NanoSeptic® FAQ

How does the NanoSeptic Surface work?

One of the components of the surface is a mineral nano-crystal which acts as a catalyst, charged by visible light. These nano-crystals create a continuous, powerful oxidation reaction. This oxidation reaction breaks down organic material into base components such as CO2. The surface also forms free radicals which act as an additional cleaning agent.

Powered by light, NanoSeptic surfaces utilize mineral nano-crystals which create a powerful oxidation reaction. Working 24/7, the surface continually oxidizes organic contaminants. Unlike traditional disinfectants and cleaners, the NanoSeptic surface uses no poisons, heavy metals or chemicals, and nothing is released from the surface since the nano-crystals are molecularly bonded to the material – Green!

How much light is required to power the nano-crystals?

Just standard/normal indoor light, nothing super bright needed. Lab testing was all completed around 900 – 1000 lumens for example. No recharge needed.

What if the elevator powers off? How does it work with no light?

In the absence of light the surfaces continue to work … not as effectively as with light. Then, as soon as light is introduced, it begins working again immediately at full strength.

What do you mean by “self-cleaning”?

The NanoSeptic surface continuously oxidizes organic contaminants at the microscopic level. Large scale contaminants must still be removed to allow the surface to do its job. This is similar to disinfectants, which require surfaces to be cleaned before the disinfectant can be effective.

How should I clean NanoSeptic surfaces?

NanoSeptic surfaces are not affected by traditional non-abrasive cleaners. We recommend wiping the surface with a microfiber cloth and water to remove large-scale contaminants. Do not use abrasive cleaners or cleaning utensils which might compromise the NanoSeptic surface.

How long do NanoSeptic products last?

The manufacturer’s recommendation is to replace the facility touch point skins every 90 days (quarterly). In some high traffic applications they may need to be replaced more often. Mats, mousepads and tissue box covers should be replaced annually. Nothing gets used up or expires, so the products’ shelf life is virtually unlimited. Product life is dependent on actual physical wear.

How do I know when to replace NanoSeptic surfaces?

The easiest rule to follow is to replace the skins quarterly and the other products annually. However, the print serves as a wear indicator, so if the text or graphics become worn or faded, it’s time to replace. Also, if the skins start to peel off, we recommend replacement to keep the touch point looking good.

What is the size of the round elevator button covers?

The size of the round elevator button cover is .9” dia.

Is NanoSeptic an Antimicrobial Material?

NanoSeptic is much different than materials with added antimicrobial agents, which have been shown in studies to have no real effect on sanitation or infection. Instead of using chemicals or poisons, NanoSeptic uses mineral nanocrystal which harness the power of visible light to create a powerful oxidation reaction which continuously breaks down – not poisons — all organic contaminants.

How do you remove elevator button covers?

Easily removable by hand, simply by pinching a corner with your fingers and peeling it off. While they are designed to stay in place, they use a non-permanent adhesive which is easily removed with minimal residue to clean off.

How do you remove elevator cab hand rail covers?

Easily removable by hand, simply by pinching a corner with your fingers and peeling it off. While they are designed to stay in place, they use a non-permanent adhesive which is easily removed with minimal residue to clean off.

How do the NanoSeptic buttons work on all/most applications?

Round NanoSeptic button covers will cover the center of square buttons. The purpose is not to match buttons completely, as there are a multitude of button sizes, shapes, and configurations. The point is to provide a safe touchable surface on a button, which the standard NanoSeptic round button will provide.

Can I put signs or stickers on the inside of my elevator telling riders that NanoSeptic is being used?

Yes, if done according to regional safety codes.

Is there a document showing the NanoSeptic flashpoint or flame spread rating?

Yes. It is available upon request.

Where are NanoSeptic surfaces being used?

See page 3 in linked report below:

Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas – Office-Based Employers Minimum Standard Health Protocols

Excerpt from above: 

  • Limit the use of standard-size elevators to four individuals at a time, each located at a different corner of the elevator to avoid close contact. Masks should be worn in elevators. Utilize touchpoint cleaning and nanoseptic button covers if appropriate. For individuals not wishing to ride an elevator, ensure stairways are available for use. As appropriate, individuals subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act may ride the elevator alone or accompanied by the individual’s caregiver. 

Widely used at the below facilities:

  • 7+ International Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Medical Schools, Surgery Centers, Physician and Dental Offices, etc.
  • CBRE, JLL, Cushman and Wakefield, Hines, Colliers, etc.
  • 18+ Federal Reserve Banks
  • Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, etc.

More Information:

  • Elevator buttons and wraps can be cleaned with all non-abrasive cleaning products.
  • Sold in sheets of 25 buttons, with 2 notification stickers included.
  • Extra sheets of “Notification” stickers for Elevator Buttons and Touchscreens are available.

Use the button below to request a brochure, or contact us directly to see if NanoSeptic products are the right solution for your elevators.

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