"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
- Benjamin Franklin
What is BAC-Shield, and How Can it Benefit My Family?
First, maybe you want to know what BAC-Shield actually is. Basically, it’s a chemical treatment (Chitosan-based) that makes an article or surface an unsuitable environment for the growth of mold, mildew, fungi or bacteria. Odors are a by-product of this bacterial growth and their wastes. By inhibiting the growth of odor-causing microbes, BAC-Shield reduces the resulting wastes and the odors and degrading of articles they cause. It’s like an odor prevention spray. But, it goes well beyond just that. Let’s see what else it can do.
How would you like to prolong the effects of your disinfecting and cleaning efforts in your home or business? Now, more than ever, it’s essential to do all we can to keep things as safe and germ-free as we can. What else can be done to get the most out of the treatments you use?
After you go through the process of effectively disinfecting your home or business what else can you do?
We use many different types of antimicrobial coatings and clear barriers, or shields, for different scenarios. Coatings like Sherwin Williams Paint Shield are good when repainting a surface, but another amazing product that can be used on a larger variety of different surfaces is an antibacterial clear shield, BAC-Shield. This coating, applied as a spray, is actually derived from natural, sustainable resources and is also biodegradable. It can be used inside and outside the home (siding, decks and patio) and kills germs on practically any surface it’s applied to.
Using BAC-Shield after a disinfection treatment can extend the effectiveness of the treatment. By inhibiting additional mold growth, it protects beyond the initial disinfection service.
How Does It BAC-Shield Work?
This all-natural treatment disrupts bacteria, mold and mildew at a cellular level to make the surface uninhabitable for growth. It can also kill the bacteria on contact to prevent it in the first place. The application of BAC-Shield can even last up to six months on hard surfaces, continuing to protect against mold and mildew growth.
This EPA registered product is great for maintaining the disinfecting efforts you use on a daily basis, especially for use between routine cleanings. With the R4 Clean Process we’ve developed, disinfection treatments using SteraMIST Binary Ionization, we also utilize BAC-Shield in order to improve the overall results and duration of disinfection. Other processes take a much simpler, and less effective approach.
The EPA states about BAC-Shield: it is an effective “antimicrobial for textiles and surfaces by inhibiting the growth and odor from bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi,” (EPA Reg# 81446-2)
Prevent Possible Health Issues
It contains no harmful chemicals, is bleach-free, ammonia-free, and low-VOC. It can be used anywhere, in and around the home, and even on many fabrics, making it super safe to use around kids and pets. During the initial application it has a slight vinegar-like smell, but dissipates quickly and once dry emits no smell. BAC-Shield is ideal for furniture, upholstery, uniforms, shoes, play mats, mattresses etc. BAC-Shield will not discolor or alter the appearance of these different materials and can also be used in laundering.
When dealing with the health of our families, we need all the help we can get. Each additional step we can take to improve our health and safety, and lessen risks of sickness, are always welcome. We take great care when researching and developing the services we provide in our community. In order to offer the best level of service, we try to create the best possible solutions to ensure the best possible results, using the best science and medicine has to offer.
Call R4 Restoration to schedule a disinfection service today.