Considerations To Make When Choosing a Disinfectant

Are you looking for a new supplier in Kansas City for your business’s disinfectant needs? There are quite a few considerations you need to make before choosing a disinfectant. Just because a product claims to be the best on the market does not always mean it is. As an industrial cleaning supply and cleaning equipment rental company, we know a thing or two about CLEAN. Here are four considerations to make when choosing a disinfectant.  


Considerations To Make When Choosing a Disinfectant


Kills The Right Pathogens 

When you look at any disinfectant, check to see what it claims to kill. Does it kill the pathogens that you are trying to get rid of? Be sure that that the disinfectant product will properly remove bacteria and viruses. We suggest reviewing the specification information and/or label, the Safety Data Sheet (SDS), and the CDC website to see how it’s listed.  

Contact Times 

Not all disinfectants act the same. The best product will stay in contact with the pathogens on the surface longer than the contact time listed on the label. However, some disinfectant’s contact times do not stay on long enough and end up drying before the contact time is achieved. This means some products will not adequately disinfect a surface like they claim to. For instance, every disinfectant kills different bacteria in different amounts of time. While one product may kill on contact, another may require a two minute contact time, while another may need a full 10 minute contact time to kill SARS-CoV-2. 

Safe to Use 

Safety should be at the top of mind when you choose a disinfectant. Look at the label and see if it is safe to use on all surfaces. Will it cause corrosion or damage? Is it highly flammable or toxic? A good disinfectant will be safe to use around people and animals and not cause extreme damage to surfaces. We encourage you to review the SDS information and what the CDC says on their website. 

Ease of Use 

Is the disinfectant you are considering easy to use, or does it require multiple steps? Remember, you will likely use this product many times throughout the day, so you need a product that comes in convenient forms. For example, Optima steam cleaners can deactivate viruses on all kinds of surfaces and are extremely easy to operate.  

optima steam cleaner

Shop Disinfectant Solutions at DSG 

At DSG, we offer Kansas City cleaning equipment rentals and the best disinfectant products on the market. Check out our disinfection page to browse the many products and cleaning equipment we offer. We encourage you to consider Vital Oxide, the Victory Backpack Electrostatic Sprayer, Victory Handheld Electrostatic Sprayer, or one of our Optima steam cleaners in Kansas City to see if they are the right solution for your business. All disinfectants and products we offer are incredibly safe and easy to use.   

CLEAN is more than just a word – it’s a mindset and an approach to your operations, designed to ensure that you’re working effectively, efficiently, and safely every time. To learn more, please give us a call at 816-483-1580 today.