New business effective at killing germs, removing odors
MANSFIELD - As stores and restaurants gradually reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, customers and employees might feel apprehensive.
A Mansfield-based company offers a product that could help give them peace of mind.
sg飞艇appSterile X Labs launched this week with partners Bernie Fernandez and Mark Wilging.
Employees spray homes or businesses with chemicals that "kill 99.999% of all germs," Fernandez said.
The spray also removes odors.
"It kills airborne germs and (germs on) surfaces," Fernandez said. "We come into the facility, and we spray/fog the entire location.
sg飞艇app"It damages nothing, leaves no residue. After 10 minutes, it all dries up, or you can wipe it down."
The product has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, Fernandez said.
sg飞艇appAccording to a website about the chemicals, they are effective against human coronavirus and SARS-associated coronavirus. Its effectiveness has not yet been tested against the novel coronavirus that has caused the global pandemic,
"While the new virus, COVID-19, has not been tested against any disinfectants as of the time of this statement, the product has been shown to be effective against similar classes of viruses," the website said.
MediClean creates the product.
The local Sterile X Labs acquired four clients in 48 hours.
sg飞艇app"With this pandemic, I wanted to do something to give my customers confidence that I'm doing everything I can to make my location as germ-free as possible," Suzy Saprano, owner of Suzy's Smoke Room, said on Sterile X Labs' website. "Then to find out how it removed the smoke odor from the room was a pleasant surprise."
Dan Lew, owner of the Dan Lew Exchange, also has used the business.
"I wanted to do something during this pandemic to let my employees and customers know that I'm concerned about their health and safety," he said on the website.
Fernandez saw a business opportunity given the current climate.
"In 2006, I had a business called Sterile X," he said. "I went into primarily homes, and we would disinfect. Realtors used me to get the odors out of the homes."
Fernandez sold that company, which was based in Columbus, in 2009.
sg飞艇app"I've been thinking I wish I had that company back," he said.
sg飞艇appAs luck would have it, the current owner, based in Cleveland, is semi-retired. He agreed to let Fernandez and Wilging run the company as long as they avoided the Cleveland market.
"We turned this around in a week," Fernandez said. "It's a great product. There's nobody else really doing this in the area."
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sg飞艇appHe sees restaurants as the primary clients. Fernandez also has heard from homeless shelters, including Harmony House.
For a one-time treatment of a facility up to 3,000 square feet, the cost is $99. An additional $25 is tacked on for each additional 1,000 square feet.
For multiple treatments, the cost is $45 and an additional $15 per each additional 1,000 square feet.
Fernandez said he would recommend two to three sprays a week for restaurants because of the influx of people.
Depending on the layout, he estimates the spraying process takes about 10 minutes. Sterile X performs the service before a business opens or after it closes.
For more information, call 614-824-7530 or visit www..