Back to school..back to cold and flu season

As per the CDC, In 2006, approximately 71% of students ages 5–17 years missed a day of school during the school year due illness or injury. 56% of these missed between 1-5 days. These can be a significant number of absences when you consider the size of many schools. These numbers also do not factor in teacher and administrative illness. For working parents, an ill child can result in missing work, doctor visits, medical costs and an illness can spread to family members compounding the impact on the family.

Aside from “colds and flu”, there is an illness threat inherent in after school sports programs. Many sports like football, wrestling, hockey and LAX can be breeding grounds for MRSA, Staph, ringworm and other serious communicable diseases.

Janitorial staffs in schools are often understaffed and under-equipped to sanitize school facilities and sporting facilities adequately to prevent an outbreak. They often are forced to be “reactive” and scramble to address outbreaks that arise. Unfortunately a reactive approach relies on medical personnel to treat effect students, sometimes quarantines are put in place, sometimes an outbreak can result in the canceling of sporting events or an entire season.

All Star Sanitize’s services do not replace regular janitorial cleaning (or proper school hygiene education), they complement them.

All Star Sanitize’s Ozone Sanitize Treatment when performed regularly can help maintain a more “hygienic baseline” month to month. See the chart below. Please note, the contamination rate is not a constant month to month, higher usage or seasonal conditions ( cold and flu, sports, etc) can drive the re-contamination rates monthly to a higher level and potentially drive the need for additional sanitizing to maintain a lower hygienic baseline.


All Star Sanitize’s Ozone Sanitize Treatment is a “100% dry process” that uses one of nature’s most powerful sanitizer, Ozone. All Star Sanitize’s Ozone Sanitize Treatment is 100% airborne and “Sanitizes everywhere that air can reach”. This means our approach can sanitize surfaces missed by topical “by hand” cleaning methods (e.g.,  “nooks and crannies”, floors/mats, around weights & equipment, bars & machine handles, under counters, backs of chairs, walls, ceilings, air ducts, etc). Think of it like “360 degree indoor sanitizing”. Ozone is one of the most powerful broad based sanitizers in the world and can destroy bacteria, viruses and odors. Ozone works faster than Chlorine bleach and is over 1000 times more powerful. All Star Sanitize’s Ozone Sanitize treatment uses no chemicals and leaves no chemical residue. Safe, Effective, Natural and Green!

Our ozone technology and approach is effective at combating many types of organisms, including retroviruses, bacteria and fungus on surfaces. These would include: MS2 Coliphage; Poliovirus(Type 1 and Type 3); Hepatitis A; Enteroviruses (Coxsackie, Mumps, etc.); Rotaviruses; HIV; SA11 and enteric viruses (gastroenteritis); Influenza viruses (Flu – Type A and B); the Norwalk virus (Norovirus) and Rhinoviruses (pneumonia, bronchiolitis,etc). Any many others.. see here.

All Star Sanitize’s Ozone Sanitize Treatment is just cents per square foot, it is a small price to pay to help insure the safety of children, teachers, administrators and parents!

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