GUARDIANS Of GEAR

Why do I need to sanitize my equipment?

  • There are many benefits to having your equipment sanitized frequently.  The most important reason, however, is to kill the many different forms of harmful bacteria living on your gear.  Sanitizing your equipment on a regular basis will greatly reduce the possibility of exposure to these hidden dangers. 



What types of equipment can be treated?

  • Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Baseball, Soccer, Wrestling, 1st Responders, basically anything we can fit in our unit can benefit from a treatment.



How often should I perform the service?

  • Each time you sweat into the protective gear, moisture and bacteria are introduced.  It is not enough to simply “wash” or recondition your gear as this does not kill bacteria, mold, or viruses.  In fact, the wet process of cleaning invites new bacteria to develop in a damp breeding ground.  Generally, after 6 uses, an environment suitable for bacteria regrowth has been created.  More frequent treatment is better but with schedules and budgets to consider, a consistent routine will reduce the potential for dangerous infections.



How long does the process take?

  • Each cycle takes less than 20 minutes.



How does Pro3 Solutions clean my gear?

  • This is a scientific, biological process designed to eliminate bacteria.  Through a technology utilizing Ozone to kill many different strains of dangerous bacteria.  The Ozone is released in high volume and velocity to penetrate deep into the gear.  The treatment is completely dry, which means no residual or skin exposure to any harsh chemicals.



What is Ozone?

  • Ozone, or O3, is a gas made up of three oxygen atoms and can be identified as the “fresh” smell you experience after a rainstorm.  As a disinfectant, it ranks ahead of hydrogen peroxide, iodine, and Ozone is 150 times more powerful and 3000 times faster than bleach.  Ozone is the most efficient form of treatment for killing the harmful bacteria found on your equipment.



 Is Ozone Safe?

  • The patented method utilized by Pro3 Solutions is 100% safe.  The entire process takes place in a sealed vehicle and after Ozone is created within the unit, all Ozone is converted back into Oxygen prior to a completed cycle. 



 What kind of dangers does Pro3 Solutions protect against?


  • Our process kills bacteria including Staph, MRSA, Strep, and C. Diff.  It also eliminates many viruses including Influenza and Rotavirus.  Fungus, mold, mildew, and yeast are also eliminated.  



Why does athletic gear smell so bad?

  • There are many things that go into the odor associated with protective gear including dirt, stains, sweat, and even age.  However, dangerous odor-causing bacteria live deep within the dense fibers of the equipment resulting in not only smell, but also hazardous environments that can lead to severe illness and infections.



Does the cleaning remove the odor?


  • A possible pleasant side-effect of our process can come in the form of reduced odor.  Remember, smell is subjective and odors can come from any number of different factors including dirt or stains.  Each set of equipment is unique and the reason for treatment is not smell but to eliminate harmful bacteria.  Not all smells will fade, but the equipment will be safe to use and free from bacteria.