Surface Disinfectants & Cleaners
Very few things are more boring than cleaning unless you are listening to some groovy music while at it. Without that, cleaning is a terribly drab chore. However, this chore is an important part of life if you want to survive. Sadly, we do not have anything to make it more interesting (you may still need that playlist), but we do have a bottle of magic that will make cleaning more efficient and rewarding. Hang around if you want to find out what that is, but first, let’s talk about surface disinfectants and cleaners.
All You Need to Know About Cleaning
Regular cleaning may be done with soap and water. It varies for different areas and surfaces. Everyday cleaning may just involve a spray bottle and a dish rag. We are talking about surfaces often wiped down here, not floors that you need to vacuum. Sometimes, soap and water in a bottle may do the job, but other times, they just don’t cut it.
Cleaning removes large dirt particles, grime, and dust. However, sanitization is necessary to remove smaller dirt particles and germs from a surface. This is especially important for high-contact places like counters, bathroom sinks, dishes, etc.
In healthcare facilities, disinfectants are a crucial requirement due to the types of activities that take place within their premises. By destroying the cell walls of pathogenic microorganisms on contaminated surfaces, disinfectants effectively eliminate them.
While regular detergents may work for routine cleaning, you will need stronger cleaning solutions for your surface disinfectants. The problem is that many people, knowingly or unknowingly, choose toxic ones that contain substances like chlorine e.g chlorine bleach. There’s no judgment here, as those are the most commonly available ones.
Here’s the thing about these common ones, though, you must be cautious around them. Even though they are used to clean and keep contamination at bay, these solutions themselves can be hazardous. This becomes a bigger problem when they are more concentrated.
Household bleach may be effective, but it is also often corrosive. It also comes in various strengths that may need to be diluted depending on what you want to use it for.
Even if you are buying the common household disinfectant, try to choose the best option. Find less corrosive ones. Check if the bleach does not leave any residue behind, check if it is extremely toxic, look out for its effectiveness, and find out whether it irritates the skin or eyes. These are all things you need to know before choosing a safe disinfectant.
There is a better option that we will be discussing with you here; a safe, non-toxic option. It is electrolyzed oxidizing water by EcoloxTech.
EcoloxTech uses electricity, water, and table salt to make a non-toxic cleaning solution called electrolyzed oxidizing water. The major constituent of this solution is hypochlorous acid which is completely safe for you. As further proof of its non-toxicity, hypochlorous acid is already naturally produced by your body’s white blood cells when fighting against invading microbial pathogens. Your body would not likely release anything harmful to you, hence this is a safe compound.
In addition, EcoloxTech also sells convenient electrolytic systems that allow you to generate hypochlorous acid on the spot with just table salt and water.
Electrolyzed oxidizing water is not only non-toxic but also eco-friendly. As you can see from the list of constituents, it does not contain any potentially harmful ingredient to Mother Earth.
It is also better than other disinfectants because it does not give off an unpleasant odor. Imagine it; you have an effective disinfectant, it’s non-toxic, eco-friendly, and odorless. That sounds like a major win.
This solution can easily replace all your other cleaning products at home, in supermarkets, in restaurants, or hospitals. You can use it for door frames, windows, and shelves in your house. In hospitals, it can be used for medical equipment, high-contact surfaces, bed frames, and so on. But that’s not all. Thanks to its non-toxicity, you can also use this solution to sanitize groceries such as seafood, meat and produce.
Five Tips for Disinfecting
Whatever disinfectant you decide to use, here are some tips for you:
- Never disinfect a soiled surface. Does this confuse you? Well, stick with us. You should only disinfect a surface that you have already cleaned. A surface that is still obviously dirty or has grime on it will defeat the purpose of disinfection or sanitization. You will simply be wasting your efforts. Clean the area first with regular soap and water before using a disinfectant. Separate the processes, don’t try to clean and disinfect all at once; it may not be as effective.
- You can make your own non-toxic disinfectants at home. These usually involve vinegar and baking soda. They may not be as effective as electrolyzed water, but they may work.
- Be cautious around regular disinfectants because they are always at least slightly corrosive. More importantly, keep them away from children. Make sure to store them in bottles, label them properly, and keep them out of reach on high shelves or any other places children can’t reach. Avoid spraying them around children, as they are usually more sensitive to chemicals.
- Read the manufacturer’s instructions and any other manuals you find in prepackaged products. You never know what you might find.
- Never mix bleach and ammonia; this particular mixture releases a poisonous gas.
You have all the options in front of you. You have the choice between toxic and non-toxic; effective and “probably effective.” EcoloxTech will save you a lot of stress and possible hazards. Use their electrolyzed water today instead of the toxic chlorine and save Mother earth. You can contact them on this page to make your purchase.
Other Uses of Hypochlorous Acid
We said earlier that hypochlorous acid is a general disinfectant. These are the other things that hypochlorous acid can be used to disinfect:
- Food Produce
- Surgical/Medical Equipment
- Household furniture and fittings
- Toilets and bathrooms, among others.