How to Choose the Right Surface Protectant to Inhibit Microbial Growth and Eliminate Odor-Causing Microbes

Maintaining a clean and safe environment is essential, whether you’re at home or in a commercial space. But, even with regular cleaning, harmful bacteria, mold, and mildew can quickly multiply and compromise the health and safety of those in the space. This is where Common Sense Surface Protectant comes in.

This innovative product inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew, fungi, and algae, making it an ideal choice for those looking to maintain a clean and healthy environment. Not only that, but it also serves as an effective deodorizer, eliminating odor-causing bacteria that can be harmful to your health.

Here’s a closer look at the benefits of Common Sense Surface Protectant and how it can help you maintain a clean and healthy environment.

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Types of Surface Disinfectants

When it comes to surface disinfection, there are several different types of disinfectants available on the market. Each type has its unique benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to understand the differences before choosing the right one for your needs.

Quaternary Ammonium Compounds

Quaternary ammonium compounds, or “quats,” are a type of disinfectant commonly used in residential and commercial settings. They are effective against a broad range of microorganisms and are relatively easy to use.
However, they can be harmful to the environment and may cause skin irritation in some people.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizing agent that is effective against a wide range of microorganisms. It is often used as a disinfectant in hospitals and other healthcare settings due to its ability to kill even the toughest germs.
However, it can be corrosive to certain materials and may cause skin irritation.

Chlorine Bleach

Chlorine bleach is a highly effective disinfectant that is commonly used in residential and commercial settings. It is effective against a wide range of microorganisms and is relatively inexpensive.
However, it is often misused and can be corrosive to certain materials, and may cause skin irritation.

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Advantages of Using Common Sense Surface Protectant

Common Sense Surface Protectant is an innovative product that uses green technology to inhibit microbial growth without the use of poisons or metals. Unlike traditional disinfectants that can contribute to the creation of antimicrobial-resistant strains of bacteria, Common Sense Surface Protectant is EPA Registered and uses a unique, effective, eco-friendly formula.

Permanent Bonding

One of the most notable benefits of Common Sense Surface Protectant is its ability to permanently bond to any surface to which it is applied. The product uses an organofunctional silane as its active ingredient, which is an extremely efficient bonding agent that can be coupled to other molecules and used to permanently bond those molecules to a target surface. This means that as long as the surface is kept clean with normal cleaning procedures, it will continue to fight most microbial growth, providing ongoing protection against harmful microorganisms.

Wide Range of Microorganisms

In addition to its long-lasting effects, Common Sense Surface Protectant is also effective against a wide range of microorganisms including bacteria, fungus, algae, and mold & mildew. Unlike traditional “quats,” which have a limited kill spectrum, the Common Sense technology provides long-term protection and controls a wider range of microorganisms, making it an ideal choice for both household and commercial sanitizing use.

No Harmful Chemicals

Another advantage of Common Sense Surface Protectant is that it does not give off any gases, leach onto other surfaces, or lose its strength over time. The EPA Registered product’s unique properties allow for permanent bonding to most surfaces, without the use of poisons or metals, making it a safe and eco-friendly alternative to traditional disinfectants.

The Purpose of Silane

The silane portion of the Common Sense Surface Protectant molecule serves as an efficient bonding agent that allows for permanent bonding to any surface. The product modifies virtually any surface and transforms it into a material that will not support microbial growth. By utilizing this innovative technology, Common Sense Surface Protectant provides ongoing protection against harmful microorganisms, making it a top choice for both residential and commercial applications.

Health Risks of Microbes with Bad Odor

Microbes can produce a wide range of volatile compounds that may give off distinct smells, some of which can be unpleasant or pungent. While some of these smells may provide clues in the identification of microorganisms, others may indicate the presence of harmful or potentially dangerous microbes.

For instance, Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. It is often multidrug-resistant, making it difficult to treat, and can be difficult to identify with standard laboratory methods, leading to misidentification and inappropriate management. Furthermore, C. auris has caused outbreaks in healthcare settings, emphasizing the importance of quickly identifying and isolating infected patients.

In addition, certain anaerobic bacteria like Clostridium can produce foul-smelling, incompletely oxidized odoriferous compounds like H2S, methyl mercaptan, cadaverine, putrescine, and ammonia, which may indicate the presence of an anaerobic infection. These compounds can smell like rotten eggs, rotting flesh, or rotten cabbage, and can be hazardous to health if inhaled.

Other microbes may produce characteristic smells such as the earthy odor of soil, caused by the production of geosmin by Streptomycetes, or the sweet grape-like scent produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. However, the presence of certain smells may also indicate infection, such as the unpleasant smell of pus containing Bacteroides species or the fishy odor produced by Proteus mirabilis.

It is important to note that some laboratory personnel may use sniffing as a tool in identifying microbes, but this practice is regarded as a biohazard and should be avoided. Inhaling volatile compounds produced by harmful or potentially dangerous microbes can pose a significant health risk.

While certain smells may provide clues in the identification of microorganisms, it is important to be aware of the potential health risks associated with microbes that produce bad odors. Proper identification, isolation, and management of these microbes are critical in preventing the spread of infection and ensuring the safety of healthcare workers and the general public.

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Use Common Sense Surface Protectant to Inhibit Microbe Growth and Eliminate Odors

Common Sense Surface Protectant not only eliminates unpleasant odors caused by microbes but also inhibits their growth. As a result, it can help prevent the spread of harmful microorganisms that can cause diseases and infections. With its long-lasting protection, it can provide a safe and healthy environment for both homes and businesses. By incorporating this protective measure into our daily routines, we can ensure a healthier future for ourselves and those around us.


  • Kathy Lenox

    Kathy Lenox is the President of Microbe Solutions, LLC, a 100% women-owned company she established in 2017. With a diverse career, she managed offices for renowned establishments like Caesars Atlantic City and Trump Plaza Atlantic City. For over 25 years, she excelled as an Administrative Manager in the Warehouse Distribution industry, overseeing multimillion-dollar operations. Kathy's company, Microbe Solutions, specializes in manufacturing a highly effective, persistent hand sanitizer. She is committed to expanding its presence in both wholesale and retail markets. Her dedication extends to supplying the military with essential hygiene products. Kathy's vision for Microbe Solutions revolves around exceptional customer service and the continued exploration of innovative antimicrobial technology in new avenues.

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  • Michael Hammer

    Michael Hammer is the Vice President of Operations at Microbe Solutions, a company specializing in antimicrobial products. With an extensive background in business and management, Michael co-founded Microbe Solutions with a commitment to promoting these products and achieving operational excellence. Having honed his expertise in various roles, from automotive management to medical billing and antimicrobial distribution, Michael brings a wealth of experience in product development and promotion. His vision for Microbe Solutions centers on expanding the reach of antimicrobial products in health and beauty sectors, all while prioritizing top-notch customer service. Over a relatively short period, he has achieved significant milestones, including securing EPA labels and establishing manufacturing processes. Michael's ultimate goal is to make Microbe Solutions' products accessible in major retail outlets, emphasizing their presence in big-box stores.

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