How to Disinfect Quickly and Effectively in 2021

How to Disinfect Quickly and Effectively in 2021

KILL MORE VIRSUES AND BACTERIA WITH 3 SIMPLE CHANGES

1. LET THE DISINFECTANT AIR DRY

              Many people do not disinfect correctly. How many times have you seen someone spray a Lysol can and immediately wipe away the solution? That does almost nothing. Until 2020, we have often mistaken cleaning as disinfecting, however these are very different. To properly kill germs you have to allow the disinfectant dwell time to do its work. Just set it and forget it. You can find the kill or dwell time on the EPA N List tool (Approved to kill COVID-19) or sometimes on the products website/label. The typical processes of applying disinfectants include mopping, wiping, aerosols, and course sprayers. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges that have required new disinfecting standards. Some of the newest application methods that have reached higher levels of popularity since March are the use of ULV (ultra-low volume) foggers and electrostatic sprayers.

2. USE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT

              When choosing your home disinfectant, office disinfectant, or the most appropriate disinfecting products for your specific needs, it is just as important to choose the right  disinfecting equipment to apply it with. The application process of disinfectants is more important than most people might know. If applied improperly disinfectants can become less effective. One of the best things to consider when choosing your application method is to choose wisely. You want to consider the effectiveness of your chosen method, the kill time or dwell time of your disinfectant, the personal protective equipment (PPE) required, and of course the equipment's ease of use. This is especially important to consider when disinfecting a large surface or area, as some methods could take an unreasonable amount of time. If you are needing to disinfect a large area like an event space, gymnasium, or cafeteria, consider using a  fogger, electrostatic sprayer, or a disinfecting drone. Tools like these are invaluable especially in today's age where disinfecting is a high priority. They allow you to not only disinfect surfaces we see and touch everyday, but these disinfecting tools help us reach areas that are normally neglected and can even clean the indoor air! This could not be accomplished by cleaning methods such as mopping, wiping, aerosols, and course sprayers. Sure, your traditional cleaning equipment to remove dirt and grime will always be necessary, but now disinfecting supplies are every bit as necessary. Good old elbow grease will never be as efficient nor would it be able to cover the same amount of square footage that foggers, electrostatic sprayers, and disinfecting drones are able to.

 

 3. READ THE LABEL

              Utilizing the correct disinfecting tools can be a game changer. But, they can become dangerous or ineffective if you are using the wrong disinfectants. The CDC informs us that improper application of a disinfectant can lead to a false sense of security when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Make sure you read the label and all of the instructions on the products you choose to ensure full efficacy and safety. Many have misused disinfectants in 2020 and should be informed that not every disinfectant can be used in foggers, misters, or electrostatic sprayers. Harmful trihalomethanes and other cancer causing residuals can be left suspended in the air for hours after application if the wrong disinfectant is used. We at Germrip are here to help you effectively disinfect your own space, and help you properly utilize the cleaning equipment mentioned above. We are dedicated to help you start 2021 the right way. We want to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones by assisting you in the proper application of EPA registered and CDC approved disinfectants.


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