Frequent Asked Question

 Why sanitize 

Sanitizers are designed to reduce or kill 99.9 to 99.999 percent of listed bacterial micro-organisms on — and this is important — pre-cleaned surfaces. Sanitizing has always been important, but during the current times and new emergencies raised in the past months, it's more important than ever. That is why it is important not to confuse cleaning with sanitizing. Sweeping, mopping, dusting, and wiping dirt and grime from your counters and other surfaces is a part of an important cleaning routine. Cleaning, however, does almost nothing to kill germs. Sanitizing reduces the growth of viruses, fungi, and types of harmful bacteria. You can clean every day, but you should consider a proper sanitization process to keep your home or workplace safe. A product that sanitizes effectively greatly reduces all bacteria, not just a specific type. That's why sanitizing is one of the most essential components of the cleaning process in medical offices, senior care facilities, hospitals, food service businesses, schools, daycares, shopping malls, gymnasiums, and work environments of all types. Most of the cleaning companies available on the market, with the application of common disinfectants or mixtures, promise up to a 1 month sanitization, although they won’t offer in their service to verify and prove to the client whether the application will actually last as per warranty. ALTA^KEEM sanitization is completely different as it guarantees a 1 year protection and offers periodic follow-up surface and air contamina- tion measurements for the entire duration of the warranty.

 When sanitize 

Cleaning is the removal of dirt by physical or chemical means, while sanitization is the process of reducing or getting rid of microbes on surfaces to make them hygienic. Sanitizing touchable surfaces kills the germs and microorganisms that soap and water cannot.
As we cannot see the bacteria and microorganisms that make us sick, by sanitizing touchable surfaces you lessen the possibilities of getting sick. This is the reason why, in these times of uncertainty and emergencies raised in the past months, it is highly recommended to sanitize the environments we attend the most at the earliest convenience. Sanitization focuses on non-porous surfaces like floors, tables, and textiles within a medical or healthcare environment. Whether it is your home, business, industry, retail store or any other facility, sanitization of touchable surfaces is necessary for proper hygiene. You should not wait until your business is in less than the ideal condition; consider hiring a professional sanitizing service to help you provide a healthy environment for your employees, customers, guests or family.

 What sanitize 

Certain surfaces like door knobs, curtains, kitchen equipments, elevators buttons, technologic devices among others, counters, ATMs, are common sources of contaminations since their operation require users to touch them using their hands. Sanitizing touchable surfaces can reduce the spread of transmittable diseases like viruses, germs, flu, and the spread pathogens. You need to take proper precautions to prevent the spread of diseases in your home, office, organization, or place of work.    ALTA^KEEM’s innovative technology has wide fields of application, as the product can be applied to pretty much every porus and non porus item. The TiO2 coating applied with ALTA^KEEM has an average particle size of 5–7 nanometers, much smaller than a virus or bacterium. Thanks to its nano-structure and its stable alkaline colloidal formulation, our TiO2 coating has a very strong adhesion power, is able to cling effectively to any substrate, either porous or non-porous surfaces, made with any kind of material and can remain steadily bonded for very long periods. Acting on the lipidic membrane of the bacteria, the TiO2 coating denatures it, by reducing the bacterial load on the treated surfaces. This is the best long- lasting virucidal and bactericidal technology available in the market, utilized in many healthcare facilities and complementing conventional cleaning.  

 Where sanitize 

ALTA^KEEM’s fields of application are both Indoor and Outdoor, hence it is possible to sanitize every surface via application of TiO2 coating as per treatment design (floors, walls, ceilings, furniture, curtains). Besides general surfaces and environments, ALTA^KEEM guarantees unrivaled performances both in terms of efficiency and duration even for Frequently Touched Surfaces such as ATMs Mobile phones, tablets, laptops, keyboards Vehicle/buses cabins, rental equipment Door handles, handrails, push bars Elevator buttons Credit cards Gym equipment And more…

 How do infections spread and how to prevent them 

Infectious diseases spread through the direct transfer of bacteria, viruses or other germs in a variety of ways: through the air, from direct or indirect contact with another person, through soiled objects. In order to prevent transmission of infections, one measure stands out as the most effective for most infections and transmission pathways.
Hygiene measures involve:
a) Personal items cleaning and sanitization as they can get contaminated;
b) If you intend to share any personal item, you must ensure it is cleaned and sanitized before it is reused to prevent any transmission of infection;
c) To avoid damaging your device (such as mobiles, computers etc.) choose an appropriate sanitization; method depending on the device that requires sanitization;
d) Ensure that all surfaces are cleaned and sanitized properly. Do not miss any corners and spaces, especially any corners between devices, computer keyboards and the space between the keyboard buttons;
e) Regularly clean and sanitize car parts such as the door handles and the steering wheel, especially if another person has used the vehicle;
f) Do not follow any unauthorized or unofficial sanitization procedure or use any chemical mixture as this may lead to harmful and toxic gas fumes that can harm your health or can damage the devices/items you intend to sanitize;
g) Some items are difficult to sterilize.

 Should you clean or sanitize 

Cleaning should be a routine process that occurs on a daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal basis. Basic housekeeping maintains order, reduces the growth of potentially harmful organisms, helps keep pests under control, and protects the investment you've made in your home and belongings. Sanitization is important for health and hygiene and is particularly important on communal surfaces like countertops, doorknobs, light switches, touchpads, and any surface that comes in contact with body fluids. Sanitizing bed linens and undergarments is much more important than sanitizing dress shirts and slacks.

 Best sanitizers against viruses

The popular disinfectants for viruses are alcohol, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and quaternary ammonium compounds. As per EPA's list, the application of these products will protect the surfaces for a number of days that can vary from 3 days up to 2 weeks. Some cleaning companies, with the support of similar disinfectants or mixtures, promise up to 1 month sanitization, although they won’t offer in their service to verify and prove to the client whether the application will actually last as per warranty.
ALTA^KEEM uses a turnkey approach for sanitizing services introducing the use of nano-technologies in the sanitation process. Through the application of an invisible and harmless coating of titanium dioxide (TiO2), any treated area is turned into a permanently self-sanitizing surface, capable of developing photochemical reactions (photocatalysis) that degrade any organic substance touching it, including airborne volatile organic compounds. ALTA^KEEM revolutionizes the concept itself of sanitization.

 Is it safe for kids

Yes,  ALTA^KEEM is a 100% harmless product, safe for kids as it is a physical sanitizing process and not a chemical biocide.
Its international standards multi-certified technology has a 6 or 12 months guaranteed duration based on the case of application which guarantees 99.99% effective on viruses, bacteria, fungi, molds.

 What kind of disinfectant do you use and what is the process 

Surfaces protected with ALTA^KEEM protocol perform a constant and continuous anti- microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-mold action all day long, lasting over 12 months after one single treatment. Unlike conventional biocide products, that kill – at the time of application only – bacteria, viruses or molds, the photocatalytic coating constantly performs oxidation-reduction reactions that degrade them at molecular level, into harmless gaseous substances that are dispersed in the surrounding environment, not accumulating on the surface.
The decomposition of the bacteria takes place by means of the hydroxide radicals (OH•) and the oxygen anions (O2-) generated by the photocatalytic process, which attack the lipidic membrane of the bacteria, degrading it and preventing the aerobic respiration phase of the bacteria.