What Are Coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses common to many species of animals that can infect and spread between people, as seen with the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV), Middle-East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV), and most recently the severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2) coronaviruses. Coronaviruses have an envelope, or outer coating, that is composed of a lipid layer (fat-like substance that is water insoluble). The envelope is needed to aid in attachment of the virus to the host cell, and with loss of the envelope comes a loss of infectivity.
Are Advap Products Effective Against SARS-CoV-2?
Yes. If you are ready to wipe out COVID-19 and other viruses from spaces you live, work and play in, our steam vapor systems with TANCS® powered proprietary disinfecting technology can do the job in seconds. That’s because the EPA says products that have been tested and proven effective on either a harder-to-kill virus, such as canine parvovirus, or a similar human coronavirus, such as coronavirus 229E (the EPA recommended surrogate for testing the efficacy of products used to combat COVID-19), are effective against COVID-19. Our steam vapor systems equipped with TANCS® (EPA Est. No. 82121-WA-01) easily satisfy both requirements:
- Human coronavirus 229E (≥99.94% reduction in 3 seconds)
- Harder-to-kill viruses, such as canine parvovirus (≥99.99% reduction in 7 seconds)
But t’s not just that we annihilate viruses like COVID-19, it’s how fast we annihilate them. In addition to kill rate it is very important to pay attention to dwell time (or contact time) because most people don’t disinfect properly. A chemical disinfectant needs to remain on a surface, often for several minutes, before it dries or is wiped off. In contrast, TANCS®-equipped steam vapor systems are proven in peer-review format to disinfect in 7 seconds or less. That’s significant because even strong chemical disinfectants such as bleach after 20 minutes of dwell time do not achieve the same degree of kill as TANCS® accomplishes in 3 seconds. Plus—and this is very important—unlike chemical disinfectants, TANCS® leaves no residue behind that breeds new bacteria.
We're Effective Against so Much More
Advap systems have demonstrated effectiveness against leading bacteria, viruses and fungi.