Modern Vehicles have become Breeding Grounds for Germs, Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi, all of which are also known as Microorganisms, or “Microbes.”
How Risky is Your Ride?
The average car’s steering wheel is home to 700+ harmful bacteria per square inch.
Due to food & drink spills, and occupant created heat and moisture, seats can harbor 2000+ harmful bacteria per square inch.
Heating & Air Conditioning systems are notorious for breeding mold, mildew and bacteria.
Touched almost as often as the steering wheel, but seldom cleaned, they average 1400 harmful bacteria per square inch.
Is Your Car 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. And for motorists whose passengers include those with four legs, or someone who may be ill, wearing dirty shoes or dirty clothes, or even if that extra passenger is nothing more than a bag of trash from your last snack, the risks skyrocket.
Worse yet, there’s been little opportunity to improve this situation. While there is a wide range of upholstery, carpet and other surface cleaners on the market expressly formulated for automotive interiors, very few offer any microbial protection. And, even if they did, it would be all but impossible to thoroughly treat a passenger cabin’s many different areas, components and materials with them, let alone under its seats and dashboard or throughout its heating, air conditioning and ventilation system’s duct work. Further, any antimicrobial protection provided would be very temporary, disappearing completely the instant the product dried.
How our Cars Make us 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.
- Germs enter our bodies through our mouths, noses, eyes and breaks in our skin.
- About 75% of most common illnesses are spread by hands.
- Every 3 minutes, a child brings his or her hands to their nose or mouth.
A Safe Solution
PermaSafe is a state-of-the-art Vehicle Disinfection and Long-Term Antimicrobial Protection System engineered specifically for automotive use.
Effective on all interior surfaces, a PermaSafe System installation starts with an initial sanitization of your vehicle’s passenger cabin, air ventilation system and duct work, trunk and other cargo areas. Our proprietary, EPA registered, broad-spectrum, hospital grade disinfectant eliminates over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, mildew and other harmful microbes that can be hazardous to passenger health, while also removing allergens and odors.
Once clean, sanitized and deodorized, the spaces and surfaces are then blanketed with PermaSafe SHIELD our patented semi-permanent, Antimicrobial Surface Protectant.
While effective antimicrobials are not new, PermaSafe SHIELD’s ability to provide continuous antimicrobial control, and do so through a physical or “mechanical” process without the repeated use of harmful chemicals, is revolutionary.