Looking for a disinfection service? Though DISINFECTION in routine is important for a healthy and clean environment due to the outbreak of Coronavirus all over the world, most of the disinfection services are using disinfectants to sterilize and sanitize the entire locality. But, are these disinfectants safe for humans? To know about the safety level of the chemical disinfectants used by DISINFECTION SERVICEs you must know disinfectants more closely.
WHAT IS A DISINFECTANT?
The substances approved by the EPA or Environment Protection Agency of the US to kill infectious elements like fungicides, insecticides, and rodenticides, etc. are known as disinfectants. The safety level of a disinfectant for humans is determined after testing it extensively. Their potential to kill insects, bacteria, and viruses can be assessed by using them as per the instructions of their manufacturers.
A disinfectant can be sold in the open market after the approval of EPA. Almost all of them have warnings on their labels about the violation of federal law if they are not used as per the directions provided on their label.
You are required to use the equipment for personal security from the chemicals in these disinfectants as they are one of the pesticides available in the market. When disinfection services tell their clients about the use of insecticides to disinfect their kitchen then their reactions can be quite different.
Actually, the safety of the disinfectants used by the service providers depends on how they use them.
HOW TO USE DISINFECTANTS?
Before disinfecting any surface you should. First of all, clean it and then disinfect it. Cleaning of surfaces to be disinfected is necessary as disinfectant alone cannot kill the germs, bacteria, and viruses hide underneath the layer of soil and dirt on the surfaces.
So, after cleaning the surface and applying disinfectant to it you should allow it to stay there for at least 5-10 minutes to kill the germs, bacteria, and viruses on the surface effectively.
However, mostly this procedure is not followed even by people. They usually spray the disinfectant directly on the surfaces and wipe them away instantly. It cannot disinfect the surfaces effectively. It is the process of sanitizing the surfaces instead of disinfecting them. It can also be harmful to you and your family as the chemical in the disinfectant is not allowed to use its potential to remove germs and bacteria etc.
Most of the professional disinfectant services use proper procedure for disinfecting surfaces in your home. They also ensure the safety of the residents and pets in the home during the process of disinfection.
OTHER ALTERNATIVES FOR THE REMOVAL OF BACTERIA
In order to avoid the safety dangers of the chemicals used by disinfection service, it has been recommended by California University to use cloths with microfiber of high quality as it can remove bacteria and soil up to 99% from the surfaces as cotton cloth can remove nearly 1/3 of the dirt and soil more than other types of fabrics as well as the chemical disinfectants used by professional service providers.
Professional disinfecting services can also use steam for ensuring your safety from the harmful chemicals used by them to disinfect any surface.
WHEN TO USE DISINFECTANTS?
In order to ensure the safety of the residents and pets, the disinfection services should use disinfectants at the right places and at the right time. They should use chemical disinfectants in the health care facilities and hospitals as a last step after tidying up the bodily fluids from all the surfaces.
Disinfectants can also be used on the common touchpoints like phones, doorknobs, handles of sinks, and toilets to reduce the risk of various infectious diseases like influenza and the outbreak of Coronavirus, etc.
While using disinfectants, every surface should be cleaned by using a clean and fresh cloth or wipes every time. It will reduce the risk of the chemicals in the disinfectant used by the disinfection services. The wipes or cloth used to wipe the common touchpoints can get contaminated with the germs and viruses.
So instead of using them again, they should throw them in a covered bin to control the spread of viruses and germs.
Thus the risk of safety from the CHEMICALs in the disinfectants used by the DISINFECTION SERVICE can be reduced considerably by taking some careful steps discussed in this write-up.