germs are everywhere

where germs live

 

Germs can be found everywhere but the ones that can harm you, such as the Dirty Dozen usually tend to live in areas where there is a significant amount of organic material. This can be in the form of bodily fluids, skin, dirt and oils, and food residues. Most organic material is clear so you can’t see it making it difficult to find the areas that pose the greatest risk.

The most likely places to find harmful germs are known as high-touch surfaces. These are areas that are continually in contact with organic material. Thanks to research, we can predict some of these areas in a variety of different locations. These can help you decide where you may need to focus your cleaning efforts. 

However, every environment is different and germs may hide in surprising place. This is why we need to be able to assess each one to know where exactly germs live. The Optisolve Pathfinder is designed to find those areas so you can be confident your cleaning efforts are successful in keeping everyone safe.

Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare Facilities

The healthcare facility is ground zero for infections due to the continual introduction from the community. They also transmit rapidly from person to person. (more)

Restaurants

Restaurants

Food preparation requires the manipulation of organic material and this can lead to spread across the entire area. The most important areas where members of the dirty dozen… (more)

Retail

Retail

Retail locations are not known for their ability to transmit illness even though they do have various surfaces that can end up being contaminated with organic material. (more)

Hotels

Hotels

Hotel rooms are places of residence and they are covered in organic material. Although the number of surfaces tend to be smaller than at home, they tend to be touched often. (more)

Institutional Facilities

Institutional Facilities

Children leave behind organic material on everything they touch. In addition, many children are carriers of several of the dirty dozen and can spread them to these surfaces. (more) 

Transportation

Transportation

Every surface in travel is contaminated with organic material and requires cleaning. However, some surfaces are more likely to have higher levels and increase the ability of germs to survive… (more)

 

 

 

 

 

Offices

Offices

Offices are designed to maximize productivity rather than prevention of accumulation of organic material. The desk area is a haven for organic material and… (more)

Food Services

Food Services

The manufacturing facility is a continual supply of organic material. The equipment used in processing and packaging are often loaded with organic material. (more)