Why can't I just spray my sports equipment with a sanitizer to kill the bacteria?
Padded equipment is thick and heavy, and bacteria live deep down within the foams and fabrics of shoulder pads, hockey pants, and other gear. Sprays only attack the surface of sports gear.
Why can't I just use bleach to kill the bacteria?
While the use of diluted bleach to a sanitizing level will kill the bacteria, bleach may also damage fabrics and the foam padding in protective equipment, thereby compromising the integrity of the equipment. Bleach can also damage and discolor plastics and leaves a sticky residue.
Does the ZONO remove dirt, grime, and stains?
No, the ZONO does not clean, it sanitizes. The ZONO should not be used in place of soap and water if an item is soiled.
What can a preschool put in the ZONO?
All plastic, wood, metal, fabric, and glass items. This includes electronics with batteries, art supplies, markers, crayons, computer key pads, dress up clothes, books, toys and manipulatives, soft play items, infant walkers, mattresses, mats, bouncy seats, activity tables, and more.
Is the ZONO like a dishwasher?
No, the ZONO is NOT intended for food and beverages. The ZONO does not wash or clean, it sanitizes.
What other types of industry use ozone to sanitize?
In 2001, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognized ozone in gaseous and aqueous phases as a safe antimicrobial agent on food, including meat and poultry. Ozone is used to sanitize municipal water treatment systems and most bottled water, among numerous other industrial uses.
Is ZONOsanitech registered with the EPA or any other governing body?
Yes, ZONOsanitech is registered as a “Pest Control Device” under EPA Establishment Number 86882-GA-01.
Do items get wet in the ZONO?
No, while there is humidity added to the ozone, the level of humidity does not create any condensation on the items.
Do I have to wipe off items when they come out of the ZONO?
No, the items can be used immediately after sanitizing in the ZONO.
What do I have to do to prepare an item to be placed in the ZONO?
You only need to place items to be sanitized on the shelves in the ZONO or carts that roll into the ZONO to ensure the proper air-flow between the items for sanitizing.
Does the ZONO require any special installation or electrical outlet?
No, the ZONO is simply plugged into a standard 120 volt 15 amp circuit outlet.