Frequently Asked Questions
What is the veriDART® spray? Is it safe?
veriDART® is a water-based solution that mimics the mobility and exposure levels of respiratory droplets and aerosol. veriDART uses FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) materials, and is clear and odorless.
Can occupants be inside the building when field assessments are performed?
Yes. The test materials and process are completely safe. Testing an occupied space provides representative conditions and in turn, more accurate data results.
Who will implement field assessments in my building?
Certified Facilities, Engineers, or EHS professionals work with us and our partners to plan and administer field assessments. Only professionals who have been certified by SafeTraces are authorized to deliver the veriDART® solution.
I’m interested in offering veriDART® to my clients, now what? How do I become veriDART® Certified?
Contact us or look up the Certified Professional nearest you in our Certified Professionals Directory. Through our training partner, RHP Risk Management, we offer the veriDART Certification Program for qualified indoor air quality professionals. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll.
Do you serve international customers?
Yes. We have Certified Professionals and Partners around the world. Contact us to inquire about your location.
What test types do you offer?
We offer three distinct test types: Dilution Tests (room-focused), Survey Tests (zone-focused), and Recirculation Tests (HVAC-focused). We also offer UL Verified Ventilation and Filtration, powered by SafeTraces, the first assessment and rating program for real-world ventilation and filtration performance for aerosol removal in the built environment.
How long does testing take?
Testing duration depends on the size of the space(s) and complexity of the project. Typically testing can be completed in 4 to 8 hours. Large studies can take 1-2 days.
How does veriDART® differ from using tracer gas?
Gaseous compounds, such as tracer gases like sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and nitrous oxide (N2O), are intended to validate ventilation and air containment. veriDART’s aerosol tracers test ventilation AND filtration in one test, particle mobility, and relative exposure levels, all of which are more relevant, accurate, and valuable for airborne pathogens.
Can veriDART® be used to determine if a virus is denatured after the use of UVC or Bio ionization technology?
Not at this time, though this is something that is actively being explored.
Can veriDART® be used outside of COVID related studies?
veriDART® is valuable for a variety issues relating to ventilation and filtration including:
- Infection control for other airborne pathogens (e.g., influenza)
- Supplementing building commissioning, engineering design, and testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) services
- Verification of equivalent air change rates
- Verification of containment zones, clean rooms, and other spaces requiring high levels of indoor air quality
Once testing is complete, when can I access my diagnostic data report?
Once the samples are received by the lab, it typically takes 7 business days for the diagnostic analysis to be available in the veriDART Portal, where you can compare and download your results. We can accelerate the turnaround time in particular cases, if necessary.
What if my test results aren’t good?
That’s ok! We will work with you and/or your building safety professionals to confirm the remediations needed in your space to improve system performance and plan regular performance checks.