What Is Disinfectant Spray?

Disinfectants are defined as “chemical liquids that kill bacteria” in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Disinfectants are substances or methods used mostly on inanimate items (such hard surfaces) to eliminate infectious microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. In order to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses, disinfectants play a crucial role in infection control.

So, what is disinfectant spray

A disinfectant spray, often known as a disinfectant spray or disinfectant mist, is a liquid chemical disinfectant that comes in a bottle or container with a spray function, typically activated by a handle or trigger button In order to keep hard surfaces clean and free of bacteria and viruses, disinfectant sprays are used practically everywhere.

Typically, the “dwell time” of a disinfectant spray on a surface is necessary for its efficacy. That’s why it’s important to give the disinfectant spray some time to soak into the surface after you’ve sprayed it over the area you want to clean. You should follow the instructions on the bottle of your disinfectant spray regarding the amount of time you should let it sit there to get the most out of its disinfecting effects.

Our Steroclenz Rapid Surface Sanitiser is a high-impact, long-lasting disinfectant spray used in medical and clinical settings like hospitals, surgeries, and veterinary clinics. PDI Universal Disinfecting Wipes are another popular disinfection product that can be used anywhere; they are dosed with a 2-step detergent and disinfectant that kills potentially infectious agents in seconds.

How does disinfectant spray work?

Disinfectants are defined as “chemical liquids that kill bacteria” in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Surface microbes are killed by the antimicrobial chemicals found in disinfectant sprays.

Disinfectant sprays typically contain substances like:

  • Alcohol
  • Chlorine or chlorine compounds
  • Formaldehyde
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds
  • Phenolics
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Iodophors
  • Peracetic acid

These compounds are used to create disinfectant sprays whose purpose is to eliminate or greatly diminish the quantity of disease-causing organisms in a given space.

Does disinfectant spray clean completely?

Disinfecting an area using disinfectant spray may not necessarily clean, filthy surfaces or remove germs, despite the fact that these sprays are designed to kill bacteria and germs. Like our own Steroclenz Rapid, which disinfects while it cleans by lifting and removing debris, dried liquid, and filth, there are disinfection sprays that also function as sanitising cleaners.

Simultaneously, PDI Universal Wipes can be used to remove grime while also disinfecting and sanitising a surface.

Does disinfectant spray kill viruses?

Always refer to the spray’s label and the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure safe and effective use. Disinfectant sprays kill bacteria by damaging their DNA and stopping them from reproducing. Spray disinfectants like Steroclenz Rapid that contain polymeric biguanide hydrochloride are guaranteed to eradicate all traces of bacteria, fungus, parasites, and even some viruses.

What is disinfectant spray used for?

Uses for disinfectant sprays that are common include:

Among the many possible applications for household disinfectant spray are:

  • Use on grimy kitchen surfaces, cutting boards, cabinet knobs, and more.
  • Cleaning trash cans and disinfecting refrigerators.
  • To disinfect the restroom, including the tubs, showers, sinks, faucets, plug holes, toilet paper holders, toilet bowls, washbasins, and door handles.
  • Purpose: To sterilise frequently touched household items including blind cords, TV remotes, door handles, and light switches.
  • Cleaning and sterilising office equipment such phones, keyboards, mice, and chairs.

Uses for a commercial disinfectant spray:

  • Institutions devoted to the practise of medicine, such as hospitals, clinics, and emergency rooms, as well as the locations in which first aid is administered
  • Places of care
  • Business kitchens
  • Factories
  • Business types centred around providing a service to customers, such as hotels and restaurants
  • Places where commercial flights take off and land