How Businesses Are Using SteraMist® to Meet New Challenges

With 2021 well underway and new provincial health guidelines in place, businesses across Ontario are looking to continue operating safely while adhering to the latest public health recommendations. While many have turned to improving their online store offerings or moving to a touch-less, curb-side pick-up model for goods, many businesses are still operating with customers and staff in-store. For these essential businesses, safety continues to be a top priority. This is precisely why STER-OL provides peace-of-mind to business owners, managers, and employees with its disinfection and sterilization services.

Here are just a few stories of disinfection and perseverance across Ontario.


Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire & Emergency Services – Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“STER-OL Infection Control provided us with great service. The technicians were very informative, and the service was very fast, allowing us to get back to work with minimal downtime.”

At Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire and Emergency Services, safety is the top priority. The department covers a large region of predominantly rural areas, and stands ready to respond to an emergency situation at a moment’s notice. 

The health and safety of First Responders is absolutely essential to the well-being of our larger communities. That’s why WSFES called in STER-OL to provide sterilization services, ensuring the department’s spaces were free of pathogens in buildings, vehicles, and equipment. With virtually no downtime thanks to the ease of application of SteraMist®, First Responders at WSFES could focus on protecting the community they serve, knowing that their workplace was sterilized and free of harmful germs, bacteria, and pathogens.


King Academy Child Care Centre – Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Thank you STER-OL Infection Control for your disinfection service. It is greatly appreciated. Your staff was amazing from the frontline to the field – very friendly and informative. Thanks again for providing King Academy with the initial steps for the safety of our students, staff and families. Awesome Job! Will definitely recommend you!”

King Academy Child Care Centre is a Ministry-approved child care centre offering curriculum-centered programs based on academic and holistic elements. Providing a safe and comfortable environment for students, staff, and parents is of the highest importance, ensuring they can all focus on quality education first and foremost.

To ensure their spaces were safe for all those attending classes last year – and their families coming to and from school – King Academy called STER-OL. Using its portable SteraMist® units, infection control specialists decontaminated the space, ensuring it was safe for children, parents, and staff. This gave them peace-of-mind while continuing to carry on the lessons of the day.


My Beautique Inc. – Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“STER-OL Infection Control left My Boutique completely disinfected, with no odour or residue. I can reopen with confidence knowing my staff and clients are in a sterile environment.”

My Beautique Inc. prides itself on enhancing the beauty of its clients from the inside out, providing health and spa services like make-up design, skin care, teeth whitening, and more. In 2020, providing these services in person became much more challenging. Still, My Beautique was determined to stay connected to the community as best they could with following evolving public health recommendations.

That’s when the company got in touch with STER-OL.

Using SteraMist®, STER-OL’s infection control specialists were able to completely disinfect My Beautique. Not only was the disinfection a thorough experience, ensuring the business could remain open for longer, but the decontamination process left no odour or residue behind, ensuring that My Beautique’s clientele and staff were both totally protected and maintained a high-quality in-store experience.

These are only a handful of the countless stories STER-OL has seen across the Greater Toronto Area. As 2021 rolls on and businesses find new ways to adapt to their customers’ needs, STER-OL will continue to provide quality preventative services to satisfy customers, protect workers, and keep businesses open and successful.

To ensure your business starts the New Year right, click below to get a free quote now.

STER-OL Infection Control Continues to Support Ontario Residents and Businesses

As Ontario continues to weather the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, STER-OL Infection Control continues to provide its decontamination, sterilization, and cleaning services to residents, businesses and medical facilities.

Last May, STER-OL announced it had partnered with AssessMed, a leader in independent medical examination (IME) services to singularly focus on safety solutions for frontline workers by disinfecting beyond provincial standards. The partnership was announced with a press release featured in Canadian Underwriter.

We can safely disinfect any surface area, building or vehicle with minimal downtime,” Peter Sandica, President and CEO of STER-OL Infection Control was quoted as saying at the time. “By protecting staff, business owners are directly contributing to public safety and helping to lead us further down a path of recovery. STER-OL Infection Control aims to enable these leaders and their teams to support Canadians by providing sustainable solutions.”

In the time since announcing the partnership, STER-OL has continued to uphold its commitment to workplace decontamination, residential sterilization, and overall safety. In an effort to support frontline workers, the company built a mobile PPE Disinfection Unit capable of safely reprocessing approximately 2,000 N95 masks in a single hour. This is in addition to STER-OL’s Vehicle Disinfection Centre, where emergency and passenger vehicles can be completely disinfected in just minutes.

These innovations are all powered by SteraMist®, using Binary Ionization Technology (BIT) and a very low (7.8%) Hydrogen Peroxide solution to disinfect surfaces, rooms, buildings, and even vehicles in just minutes.

To learn more about STER-OL’s partnership with AssessMed, click here to read the original press release. And be sure to click below to get a free quote to disinfect your home, workplace, or vehicle today.

3 Back to Work Tips for Business Success in 2021

3 Back to Work Tips for Business Success in 2021

A new year brings with it new possibilities, and the potential for greater business success. After companies the world over were left scrambling to adjust their practices last year, 2021 offers business owners, managers, and operators the chance to hit the reset button, strengthening their relationship with employees and creating new experiences for customers and clients.

If you’re looking to build up your business success this year, use these 3 tips to kickstart your 2021 goals.


1. Improve Remote Work Offerings

2020 proved just how resilient businesses, and their employees, can be. Almost overnight workplaces of all types adjusted themselves to suit a new environment that prioritized new public health and safety guidelines. For many, this meant giving workers the ability to work remotely wherever possible.

While the shift may have been abrupt, it’s clear that it is also here to stay in 2021 as public safety remains a top priority. This means businesses must continue to improve the remote work experience for their workers. Begin with the basics: update company policies to support this new work-from-home mindset, including privacy and data policies. Then, go one step further by enforcing a regular work routine, complete with breaks and a reasonable cut-off time, to ensure employees to overextend themselves. This will ensure employees don’t suffer from the fatigue that can set in with spending long hours in front of a computer screen. If possible, have your business invest in tools and technology to encourage teamwork and collaboration – including casual chats, video hangouts, and more. Helping your team enjoy some social time as they typically would in person can lead to better, more productive work hours and keep people feeling motivated.


2. Enhance Online Customer Interactions

While some of your colleagues and employees begin the new year working remotely, customers and clients are relying on company websites, social media, and digital storefronts now more than ever. In order to make sure your business is capturing that interest and attention, make sure you review and update your company’s website, ensuring its ready to handle that increased traffic to turn visitors into customers. Using your online presence effectively can be a significant boon to any business’s financial health.


3. Ensure A Safe In-Person Experience

Of course, though these strategies are useful, not every business can be completely digital or full remote. Many workers, whether in offices, shops, or retailers, will still need to meet with customers face-to-face, and many customers will still visit businesses when it’s safe to do so. For these reasons, it’s absolutely vital that every business in 2021 do its best to provide a safe, smooth, and enjoyable in-person experience as well.

Start with our workplace prep guide for 2021. This will give you some ways to kickstart your company’s new year’s operations. Once you’ve updated your workspace, STER-OL’s customer tips demonstrate a few ways businesses can build strong customer experiences while maintaining health and safety measures that align with public recommendations. The most important thing to remember is to ensure customers and employees like feel safe while in the workplace. That starts with a safe and clean environment. So be sure to require face masks for everyone in your business, offer hand sanitizer at entrances and exits, and have the entire area disinfected with SteraMist®. By sterilizing your business with SteraMist®, you can proudly demonstrate your company’s commitment to public safety, showing that your business is ready to take on the challenges of the new year and is set up for success. With SteraMist®, your workplace will have cutting edge protection with a tool that:

  • Kills pathogens on contact
  • Applied in seconds, effective in minutes
  • 100% eco-friendly
  • Authorized for sale by Health Canada
  • Safe for sensitive materials (paperwork, electronics, etc.)
  • Fast-acting, effective, and safe

Make sure your business is ready to meet the challenges of 2021. Click below to get your free quote to clean your space with SteraMist® today.

4 New Year’s Resolution Tips to Keep Your Home Clean

Now that all the gifts have been opened, the food has been devoured, and good times have been had, there is only one more holiday that remains to be celebrated – the turning of the calendar to New Year’s Day. No doubt we all are looking forward to leaving 2020 behind and enjoying a fresh start on January 1st, when we can greet the new year with a newfound sense of optimism. 

Before we watch the ball drop though, there are a few things you can do to get yourself, your family, and your home ready for new beginnings. Here are 4 New Year’s Resolution tips you can use to keep your home clean in 2021.

1. Use Your Holiday Downtime to Declutter

This is a simple place to start. The week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve is often a quieter one. Most of the celebrating has happened, and folks are taking some time to themselves to relax, decompress, and set their sights on the future. Take advantage of this moment by decluttering the spaces around you. Start easy: maybe by cleaning up discarded holiday packaging or gift wrappings. Once you’ve got that momentum, use it to push through some of the bigger projects you may have been putting off all year, like cleaning out a hall closet, wiping down the kitchen, or tidying up an upstairs bathroom. We all have rooms in our home that need attention. Now is the time to revisit them.

2. Tidy Up Those Decorations

While many folks enjoy leaving holiday decorations up until the end of December and beyond, the post-Christmas break is a great time to tidy up those seasonal ornaments and find a better way to store them away until next year. If you usually stash your holiday décor out of sight (and out of mind) when not in use, like in a closet or basement, consider packing them in storage bins or boxes. This will not only keep them free of dust and dirt, but will also ensure you have more space to enjoy your home in the New Year. The same goes for garlands, wreaths, and larger items.

3. Make Tidying Up A Family Routine

Tidying up after the holidays doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, it can be the start of a great habit. Go beyond the basics and have everyone at home pick a room and start cleaning up. For kids, that can mean starting small, like putting toys back where they belong after playing with them, or making the bed in the morning. For adults, get in the habit of regularly dusting common surfaces or washing dishes immediately after a meal rather than letting them sit until later. Getting into these habits now will help give your New Year’s resolutions a boost at home.

4. Give Your Home A Deep Clean with SteraMist®

These are all great ways to get started, but we’ve only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to keeping your home clean. It’s important to remember that true cleanliness goes much deeper. While we are all looking forward to a fresh start in the New Year, we must still remain vigilant about the reality of living with COVID-19 and other germs that could find their way into our homes. 

If you have been following your Winter 2020 Checklist, you know that staying safe this season means following recommended precautions from health officials. On Boxing Day, Ontario entered a new lockdown period, scheduled to last until January 9 in northern Ontario, and January 28 for residents of southern Ontario, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. This means that everyone across the province will begin their 2021 by spending a lot more time at home.

This is exactly why you shouldn’t settle for merely tidying up this season, but protecting your home, yourself, and your loved ones with a deep clean with SteraMist®.

SteraMist® was originally developed by the US Military in the early 2000s to protect against anthrax, and has since been proven to safeguard against other dangerous germs and pathogens. By having your home professionally cleaned with SteraMist®, you can rest assured that your downtime this holiday season is spent in a space that is sterile, safe, and secure for you and your family.

Here’s how it works:

Start your New Year the right way. Click below to get a free quote and see how easy it is to deep clean your home today.

Going Behind the Scenes of the Power of SteraMist®

Authorized for sale by Health Canada, and approved by the US Food & Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency, SteraMist® is the best disinfectant solution used on a global scale to protect against dangerous pathogens. Known for its power, fast application, and its efficiency against a broad spectrum of hard-to-kill pathogens, SteraMist® is trusted to sterilize even the most hard to reach surfaces and most sensitive items.

Top Features

  • No wiping or rinsing required
  • Leaves no residue behind
  • 100% eco-friendly
  • Free of bleach, chlorine, and silver ion
  • Non-corrosive with superior material compatibility
  • Able to treat sensitive electronic equipment

How It Works

SteraMist® has a rich and powerful history protecting against pathogens. Using ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP™) technology, SteraMist® can reach surfaces traditional disinfectants, sprays, and wipes simply cannot. The cold plasma arc converts the solution into a fine mist capable of sterilizing surfaces in seconds, while leaving no residue or mess to clean up.

The Results

With this power in hand, SteraMist® is the easiest, most effective way to protect any home, office, and even large public spaces from hard-to-kill pathogens. Not only does this mean reduced downtime for businesses and retailers, but peace-of-mind at home knowing where you rest is free of germs.

As you review your safety checklist this winter, keep in mind the ultimate safeguard against unwanted microscopic visitors at home, and the best way to keep your employees, coworkers, and customers safe at work.

Get the power of SteraMist® wherever you find yourself this season. Start with a free quote today.

How to Prepare Your Workplace for Success in 2021

How to Prepare Your Workplace for Success in 2021

Whatever your profession, it’s safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic upended your day-to-day work routine this year. From office towers in cities to restaurants and retailers in the suburbs, nearly every business has had to make significant changes to its daily operations to accommodate customer safety, boost employee morale, and follow evolving public health guidelines.

While there are reasons to be optimistic about 2021, businesses across the region must do all they can to prepare themselves to succeed ahead of time. With that in mind, here are 3 ways business owners, operators, and managers can prepare their workplaces for success in 2021.

1. Grow Your Digital Workplace

One of the biggest challenges for businesses this year was the sudden switch to a work-from-home culture. Almost overnight, entire organizations and their employees had to adjust to new tools and tactics to keep operations running while staying safe. Working from home – or at least, outside of a shared workplace – is a trend that seems poised to continue in 2021. For employers, that means doubling down on the technology and culture that enables employees to do their best work remotely. Updating work from home policies, creating new communications processes, and leveraging collaborative tools can go a long way in helping your business start the new year off strong.

2. Prioritize Real World Safety

Of course, not all businesses can move to a remote work culture so easily. Retailers, restaurants, and other businesses that provide goods and services still depend on direct relationships with customers to continue operating. For those businesses, getting ready for 2021 means re-evaluating what the customer experience looks like when health and safety is the top priority. A good place to start is to check out this workplace safety guide. Here you’ll find some smart ways to adapt your business. Offering new services, like online ordering and curb-side pickup of products are additional ways businesses like these can ensure they are ready to do well.

3. Completely Clean Up Your Workplace with SteraMist®

For customers and coworkers alike, safety at work will continue to be a top priority in 2021. After you have completed this 4 step winter checklist, your workplace will nearly be ready to open in 2021 with some strong safeguards in place. However, to ensure your space is completely disinfected and free of any germs or pathogens, particularly after the holiday rush, the best choice is to completely clean the space with SteraMist®. Originally developed by the US Military to protect against anthrax, SteraMist® is a complete disinfectant solution that safely sterilizes all spaces with almost zero down time. The top rated cleaning product is authorized for sale by Health Canada, 100% eco-friendly, and kills dangerous pathogens on contact.

Here’s how SteraMist® decontaminates an entire workplace in just 60 seconds.

By disinfecting your workplace with SteraMist®, your space will be cleaned with a solution that:

  • Kills COVID-19 and other pathogens on contact
  • Applied in seconds, effective in minutes
  • 100% eco-friendly
  • Authorized for sale by Health Canada
  • Safe for sensitive materials (paperwork, electronics, etc.)
  • Fast-acting, effective, and safe

Start the New Year off right with a workplace that’s clean, safe, and ready for success. Get your free quote now.