First Long Island Schools to Use Advanced Antimicrobial Treatment Still Fighting Bacteria Proactively Three Years Later
NESCONSET, N.Y., Feb. 10, 2010…ENVIROspect™(www.envirospect.com), the environmental services firm that is one of the nation’s leading providers of SurfaceAide® antimicrobial protection, today announced five Long Island-area high schools have treated parts of their facilities with SurfaceAide (www.antimicrobial.com). It marks the second time all five schools have treated high-touch areas with the long lasting, environmentally-friendly antimicrobial product.
When the schools (Brentwood, Hauppauge, Mineola, St. John the Baptist, Smithtown CSD and Ward Melville) originally had their wrestling facilities treated nearly three years ago, they were among the first schools in the country to use the highly advanced antimicrobial technology. These forward-thinking schools decided to re-apply the antimicrobial protection again because of their commitment to creating the best possible environment for their students.
“Smithtown Central School District continues to use the antimicrobial treatment applied by ENVIROspect because we have found the product is extremely effective as a preventative measure to combat skin infections,” said Pat Smith, Smithtown Central School District’s Coordinator of Health and Athletics. “The validity of this product has been proven over and over through random testing. Our proactive approach starts with the SurfaceAide antimicrobial application from ENVIROspect.”
Applied to all of the high schools’ wrestling mats, equipment and locker rooms, the SurfaceAide treatment eliminates 99.9% of germs and bacteria and creates an antimicrobial barrier on surfaces that continuously inhibits bacteria and mold growth.
“The administration of the Three Village Central School District and the athletic department understand how important it is to take a proactive approach to help protect our students and athletes from issues that can arise from things like bacteria and fungi,” commented Erin Blaney, Ward Melville High School’s Executive Director of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics. “We had the SurfaceAide antimicrobial treatment done again because it’s a long lasting and proven solution to harmful bacterial growth.”
As one of the country’s largest providers of SurfaceAide, ENVIROspect has helped a wide array of businesses, universities and professional sports franchises proactively guard vital surfaces from the growth of harmful bacteria and mold. The New York Yankees, Washington Redskins and Columbia University (which has also been treated twice) are among some of the most well-known clients that have called on ENVIROspect to apply the advanced system of antimicrobial protection.
“A SurfaceAide treatment adds a level of protection to surfaces that even the most diligent cleaning protocols can’t,” said ENVIROspect President Robert Madarasz. “Once we apply SurfaceAide, we warranty the bacteria and mold fighting coating for two years.”
The application of the unique bacteria-fighting product is a two-step process that begins with applicators cleaning areas tabbed for treatment with a hospital-grade cleaner and disinfectant. This portion of the process ensures that 99.9% of bacteria and germs, such as MRSA and H1N1, on the surface are eliminated before the 24/7 antimicrobial protection of SurfaceAide is applied. The antimicrobial coating creates a non-toxic, environmentally friendly antimicrobial barrier on surfaces that fights the growth of a wide array of bacteria and mold 24/7. It is invisible, odorless and non-sensitizing to human skin once it is applied to a surface.
ENVIROspect was established in 1997 to bring highly qualified, multi-disciplined professionals to the environmental services marketplace. At ENVIROspect, our professional expertise and reputation for integrity has enabled us to emerge as an industry leader. To learn more about ENVIROspect call 631.366.5294 or visit www.envirospect.com.
SurfaceAide creates an antimicrobial barrier on surfaces that works continually to fight the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew and algae. The water-based antimicrobial product leaves behind the world’s most environmentally friendly antimicrobial barrier, which is non-toxic, odorless and hypoallergenic. SurfaceAide is manufactured by Coating Specialists, LLC, one of the world’s largest providers of safe, affordable and long lasting antimicrobial products. For more information on SurfaceAide and Coating Specialists’ other innovative antimicrobial product visit www.antimicrobial.com or call 877.211.4533.