FAQ's

How will this save me time and money?


In testing, we found that our Cordless Electrostatic System is 70% faster and uses 65% less chemicals than a traditional sprayer. That’s a significant increase in efficiency that will definitely save you time and money.




Is it safe for pets and children?


Yes, our disinfectant is safe for both pets and children. It is an EPA-registered hospital disinfectant with the lowest toxicity category. Vital Oxide's formula contains no harsh chemicals and nauseous fumes, and is non-irritating to skin. Given its effectiveness as an allergen eliminator, the formula is hypoallergenic and safe for animals.




What ingredients are in the disinfectant being used?


Chlorine Dioxide, n-Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride, n-Alkyl Dimethyl Ethylbenzyl Ammonium Chloride, Inert Ingredients.




Is chlorine dioxide (ClO2) some kind of bleach?


No. While chlorine dioxide has chlorine in its name, its chemistry is very different from the corrosive chemistry of chlorine bleach. The primary differences are that chlorine dioxide is less caustic, safer and gentler than bleach and many other antiseptics and antimicrobials, plus it remains effective under organic load. Click here to read more on the difference between Vital Oxide and bleach.




How long do I have to leave the premise for?


The duration of the spraying is dependent on the size of the premise. For example, a 3000sqft. space would take about 30 minutes. The disinfectant we use is safe for both humans and animals, however, to allow for proper disinfection we recommend re-entering after about 10 minutes.




Do I have to clean the house prior to disinfection?


The dirtier the surface, the less effective the disinfectant. Disinfectants need to contact the area to disinfect, and cannot do this effectively with a barrier of dirt or grime in the way. Once the dirt has been wiped away the disinfectant can get to work.




Do I have to change bedding afterwards?


No, the disinfectant can be used directly on human and pet bedding and sleeping areas.




How long does it last for?


Technically speaking, a premise is disinfected until it is contaminated again. We recommend that areas with higher foot-traffic consider disinfecting on a consistent basis. We offer ongoing cleaning services at discounted prices for larger, public spaces. Please contact us for more information.




Does food have to be put away before the premise is sprayed?


Our award-winning disinfectant, Vital Oxide, is a NSF Registered (D2) Food Contact Sanitizer according to the EPA. While it is an effective and safe disinfectant on food contact surfaces, we still recommend removing food items so that all surfaces can be properly disinfected.




What is a ‘food contact sanitizer’?


Food contact sanitizer - At a minimum, reduces the level of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli by 99.999% on a food contact surface within one minute. A potable water rinse is not allowed after sanitation of a food contact surface.




What does “no rinse required on food contact surface” mean?


“No rinse required on food contact surfaces” is a safety rating given by NSF International (previously the National Sanitation Foundation). The NSF testing guidelines are a continuation of the USDA product approval and listing program, including the FDA 21. Vital Oxide is rated “no rise required on food contact surfaces” category D2, meaning Vital Oxide is approved to use in commercial or residential kitchens to control bacteria, viruses and mold without the need to wash/rinse the area with water after Vital Oxide is applied.




What certifications does Vital Oxide have?


Vital Oxide is a Health Canada and EPA registered hospital disinfectant, mold killer, and odour eliminator. The product is a NSF Registered (D2) Food Contact Sanitizer.




What is a Hospital Disinfectant?


As part of the Environmental Protection Agency registration process, disinfectant products are put through rigorous testing to prove their efficacy and measure toxicity. The EPA registers three types of disinfectants: Limited, General, and Hospital. All three disinfectants destroy or irreversibly inactivate certain microorganisms on hard, inanimate surfaces, and objects You can determine a “limited,” “general,” or “hospital” disinfectant by the microorganisms listed on the label. Limited – must be supported by efficacy testing against either Salmonella choleraesuis or Staphylococcus aureus. Limited disinfectants are found mostly in household use. General – must be supported by efficacy testing against both Salmonella choleraesuis and Staphylococcus aureus.General disinfectants are used in commercial areas. Hospital – must be supported by AOAC Use Dilution or AOAC Germicidal Spray efficacy testing against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella choleraesuis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa hides behind biofilm and is difficult to eliminate. Killing this bacteria is required for “Hospital Disinfectant”. Also as part of this evaluation process, products are assigned to a toxicity category: The categories range from category 1 (highly toxic) to category 4 (no exposure warnings required on the label). Vital Oxide received an EPA category 4 rating for all exposure routes with the exception of mild eye irritation.




What does 'electrostatic' mean?


Electrostatic is based on the principle that opposite charges attract and like charges repel. Two positively charged things will repel each other. Using this natural electrostatic phenomenon, Victory has developed a patented breakthrough cordless application technology. The Victory Innovations Cordless Electrostatic System places a positive charge on the liquid before entering the nozzle allowing the maximum levels of liquid to be charged and sprayed at negatively charged surfaces (most surfaces are either negative or neutral) allowing for a more complete coverage of the targeted surface.




What do you mean it inserts a charge into the liquid?


Using patent pending technology, the process of positively charging the liquid starts at the charging ring and flows to the tank. This way all the liquid has a positive charge prior to reaching the nozzle. As most surfaces are either negative or neutral, the dispersed droplets spread out more evenly and seek out a negative or neutral surface. The end result is that the liquid can be applied faster, using less liquid and achieving a more complete coverage of the surface.




What are the advantages of using an electrostatic sprayer versus traditional disinfecting methods like trigger sprays, foggers, misters and mops?


Traditional cleaning methods provide only limited coverage. With trigger sprayers you might miss areas. Similarly, foggers and misters fail to provide uniform coverage. Electrostatic technology turns the liquid into small droplets and applies a charge to each particle so they’re attracted to and adhere to surfaces with a force stronger than gravity. It spreads over, under and around surfaces providing coverage far superior to conventional tools. As a result of this ionizing technology, electrostatic sprayers are some of the most advanced and comprehensive disinfecting tools available.




What certifications does this technology and product have?


Our electrostatic sprayers are certified compliant with the standards and requirements of the ETL (Edison Testing Lab), the CSA (Canadian Standards Association), the FCC (Federal Communication Commission), the CE (European Commission), the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), and the NOM (Mexican Official Standards).




Is the disinfectant harmful to any fabrics or materials?


Vital Oxide is non-corrosive to most treated articles. It is safe on treated soft surfaced items such as fabrics, furniture, carpets, natural stones, and plastics. Vital Oxide is a soft surface sanitizer, meaning it sanitizes a wide range of soft surfaces to kill odours and odour causing bacteria by eliminating the source. It is great for upholstery, carpets, rugs, children's toys, curtains and auto interiors.




What viruses and bacteria does the disinfectant kill?


Vital Oxide kills 99.999% of bacteria and viruses in less than 60 seconds, including: HIV; E.coli; Salmonella; H1N1; MRSA; Norovirus; Legionella; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Hepatitis A, B, and C; Ebola virus; and many others (Click here to see Vital Oxide’s Kill List for the 40+ bacteria, viruses and fungi Vital Oxide protects our customers from)




Does Vital Oxide kill COVID-19?


Vital Oxide has been approved by the EPA for use against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It meets the EPA’s emerging pathogen requirements for viruses showing efficacy against envelope and non-envelope viruses, both large and small.





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