Vital Oxide Hospital Disinfectant has proven efficacy against Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) (NDM-1) 

Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have recently gained notoriety because infections caused by this class of microorganism are difficult if not impossible to treat clinically, resulting in an estimated mortality rate among infected individuals of up to 50%. 

Below, ATL provides more information on this deadly microorganism, for interested parties to use as a general resource. 

Enterobacteriaceae is a family of rod-shaped, facultative anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria; Enterobacteriaceae are normal microbiological flora of the intestinal tract of the human body. However, pathogenic species of this family can lead to potentially deadly opportunistic infections, previously easily treatable through the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics. 

Carbapenems are type of antibiotics called beta-lactams. Beta lactam antibiotics (of which penicillin is a member) inhibit synthesis of peptidoglycan, the building block of most bacterial cell walls, disrupting necessary functions that the organism needs to survive. Imapenem, Ertapenem, and Meropenem are all carbapenem antibiotics. 

Carbapenems are special because a molecular ring is incorporated in the structure of the molecule. The ring makes the molecule more difficult for bacteria to break down using bacterially- produced antibiotic-destroying enzymes called beta-lactamases. 

Recently, some bacteria developed the ability to produce enzymes capable of destroying the carbapenem class of antibiotics. Worse, these molecular tools are easily transfered from one bacterium to the next on mobile genetic elements. This means that a carbapenem-resistant E. coli cell can lead to a carbapenem- resistnant Klebsiella pneumoniae cell. 

Two distinct carbapenem resistance enzymes appear to be involved emerging bacterial resistance to carbapenems. New Delhi Beta-Lactamase (NDM-1) and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC). 

There is some good news with regard to CRE pathogens: The presence of carbapenem-resistance mechanisms does not appear to increase their resistance to disinfection or sanitization. This runs along the same lines as the healthcare community has already observed with regard to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).ATL Phone: 512-310-8378 • Email: Info AntimicrobialTestLabs.com • © Antimicrobial Test Laboratories. http://www.antimicrobialtestlaboratories.com/CRE_carbapenem_resistant_enterobacteraciae_testing_services.htm 

 

 

Sources:

1. 1 McCaughey, B. (2008). Unnecessary Deaths: The Human and Financial Costs of Hospital Infections. (p. 70). Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths.

2 Mitka, M. (2008). Public, Private Insurers Refusing to Pay Hospitals for Costs of Avoidable Errors. JAMA, 299(21), 2495-2496. doi: 10.1001/jama.299.21.2495.

3. Otter, JA, Havill NL, Adams NMT, Boyce, JM. Extensive environmental contamination associated with patients with Staphylococcus aureus colonization. Presented at SHEA annual meeting, 2006.

4. Study released by SHEA March 2009 and funded by CDC Prevention Epicenters program with grant from the National Institutes of Health  

CONTACT TIMES

Hard Surface Sanitization No Rinse Required: 30 sec contact time
Escherichia Coli (ATCC 11229)
Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538)

To Sanitize Soft Surfaces: 5 minute contact time
S. aureus ATCC 6538
E. aerogenes ATCC 13048

Carpet Sanitization: 10 Minute contact time
Enterbacteraerogenes (ATCC 13048)
Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538 )

Fungicide: 10 Minute contact time 
Trichophyton rubrum ATCC MYA
Trichophyton mentagrophytes ATCC 9533

Mildewstat:10 Minute contact time
Aspergillus Niger ATCC 6275 

Disinfection Bacteria 10 minute contact time
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa ATCC 15442
Acinetobacterbaumannii ATCC 19606
Staphylococcus aureus MRSA ATCC 33592
Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 15313
Legionella Pneumophila ATCC 33153
Salmonella enterica ATCC 10708
Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538
Klebsiellapneumoniae (NDM-1) ATCC BAA-2146
Escherichia Coli ATCC 11229  
Bordetella bronchiseptica ATCC 10580
Myobacterium bovis- BCG

***Disinfection Virus 5 minute contact time
Rotavirus, Strain WA **
Hepatitis C Virus Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus**
Hepatitis B Virus Duck Hepatitis**
Norovirus Feline Calicivirus**
Murine Norovirus (MNV-1)**
Swine Influenza (H1N1) **
Respiratory Syncytial virus, ATCC VR-26**
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV Type 1) Strain HTLV-IIIb**
Influenza B Virus (Strain B/Taiwan/2/62), ATCC VR-1735**
Hepatitis A Virus ATCC VR-1541**
Hantavirus (Prospect Hill Virus) University of Ontario **
Canine Distemper Virus, Strain Snyder Hill, ATCC VR**

***Disinfection Virus 10 minute contact time
Adenovirus 1, Strain Adenoid 71, ATCC VR-1**
Canine Parvovirus, Strain Cornell-780916, ATCC VR-2016**

 

 

HVAC

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DIRECTIONS FOR USE: FOR ANTIMICRIOBIAL CONTROL IN HVAC SYSTEMS AND AIR DUCTS (INCLUDING ODOR CAUSING BACTERIA, MOLD MILDEW AND OTHER FUNGI)

IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW TO USE THIS PRODUCT IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH ITS LABELING 

THE PERSON APPLYING THIS PRODUCT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOLLOWING THESE DIRECTIONS UNDER BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS. 

1.0 General 
This Product is designed to be used as one component of a comprehensive HVAC and duct maintenance program. The purpose of such a program is to assure that the HVAC system and ducts function in the manner they were designed to, remain free from mold and other microbial growth and other contamination, and continue in that condition. This Product should only be used in only those cases where visible microbial growth has been detected in the system and then only after removing that growth and identifying and correcting the conditions that led to that growth. It may also be used to inhibit 
growth on surfaces that normally become wet during operation of the system. These normally include (but are not limited to) evaporator coils, uninsulated piping, condensate drain pans, drain lines, silicon caulks, mist eliminators and cabinet housing components subject to wetting by mist or carryover of water. If you need help in understanding any part of these instructions or have additional questions after reading these instructions, DO NOT APPLY THIS PRODUCT until you have received the answers for all of your questions. 

2.0 Inspection 
Prior to inspecting, cleaning, treating, repairing or otherwise working on the HVAC or duct section, the HVAC system should be turned off or the section under repair physically isolated from sections in active use. Prior to any application of PRODUCT the system must be inspected for cleanliness and mechanical condition. When initiating any measures to repair, clean or treat HVAC system components or air ducts, industry standards from the American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers (ASHRAE), National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and other organizations must be followed. HVAC systems should be routinely inspected for cleanliness by visual means. The NADCA Standard, Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration of HVAC Systems (ACR 2002 or the latest revision), provides minimum recommended inspection frequency schedules for ducts and other system components. More information on NADCA standards can be obtained from the NADCA web 
site at  www.nadca.com.

2.1 Cleanliness Inspection 
According to NADCA Standards, HVAC system cleaning must be performed when any of the following conditions are found in the cleanliness inspection. If any of these deficiencies are found during inspection, cleaning in accordance with industry standards must be performed prior to the application of PRODUCT. At a minimum, these standards require removing all loose soil and debris with a HEPA filter equipped vacuum cleaner and complete cleaning of soil from all heat exchange surfaces using a special cleaner formulated so as to clean such soils effectively yet not damage heat exchange components or release unpleasant or potentially damaging fumes.

2.1.1 Contamination
• HVAC systems should be operated in a clean condition. If significant accumulations of contaminants or debris are visually observed within the HVAC system, then cleaning is necessary. Likewise, if evidence of microbial growth is visually observed or confirmed by analytical methods, then cleaning is required. 
• If the HVAC system discharges visible particulate into the occupied space, or a significant contribution 
of airborne particles from the HVAC system into the indoor ambient air is confirmed, then cleaning is necessary. 
• Heat exchange coils, cooling coils, air flow control devices, filtration devices, and air-handling equipment determined to have restrictions, blockages, or contamination deposits that may cause system performance inefficiencies, air flow degradation, or that may significantly affect the design intent of the 
HVAC system, require cleaning. 
• Drain pans must be free from slime and sludge or other contamination. Badly rusted or corroded drain 
pans must either be repaired or replaced. 
• Fans and fan housings must be free from accumulations of microbial growth and particulate matter. 
• Filters must be in good condition and cleaned or replaced as needed to avoid exceeding the allowable 
pressure drop for the equipment. 
If you need help in understanding existing industry standards, consult a qualified professional or contact Customer Service at 1-800-303-5405 for guidance and further direction or consult the information at www.epa.gov (search on "HVAC Systems" or "air ducts"). In addition, the following association and society Internet sites should be consulted for information on standards and guidelines they have developed: 
ACCA - www.acca.org ASHRAE - www.ashrae.org NADCA - www.nadca.com NAIMA - www.naima.org SMACNA -  www.smacna.org

2.2 Mechanical Inspection
PRODUCT must be used only on HVAC system components and air ducts in sound mechanical condition as defined in 2.2.1 and 2.2.2 (below). The HVAC system components must be designed and installed in conformance with industry standards and guidelines. Prior to using the Product, inspect the HVAC system and ducts and assure that they are in sound mechanical condition. The following general guidelines, supplemented by industry standards from SMACNA, NAIMA, ASHRAE, ACCA and other organizations, must be followed: 

2.2.1 Air Leaks and Mechanical Defects
The equipment housing, cabinets and ducts must be free from air leaks and other mechanical defects. Air leaks will promote condensation of water that causes microbial growth and will lead to failure of PRODUCT to protect the system adequately. 

2.2.2 Design and Installation
ASHRAE, SMACNA, NAIMA and other industry organizations have established guidelines and standards for the design and installation of HVAC and duct systems. You should determine that the system components you wish to treat conform to industry practice. If you are not knowledgeable of industry guidelines and standards, consult a qualified professional or contact Customer Service at 1-800- 
303-5405 for assistance. In some situations, the inspection may reveal that a component of the HVAC or duct system is badly damaged or in such poor operating condition that it cannot be corrected through cleaning and/or minor repair. In these situations, the system should be replaced or rebuilt in conformity to the applicable industry standards prior to using PRODUCT. Some (but not all) of the conditions that would indicate the need for major repairs or replacement of the system include:

• Improper size of system or component - The system and all components must be sized to achieve correct airflow and be of the proper capacity for the load. When air-handling equipment is changed or new inlets or outlets added, the size of all components in the system should be recalculated and replacements made as needed. 
• Physical damage - Crushed or physically damaged equipment may leak or fail to perform as designed. Deformed air ducts will restrict airflow and may leak (especially at joint areas). Damaged equipment must be repaired or replaced or if there is extensive damage, the entire system should be replaced. 
• Badly corroded metal components including duct sections, housings and cabinets, coil assemblies, 
drain pans, fans and their housings and heat exchange surfaces. 
• Loose, damaged, friable or missing insulation - Insulation is important in preventing moisture condensation and subsequent growth of mold and other organisms. If insulation (either interior or exterior) is damaged, missing or not properly fastened it must be repaired or replaced or the associated duct sections replaced. Air handler, mixing, and VAV box housings are also normally insulated and this insulation should be checked for damage in a like manner. Removed components that are contaminated with mold and other microbial growth may spread contamination while being removed from the building. To prevent this, smaller items should be placed in plastic bags that should then be sealed before being removed. Larger items that cannot be safely packaged should be treated before being moved through occupied spaces. An appropriately labeled disinfectant can be used during treatment. Care must be used during treatment to assure that fumes from the agent being used are not released into occupied spaces. Products used should be used according to their label directions. Please contact Customer Service at 1-800-303-5405 for guidance on the appropriate disinfectant to use for treatment. 

3.0 General Directions for PRODUCT usage
PRODUCT effectively controls by inhibiting growth of odor causing bacteria, fungi, and other odor, stain or damage causing organisms in HVAC system components and air ducts in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. PRODUCT also eliminates odors associated with bacteria, mold, mildew, smoke, animals, cooking, spoilage, musty and other odors and removes odor-causing organisms when used as part of such a comprehensive preventative maintenance program in HVAC systems and air ducts. PRODUCT is a bacteriostat, fungistat (mold and mildew), mildewstat and deodorizer for use in residential, commercial and industrial settings. It will not stain or bleach materials or fabrics and will not harm or damage HVAC system components. 

PRODUCT is formulated for use in all kinds of HVAC components and air ducts including: 
• Furnaces. 
• Air Handlers. 
• Packaged units including Rooftops and Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) units. 
• Fan coil units. 
• Air distribution components such as air handlers, mixing boxes, transfer boxes, transitions, and turning vanes, dampers, fans and fan housings, and associated components. 
• Condensate drain pans. 
• Unlined sheet metal ducts. 
• Air supply and return ducts and plenums fabricated with plywood, OSB or other wood like material. 
• Flexible air ducts fabricated of metal or plastic. 
• Humidifiers. 
• Dehumidifiers; both Desiccant and Refrigerated. 
• Registers, Grills and other air intake and discharge devices. 

Follow the directions below for the specific type of duct or component being treated. It is vital that the following directions be carefully read and understood prior to using the Product. If you have any questions, need further information, require clarification, or do not understand any of the directions, call Customer Service at 1-800-303-5405 prior to use. 

3.1 Application Instructions
Wet the surfaces with the spray, giving special attention to cracks and crevices. Product will not stain any materials not stained by water. We suggest testing for compatibility on surface of concern first. Allow ten to twenty minutes for drying. No rinsing or wiping is required. Following the elapsed drying time it is best practice to purge the system, by increasing the negative pressure through the outdoor exhaust or negative air machine or by turning on the vacuum used to pre-clean the HVAC system, while removing the duct openings seals. This will 
minimize the release of scent into the spaces served by the system. 

3.2 Application Equipment and Devices
Refer to the precautionary statements for the Personal Protective Clothing and other special instructions that must be followed. 

3.2.1 Spray Applicators
Spray application is preferred on large surfaces that are easily accessible (such as plenums, coil assemblies, the interior of cabinets, housings with removable access panels, and in long runs of large diameter ducts). The spray equipment chosen should provide a consistent fine (1-300 micron) particle size and uniform spray pattern. Powered medium pressure sprayers are preferred. However, airless sprayers are suitable. Where airless sprayers are used, the most satisfactory spray pattern will be 
achieved using a 0.01 1" spray tip. For other brands and options contact Customer Service at 1-800-303- 
5405. Pump up garden type sprayers can be used but care must be taken to maintain maximum pressure by pumping frequently and the spray nozzle must be adjusted for the finest spray pattern possible. During application achieve complete uniform coverage. Avoid excessive wetting and do not allow the spray to run or pool. 

3.2.2 ULV or Mist Generating Sprayers
ULV or mist or other wet small particle application is preferable where surfaces are irregular or less accessible. Equipment capable of generating particles in the 15 to 60 micron range is most satisfactory. Avoid use of thermal type fog generators. Contact Customer Service at 1-800-303-5405 for information on other devices. Generally a fog will carry and provide adequate coverage up to 8 feet from the point of application so adequate penetrations must be cut in cabinets or ducts to assure complete coverage 
without over wetting. SMACNA, NADCA and NAIMA have established standards and guidelines for making and sealing openings in HVAC system components and ducts. Operators should be trained on proper application techniques as well as correct duct penetration and sealing procedures using these standards and guidelines. Operators should also carefully read and follow directions for the brand of equipment used. Customer Service personnel should be contacted at 1-800-303-5405 for information on training for using various types of equipment. Housing and duct penetrations should be properly closed following application, in accordance with industry standards. 

3.2.3 Automated Atomizing or Spray System 
There are a number of automated spraying systems on the market including those that are carried by a "robot" through air ducts. These may provide an excellent option for application of PRODUCT in parts of air ducts that are difficult to access if they produce the correct spray pattern and application quantity. These devices must be visually monitored using video or other means while applying spray so proper application rate will be maintained. Please contact Customer Service at 1-800-303-5405 regarding a specific device should you have questions. 

3.2.4 Brush, Mop or Wipe Application
Brush, Mop or Wipe Application may be specified by some facility maintenance or remediation plans. These techniques are generally more labor intensive than other methods and are normally used only when specifications require. These methods are suitable only for smooth uniform surfaces. Do not use 
on porous or non-uniform surfaces. If in doubt about a given surface, contact Customer Service at 1-800- 
303-5405 before proceeding. When using brush or mop application, tools and materials used should be reserved only for application of PRODUCT, kept clean and protected between uses and replaced when worn or visibly soiled. Natural fiber brushes are preferred although any quality brush is acceptable. Mops should be of the types that leave minimal lint behind. Micro-fiber or other non-linting cloths are preferable. Where other types of cloths are used, they must be soft enough that they absorb a sufficient quantity of liquid to provide uniform application. During Brush, Mop or Wipe Application, the applicator must have access to the surfaces being treated. Usually this will require entering the component or air ducts. In such cases, application must start from the point most distant from the point of entry. The applicator will then work from that point back to the entry point covering a 3-foot length of duct at a time. Apply to the top of the area to be treated first, followed by the sides then the floor. Overlap applications to assure complete coverage. Cover completely while avoiding runs or pooling.

3.3 Application Techniques
PRODUCT must be applied evenly to surfaces that are being treated. Even and uniform application is essential for satisfactory results. The procedures, equipment and techniques described below have been tested and provide the desired results. Other procedures, equipment or techniques may also achieve satisfactory results but should not be used without discussing the specific situation and equipment with a Customer Service Representative who can be reached toll free at 1-800-303-5405. 

3.3.1 Application from Exterior of the HVAC System or Air Duct
PRODUCT may be sprayed into existing access openings where these provide adequate access. Normally these consist of removable panels or access doors. Completely cover all nonelectrical components until they are thoroughly and uniformly covered using hand or powered spray equipment. This is the technique of choice for large penthouse or built up air handlers and other components with access panels or doors. When applying to ductwork, spray into openings at a minimum of every 8 feet Existing supply openings can be used where they provide a clear view of the surfaces being sprayed so that uniform application can be achieved. However, additional penetrations will have to be made, as needed, so enough openings will be available to achieve total and uniform coverage. 
Spray application is not an acceptable technique where openings are greater than 8 feet apart, additional openings cannot be made and properly sealed, and/or the duct geometry does not allow for uniform coverage. In such cases, application from within the HVAC system is necessary (see 3.3.2 below). 

3.3.2 Application from Within the HVAC System
When PRODUCT cannot be sprayed into openings at intervals throughout the HVAC or duct system, you must gain entry into the system and spray the Product onto interior surfaces until they are thoroughly and uniformly covered using hand or powered spray equipment. This is the most frequently 
used technique and is the technique of choice for air handlers, other components with access panels or doors and large diameter (generally 20" x 20" minimum) ducts where direct access can be gained to surfaces being treated. Some protection is provided for drain pans by excess PRODUCT that runs off of 
cooling coils when they are treated. Spraying PRODUCT, onto the surfaces of the pan or pouring into 
the drain pan until the bottom of the pan is uniformly wetted, can provide additional protection. Before treating the drain pan, check to determine that the drain line is clear and free running and that the drain pan is clean and free of loose corrosion. Replace badly deteriorated pans. Drain pans that do not drain completely and retain water may experience microbial growth even when treated. Level drain pans and otherwise adjust them so water completely drains from them. 

3.4. Fans and Fan Housings
Fans create air turbulence, which can lead to condensation of water that supports mold and other growth. As a result, fan blade and blower wheel surfaces as well as associated housings are especially prone to fouling from both microbial growth and soil accumulation. It may be necessary to partially or 
completely remove and disassemble these components so they may be properly cleaned prior to application of PRODUCT. Complete cleaning must take place before attempting to treat these components. 

3.4.1 Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
Because of the amount of water present, humidifiers and dehumidifiers are often sites especially prone to microbial growth. They also attract and hold soil as growth related contamination builds up over time. This accumulated material must be thoroughly removed prior to treatment with PRODUCT. For some units, cleaning may also signal the need to replace pads, belts, wheels or service other components. The manufacturer of the unit being maintained should be consulted on the proper maintenance and cleaning procedure.

3.4.2 Rate of Application
The recommended rate of application for PRODUCT varies depending on the surface being treated. Users of this Product must carefully follow the rate of application instructions provided below: 

3.4.3 Bare Metal and Flexible Ducts
Apply until surface is evenly wet. Mist or wipe coverage 1,000 ft2 per gallon. Spray coverage 500 ft2 per gallon. 
If the above application rates result in surface runoff or liquid pooling on the bottom of the duct, lower the application rate until the surface is thoroughly and evenly wet without runoff or pooling. The 
exception to this is when treating coil assemblies. In this case, the spray should be applied generously 
until there is runoff into the drain pan so as to penetrate the coil assembly to the greatest possible depth. 

3.4.4 Semi Porous Surfaces such as Concrete or Plaster
Apply until surface is evenly wet. Mist coverage 500 ft2 per gallon. Wipe not recommended. Spray coverage 250-ft2 per gallon. PRODUCT must penetrate into surface crevices and irregularities or it will 
not be effective. Inspect and assure that penetration is satisfactory. It may be helpful to apply half of the 
quantity needed for full coverage spraying from side to side then repeat the application moving the spray from top to bottom. 

3.5 Frequency of Application
Normally, infrequent application (every 3 months for HVAC Systems and every 6 months to every two years for air ducts) will provide effective control. Some critical applications such as HVAC and duct systems serving critical health care spaces or clean rooms where it is essential to minimize the generation of particulate matter that may be released as a by Product of microbial growth may require more frequent treatment. Do not apply more often than monthly and then only if there is evidence of re- 
growth. This Product must only be used in those cases where visible microbial growth has been detected in the system and then only after removing that growth and identifying and correcting the conditions that 
led to that growth. Prior to reapplication in such cases, investigate to determine the cause of re-growth and correct that problem prior to re-application. Before embarking on a program of frequent application 
(more frequent than every three months) contact Customer Service at 1-800-303-5405 and discuss the specific application and situation. Also make sure the reoccurrence of microbial growth does not have another cause such as persistently high humidity, standing water or hidden leaks. 

Prior to reapplication, the interior of the ducts and other surfaces must be inspected and found to be free of accumulated soil. If soil or growth is found, the cause should be determined and corrected and then 
the ducts cleaned in accordance with accepted industry practice. If microbial growth persists in air ducts following application re-inspect for duct leaks, carryover of water from cooling coils or humidifiers and other sources of moisture promoting growth. Eliminate such sources of moisture before retreating. 

3.6 Returning the System to Operation following Application
Equipment being treated and the fans and blowers in the section of duct being treated must be turned off during application of PRODUCT. If the system cannot be shut down, the section of the system being treated must be isolated until treatment is complete. This will prevent the spray of fog from being blown away from the surface that is being treated. 

Do not attempt to use the system fan or blower to carry PRODUCT to the surfaces within system. Such a practice will not result in uniform application of the Product to the surfaces being treated and will lead to ineffective control. Do not attempt this.

The system can be returned to full operation as soon as treatment is completed or at any time following completion of treatment. PRODUCT will dry on surfaces within 15 minutes following application. Extended drying time does not have an impact on effectiveness of treatment. PRODUCT should not be rinsed off following application so it will continue to inhibit the growth of microorganisms on treated surfaces. 

When the above directions are followed properly, there will not be significant concentrations of Product released to the spaces served by a system being treated. There is no need to have occupants leave the building during application.

 

 

 

HOW IT WORKS 

Vital Oxide works by oxidation, not by masking of odors. It kills microbes by chemically altering certain amino acids that contain sulfur. The amino acids are important building blocks in the proteins that help to form cell walls. When these proteins are destroyed, the cell wall ruptures and the organism dies. In the chemical reaction, Vital Oxide takes on an electron from the amino acid and reverts back to a chlorite ion. The amino acid gives up an electron, and giving up an electron is what chemists call oxidation. 

Listed at left are document links for examples of results of testing conducted by independent government certified GLP labs, hospital clinical trails, and university studies on bacteria and virus control, and mold remediation of building materials. You will also find a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and listings from the USEPA website.

SAFE FOR USE ANYWHERE.

vital oxide 32 oz sprayVital Oxide is has been rated by the EPA as a Category 4 (the safest rating the EPA has), which states - no exposure warnings required on label. When evaluating and comparing disinfectant products, take a close look at their core ingredients. Vital Oxide uses a unique chemical compound called chlorine dioxide which we have successfully stabilized, thereby making it very safe. Although it has chlorine in the name, it DOES NOT HAVE free chlorine in the chemistry. This is the same technology we have been utilizing in our Expel Odor Neutralizer for over a decade. While other competitors and manufacturers have attempted to copy and produce a form of stabilized chlorine dioxide similar to Vital Oxide, our revolutionary formula is simply unequaled. Chlorine dioxide has been used during Anthrax attacks (click here for EPA Anthrax decontamination info), in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to purify drinking water, and most recently to kill MRSA in schools and hospitals. Also consider carefully what kind of chemicals you want around your children, employees, patients, students, and close family members. Most disinfectants and mold removers on the market are extremely toxic, but Vital Oxide gives you peace of mind that you are using an effective product that does not come with alarming safety warnings and precautions.

HOW DO I USE IT?

To Disinfect Hard Non-porous Surfaces: For disinfecting pre-cleaned hard non-porous surfaces such as glass, plastic, painted wood, laminate, chrome, stainless steel, polyurethane coated hardwood floors, glazed ceramic tile, sealed concrete & linoleum floors.  Types of items include: Exterior of appliances, bed frames, cabinet handles, wheelchairs, child car seats, counters, cribs, doorknobs, tables, tubs, exterior toilet surfaces, faucet handles, handrails, jungle gyms, keyboards, light switch covers, patio furniture, showers, sinks, stovetops, telephones, toys, walls, waste containers. Apply product undiluted full strength to pre-cleaned hard non-porous surfaces, wetting thoroughly with spray, sponge, mop, or by immersion in solution.  Allow surfaces to remain wet for 5 minutes for virus inactivation – 10 minutes for bacteria disinfection. For immersion, replace solution daily, or more frequently if it becomes significantly soiled or diluted.

Fogging and Misting: product can be applied by fogging or misting to disinfect hard, nonporous surfaces (see fogger units below). Apply by fogging or misting until surface is moist using equipment manufacturer’s directions for use.  Remove or carefully protect all food and food packaging materials prior to treatment.  Vacate treatment area and do not reenter treated area until air is clear (minimum 20 minutes to reentry).  

To Disinfect Hard Non-porous Surfaces (tuberculocidal): For disinfecting pre-cleaned hard non- porous surfaces such as glass, plastic, painted wood, laminate, chrome, stainless steel, polyurethane coated hardwood floors, glazed ceramic tile, sealed concrete & linoleum floors. Types of items include: Exterior of appliances, bed frames, cabinet handles, wheelchairs, child car seats, counters, cribs, doorknobs, tables, tubs, exterior toilet surfaces, faucet handles, handrails, jungle gyms, keyboards, light switch covers, patio furniture, showers, sinks, stovetops, telephones, toys, walls, waste containers. Apply product full strength to pre-cleaned hard non-porous surfaces, wetting thoroughly with spray, sponge, mop, or by immersion in solution. Allow surfaces to remain wet for 10 minutes for Mycobacteriumbovis-BCG disinfection. For immersion replace solution daily, or more frequently if it becomes significantly soiled or diluted.

To Deodorize:  Simply spray, fog, or wipe on full strength and let air dry to provide long lasting residual deodorizing action.  When fogging to deodorize apply 1 quart per 2000 cubic ft. following fogger manufacturer’s directions for use.  Product must come into contact with the cause of the odor to be effective. For pet urine stains in carpet, blot urine as dry as possible then saturate stain with Product through carpet pad.

 

foggerOur Mini Fogger has been designed to atomize and deliver Odor Neutralizer into small areas such as rooms and kennels and small scale industrial applications. This lightweight unit has a one-quart tank with a variable spray range of 7 - 12 feet. Just plug into your extension cord and spray away the odors.

 

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Product Data Sheet

SDS

Independent GLP Lab Testing

Nashville General Hospital Study

University of Tulsa Study - Mold

EPA Registration for MRSA

EPA Registration for Norovirus

NSF Registration for No Rinse No Wipe

Carpet Sanitizer Info

Vital Oxide Label

 

Typical Properties

Appearance: Clear Liquid
Odor: Mild-Fresh
pH: 8 -9
Specific Gravity: 1.003

 


"As the president of a microbiology testing lab, I see and evaluate new antimicrobial technologies often. After extensive testing, I can comfortably say that Vital Oxide is one of the most exciting new technologies on the market. Its dual-active system cleans well and is effective against a wide variety of pathogens - most importantly, it does the job quickly."

Benjamin D. Tanner, Ph.D.
President
Antimicrobial Test Laboratories

 

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