FAQ

FAQ

Healthy Mama is an antimicrobial coating that can be easily integrated into virtually any polymer, textile, or building material during manufacturing or as an end-of-process application. Healthy Mama eliminates harmful microbes and superbugs and protects any human-made material from mold, mildew, and any stain or odor-causing bacteria.

The patented protection of Healthy Mama provides immediate and reactive protection against microbes. When microbes come into contact with a product protected with our Healthy Mama GREEN technology, our product destroys the cell wall of the microbes, disrupting the growth process and making it unable to reproduce, effectively destroying the organism.

As a deeper dive into the chemical aspect, the active ingredient in Healthy Mama forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer that chemically bonds to the treated surface. You can think of it as a layer of microscopic swords protecting the surface. When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the molecular “sword” punctures the cell membrane and the electrical charge shocks the cell, effectively killing the microorganism. Since Healthy Mama is not transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial doesn’t lose strength and the sword is ready for the next cell to contact it. Normal cleaning of treated surfaces will remove the build-up of dirt, dead microbes, etc. keeping the treatment ready for continual antimicrobial action.

Healthy Mama coatings are effective against most bacteria, yeasts, mildew and fungi, including stain, odor, and disease-causing microorganisms.

Healthy Mama is not a replacement for routine cleaning; it will, however, make cleanings far more efficient, and hundreds if not thousands of times more effective.

Consumer safety is our top concern. All of our products are guaranteed non-toxic and have obtained United States EPA approval. Risk assessments by independent scientific bodies constantly reconfirm the safety of our antimicrobial additives.

Healthy Mama does not harm the environment. It is non-toxic. It is safe for skin contact. It is safe for children’s clothing. Found in products used by Kimberly Clark, NASA, Boeing, US Army, Nike, Reebok, Jack-in-the-Box, Sears, Dupont, Dr. Sholl’s, WalMart, Sheraton/Westin Hotels, Kohl’s, Mohawk carpets, US Gypsum, Sports Authority – to name a few..

Healthy Mama is stable, non-soluble, and durable – usually lasting for the life of the treated surface. Due to the patented technology that makes Healthy Mama unique, the formula is able to become a permanent part of your product surface depending on the wear, tear and abrasion the surface encounters.

The life of the treated surface depends on a number of factors; however, real-world case studies have seen long-term effectiveness on a treated (undamaged & unmarred) surface with normal housekeeping – for years and years.  Our certification is good for 12 months, but Healthy Mama delivers non-stop active protection for up to three years on non-porous or hard surfaces and up to lifetime on woven and porous materials.

Ask us about our certification program for your place of business.

Healthy Mama has been shown to preserve its >4 log reduction even after 1200 cleaning cycles with hospital disinfectant. For further details, please click here.

Healthy Mama, because of its unique chemistry, provides long-term protection against regrowth and future contamination on treated surfaces. Porous surfaces, which are contaminated below the surface, will occasionally experience some growth, which breaks through a treated surface, like grout
if the space behind the wall is wet. We recommend residences be treated every three years and public spaces of high-traffic annually. Ask us about our certification program for your place of business. ( last sentence Hyperlink to that page)

Microbes can be extremely hazardous. Severe contamination with hazardous organisms may require cleaning protocols similar to those for asbestos removal. For normal contamination, solid surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned before treatment. Soft surfaces such as carpets and upholstery
should be well vacuumed or professionally cleaned. Insulation can be cleaned and treated if only superficial growth on the surface is present. Insulation that has heavy growth or is damp should be removed and replaced.
Healthy Mama Environmental Solutions’ trained, certified technicians match the latest application techniques to the specific project’s scope of work following established Protocols. Using those guidelines, technicians choose from hand-wiping, coarse spray/fogging, or an electrostatic application process. Hand wiping is used for small jobs where spraying applications are not prudent such as small, constricted areas or on a surface that requires delicate handling. Coarse spraying/fogging is used when a surface is very irregular and deep penetration is needed – carpet is a good example. Large areas most generally will require the use of the electrostatic process which utilizes spray wands with nozzles that impart an electrostatic charge to provide a very uniform and thorough coverage of the targeted surface.

  • EPA approved as effective against bacteria, mold, mildew, algae as a “static” agent
  • Imparts durable biostatic activity (kills microbes) on a wide variety of surfaces
  • Over a prolonged period of time, treated surfaces and materials will stop/prevent/resist growth of fungi, bacteria, algae and some viruses
  • Provides freshness and combats microbe related odors, and deterioration and discoloration caused by bacteria, fungi, and algae
  • Our certification is good for 12 months but Healthy Mama delivers non-stop active protection for up to three years on non-porous or hard surfaces and up to lifetime on woven and porous materials.

Conventional products kill by way of poisoning microorganisms and are designed to act quickly, but.. they also dissipate over time to avoid adverse effects to humans and animals due to their toxic ingredients. The GREEN Healthy Mama technology takes a totally unique approach. Like other methods, Healthy Mama also provides an effective initial microbial kill after application; however, it goes far beyond the “one-time treatment” by providing long-term, durable control of microbe growth on treated surfaces…basically, for the life of that surface.
The surface itself is modified to make it “antimicrobially active” for the normal life of the substrate onto which it is applied.

Healthy Mama antimicrobial is:

  • EPA approved as a final “bio-static”
  • surface finish to leave a durable, colorless, odorless antimicrobial
  • coating for the materials including, but not limited to:
    • Carpet, draperies, upholstery, furniture, book covers, and pictures
    • Most interior hard surfaces including:
      • floors and floor coverings, walls and wall coverings, ceramic tile, concrete, chrome, stainless steel, stone, sealed fiberglass, vinyl, porcelain, wood and glass fixtures, marble and aluminum
      • For use in schools, hospitals, homes, business offices, restaurants, hotels, cars, airplanes, boats, conference centers, sports/fitness centers, textiles, building materials, and more.

Once Healthy Mama cures, moisture passes through the Healthy Mama allowing treated surfaces to breathe. After curing, Healthy Mama is somewhat water repellent, aiding in cleaning.

Antimicrobials do not lead to “superbugs”. Antimicrobials are utilized at levels that do not lead to the development of bacterial resistance. In addition, unlike antibiotics, antimicrobials target multiple areas of the cell. This multi-targeted approach makes it extremely difficult for bacteria to develop resistance. In general, “superbugs” are generated due to misuse of antibiotics, not by the use of antimicrobials.