WHEELING, W.Va. - SteraMist is a disinfecting technology that was developed for more than a decade by the government following the September 11 attacks.
Now, Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration is the only business in West Virginia, eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania with the technology.
SteraMist is a disinfecting powerhouse and can used anywhere from your home, to a hospital, to a basketball locker room.
Earlier this week, Panhandle's services were needed after a flu outbreak at West Virginia University.
"I had so many guys sick that we couldn't really practice. We talked about it. We look at it on film. We kind of went out and dumbied through it, but we didn't go live for two days," said WVU men's basketball head coach Bob Huggins.
Panhandle's crews suited up and sprayed down everything that could spread the flu.
"The ball racks, we rolled them out. Every chair, every couch that they sit on, we took the cushions off. We did the tops and bottoms. We went through the weight room and every single weight, every single dumbbell, every single bench that they might lay on or touch, all the showers, all the sinks, all the bathroom stalls. Literally if you go in that facility, if you could touch it or go to it and use it, we cleaned it," said Josh Contraguerro, Vice President of Marketing for Panhandle.
The disinfectant can be sprayed, or they can fill a room with it.
It is safe to use on electronics, upholstery, or your wood furniture, and it will not leave behind any dangerous residue.
"How it works is it will pass a non-corrosive disinfectant solution through a plasma arch which positively charges the solution so that it can attach itself to bacteria molecules. It will attach itself to mold spores, to anything," said Contraguerro.
The service is available to anyone, and price varies based on room size.
If you would like an estimate to disinfect your home or other building, give Panhandle a call at (304) 232-2321.