You can’t see germs, they’re too unbelievably small.
You can tell when they’re around though – the smell of something “off” or the discolouration of growths like mould.
And of course, the swelling round a cut, or the queasiness in your tummy.
Hungry to eat – you
They’re hard at work, doing the only thing they know how – eat. And it’s when they eat you, that you start feeling sick.
So the thing is, to stop them before they get the chance – a constant war against them, even though they’re invisible.
But we’re surrounded by billions and billions of germs, all the time – mostly bacteria. They’re even inside our bodies, living in harmony – doing useful work, like help us digest food.
There’s still billions more, some good, some bad – tuberculosis for example is a very unpleasant experience. There’s viruses too – also not so good for us – unable to function properly without a warm human body. And all too ready to bring us down.
It’s because of germs that we have to keep cleaning things – not just that they’re yucky. They’re dangerous and infectious. (Tweet this)
We see the dirt, we rub or scrape it off, rinse away any residue – and assume that’s good enough.
Germs never give up
Except that germs are much more pernicious than that. And when you get down to microbial levels, what you think might be a smooth surface isn’t smooth at all. It’s like a rocky mountain range, with plenty of rocks and crags to hang onto.
That countertop you’ve just wiped down might LOOK clean, but could still be infested.
OK, we’re aware of that, which is why we use germ-killing cleaners like bleach. Oxidising action destroys the germs, so we’re safe.
But like we said, germs are pernicious – and persistent.
Was the bleach solution strong enough? Was it there long enough to kill everything? And didn’t you have to wipe it off afterwards, so remaining bleach couldn’t contaminate anything?
Chances are, only half the germs got clobbered – and anything else you wiped could have picked them up too – that wiping cloth is a double-edged sword.
Right, so it’s rub-scrub-wipe, rub-scrub-wipe all over the place – work surfaces, furniture tops, floors – and hopefully it’s safe. It certainly looks sparkling – a few hours well spent.
Well yes, but germs don’t just sit on flat surfaces, they’re everywhere else too – the walls, cupboard doors, the ceiling, behind things, underneath, and in every nook and cranny.
Oh yes, and the air of course – it’s 80% of the room space. Floating, swirling, drifting, hovering – so small and light they may never fall to the floor. Billions and billions of them, ready to catch on your skin or clothing, or for you to breathe them in.
Aargh! What can you do?
The Don’t-Wash-Hands Disease
For a start, wash your hands. You use them for everything and most germs spread on contact. So if they’re on your hands, they can transfer to everything you touch. Infectious, infectious!
Like the soft tissue round your eyes, nose and mouth – because, would you believe, most of us touch our faces 2,000 – 3,000 times a day!
Want to know how nasties like norovirus get to you most of the time? From germs on your hands in contact with all kinds of things – other people, common objects, or believe it or not, from the loo. Your hands are infectious.
Which why, in this blog, we refer to it as the Don’t-Wash-Hands Disease.
So what about the rest of the job, all those nooks and crannies? And how in the world can you scrub the air?
Total room steriliser
The easy answer is with a Hypersteriliser.
You’ve done the main work and got rid of the dirt and gunge. Now comes the follow-up to do everything else – and to destroy ALL germs completely.
Press the button and the Hypersteriliser generates an ultra-fine mist of hydrogen peroxide – quickly filling the place like the bathroom when you’re having a shower.
It’s no ordinary mist either. This stuff is ionised, with highly charged electrons all trying to escape each other, pushing in all directions to get away. This forces them everywhere – up, out, underneath and behind, deep into cracks and crevices – as far away from each other as they can get.
The same charge attracts them actively to fixed or floating cells of viruses and bacteria. They grab hold like a magnet, shoving atoms of oxygen at them – ripping their whole cell structure apart.
No germ survives this oxidising action. They are dead and gone – the whole place is sterile.
And the hydrogen peroxide? Without its charge any more, it reverts to oxygen and water – and an ultra thin, infinitesimally wafer-like layer of silver – used as a germ-killing booster and left behind as a protective antibiotic coating.
Yes, everything looks clean – and now the germ threshold is zero. No bugs anywhere, except the ones you might bring in with you.
And they’re no problem either – you HAVE washed your hands, haven’t you?
Originally posted 2015-05-22 12:23:43.