K-12 and University Cleaning

When approaching school and university cleaning, facilities managers have to consider many factors. They think about the health of students, the comfort of custodians, the lifespan of the facility, the budget of the custodial department, and their responsibility to the planet – all before spraying and wiping down a surface. PathoSans on-site generation systems help balance all of these concerns, while creating an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning.

San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District uses PathoSans in 13 campuses to stay clean and “green”.


Reduced Cost of Cleaning

Most school and university cleaning programs face tight budget constraints. Year after year, expectations go up and budgets stay the same, or expectations stay the same and budgets go down. PathoSans changes the game for custodial managers by reducing the cost of cleaning chemicals to pennies per gallon. This is possible, because generating solutions on-site eliminates the majority of the costs associated with producing cleaning chemicals. By adding softened water, salt, and electricity to a PathoSans system, you regain time spent ordering, unpacking, mixing, and training and enjoy cleaning solution where and when you need it most.

Environmental Impact of Cleaning Solutions

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable estimates that one plastic bottle has a total carbon footprint equal to 82.8 grams of carbon dioxide. Now multiply that by the number of bottles of cleaning chemicals you buy every year, and you’ll get a feel for the carbon footprint of letting someone else produce your cleaning solutions off-site. The PathoSans system produces electrochemically activated (ECA) solutions right in your facility, enabling up to an 85-95% reduction of cleaning chemicals and disposable packaging. They also eliminate the environmental costs of manufacturing, shipping, and disposing of cleaning chemicals. (PathoSans solutions neutralize in the drain for safe disposal.) With the PathoSans system, solutions are produced automatically, so a concentrated cleaning solution is available for use with a simple twist of a tap.

School and University Athletic Areas

PathoSans solutions clean and disinfect athletic equipment while helping prevent fungal infections, viral infections, and bacterial infections. In school and university athletic areas, infections like MRSA and staph have taken large tolls on student athletes. PathoSans solutions can make athletic areas safer. Third-party tests verify a six-log reduction of listeria, E. coli, MRSA, strep, and more, meaning there were one million times fewer germs present after using PathoSans ECA solutions. PathoCide effectively sanitizes surfaces where salmonella and staph are present.

Asthma and Allergies in Schools and Universities

Harsh detergents have an intrinsic smell that must be masked with synthetic fragrances. PathoSans ECA solutions, have no smell at all in use and no added scents. Installing a PathoSans system at your school or university helps eliminate fragrances that can trigger asthma and allergies.

Carpet Cleaning in Schools and Universities

PathoSans ECA solutions are ideal for carpets. The custodial staff of a 4.5 million square foot school district use PathoSans solutions to clean all carpet. After, the carpets looked pristine and had no chemical residue. The Carpet and Rug Institute recognizes ECA systems as effective for carpet cleaning.