Bug busters: Sterile Space is who you call to keep your business free from germs
ROI-NJ.com published an exclusive interview with Sterile Space Inspection Defense founder Irwin Stromeyer on the importance for businesses to prevent the spread of germs and infectious diseases in the workplace.
In the article, Stromeyer goes into detail about how his company “works with facilities to provide infection control services by terminal disinfection and long-term antimicrobial coating”. The article also references research compiled by the company revealing that more than 70 percent of people catch infections by cross-contamination, and average people touch their face more than 2,200 times per day.
Nearly 23,000 influenza cases were reported in New Jersey this season, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.
That is not such an unusually high number, Irwin Stromeyer said, especially when every door handle, elevator button and coffee pot carries microbes that someone else’s hands have left behind.
“People don’t realize how dangerously germy our little world is — and they usually come to us when it is too late,” Stromeyer, founder and owner of Sterile Space Infection Defense in Verona, said.
Stromeyer and his eight employees provide infection decontamination and prevention services for public facilities including schools, child care centers, fitness and physical therapy centers, public transportation, food and beverage establishments, indoor recreational parks, and more.
It’s big business. And a big deal for businesses who deal with the economic cost of the spread of these germs.
But even with nasty microbes such as the norovirus, E. coli and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, in existence, Stromeyer said the growth of his business continues to face resistance.
“We are dealing with the eradication of a problem that people cannot see,” he said. “My competition is simply ignorance and people’s inability or desire to understand the expense.”
Stromeyer, however, said he learned the hard way the true cost of cleanliness.
“It can save lives,” he said.