With a multitude of Surface Disinfectant Cleaner options available in the market, it is a challenging task just to select the right product for one’s needs.
Each decision can influence your user experience to a great degree. So, how do you select the most suitable product for our needs? Before we get to that, a few things to remember:
Disinfectant Cleaner or plain Disinfectant?
This one is easy. If you are only focused on disinfecting a surface and will clean it separately using another product or process, you may buy a plain disinfectant.
However, practically speaking, it is better to use a one-step Disinfectant Cleaner Meaning. It first kills the germs on a surface and then helps remove them. To be safe, you can employ a two-step cleaning process, using the same product for both steps.
Concentrate or Ready to Use (RTU) solution?
While there is no significant difference in efficacy of both, the difference lies in the convenience and the characteristics:
Using a Disinfectant Concentrate is recommended if:
Trigger Spray or a pre-wetted Wipe?
This choice is driven by 3 factors:
There is no doubt that the pre-wetted Disinfectant Wipes are more convenient to use than a Trigger Spray. You do not need to keep additional fabric wipe or mop available with you, while cleaning up. It is as simple as – wipe the surface & wait for it to dry.
- The convenience of using the wipes comes at an additional cost. If you are buying the wipes, make sure you buy the right pack size. Once opened, the wipes in the pack are to be used within a defined period (otherwise they go dry). So, select the pack size based on your consumption pattern.
- Time Available
- If the time available for achieving disinfection action is less, then wipes are preferred over sprays. Pre-wetted wipes save time, which can be critical when used in high traffic, high turnover situations like – hospitals, clinics, stores, gymnasiums, salons etc.
Aerosol Spray or No Gas Spray?
Again, it is a decision based on convenience vs economy.
While an aerosol spray is convenient to use & carry, it suffers from the problem of low volume of disinfectant per pack. Each aerosol spray is filled with a propellant gas that takes up more than 30% of the volume. So, obviously you need to spray more liquid to achieve desired disinfection.
Trigger sprays (with no gas), are mostly bulky. But then they last you for a long time and cover more surface.
Indicative Example: one Trigger Spray (500ml) is equivalent of 4-5 Standard Aerosol Spray cans
So there, this is a quick guide to the process of selection of the ideal surface disinfectant for your needs.
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