You want to spend your money wisely. You want to be sure that the product you purchase will do the job properly.

In this image you will see our brilliant disinfectant, 99 Blue.

When choosing the right disinfectant for your facility, you should always answer these four questions first:

1. What pathogens am I trying to control?

In many settings, the most important question is the kind of germs and pathogens that you need to protect people from.

In a hospital, this may include Norovirus, MRSA, VRE, and many other viruses and infections. 

In a facility with animals, you may need a disinfectant that can protect from Rabies and Feline Leukemia.

Some disinfectants have a wide spectrum of kill claims, while others kill a smaller range of disease-causing organisms, but are preferred for other properties. For example, they may be non-corrosive, non-toxic, or have shorter dwell times.

Be sure to check the product claims to ensure that your disinfectant will effectively eliminate the specific germs and pathogens that are present in your work environment.

2. What kind of application do I need?

Clearish sells a range of disinfecting products including:

  • Ready to use liquids
  • Sprays

Sprays are convenient for frequent use and some are formulated to be gentler on skin.

3. What is my budget?

Disinfectants are often sold in a concentrated form so dilution affects cost. If you’re purchasing a concentrate, note the dilution rate. Items that cost more per litre upfront may actually cost less per litre, once they have been diluted for use.

Concentrated liquids are economical, effective, and versatile.

However, Ready-to-Use products like liquids, wipes, sprays, and aerosols are simple and labor saving, which can also help your bottom line.

4. How long can I wait?

Check the label for the required dwell time, which may range from about 30 seconds to 10 minutes.

Most healthcare settings may require a faster dwell time, if there is rapid turnover between patient visits. However, for an overnight or post-discharge clean, a longer dwell time may be appropriate and can sometimes provide more disinfecting power.

The Clean Up:

When selecting the right disinfectant for your needs, always consider these four factors: pathogensapplication typebudget, and dwell time.

We’re always here to answer your questions. If you’d like additional guidance, please fill out our contact form on our Live Chat or feel free to use the WhatsApp function, call Clearish at +27(0)82 878 1964. We will help you find the perfect disinfectant solution for your facility.

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