Frequently Asked Questions

Pathogend of Georgia is committed to providing you with the highest quality products
and services available to combat emerging pathogens and and infectious diseases.

Why Choose Pathogend of Georgia?

Our daily mission at Pathogend of Georgia is to help our communities end the path to infection in the spaces of their lives. We are committed to staying informed on emerging pathogens, infectious disease trends, and the latest technologies available to combat them.

  • Because we offer multiple methods of decontamination, we can offer a service plan individually designed to meet your specific needs and challenges
  • We are environmentally conscious:
    • We are keenly aware that people are increasingly sensitive to harsh chemical residue and odors in the environments and that sensitivity is amplified in contained spaces
    • We utilize the most environmentally friendly products, techniques, and technologies available for your desired outcome
  • We offer the ability to track and document your infection prevention and control efforts, which will aid you in monitoring trends and increasing efficiencies
  • Our extensively trained technicians will insure a service that creates a healthier space for you
  • Our certified technicians provide services driven by protocol with safety and efficacy as top priority
How Much Does It Cost?
Costs depend on the size of the job. Since most of our treatments involve hydrogen peroxide fogging, we calculate costs by cubic footage; but don’t worry, we have plans for every budget.
How Long Will It Take?
The entire process to treat a room can happen in as little as one hour.
What Germs Can It Kill?

There are no limitations as to the pathogens we can kill since each treatment strives for a six log reduction, 99.9999%, of the most difficult to kill bacterial spores, but some more common germs you may have heard of are…

  • Clostridium difficile (C. Diff) / (EPA K list)
  • SARS-CoV-2  (EPA N list)
  • Candida auris (C. auris)
  • Azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus)
  • Measles (Rubeola)
  • hepatitis A virus (HAV) (+)
  • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE)
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Shigella
  • Influenza
  • Norovirus
  • Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
  • and much more
What Techniques Do You Use?
The best way to answer this is to do a pre-site visit and evaluation. Each treatment is different and will have different needs. Since there is no magic pill to make it all better, we employ multiple types of high-level disinfection equipment and protocols to ensure that you receive the most thorough treatment possible for your needs.
How Do I Know It's Gone?
The biggest change will be the immediate drop in infection rates. We will provide detailed lab analysis proving a zero germ count and detailed reports for your record.
I only need service in one area of my facility, can you do that?
Our services are scalable, meaning if you only want one area treated, we can do that. If you decide you need more when we get there, we will be prepared for that scenario as well.
How Fast Until I See Results
Typically our clients see immediate results in infection rates but the outcome will vary depending on treatment area.
Are the chemicals you are using leaving harmful residues?
No, we only use products that will not form harmful residues. Most companies will want to use a quaternary ammonium to act as a method to continue killing germs. The problem with this is they are sticky and can make future germ reservoirs. They are also easily absorbed through the skin and are known allergens, NIH 2014. Pathogend will never use harmful quats. Instead, we rely on silver as a natural alternative to help prevent germs from making reservoirs in your space.
Can I use quaternary ammoniums and bleaches for disinfection?

We are aware of the massive selection of products marketed for disinfection purposes, but there are many pitfalls in depending upon them to successfully and thoroughly eradicate serious infections in often-complicated settings. Notably, many chemicals:

  • are most often applied incorrectly
  • often require a secondary step of rinsing
  • may contribute to resistant strains emerging
  • may corrode surfaces
  • can be toxic to the applicator
  • often leave behind toxic residue and odors
  • can be deadly if mixed
How long will it last?
The lasting results will vary depending on the traffic of your facility. Outbreaks are typically resolved with our treatment but for proactive results, the best outcomes we see are between monthly and quarterly treatments.
Is silver harmful or toxic?
Silver is a natural bio stat. It prevents cells from multiplying by interrupting their DNA/RNA process. You would have to drink over 1 quart of water containing 20 ppm of silver every day for 910 years to become toxic.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Whether you need decontamination products or disinfection services, Pathogend of Georgia is here to assist. Call us today at (678) 575-2889 for your consultation, or simply fill out the form below. We will reply to your message as soon as possible - usually within 24 hours.

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