The COVID-19 pandemic has made drastic changes to our lives. Schools have been hit particularly hard, with parents and children being thrust into homeschooling. Schools are opening across the country again, but this is a mixed blessing for many parents who are expressing concerns about the cleanliness of the facilities where they are sending their children. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is the realization of how fragile our daily routines are and how quickly they can be disrupted. COVID-19 has shown us just how fast a virus can wreak havoc on our daily lives and change the things we often take for granted. That's why so many schools are taking extra measures and precautions as they open their doors again. These are some of the reasons Germinator provided by J Ferg Pros is happy to announce we've secured a contract with the TexBuy Purchasing Cooperative.
What Is the TexBuy Purchasing Cooperative?
TexBuy Purchasing Cooperative is the Texas representative for the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA), which is a national non-profit organization whose members share the common goal of saving public agencies money. The AEPA encompasses the buying power of 29 states and 25 million students across the country. Germinator Mobile Sanitizing & Disinfecting was among a select few companies specializing in sanitization and disinfection to be awarded this exclusive contract. It will enable us to service school districts across the Texas Panhandle as well as throughout the entire State of Texas. This is great news because the Texas Panhandle consists of 62 school districts and two charter schools with 226 campuses in a 26,000 square-mile area. Under this contract, Germinator Mobile Sanitizing & Disinfecting, provided by J Ferg Pros, will be able to bring our patent-pending sanitizing and disinfecting process to schools that are interested in going the extra mile to bring students, parents, and faculty peace of mind as they return to in-person learning.
"We are excited to work with the TexBuy Purchasing Cooperative to provide our high-quality sanitizing and disinfecting services to hundreds of schools across the state of Texas," said Jeff Gill, CEO of Germinator. "As we approach the new school year, there are still many unanswered questions regarding how to safely navigate reopening and exactly how and when that will happen. We want to do our part in helping to create clean and hygienic environments for students and staff and provide a sense of assurance during these difficult times."
What Makes Germinator Mobile Sanitizing & Disinfecting So Unique?
Germinator uses a patent-pending methodology and is the most unique and cost-effective means of providing enhanced antimicrobial protection for businesses and residences. We first test surfaces for ATP using a luminometer to detect light that can come from cellular activity. This measurement immediately determines the level of clean on a surface.
The next step is the application of our Genesis surface treatment. Genesis is a one-step cleaner and broad-spectrum sanitizer and disinfectant treatment that harnesses the power of hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Derived from naturally occurring minerals, Genesis not only eliminates odors at their source but kills a wide range of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Salmonella enterica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and viruses including norovirus, rotavirus and adenovirus on hard, non-porous, environmental surfaces. It meets the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) germicidal spray standards for Hospital Grade Disinfection and is on the EPA's N List of products determined to meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As a result, this treatment will eliminate bacteria and viruses that may reside in your environment without the use of harsh chemicals or fumes.
Following Genesis, we apply our Shield, a water-based quaternary ammonium compound that imparts a durable bacteriostatic finish. It is EPA-registered as effective against mold, mildew, algae, and odor-causing bacteria. This application creates an invisible barrier that helps combat deterioration and discoloration and promotes freshness for up to three months.
The Genesis and Shield products are applied by using an electrostatic sprayer, which is the most efficient and effective means of delivering the products to the intended application sites. After we apply our surface treatment and protectant services, we retest ATP levels to ensure the surfaces have achieved the intended results.
Upholding the highest standards of sanitization and disinfecting, Germinator makes claims that are scientifically supported and within EPA regulations. Our research and process are validated by the Germinator Scientific Advisory Board. The board is made up of key leaders such as Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr., —who was an Assistant to the United States Surgeon General for five administrations; Dr. Harold Smith, who has extensive expertise in cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry, along with decades of experience leading sponsored research on infectious diseases for the National Institutes of Health (NIH); Dr. David Miller, the Protocol Chair of University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research Community Advisory Board; and Chad S. Johnson, Esq., a Harvard-trained corporate, legislative, and regulatory attorney with significant experience in advising health and biotechnology companies.
Germinator is your best choice for your commercial and residential sanitizing and disinfecting needs for many reasons:
Knowledge and experience. This is our specialty. Since 2015, we have been 100% focused on just sanitizing and disinfection services. We have conducted extensive studies based on experiments with other methods like ozone, UV light, hydrogen peroxide, chlorine dioxide, and other quats. These studies were reviewed by our Scientific Board comprised of top medical professionals.
Product Efficacy. Based on this review, Germinator acquired the products that would provide the most effective combination for cleaning and disinfecting and protection services available for commercial and residential applications on the market. Our products are EPA registered as effective for their intended uses and further validated by our own Scientific Board.
Patent-Pending. The methodology developed by Germinator is patent-pending and is the most unique and cost-effective means of providing enhanced antimicrobial protection for your business or home.
Professionalism. Germinator's goal is to exceed your expectations. We achieve this by a commitment to excellence in products and services. In all interactions, our highly trained staff will treat you with respect and professionalism.
Cost-Effectiveness. Germinator uses state-of-the-art services at the most competitive and cost-effective prices available. Our program improves upon routine janitorial services that use more harsh chemicals and have limited application capabilities.
Verification. We are so confident in the efficacy of our program that we included a verification component. For each application, we verify that the surface treatment and protectant services have achieved the intended results. We stand by our program.
At Germinator provided by J Ferg Pros, we understand how important it is to parents to feel confident about sending your children back to school. These are challenging times for all of us. J Ferg Pros has been bringing home improvement services to Lubbock and surrounding areas since 2006. With COVID-19, we decided to be part of Germinator and provide sanitizing and disinfecting services because we wanted to help area residents and business owners create and maintain hygienic environments. This is especially important in schools. Thanks to the TexBuy Purchasing Cooperative contract, we will be able to help schools open their doors again and welcome children back to a clean, hygienic area. We take pride in doing our part, and we commend the schools that do what they can to make the transition back to the classroom as stress-free as possible for everyone involved.
If you are interested in Germinator's commercial sanitizing and disinfecting services in Lubbock, Amarillo or surrounding areas, call us at (855) 546-3563. We look forward to helping you maintain a cleaner, more sanitary environment in your school or business.