Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Germ Terminator - FAQ


What types of toothbrushes can be used in the Germ Terminator?
In general, the Germ Terminator works with nearly all name brand toothbrushes. This includes both ultrasonic and mechanical toothbrushes. However, we do not recommend that is be used with clear handled toothbrushes or mechanical battery operated toothbrushes that do not have a removable head.

How many toothbrushes will the Germ Terminator sanitize at one time?
It has been designed and tested for sanitizing either one or two toothbrushes with bristles up.

How big is the Germ Terminator?
It's very compact and has a small footprint to sit on your countertop. It's base is only 3" x 5" and it stands about 12" in height.

How does the Germ Terminator work?
The Germ Terminator uses a patented and patent-pending two-step process using both steam and dry heat. You just add water to the unit and the power of steam kills greater than 99.9999% of the germs tested. The dry-heat clean chamber stores your toothbrush and keeps it germ-free.

Adding water automatically turns on the Germ Terminator steam mode and the dry-heat mode is activated automatically as soon as the steam cycle has been completed. There are no moving parts to break or jam. Your sanitized toothbrush stands ready for your next brushing.

What steps are required to clean my toothbrush?
The Germ Terminator is super-easy to use and takes less than ten seconds of your time per use. After placing your toothbrush into the clean chamber simply add water and the Germ Terminator automatically does the rest.

Does it use electricity?
The Germ Terminator plugs into the wall to enable your toothbrush to stay germ free even in unsanitary bathroom conditions.

Does it really work?
Three major independent laboratories were unable to detect even a single germ in any test. Each test involved contaminating toothbrushes with more than one million colony-forming units of germs per toothbrush. The Germ Terminator completely killed: HIV, Herpes, Hepatitis, The Cold Virus, The Flu Virus, Salmonella, Listeria, E. Coli, Candida, Gingivalis, Staphyloccocus, and Meningitis to name a few.

Does is come with a warranty?
The Germ Terminator Corporation warrants this product against any defects in material or workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase. An extended warranty is available through Germ Terminator Corporation.

How hot will the outside of the unit get?
The Germ Terminator is similar to any household appliance that uses steam. Like a humidifier, it becomes warm but not uncomfortable to the touch.

How long does it take for my toothbrush to be sanitized?
All you do is add water to your Germ Terminator and using it only takes 10 seconds. However, the steam process takes less than 10 minutes. The independent laboratories tested at 30 minutes, 4 hours,s and 12 hours. All tests showed complete inactivation of all germs.

Are there other ways to sanitize my toothbrush?
Boiling your toothbrush or placing your toothbrush in the dishwasher can damage the bristles of your brush. Also, these methods will not provide sanitary storage for your brush. Also, keeping your toothbrush in mouthwash may inject alcohol into your bloodstream. Alcohol is know to be a potential cancer-causing agent, especially for the oral cavity.

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