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Using Disinfectant Spray: What You Need to Know

Awareness for properly cleaning and disinfecting high traffic areas has become more prominent.

For those handling basic day-to-day cleaning, whether it’s at home or the office, you’ll usually give a surface a quick spray, followed by a few wipes to dry the surface and then call it a day.

However, this method is quite ineffective. Drying the surface does not allow the disinfectant enough time to do its job of eliminating germs & viruses!

At Mayken™ Hazmat Solutions, we’re committed to helping keep you, your family and your business safe. With our Disinfectant Solution, you’ll have your very own, safe-to-use solution for disinfecting all your surroundings.

Whether you’re disinfecting to keep your family safe, preparing for the holidays or doing a deep clean in your commercial space, here’s everything you need to know about using disinfectant spray from Calgary’s hazardous cleaning and remediation specialists.

Why You Should Be Using Disinfectant Spray When Cleaning

Did you know that most cleaning products don’t disinfect?

It’s a common misconception when it comes to using cleaning products. Most people believe that if they have used a cleaning product on a surface, then it’s clean and free of germs.

This is why it’s important to understand the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting:

  • Cleaning is the process of physically removing dirt or grime from a surface.
  • Sanitizing is the process of reducing the amount of germs on a surface.
  • Disinfecting is a process that kills all, or almost all applicable bacteria and viruses on a surface.

When cleaning, incorporate disinfecting spray to ensure surfaces are completely clean and germ-free. The most significant thing to know when using a disinfectant solution is that they only work when wet.

Disinfectant products usually contain a high concentration of alcohol so that they can break down and eliminate bacteria and viruses lingering on surfaces.

When using disinfectant solutions, sprays are better than wipes!

Disinfecting sprays allow you to apply the necessary amount of liquid to a surface needed to effectively disinfect a surface.

Using Commercial Disinfectant Spray at Home or Your Business

Referred to as “kill time” or “dwell time”, disinfecting spray requires staying wet on a surface for a specific amount of time to eliminate germs and viruses. Although it’s usually a habit to wipe a surface after you’ve sprayed it, leaving the disinfectant is critical to ensuring that the solution has had enough time to break down the contaminants.

For disinfectants to be effective, the surface must be cleaned first. This way the solution comes in direct contact with any germs and viruses, instead of settling on dirt and debris.

Use a disinfectant spray on high traffic areas in your home such as entryways or hallways and handles or door knobs. High traffic areas at a business are anywhere from desks to common spaces where people tend to congregate.

When using a disinfectant spray at home or at your business, the approach you take to applying the solution differs. At home, using a spray bottle with a mist setting is your best bet for getting the job done.

For larger spaces, like offices or commercial spaces, electrostatic technology is best suited to apply disinfectants in larger rooms.

Benefits of Mayken™ Hazmat’s Disinfecting Solution

At Mayken™ Hazmat Solutions, our team has created a Health Canada-approved disinfectant solution that you can use for your home or office space. Our disinfectant solution is safe to use and holds the same power as the disinfecting spray our teams use for our commercial and industrial applications.

You can easily order our spray in a variety of sizes, from a 180 ml spray to a 20L pail. Use our disinfectant solution and allow your family or business to benefit from the following:

Easy to Apply

Our disinfectant solution can be used right away, there is no need to dilute or mix the solution. The dwell time is 5 minutes and when dry, there will be no harmful or sticky residue left for you to wipe off. Enjoy a safe to use disinfectant spray for clothes, fabric, cars, gym equipment, phones, electronics and more!

Environmentally Friendly

Keeping the environment clean and free of unnecessary harmful substances is a priority of ours. Our disinfectant solution is eco-friendly, contains no harsh chemicals and requires no single-use wipes that will end up in a landfill!

Our containers are refillable and we run a recycling program where you can return your spray bottle, jug or pail to our team for a credit.

Safe for People & Pets

Your safety is important to us, which is why we ensure our disinfectant spray is safe for people and pets. Since we don’t use any harsh chemicals, our spray doesn’t burn or irritate your skin. You can also enjoy an unscented spray with no lingering odours and no stains or marks left by the droplets.

Made Locally

By supporting Mayken™ Hazmat Solutions, you’ll be supporting a local company when you use our disinfectant solution. We are proud to have made and manufactured this product here in Calgary!

Ready to get started on properly disinfecting high traffic areas in your home or business to keep everyone safe? Order our disinfectant spray today!

If you require professional disinfecting services in Calgary, contact us to get started with one of our experts.

Mayken TM

Mayken Hazmat Solutions has provided Calgary and Western Canada with high-quality hazmat services since 2006. As a registered hazardous waste carrier with the Alberta government, we can handle a wide range of situations and environments. Whether cleaning up hoarding cases, contaminations, chemical spills or crime scenes, we can take care of overwhelming situations for you. Reach out to the experienced hazmat company by calling us 403-272-1995.

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