Is your vehicle making you or your passengers sick?
While any confined space that is frequented by people is prone to microbial activity; increased vehicle use, the popularity of ready-to-eat food and our habit of consuming it in our vehicles, as well as other lifestyle changes, have put drivers and passengers at greater risk of infection.
How Could your car be making you sick?
- When someone coughs in your vehicle, 3000+ droplets of germ-laden saliva, traveling up to 50 mph, are broadcast throughout its interior.
- Sneezes are worse, sending some 40,000 tiny droplets, which can remain afloat almost indefinitely, airborne at speeds over 200 mph.
- A sick person’s cough or sneeze can contain 200,000,000 individual virus particles and can infect others up to 10 feet away!
Modern Vehicles have become Breeding Grounds for Germs, Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi, all of which are also known as Microorganisms, or “Microbes.”
The average car's steering wheel is home to 700+ harmful bacteria per square inch
Touched almost as often as the steering wheel, but seldom cleaned, they average 1400 harmful bacteria per square inch.
Due to food and drink spills, and occupant created heat and moisture, seats can harbor 2000+ harmful bacteria per square inch.
Heating and A/C systems are notorious for breeding mold, mildew and bacteria.
While Alarming, it’s True: The steering wheel of the average vehicle in America harbors NINE TIMES MORE harmful bacteria than the average public toilet seat!
Research reveals that the average public toilet seat hosts 80 germs per square inch, while the average steering wheel is home to over 700! That’s pretty frightening news considering that over 75% of infectious diseases are spread by hands touching every- day surfaces.
Scarier yet, the steering wheel is far from the most germ ridden vehicle surface. Gear shift handles and trunks come in between 1500 – 2000 germs per square inch each
PermaSafe is a state-of-the-art, Vehicle Disinfection and Long Term Microbial Control System and Surface Protectant engineered specifically for automotive use.
Effective on all interior surfaces, a PermaSafe System installation starts with an initial disinfection of your vehicle’s passenger cabin, air ventilation system and duct work, trunk and other cargo areas. Our proprietary, ecofriendly and EPA approved disinfectant eliminates over 99.9% of germs, bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, mildew and other harmful microbes that can be hazardous to passenger health, while also removing allergens and odors.
Once clean, disinfected and deodorized, the spaces and surfaces are then blanketed with PermaSafe SHIELD our patented Permanent Antimicrobial Surface Protectant.
While effective antimicrobials are not new, PermaSafe SHIELD’s ability to continuously eliminate and control microbes, and do so through a purely physical or “mechanical” process without the use of any harmful chemicals, is revolutionary.
Because traditional disinfectants kill germs by poisoning them with toxic chemicals, they are required to quickly evaporate to avoid also harming people & pets. Unfortunately that means that when they disappear, so does their ability to kill germs.
PermaSafe not only disinfects, but also provides continuous antimicrobial protection via a proprietary "Electro-Mechanical" process that kills germs without the use of harmful chemicals...and can last indefinitely.
Upon application, the patented active ingredient in PermaSafe permanently bonds with the surfaces to which it is applied.
As the protective coating dries, millions of positively charged microscopic "spikes" form and extend from the surface. Because bacteria, viruses and other microbes are negatively charged, they are electro-statically pulled onto the positively charged spikes and destroyed, as the spikes rupture their cell walls and electrocute them.
A Better Way:
The photographs above were captured through an Electron Microscope and display a treated surface and its bed of "spikes" in action. These images reveal the arrival and partial destruction of E-Coli bacteria, as they are impaled and shocked by the antimicrobial spikes.
More than just a unique antimicrobial, PermaSafe SHIELD is also a highly durable surface protectant that repels liquids, making treated areas resistant to stains and easy to clean, while protecting interior upholstery, fabric and carpet from fading, degradation and discoloration. The PermaSafe System also effectively eliminates odors, such as those caused by bacteria, tobacco smoke, pet urine and other problem sources.
Available only from authorized automotive sales and service facilities, PermaSafe’s EPA approved products are applied with specialized “fogging” equipment that atomizes and propels them throughout a vehicle’s passenger cabin, heating and air conditioning ductwork and storage spaces, ensuring complete 360° coverage for every surface.
Nothing is more important to us than your safety. It’s the driving force behind our company and products. Our PermaSafe System products are EPA Approved; Skin Contact Safe; Kid, Pet and Adult Safe; Non-Toxic, Non-Flammable, Non-Hazardous; Environmentally Neutral and Eco-Friendly. They are also used to keep hospital operating rooms, and even surgical instruments, germ-free
Yes. PermaSafe SHIELD™ bonds to and is effective on, virtually any surface, whether it’s porous, nonporous, hard, soft, solid or fabric/upholstery. This is an important benefit of PermaSafe as standard disinfectants are, by federal law, only approved for use on hard, non-porous surfaces
In short, Yes. The PermaSafe System is not a replacement for routine cleaning. It fact, routinecleaning is recommended to keep it effective, as the antimicrobial surface is very thin and too much dirt or other contaminant build-up can cover the spike like appliances and render them less effective until they are cleaned.
The PermaSafe System destroys/eliminates and protects against up to 99.999% of harmful microorganisms, including the following bacteria, viruses, fungi and other:
The differences between the PermaSafe System and ALL other antimicrobial treatments are many. However the key difference is probably the perpetual antimicrobial control our system provides as a result of PermaSafe SHIELD, the final product applied during a PermaSafe System installation.
Conventional disinfectants and antimicrobials kill microorganisms by poisoning them with chemicals. Due to their toxicity, they are designed to act quickly and dissipate quickly to avoid adverse effects to humans and animals. Unfortunately, as soon as such disinfectants evaporate, so does their antimicrobial capabilities, enabling germs to return almost immediately.
Like conventional antimicrobials, the PermaSafe System includes an effective, immediate initial microbial kill. However, this is where the similarities end, as unlike the others, PermaSafe SHIELD™ eliminates and controls microbes perpetually. And even more uniquely, it does so through a purely physical process, without the use of any harmful chemicals, though it’s unique, patented surface modifying technology
Upon application, PermaSafe SHIELD’s antimicrobial agent forms a “covalent bond” with the surface to which it is applied. In this regard, SHIELD™ is not really a “coating,” like paint, as its application actually results in the formation of a totally new surface, technically known as a co-polymer, which becomes an integral and permanent part of the original surface.
Because SHIELD™ does not dissipate over time, won’t wash off, doesn’t leach or move, and is not consumed by microbes, properly installed and maintained, it can last as long as the vehicle is in service.
No. Normal cleaning will not harm or remove the top coat of PermaSafe SHIELD.™ It is, however, important to note that sanding, or scrubbing PermaSafe SHIELD™ treated surfaces with abrasive cleaners, will partially remove it, requiring spot reapplication to regain effectiveness