FAQ

About the Company:

The company was built to deal with the threat of biohazards in the home, the workplace and industry. We use a machine that disperses a thoroughly tested solution in the designated area. This very fine mist disperses to all surfaces and disinfects them by breaking down germs and viruses at the molecular level.

What happens when you book with us:

- We will book you in at the next available time slot (*please note due to the current Covid-19 outbreak we are experiencing a high demand - book immediately if you want the service)

- We will send our trained technicians to the designated area, who will make sure the area is ready for the treatment.

- Once the area has been prepared we will spray a very fine mist from an industrial atomizer. This very fine mist will fill the room and disinfect any surface it lands on, killing germs and viruses at the molecular level.

- You will have to wait around 45minutes before the area can be used again.

 

About the applied solution:

Built to Combat Bioterrorism and Save Lives

The original formula we use was created through funding granted by the Department of Energy in Sandia Laboratories in New Mexico. Utilizing cutting-edge developments in chemical science, this solution capitalizes on the natural cleaning power of hydrogen peroxide, penetrating and disarming toxins at a molecular level. This specialized formula penetrates and eliminates pathogenic bacteria, sanitizing down to the molecular level to prevent future outbreaks.

Applications for Military and First Responders

The formula was originally created to counter dangers that military and first responders could meet in the field, from chemical attacks to biohazard contaminants. The same advanced formula that this solution is based on has been used numerous times to remediate public spaces following harmful toxic attacks, such as the Hart building following an anthrax attack in the wake of 9/11.

 

Vi-Rid’s Decontamination Solution Key Benefits and Characteristics

  • Effective in extreme temperature ranges
  • Kills a minimum of 99.9999 percent of bacteria† in biofilm
  • Broad-spectrum disinfectant, cleaner, deodorizer, and food contact sanitizer**
  • Process saves time, prevents outbreaks, and halts future growth
  • Does not require mechanical action
  • The solution has a final pH of 9.8
  • Free of abrasives; no VOCs
  • Water-soluble and colorfast

†Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
**A potable water rinse is required after application on food contact surface

 

3rd-Party Tested and
Proven Effective

This solution helps to reduce cross-contamination on treated food contact surfaces. A potable water rinse is required after application on food contact surfaces.

Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538)

Salmonella enterica (ATCC 10708)

Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 15442)

Avian Influenza A (H3N2) (H5N1) (H7N9)

Norovirus

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

T. interdigitale (ATCC 9533)

Aspergillus niger (ATCC 6275)

Listeria monocytogenes (ATCC 15313), (aka Listeria)

Escherichia coli (ATCC 11229) (aka E. coli)

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and
Staphylococcus aureus 
biofilms.

HOW DOES A VI-RID TREATMENT WORK?

A Vi-Rid treatment works by fogging the inside of your home or building with a specialised de-contamination product called Decon 7. Decon 7 will kill 99.9% of germs as long as it comes into contact with the germ. Having to wipe down every centimetre of your building with disinfectant, every wall, ceiling, floor, piece of furniture, surface etc is un-realistic and opens the door to error because and area was missed. This also does not treat the air for any airborne pathogens. By fogging Decon7, this ensures that the product fills the room and air and comes into contact with every surface and area possible but without leaving marks or residue.

 

WHAT ARE THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN THE PRODUCT VI-RID USES?

The product we use, Decon 7, is an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) approved disinfectant. The exact chemical make up of it is complex, but in essence the 4 active ingredients are: 

  • Surfactants (to break past the outer wall of micro-organisms) 
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Hydrogen Peroxide booster 
  • Inorganic Salts

 

HOW LONG DOES A VI-RID TREATMENT LAST IN A HOME?

A one off Vi-Rid treatment is a "reset" to your homes hygiene. Decon 7 kills 99.9% of any micro organism in comes into contact with. If there is a germ in your property at the time of treatment it will be killed during the treatment. Once a treatment is completed, you need to control what re-enters your home. Depends on how much traffic you have coming in and out of your home and how diligent you are in maintaining hygiene will determine how long it stays germ free for. We provide you with an education booklet on how you maintain hygiene and some supplies to help you maintain your germ free home for as long as possible. 

 

WHEN DO YOU RECOMMEND GETTING A VI-RID TREATMENT DONE?

If you have had someone sick in the house, or have just moved into a new home, or have come back from overseas, or have had a large number of people through your home for a party or gathering, these would be all good reasons to get a Vi-Rid treatment done. Also as a spring clean/deep clean of your home every so often. So you can have the peace of mind knowing your home is not only clean and tidy, but also that every surface, walls, ceiling & air is sanitised and germ free. 

For a business you want to do it if someone did get sick (employee or customer) or preferably, get it done as a precaution before someone gets sick. Over flu season it would be a good idea to get your business done several times to help prevent illness and then as part of your maintenance cleaning/deep cleaning of your offices, retail shop, warehouse etc.

For public areas, during flu season regularly, before and after large gatherings such as concerts and football games and as part of maintenance cleaning and sanitisation of the area.

 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD A VI-RID TREATMENT BE DONE FOR A HOME?

This depends on the amount of traffic you have through your home or how much precaution you want to take. Decon 7 has the added benefit of being a deodorisers as well. So you can really make your whole home fresh. We recommend, as maintenance of your home, 3-4 times a year. If you wanted to take extra precaution, over flu season or any outbreaks of illness we would recommend every 3-6 weeks. If you wanted to be extra careful and have a lot of traffic in your home, kids, friend & family visiting, or have a person living in your home who has a compromised immune system, then more regularly like once every 1-2 weeks.

For business with a high volume of people traffic (such as a retail shop, salons, offices, call centres, shopping centres etc), we would recommend, as a precaution getting it done one time a month.

For a public space with a massive volume of people traffic or places that need to be extra hygienic (such as a train stations, airports, hospital waiting rooms, buses, trains, trams, taxies etc) we recommend once a day or every few days.

Again it is just how much reassurance you need and how much precaution you wish to take.

 

HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT TAKE?

A massive benefit of a Vi-Rid treatment is that it works very fast. So it has a very quick turn around. Once the property or area has been fogged, the product needs to settle and do its job for 30 minutes. The property is then aired out fully which normally takes between 30-45 minutes depending on air flow through the house or building (longer for high rise office blocks). During the air out time any food prep areas are wiped down. And then the building or home is ready to be used.

 

 

IS THEIR ANY FRAGRANCE OR LASTING SMELL FROM YOUR PRODCT?

No there is not. Decon 7 is fragrance free and once the property is aired out there is no lasting chemical smell. The air just smells clean.

 

IS YOUR PRODUCT EFFECTIVE AGAINST ODOURS?

Yes. Decon 7 is used to disarm chemicals and toxins as well as bacteria and viruses. Because of this, it does breakdown any tiny particles that could be creating any lasting odour and leave the space smelling clean and fresh without the use of perfumes or fragrances. 

 

DOES YOUR PRODUCT KILL MOLD?

Yes, it is a EPA registered fungicide.

 

IS IT TOXIC TO HUMANS OR PETS?

The area treated is non-toxic after the treatment has been completed and the air out time has elapsed. Everyone (including pets) should be removed from the area during treatment.

 

IS DECON7 APPROVED FOR USE ON FOOD CONTACT SURFACES?

Yes, but requires a potable water rinse after treatment.

 

CAN YOU SPOT TREAT AREAS?

Yes our product can be fogged, sprayed or foamed to decontaminate a specific spot or be used decontaminate high touch areas etc.

 

 

IS YOUR PRODUCT FLAMMABLE?

No.