Sanitize Your Surfaces
TF Andrew provides hospital-grade and non-toxic Surface Disinfection Solutions for residential and commercial properties. We’ve partnered with Vital Oxide® an EPA-registered hospital disinfectant cleaner, mold killer, and odor eliminator to keep your surfaces safe.
Our 40 years experience in flooring installations, mold removal, water damage repair and insurance claims, helps us give you the most effective disinfection solution to compliment your existing flooring and surface needs.
Provide a safer environment within any home, apartment building, business or institution, all within a matter of minutes.
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Simple. Our fully bonded and insured team INSPECTS, PREPARES then DISINFECTS your space using a signature process that covers over 1,500 sq. ft. within 15mins and dries within half that time. We leave your home, building and/or business free from odors, allergens, bacteria and viruses including the coronavirus.
Vital Oxide® is an EPA-registered hospital disinfectant cleaner, mold killer, and odor eliminator. Its formula contains a unique form of stabilized chlorine dioxide that is extremely effective at killing bacteria, viruses, and mold, yet non-corrosive to treated articles and gentle enough to handle without causing skin irritation.
Proven to kill a wide range of viruses and bacteria, won’t contribute to the formation of mutating “super bugs,” and does not contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Kills and prevents spores with up to 7 months residual effects. Safe on a wide range of surfaces from marble to carpeting and beyond.
Used in HVAC systems and air ducts for antimicrobial control, including eliminating bacteria, mold, mildew, and other fungi. Leaves HVAC systems and air ducts free of microbial contamination and ensures air quality.
Ends malodors caused by smoke, trash, septic systems, stale cooking, and more. Contains no masking agents or fragrances and is highly effective at neutralizing urine and fecal odors.
Used on a wide range of soft surfaces. Kills odors and odor-causing bacteria on soft surfaces by eliminating the source. Great for upholstery, curtains, and interiors.
Kills 99.999% of food borne bacteria, including E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria in less than 60 seconds.
Your Solution for Mold Removal and Water Damage Repair
- EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant and mold killer—eliminates mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses, and odor
- Inhibits the growth of mold and mildew
- No rinsing required and does not leave sticky residue
- Bleach-free, no phosphates, no harsh chemicals, and non-corrosive to treated articles
- No harmful byproducts or fumes and non-skin irritating
- Kills odors caused by bacteria, mold, and mildew at their source
- Ideal for cleaning and removing mold, mildew, and other organic matter commonly found in homes, basements, attics, crawl spaces, walls, kitchens, and bathrooms, play rooms, communal spaces, gyms and lobbies.
Successful remediation of a mold or mildew problem caused by moisture in the environment or water damage requires a product that kills the fungus at its source and is effective on all surfaces. Vital Oxide—a multi-purpose, ready-to-use disinfectant cleaner and mold killer—eliminates mold and mildew on a molecular level, neutralizing spores and inhibiting fungal growth without damaging the surfaces treated. Unlike bleach and other products that are only effective on non-porous surfaces, Vital Oxide can penetrate both soft and hard porous surfaces like carpets, upholstery, drywall, concrete, and wood and destroy the roots of tough mold and mildew.
Vital Oxide doesn’t stop at just removing the current mold or mildew problem. It has a residual effect. As shown in an independent study, Vital Oxide can prevent mold re-growth on building materials for up to seven months.
Additionally, Vital Oxide is an effective hospital disinfectant that goes beyond the fungal component of mold remediation: it kills a wide spectrum of bacterial and viral elements and removes odors and allergens associated with mold-prone or water-damaged areas that can cause serious biohazards. Vital Oxide’s active ingredient, chlorine dioxide, can also remove protective fungal biofilms.
Unlike bleach and other mold removal products, Vital Oxide does not contain harsh chemicals or produce harmful byproducts and fumes, is non-corrosive to treated articles, and does not cause skin irritation. Whether you’re a professional or simply a homeowner dealing with a mold or mildew problem, when used as directed and conditions causing moisture or water damage are removed, Vital Oxide is the only product you need for the job and can restore your environment to a safer state.
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. Further, chlorine bleach produces harmful by-products to the environment, including trihalomethanes (THM) and haloacetic acids (HAAS). Vital Oxide breaks down to a simple salt, producing no harmful by-products.
What does it mean that a disinfectant product is "green"?
The United Stated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently reviewing the way third parties will be able to carry “green” claims on all disinfectant labels. EPA policy at this point does not allow “green” claims to be placed directly on any disinfectant product’s label. While Vital Oxide is mild on skin, hard surfaces, and fabric, and will certainly qualify for “green status” when the designation is allowed, we cannot advertise this claim until it is permitted by the EPA. Vital Oxide is also a powerful disinfectant able to kill some of the toughest and most resistant forms of bacteria and mold. The chemical composition of Vital Oxide is such that it has a minimal impact on the environment and contains no ozone harming volatile compounds (VOC).
I see that Vital Oxide is used in schools and hospitals, but can I use Vital Oxide at home?
Yes. Vital Oxide is an excellent disinfectant to use in homes. Some of the best places to use Vital Oxide at home are in musty basements, in bathrooms where mildew has accumulated (or on surfaces to protect against mold and mildew), and in the kitchen to keep food-contact surfaces clean. Vital Oxide has also been tested on carpets and can be used around the house to sanitize carpets.
What are the advantages of using sprayers and foggers to disperse Vital Oxide?
The quickest way to disinfect a hospital room, an entire basement, or a school gym is by using a fogger or electrostatic sprayer that can create a fine mist to treat objects, walls, floors, and ceilings in a matter of just a few minutes. Electrostatic sprayers and foggers can dramatically cut the time to disinfect large areas. Vital Oxide is one of the few disinfectants that can be dispersed in this manner because Vital Oxide is non-corrosive to treated surfaces and objects.
With so many disinfectants and mold removers on the market, why should I choose Vital Oxide?
The easiest way to answer this question is simply, not all disinfectants are created equal. When evaluating and comparing disinfectant products, take a close look at their core ingredients. Vital Oxide uses a unique chemical compound called chlorine dioxide. While other competitors and manufacturers have attempted to copy and produce a form of stabilized chlorine dioxide similar to Vital Oxide, our revolutionary formula is simply unequaled. Chlorine dioxide has been used during Anthrax attacks, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to purify drinking water, and most recently to kill MRSA in schools and hospitals. Also consider carefully what kind of chemicals you want around your children, employees, patients, students, and close family members. Most disinfectants and mold removers on the market are extremely toxic, but Vital Oxide gives you peace of mind that you are using an effective product that does not come with alarming safety warnings and precautions.
What is the difference between a cleaner and a disinfectant?
Cleaners are not registered with the EPA and cannot make public health claims on their label such as killing germs or having any anti-microbial action.
What is a Hospital Disinfectant?
As part of the EPA 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 cholerasuis or Staphylococcus aureus. Limited disinfectants are found mostly in household use.
General must be supported by efficacy testing against both Salmonella cholerasuis 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 cholerasuis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa hides behind biofilm and is difficult to eliminate. Killing this bacterium 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 is a Sanitizer?
A substance, or mixture of substances, intended to reduce the number of microorganisms on inanimate surfaces or in water or air (FIFRA § 4(i)(4)(C)(i)).
What is the difference between a ‘food-contact sanitizer’ and a ‘non-food-contact sanitizer?
A 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.
A non-food-contact sanitizer, at a minimum, reduces the level of Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae or Enterobacter aerogenes by 99.9% on non-food contact surfaces within 5 minutes.
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 for 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.
Can I clean and disinfect at the same time?
In some cases, you can clean and disinfect at the same time, but this depends on how dirty the surfaces you are cleaning/disinfecting are—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. Under lightly soiled conditions, you can clean and disinfect in the same step with just Vital Oxide. (NOTE: EPA requires all disinfectants carry the following label direction: “For heavily soiled areas, a pre-cleaning step is required.”)
Does Vital Oxide contain VOCs?
No. Vital Oxide does not contain volatile organic compounds.