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The Creepy Truth About Why Libraries Need Germ Removal

June 20, 2016

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When you go to a library to read a book, you're basically going to a comfortable, quiet place, with enough lighting to be able to engage in your reading. You will have long and tall shelves where the books are stored, mobile shelving, and racks, tables, and comfortable chairs. Everything that resembles a comfy and warm atmosphere. One big problem with libraries is that since they have a large amount of books – some of which are never used – they also have a tremendous amount of dust and dust mites. Some people, especially the ones susceptible to dust, may even develop allergies and asthma since dust and dust mites are asthma triggers. A lot has been done to try to eliminate dust from books, but little has been achieved since a method to disinfect a book without damaging its pages has yet to be found. For libraries to keep offering a comfortable place for all their readers, they must use a Germ Removal service.

Going to a library is like submerging yourself into a different world – the world of books where anything can happen, and you can be anyone you want to be. Reading a book, flipping through its stained pages, and picturing all the exciting stories the author tells is an indescribable feeling. The truth is that reading a book is the best thing there is. The problem with library books is the amount of germs and bacteria that are hidden in them. Libraries have so many places where dust accumulates, and books are one of them. Some books are very old and are almost never touched. Others are people's favorites and have been touched more than a million times. To the naked eye, they are harmless, but under the microscope, they are a garden of germs and bacteria. You may not catch a disease from reading books, but they can trigger allergies and asthma in susceptible people. Unlikely other items like toys or furniture, books are hard to disinfect and sanitize. You can't wash a book or vacuum it to get rid of the dust, and even if you could, you wouldn't have enough time or the patience to do so. Can you imagine wiping dust off of each and every book in the library and going through all of its pages?

The problem with books is that they are delicate. The ideal method to disinfect a book would be one that could preserve the condition of the book. The problem with that is the pages of the book. While you may be able to disinfect most book covers, the pages of the book don't have the same luck. You can't just go through them and rub them with alcohol or another disinfectant. One thing that pesticide specialist Alicia Leytem recommends, is to put the book in a cloth bag and then put it in a hot dryer for 30 minutes. That will kill the bugs and their eggs.

While there is more you can do for book disinfection and sanitizing, a sure way to eliminate the amount of dust from books is by trying to get the least amount of dust on them in the first place. How can this be achieved? The only way is to reduce the amount of dust the book comes into contact with. Strict cleaning and sanitizing must be done on all items present in the library. The less amount of dust and dirt present in the library, the less amount of dust the book will come into contact with.

A revolutionary sanitizing method that combines ozone and heat can be the ideal solution to remove germs from library items like books shelves, tables, chairs, mobile shelving, mobile racks, floor lamps, and other items. Germinator Mobile Sanitizing is our ozone sanitizing treatment that is 100% natural and approximately 3,000 times more effective than bleach to kill germs, viruses, bacteria, and even MRSA. Scientific studies have demonstrated that ozone sanitizing eliminates 99.9% of germs, bacteria, and viruses, with no negative consequences for the environment. The Germinator blasts ozone at high velocity, so it gets into those hard-to-reach places. It will not only eliminate harmful germs and bacteria, but will also leave your items smelling fresh and clean. While it hasn't been used on books, all the other items in the library can be sanitized, and it will provide a healthier and more comfortable environment.

Our goal is to provide libraries and their users with a comfortable environment ideal for anyone that wants to submerge himself in the pleasures of reading a book. If you feel your library needs a healthy and convenient environment for your book readers, give us a call at 855-NO-GERMZ (664-3769) or fill in the form below to contact our offices and find out more about the services we offer. Once you call, we will come right to your doorstep and do all the dirty work, while you rest assured you will have a comfy environment in an hour or less. Remember to always stay in touch by liking our page on Facebook at Facebook at Germinator Mobile Sanitizing, following us on Twitter @GerminatorMS and Instagram @GerminatorMS. If you want to stay tuned for the latest information about Germinator Mobile Sanitizing, subscribe to our Newsletter.


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