The use of equipment in your daily life is the norm, we all need to give our fridges, ovens, and microwaves a good wipe with disinfectants. The supermarkets are full of a wide array of disinfectants which add to the further dismay of the customers. Having so many options to choose from, therefore we have compiled this blog to help all customers in choosing the right disinfectant. But before that, let us talk about some common things first.
Bacteria and microorganisms are present almost in every environment. It might come as a surprise to you that on one square inch of human skin there are more than 600,000 bacteria. Most bacteria are harmless to humans. But disease-causing organisms – called pathogens – can be dangerous or even deadly. One of the most contagious and renowned diseases of 2020 has been COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Using the right types of disinfectants regularly on surfaces can help a great deal in helping prevent the spread of diseases and sicknesses like colds, Influenza, and even COVID-19. Since there are many types of disinfectants available in the market, it is important to understand how they work – including their pros and cons—to make an informed decision on how to best disinfect and protect the people in your facility.
Now, does it leave you wondering that how a disinfectant works? Disinfectants are chemical agents applied to non-living objects to destroy bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, or mildews living on the objects. The “active ingredient” in each disinfectant formula is what kills pathogens, usually by disrupting or damaging their cells.
Some of the most common types of disinfectants are:
- Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (Quats)
- Chlorine Compounds
- Phenolic Compounds
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Sedum Hypochlorite
How to choose the right disinfectant? There are 5 main factors that a cleaning product should have.
This is perhaps one factor that is not comparable at all. You need to be aware of how effective the disinfectant is concerning killing certain bacteria and microorganisms in your facility. Having This said, keep in mind that certain bacteria and viruses have several strains. So, the disinfectant should be effective enough to work on almost all strains and variants. Depending on your industry and facility type – healthcare, education, long-term care, hospitality – you will have varying needs and requirements.
Another factor that may affect the performance of a disinfectant is its kill time. Disinfectant formulas are registered to kill specific pathogens in a specific amount of time, and they need to be wet on a surface the entire time to be actively working. Thirty seconds to five minutes might be a typical kill time. If a disinfectant needs 10 minutes though, be sure it will stay wet that long. Alcohol-based disinfectants may very well evaporate before their required contact time. Read and follow all directions for use and rewetting if necessary.
Cost-effectiveness means that the product should be at a normal price and you should be able to afford it long term. Sometimes, it happens that the brands that become popular raise their prices for double profits, and this is one of the reasons why most popular brands lose a lot of their customers. Get your hands on something that does not cause a dent in your wallet every time you need a bottle of it. You will not be able to sustain it.
As simple as it sounds, environment-friendly products are the ones that do not pose any threat to the environment or cause less harm if any. A good example of environment-friendly products is a disinfectant that comes in bio-degradable, recyclable or reusable packaging. Also, the ingredients of the disinfectant must not be harmful to the environment.
Fragrance and packaging
Since the disinfectant is supposed to be used regularly and over and over again, it must be free of, fragrance t One must opt for something that is midland pleasant fragrant or have no fragrance at all.
Furthermore, the packaging of the disinfectant should be considered too. You do not want it to come in a bottle that is easily breakable or is not spill-proof.
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