Why is Sanitization Necessary?

  • Surface washing alone does not kill bacteria
  • Chemicals are effective to destroy some bacteria but can’t penetrate entire equipment
  • Washing and sprays alone cannot remove the deep bacteria that causes the odors in equipment

Is Ozone Safe to Use for the Environment?

Oxygen converts to ozone by UV lights.  In absence of UV lights the ozone will go back to oxygen.  There is no ozone released in the atmosphere thereby completely safe for the environment.

How Long to Have a Set of Hockey / Football Gear Sanitized?

One set of lacrosse, football, or hockey equipment will take 16 minutes.  

How Long Does it Take to have a Locker Room Sanitized?

Depending on the size of the enclosed space a room could take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours.

When Can I Wear My Equipment After Sanitization?

Since the process is completely waterless, you may wear your gear immediately after the 16-minute cycle.

Will the Machine Take all the Stains Out of the Gear?

No, the machine will sanitize and disinfect the sports equipment eradicating more than 99 % of the dangerous bacteria / viruses / molds but will not remove stains.

My Team Wants Their Gear Done...Do You Offer Discounts?

Absolutely.  We offer discounts to football, lacrosse and hockey teams.  We can come directly to you to sanitize the equipment at your site if that is more convenient.  Please contact us to set up a discount for your organization.

How do I Arrange to Have My Equipment Sanitized?

Feel free to contact us by email or phone at anytime to schedule your equipment or facility to be sanitized.  

How Can I Decrease the Bacteria in my Gear and Extend the Process?

Remove your equipment after use and dry out. DO NOT leave wet protective gear closed up in a gym bag. This will increase the bacteria production and increase odors and risk for infection.

How Long Does the Process Last?

The length of the sanitization depends on a lot of factors including:  the frequency of the use of the gear, the amount of perspiration of the athlete, if the equipment is dried after use or kept closed up in gym bag, the age of the equipment.

Do You Guarantee that You Can get the Smell Out of My Gear?

No we do not guarantee that we can remove all odors, but we will try our best to remove as much as possible.  Some equipment that has been  “well worn” for a long period of time may just need to be replaced.

Do You Have Fundraising Opportunities?

Of course, we can work with your school or youth programs to develop a fundraising opportunity. Please call to set up.

Demonstrations Available!

Sports Defenders will perform a FREE demonstration of our services so you can see the difference for yourself. Don't you deserve the same protection as the pros? Defend your team and stop the bacteria!

FREE Demonstration!

What Our Customers Say...

I liked the machine so much I purchased two myself. When we run the team's equipment through it, they just love it and continually ask for it to be done again and again.

Bert Godin
Head Equipment Manager, St. Louis Blues