Where are Germs at?
Clean homes. Clean workplaces. Clean schools. We’re all drawn to the clean space simply because we can’t “see” any germs. But as always, just because something looks clean, doesn’t mean it’s really clean.
We can’t see germs — like Salmonella, E. coli, or Influenza. Regardless of its nature, “pathogenic,” or disease-causing, germs can be alive and thriving on surfaces all around you — at home, at work and at school.
And as we continue to hear words like “pandemic” more frequently in the news — the idea of disinfecting and sanitizing the surfaces we touch becomes even more essential.
What kind of Disinfectant should you use?
Disinfectants and sanitizers are designed to kill bacteria, viruses and/or fungi across surfaces. They come in many forms, each with its own benefits.
Some of the most common forms of disinfectants include:
Read the label to see if the product you’re choosing is labelled as a disinfectant and/or sanitizer and select the one that best suits your needs.
Ingredients and Formulating Tips
Disinfectants and sanitizers may vary in ingredients used, depending on the type and form of the product.
In case you’re looking to make your own sanitizers, here are some of the most common ingredients that are often found in many surface hygiene products.
- Cleaning Agents/Surfactants:
- Lift dirt and soil and help remove germs from surfaces
- Buffering agents:
- Stabilize the various ingredients in the formulas
- Give consumers a choice of pleasing scents
- Disinfecting and Sanitizing Active Ingredients:
- Kill bacteria, viruses and/or fungi that cause odours, mold and/or illness.
There are various types of active ingredients used in disinfectants and sanitizers as well. Some of the more frequently used active ingredients are:
- Sodium hypochlorite
- Pine oil
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Citric acid
- Quats (quaternary ammonium compounds)
Here’s an example of a Hard Surface Sanitizer formulation created from our in-house professionals.
How can we help?
In this trying times, disinfecting and frequent sanitizing is the way to go in order to keep you and your loved ones safe from the COVID-19 virus. Encourage and help your customers to stay safe as well by keeping hard surfaces clean, not just visually.
Need an additional hand? Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and free samples for your business. We’re always here to help!
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