In addition to commercial applications of SD Pro by our factory certified technicians or partners, SD Labs offers a 32 ounce SD ST spray bottle product designed for the individual consumer. With an efficacy range of up to three months, this affords consumers the ability to impart a coating on surfaces at work, at home or on-the-go.
SD Labs’ coating technology is an effective tool for controlling the growth of surface-damaging bacteria, fungi and mould both inside and outside the home.
With SD Auto PLUS, vehicle owners and renters have access to a new and exciting feature: A coating that is protected against surface-damaging bacteria, fungi and mold PLUS a stain repellent that can be applied to touch points within your vehicle’s interior, protecting them from damage associated with spills and dirt.
& CHILDCARE FACILITIES
Schools and daycare centers can be breeding grounds for a variety of problems including mold. SD Labs can help in mitigating potential surface danger zones by applying our surface coating technology in concert with normal disinfecting treatments to help protect treated surfaces from bacteria, mold and fungus that can cause odors, stains and surface damage.
Athletic facilities continually need to manage odors and mold throughout the facility. Whether it’s a professional team’s clubhouse, a school athletic facility or a local fitness center, SD Labs can help.
Mold and bacterial odors can occur in the cleanest restaurant or foodservice establishment. At SD Labs we have a proactive plan for foodservice establishments that will instill good will with patrons and staff.
THE STOIKA PROCESS
Perform an on-site analysis of your current environment’s surface microbial colony counts.
Develop an application strategy that helps meet your needs.
SD Labs™ products are applied by factory certified technicians using proprietary equipment to maximize coverage and reduce costs.
Perform follow-up analysis to validate results and assure continuity of protection.
Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities
It’s no secret that hospitals, medical offices and healthcare facilities are often the source of infection for millions of people each year. MRSA, CRE, CRKP, Staph, influenza and E. Coli are among the pathogens contracted in healthcare settings every day. In fact, the Center for Disease Control estimates that approximately 1.7 million people contract healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) from hospitals alone, and of those, approximately 99,000 result in death. Crunch the numbers, and the picture tells the story: over 4,500 people contract HAIs on a daily basis: nearly one person in every twenty that is admitted to a hospital will acquire an infection. Not surprisingly, cost to the healthcare system related to HAIs can be as high as $45 billion per annum, with average infections costing up to $25,900 per incident. The financial impact of this phenomenon, according to the CDC, can be overwhelming for healthcare facilities and for the nation’s healthcare system in general. More frequent and efficient disinfecting with SD Labs E Water can help mitigate these challenges.
“Approximately 1.7 million people contract healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) from hospitals alone, and of those, approximately 99,000 result in death.”
Healthcare Settings Served
Hospitals, clinics, physician offices, urgent care centers, ambulatory surgical centers, public health clinics, imaging centers, oncology clinics, dialysis centers, ambulatory behavioural health and substance abuse clinics, physical therapy and rehabilitation centers, and more.
Patient rooms, operating rooms, ICU, emergency room, waiting rooms, examination rooms, common areas, imaging equipment, exam tables, physical therapy equipment, and more.
Compounding the problem is the recent emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens such as CRKP, CRE and MRSA, which are adding a new level of urgency in addressing ways to eliminate or minimize the spread of infection in healthcare settings. With mortality rates associated with many of these super-strains as high as 50%, that urgency will only increase, leading the CDC to call for all healthcare settings, regardless of the level of care provided, to “make infection prevention a priority”. One of the most common ways in which infectious diseases are transmitted is through common touchpoints in patient care settings that include patient rooms, ORs and ICUs, among others. In spite of aggressive hand washing protocols, surfaces in these areas have been demonstrated to harbor significant levels of microorganisms, many of which can survive for days. As such, HAIs can be transmitted to and through hospital staff and visitors, as well as patients. More frequent and efficient disinfecting and cleaning techniques can help solve many of these problems.
It’s often said by people that they “live in” their cars. Aside from children, car pool buddies and pets, drivers are taking unwanted passengers along for the ride: Germs. Studies conducted by universities and the automotive industry have exposed automobiles as some of the dirtiest environments encountered in our everyday lives. These studies – by Ford Motor Company, the University of Michigan, University of Arizona microbiologist Dr. Chuck Gerba, and the U.K.’s Aston University in Birmingham – all came to similar conclusions, identifying pathogens such as E. coli, salmonella, campylobacter and even MRSA in samples taken from steering wheels, gear shifts, cup holders, dashboards, change holders and seats. One study turned up mould all over a child safety seat.
“According to the U.K. researchers, children and pets are at greatest risk when they ride in dirty cars. However, cars that regularly transport kids and pests were found to have the highest bacteria counts. “
Stoika SDst is made with an EPA registered anti microbial active that is a bio-static surface treatment and contains a liquid and stain repellant that is effective against surface damaging bacteria, fungi, mould and algae.
Steering wheel, arm rests, locks, window controls, door handles, seat belts, radio buttons, seats, carpet, car seats and more.
Stoika SDst eliminates surface damaging Bacteria, Fungi, Mould, and Algae for up to a 90 days. Stoika SDst can be used and is effective on most surfaces found in automobiles, buses, minivans and trucks. Stoika SDst is effective and works long-term. It’s parent product, SD Pro which lasts for up to 180 days, is used and often requested in: Hospitals, Airlines, Cruise Ships, Casinos, Restaurants, Sports Facilities, Gyms, Locker Rooms, Hotels, Public Bath Rooms, Schools, Day Cares, Doctor Offices, Public Transit, Prisons, Jails, Business Offices, Training Facilities, and Waiting Rooms.
Schools & Childcare Facilities
Schools and childcare facilities can be breeding grounds for a wide array of bacteria and viruses. So much so that, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), infectious diseases account for millions of school days lost each year in the United States. In fact, their reports indicate that nearly 38 million school days are lost each year due to the influenza virus while an additional 22 million school days are lost due to colds. In addition to concern for the well-being of the student and teacher populations, lost days due to infectious disease can have a financial impact as state funding is often tied to attendance.By using our E Water equipment to kill vast array of pathogens on a daily basis, with an annual application of SD Pro to continually combat bacteria that can cause damage, stains and odours, academic facilities can improve the overall environment for students, staff and visitors while saving costs and reducing toxic chemical use.
“Over the last several years, schools and day care facilities have seen increased outbreaks of flu; norovirus; whooping cough; conjunctivitis; and fifth disease, among others. In several cases, these outbreaks have led to schools and districts closing down. “
Education Settings Served
Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Universities, Childcare Facilities, Boarding Schools, Student Residences, and more.
Classrooms, desks, door knobs, water fountains, lavatories, nurse’s offices/infirmaries, locker rooms, athletic equipment, cafeterias, common areas, playgrounds, toys, and more.
Common touch-points such as desks, computers, drinking fountains, door handles, lavatories, locker rooms, athletic gear and weight rooms are all problem areas in schools. While traditional disinfection and cleaning are generally effective in immediately reducing the bio-burden on a treated surface, they provide no long lasting benefit. In almost all cases, as soon as a surface dries, it is immediately vulnerable to recontamination. SD Pro differs from those products in that it works continually, 24/7 for up to twelve months or more with just a single application, to combat bacteria, mould and fungi which can cause stains, odours and surface deterioration.
One of the greatest challenges for athletic facilities is controlling against the spread of infectious diseases through contact with exercise equipment, sports gear, gym mats, artificial turfs, trainer’s tables, whirlpools and locker room benches and floors. Those infections can run the gamut from flu virus and MRSA to an array of skin infections which include athlete’s foot, impetigo and wrestler’s herpes. In a recent report on the proliferation of skin diseases among the athletic community and strategies for combating outbreaks, the National Athletic Trainers Association argues that “a clean environment must be maintained in the athletic training facility, locker rooms, and all athletic venues.” Nothing can ruin a good season like an outbreak of flu or MRSA. Whether professional or collegiate, teams that lose key players lose games. And losing games can mean losing financial support at the turnstiles or from donors. By using our E Water equipment to kill a vast array of pathogens on a daily basis, with an annual application of SD Pro to continually combat bacteria that can cause damage, stains and odours, athletic facility owners can improve the overall environment in their facilities, save costs and reduce toxic chemical use.
“For fitness clubs, dojos and gyms, an outbreak of a skin disease can do permanent damage to your reputation and business. “
Athletic Settings Served
Professional Sports Teams, School Athletic Facilities, Workout Clubs, Yoga & Pilates Studios and more.
Training rooms, locker rooms, exercise equipment, wrestling mats, natatoriums, artificial turf, hot tubs, whirlpools, tanning beds, communal showers and more.
Contact us to review our comprehensive solutions to kill harmful pathogens using our chemical free technology and provide long term prevention of stain and odour causing microbes with annual SD Pro applications.
Food Service Industry
It’s often said that Americans have a love affair with restaurants: Over 70 billion restaurant meals are served each year in the United States, and more than 47% of every dollar spent on food is spent in the country’s restaurants, delis, cafeterias and catering halls. On any given day four in ten Americans will eat at least one meal in a foodservice establishment. Unfortunately, for too many of those restaurant customers, eating out can get them more than just a meal: the Center for Disease Control estimates that annual food-borne illnesses can be as high as 48 million. While that figure is based on projections of unreported illness, hard data from the CDC points to over 1,000 annual outbreaks of food-borne illness in recent years. Food-borne illnesses such as salmonella, E. coli, norovirus, listeria and shigella can occur in the cleanest restaurant or foodservice establishment. One of the most common forms of transmission in foodservice settings is through contaminated contact surfaces. As a recent exposé by ABC illustrated, microbes are often transferred from contact surfaces in the dining areas by guests who had previously sat in the same seats.By using our E Water equipment to kill vast array of pathogens on a frequent basis, with an annual application of SD Pro to continually combat bacteria that can cause damage, stains and odours, foodservice providers can improve the overall environment in their facilities, save costs and reduce toxic chemical use while improving their customer’s experience. E Water can be used to disinfect all food contact surfaces and can also be used to help sanitise and preserve food products.
“Table tops, bars, seats, menus, and salt and pepper shakers have been shown to have some of the highest microbial colony counts in the restaurant. “
Food Service Settings Served
Full-service restaurants, cafeterias, fast food restaurants, catering halls, food courts and more.
Indirect contact prep areas, staging areas, walk-in coolers, restrooms, seats, tables, highchairs, menus, door handles, condiment containers and more.
Stoika has a plan for foodservice establishments designed to help mitigate the contamination of surfaces where stain and odour causing bacteria, fungi and mould can grow. Common treatment areas include: dining tables, refrigerated storage areas, refuse areas, restrooms and floors. Stoika’s approach is to apply a long-lasting coating on critical areas to protect them from surface damaging bacteria, fungi and mould typically lasting up to twelve months from a single application and use our E Water product as needed to quickly kill harmful pathogens.