The Ohio yacht club, on the shores of Lake Erie, was interested in an environmentally safe cleaning and sanitizing program for its members, which led them to Annihilare—a generator, coupled with a dilution station, that delivers six different cleaning agents.
The Cleveland (Ohio) Yachting Club (CYC) was looking to provide its members with an environmentally safe cleaning and sanitizing program with the understanding that, due to COVID-19, the frequency of applications would significantly increase.
With that in mind, CYC chose the Annihilare system.
CYC, is located on the shores of Lake Erie, is always looking for ways to reduce its footprint on the environment with green and sustainable solutions, Gregory R. Zenko, Business Development at Annihilare, said.
“Additionally, the economics of deploying the system were very favorable when compared to its traditional cleaning methodology,” Zenko added. “The club’s board also saw tremendous value in onsite generation as a way to reduce the risk of future sanitizer/disinfectant shortages caused by a future outbreak.”
How is it different from traditional cleaning solutions? The AoS-500 on-site generator makes two full-strength products: (1) Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) @ 500ppm – a Broad-Spectrum Tuberculocidal Disinfectant, which is EPA registered and Green Seal certified (GS-53); and (2) a Powerful Degreaser (NaOH) and Multi-Purpose Cleaner, which is Green Seal certified (GS-37).
“It can be applied in the exact same manner as one would apply other cleaners and disinfectants—spray bottles, foggers and electrostatic sprayers,” Zenko said. “The only difference is that products don’t harm the user, the patron or the assets of the organization due to its chemical properties.”
As for an expected return on investment … the system is subscription based and—outside of a modest install and training fee—if the club is using in the range of $1,500 a month in chemicals to clean and sanitize, it pays for itself in the first month, Zenko said.
The Annihilare system consists of an onsite generator that is typically installed in a utility closet with running water and electricity.
“This generator is coupled with a dilution station that delivers six different cleaning agents: An EPA registered tuberculocidal disinfectant; sanitizer; deodorizer; degreaser; general purpose cleaner; and glass cleaner,” Zenko said. “Depending on the size of the club, one could deploy multiple generators or add additional dilution stations.”
The company also offers an electrostatic spray cart that can be used to apply the Annihilyte in large areas, such as a banquet room or fitness facility.
Prior to Annihilare, CYC used a variety of general-purpose cleaners, traditional bleach and QUAT-based sanitizers, as well as third-party commercial disinfectant sprayers when warranted.
“The member response has been fantastic, both because of the green, non-toxic and non-corrosive properties of the products but also due to the environmentally friendly attributes that mirror the values of the organization,” Zenko said.