Q. WHy was the SafeSpace Germ Fogger Discontinued?
A. Early in 2020 a new Disinfecting and Deodorizing Germ Fogger formulation and label was submitted to EPA for certification to replace the old formulae. The new formulae and label was approved and the old formulae and label certification was retired. Though the new formulae/label was approved for EPA disinfectant certification status, the “Total Release and Fogger” claim(s) on the new label were struck and disallowed. So effective November 2020, the US Environmental Protection Agency is apparently not allowing EPA registered, aerosol, sanitizing/disinfecting products, to place Total Release and Fogger claims on their labels. No reason(s) for the change were provided by the EPA. At this time aerosol pesticides, mold/fungi killers, air deodorizers, air fresheners and air sanitizers do not appear to be subject to this new label change.
NOTE: This change does NOT mean that previous EPA registered, aerosol disinfectants with the Total Release and Fogger claims were not registered EPA disinfectants, as they were. Feel free to contact the US Environmental Protection Agency directly with specific questions or for any further information or clarification on this change.
We speculate that the “Reason(s)” for this change might be one, or a combination of the following:
- No standardized and quantifiable efficacy testing exists that equally compares sanitizer/disinfectant distribution from a “total release fogger” and a “manually actuated spray,” from a comparable aerosol container, under comparable circumstances.
- The EPA took this action as a way to reduce application/processing time and requirements for new sanitizer/disinfectant products to be brought expeditiously to market during product shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The EPA is presently experiencing massive new application processing slowdowns (said to be 18-24 months behind) and is doing everything possible to reduce applications.
- Long established companies, heavily vested in manually actuated, aerosol spray products, were losing market share to newer companies marketing total release floggers and the established companies used their “influence” to get disinfectant foggers of the market.
Q. If you still have germ foggers Are they safe to use?
A. Yes! The Germ Foggers are still safe to use. The reason for the Germ Foggers being discontinued was not due to any “Health or safety” issues. Please see the question above for additional information.
q. dOes the SafeSpace® D&D Misting System KILL covid-19?
A. Yes! Under the EPA’s “N” List the the SafeSpace® Disinfectant & Deodorizing System kills “Emerging Pathogens” which includes COVID-19.
Q. WHAT GERMS DOes THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting SYstem and the Auto mist KILL?
A. Please reference the “What Our Products Kill” section on our website. Please note this is NOT an all – inclusive list, as new strains and variants of germs are constantly being discovered. If you need to know if a specific germ or illness can be killed by SafeSpace® products and it is not included on this list, please message us on our “Contact Us” page.
Q. WHAT SIZE ROOM/AREA WILL A SINGLE 16.5-OUNCE, SAFESPACE® D&D MIST CAN TREAT?
A. A single 16.5 ounce of SafeSpace® D&D Mist will treat approximately +/- 1,200 square feet. This area is equal to the total square footage of an average size home or one fourth of an NBA basketball court. Keep in mind that you are primarily misting the high traffic areas, work surfaces, work stations, walking areas, ect.
Q. IS IT NECESSARY TO WIPE DOWN Hard surfaces AFTER USING THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system?
A. No. The D&D Mist will dry in less than 10 minutes of application with no residue to wipe away.
Q. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system?
A. This amount of time can vary between different environments depending on the re-exposure rate. For high traffic areas that are re-exposed to germs often, daily to weekly treatments are recommended. For areas of low traffic, weekly to monthly treatments are recommended.
Q. ARE SAFESPACE® DISINFECTING PRODUCTS PET SAFE?
A. Yes! The SafeSpace® D&D Misting System can be used in all animal environments. The D&D Mist should NEVER be used on, or directed at any person or animal or their food. Animals can be in the area being treated and do not need to be removed from the space.
Q. WILL THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system DAMAGE HOUSE PLANTS?
A. No. But if you have any concerns, we recommend avoiding these items during the treatment process.
Q. DOes THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system EFFECT PAINT OR WALLPAPER?
A. No. It is recommended to not spray the D&D Misting System directly at a wall. The D&D mist is specifically made to treat non-porous surfaces.
Q. WILL THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system DAMAGE OR EFFECT FURNITURE?
A. No. Please keep in mind the product is designed for non-porous surfaces only. If you have any concerns, we recommend avoiding these items during the treatment process.
Q. WILL THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system ELIMINATE MUSTY ODORS?
A. Yes! When the D&D Misting System is combined with a moisture reducing product such as Damprid or by using a de-humidifier you can eliminate musty odors.
Q. DOES THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system CONTROL MOLD?
A. The D&D Misting System inhibits the growth of Apergillus niger and Penicillium glaucum fungi and controls Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae on porous surfaces such as fabric and leather surfaces. For mold/mildew control, repeat application every 7 days or more frequently if new growth appears.
Q. WILL MY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT BE HARMED IF TREATed with THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system?
A. No. The SafeSpace® D&D Misting System produces an ultra-fine mist that will not harm electronic equipment during treatment. Make sure to hold the D&D Misting System at least 2 feet from equipment during treatment for best results. Be sure to disinfect keyboards, mousses, touch screens, headphones and any other electronic equipment that is used frequently.
Q. CAN I SAFELY BREATHE IN THE SAFESPACE® D&D mist?
A. Yes! The D&D Misting System contents are not harmful to humans and pets if inhaled. If you have any concerns please wear a vapor mask during treatment. If needed please ventilate the space after treatment by opening doors and windows or turning on a fan.
Q. DO I still have to clean if i use THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system
A. Yes! The SafeSpace® D&D Misting System is the final step to your normal cleaning routine. It is still recommended to continue your normal gross cleaning routine and use the D&D Misting System as the final step to the cleaning process.
Q. CAN I PACK AND TAKE the SAFESPACE® D&D Misting system ON AN AIRPLANE WHEN I TRAVEL?
A. The SafeSpace® D&D Misting System is a commercial aerosol product just like many common deodorants, colognes, air fresheners and hair sprays currently on the market, and can be carried in your checked luggage (not carry-on luggage). Before traveling via air, SafeSpace® recommends checking with the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration to determine which materials are currently allowed on commercial flights. If you are unsure about packing the Germ Fogger in your checked luggage, SafeSpace® can ship the D&D Misting System to your hotel/residence prior to your departure. The D&D Misting System will be waiting for you upon your arrival.
***You should NEVER use or handle a SafeSpace® D&D Misting System while on ANY operating and occupied aircraft, whether in flight or on the ground. ***
Q. CAN I RETURN MY SAFESPACE® Order IF I’M NOT SATISFIED WITH THE RESULTS?
A. Yes. Please refer to our “Returns and Refund Policy” section of our website for details on returns. It is required to contact our customer service team first to approve your return.
Q. IS THE SAFESPACE® D&D Misting System EPA APPROVED?
A. Yes! The SafeSpace® D&D Misting System is approved by the EPA. Our EPA Reg. No: 44446-67-82840 and EPA Est. No: 44446-TX-1. Please visit the “Ingredients and MSDS” section of our website for more information.
Q. WHAT SMELLS DOES THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system ELIMINATE?
A. Rather than masking the odor as many deodorizers and air fresheners do, the SafeSpace® D&D Misting System kills the bacteria that create the odor. The SafeSpace® D&D Misting System quickly suppresses existing unpleasant odors from many sources including: pet, smoke, food, dead animal and musty smells leaving a clean, fresh scent after treatment.
Q. CAN THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting System PREVENT COLD & FLU?
A. Yes! The SafeSpace® D&D Misting System has been proven to kill the germs that cause cold and flu. Combining the regular use of the SafeSpace® D&D Misting System, and a regular cleaning and hand washing routine can also help in the prevention of these viruses. For a more comprehensive list of everything our products kill please go to the “What Our Products Kill” section of our website.
Q. ARE SAFE-SPACE® CLEANING PRODUCTS NEW?
A. SafeSpace® Company and its disinfectant products are fairly new which may be why you haven’t yet heard of us. To learn more about our products and company history please visit the “About Us” section of our website.
Q. WHY AM I RECEIVING AN ERROR MESSAGE AT CHECKOUT?
A. The error message you are receiving at checkout is appearing due to an AVS mismatch. This means that the billing name or billing address does not match the information exactly on the bank statement associated with that card.
Some examples of a mismatch include: a misspelling, name initial included or excluded, spelling out a word that was supposed to be abbreviated or spelled out completely but was supposed to be abbreviated, not including a period or comma or including a period or comma when it was not needed etc. Please ensure the information is correct when attempting to order again.
Please note you can attempt 6 times to checkout via the website. After this time you will be flagged for security reasons and can no longer order with a credit card. If you continue receiving this error when placing an order please check out via the PayPal portal, as they do not require information to be as exact and you have unlimited attempts to checkout via this portal.
Q. What are the cans made of and are they recyclable?
A. Yes! The cans are made of steel and are 100% recyclable.
Q. What temperature should the products be stored at?
A. All SafeSpace® products should be stored in a cool, dry, locked area inaccessible to children and away from sources of heat and ignition (including flames, sparks, hot surfaces, and sunlight). Please read the instructions on each product can for storage temperature recommendations.
Q. Are SafeSpace® products sold in stores?
A. No. Safespace® products are only available for sale on our website.
Q. Is there a shelf life on Safespace® products?
A. SafeSpace® aerosol products have an average shelf life of 18 months if you follow the proper storage instructions as seen on the can label.
Q. How far should you hold THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system from the space/item you are targeting?
A. Hold container 2 feet from surface you wish to treat.
Q. Are there any areas in my home that I shouldn’t use THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system?
A. No. You can use the SafeSpace® D&D Misting system on any non-porus surface in your home for effective results.
Q. Do I need to use any PPE (Vapor mask) while using THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system?
A. No. You don’t have to wear any type of PPE. If desired you can wear a vapor mask during treatment if needed.
Q. Can the SafeSpace® D&D Misting System be used outside to sanitize playground areas or outdoor furniture?
A. Yes! The SafeSpace® D&D Misting system is effective on non-porous surfaces such as metal or plastic playground equipment and outdoor furniture.
Q. Who can use THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system?
A. Anyone! There are no training requirements to use any of our products.
Q. Do other people need to leave the area when using THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system?
A. No. The SafeSpace® D&D Misting System can be used with people present, but NOT directly at or directly over people/animals or open food. Please be aware that some people are sensitive to strong odors, so be considerate when using the SafeSpace® D&D Misting System around other people. If needed, open a door or windows and turn on a fan to ventilate the space during and after treatment.
Q. Do I need to prepare the space in advance before using THE SAFESPACE® D&D misting system?
A. No. You can simply shake the can, snap on the easy misting handle and begin disinfecting!
q. dO YOU PRIVATE LABEL YOUR PRODUCTS?
A. No. Currently at this time we do not private label any of our products.