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Published on january 15, 2021

How Do Disinfection Treatments Work?

Our home Disinfection Services use an item that is a concentrated disinfectant, sanitizer, and viroid. It dispenses with a wide assortment of infections, microbes, and growths, protecting you from the hazardous illnesses they cause. Our item is defined to chip away at hard non-permeable surfaces, for example, plastic, metal, glass, treated steel, and different materials that are regular in homes and organizations. Notwithstanding cleaning, it likewise aerates zones influenced by smell causing microorganisms, giving up a light citrus fragrance rather than a hostile compound smell. As experts, we know where and the amount to apply with the right hardware. Our germ control administration can be a one-time administration or we can come consistently.

Why Is Disinfection Important?

Killing, removal, or deactivation of harmful microorganisms can be referred to as disinfection. Destruction or deactivation of pathogenic microorganisms results in stopping their reproduction and growth. People may fall ill by consuming the contaminated water containing pathogenic microorganisms. Disinfection and sterilization are interrelated processes, but sterilization kills all the harmful and harmless microorganisms. Hence, disinfection is a more appropriate process.

Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities

Many disinfectants are used alone or in combinations (e.g., hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid) in the health-care setting. These include alcohols, chlorine and chlorine compounds, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, iodophors, peracetic acid, phenolics, and quaternary ammonium compounds.

Commercial formulations based on these chemicals are considered unique products and must be registered with EPA or cleared by the FDA. In most instances, a given product is designed for a specific purpose and is to be used in a certain manner. Therefore, users should read labels carefully to ensure the correct product is selected for the intended use and applied efficiently.

Eliminates Diseases And Viruses:

Disinfectants are not interchangeable, and incorrect concentrations and inappropriate disinfectants can result in excessive costs. Because occupational diseases among cleaning personnel have been associated with the use of several disinfectants (e.g., formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, and chlorine), precautions (e.g., gloves and proper ventilation) should be used to minimize exposure 318, 480, 481.

Asthma and reactive airway disease can occur in sensitized persons exposed to any airborne chemical, including germicides. Clinically important asthma can occur at levels below ceiling levels regulated by OSHA or recommended by NIOSH. The preferred method of control is the elimination of the chemical (through engineering controls or substitution) or relocation of the worker.

The following overview of the performance characteristics of each provides users with sufficient information to select an appropriate disinfectant for any item and use it in the most efficient way.

Methods Of Disinfection

Chemical Disinfectants:

  • Alcohol
  • Chlorine and chlorine compounds
  • Formaldehyde
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Iodophors
  • Peracetic acid
  • Peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide
  • Phenolics
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds
  • Miscellaneous Inactivating Agents
  • Other germicides
  • Metals as microbicides
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Pasteurization
  • Flushing- and washer-disinfectors

Cleaning and Disinfection of Medical Instruments:

The cleaning and Disinfection of medical equipment depend on their physical nature, the character of the material it is made up of, lumen size, etc. Thorough cleaning is preferred before the use of the disinfectants as cleaning effectively removes the majority of the microbes from the equipment.

  • Staff should be properly educated and trained regarding the cleaning procedure, physical and chemical nature of the instruments, nature of disinfectants, etc. All the staff during the process should use PPE.
  • Dry organic materials are difficult to remove from the instrument. Hence, drying should be avoided by immersing the equipment in the detergent or disinfectant solution prior to cleaning. The soaked matter can be cleaned by manual scrubbing and rubbing with a brush or automated scrubber and thoroughly washed with water under pressure. Avoid prolonged or overnight soaking of the devices.
  • The time of exposure, and concentration of the detergent or disinfectant, should be properly maintained as mentioned in the literature. Too low a concentration may not work effectively to remove organic materials or microorganisms.
  • The pH of the disinfectant should be properly obtained as per the manufacturer’s instruction. Delicate articles should be processed at neutral PH.
  • Enzymes like proteases may be added to the solution to fasten the cleaning action. Enzymatic cleaners with neutral pH are preferred to avoid damage to the articles.

Destruction Of Micro-Organisms Through Disinfection:

Disinfection is the inactivation or destruction of micro-organisms that cause disease. Disease-causing pathogenic micro-organisms include viruses, bacteria, and protozoans. Although many common wastewater treatment processes reduce the concentration of microbial pathogens, it is necessary to provide a final disinfection process that ensures safe levels of pathogens.

All the disinfection treatment methods that include either chemical agents or physical treatment methods are much more effective when applied to wastewater already subjected to the processes of flocculation and filtration. The latter processes reduce the chemical demand for chemical disinfectants or increase the path length of disinfecting radiation for physical treatment methods. Disinfection of wastewater is necessary to protect water quality for subsequent use.

COVID-19 Disinfection Services:


When you are looking for a one-off precautionary clean to sanitize your premises.

High Level

For COVID-19 containment and control within 72 hours of a confirmed or suspected case.


For when a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 is older than 72 hours.

Precautionary Disinfection Service

  • This service is available as stand-alone or regular disinfection of premises to lower the risk of cross-contamination.
  • Carried out when there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on-site; no site survey needed
  • Fast response, specialist disinfection to help you maintain a high level of hygiene on your premises
  • ULV disinfection fogging and legally compliant waste removal with the option of additional touch point cleaning
  • A post-treatment report confirming the service provided.

High-Level Specialist Disinfection

This service is for those customers who have closed their premises within the last 72 hours and who need a highly specialized service because they’ve had suspected or confirmed cases of infection.

  • Carried out within 72 hours of a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 being reported on site.
  • Technicians follow carefully assessed safety measures: Their safety and the safety of the general public is of paramount importance to us
  • Manual disinfection using a locally approved, high-level disinfectant that kills a broad range of pathogens within seconds of contact and has been tested against feline coronavirus (a surrogate of COVID-19).
  • Disinfection of all touch points that include door handles, light switches, equipment, desks, and walls
  • Legally compliant waste removal
  • Post-treatment report provided
  • The service includes higher levels of bio-security and safety controls and requires a site survey by one of our specialists.

Intermediate Specialist Disinfection

For when you have closed your premises for more than 72 hours due to suspected or confirmed cases of infection.

This service reflects government guidance that, under most circumstances, the amount of infectious viruses on any contaminated surface is likely to have significantly decreased after 72 hours.

  • ULV disinfection fogging and manual disinfection of key touch points covering door handles, handrails, push plates, light switches, remote controls, taps, and desks; legally compliant waste removal
  • Use of RPE and PPE to prevent further infection
  • Customer premises operational ASAP
  • A post-treatment report confirming the service provided

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