Cold and flu season, along with the continuing pandemic, is here and there is no better time to stock up on disinfectants. Our partner, National Chemicals Inc., formulated a concentrated solution to ensure that customers can easily and affordably have a supply of disinfectant in their homes.
People continue to ask the right questions to make sure that they are using safe products to use in their home and business. We love that we are receiving these questions, that we are trusted to provide needed information, and that you are putting safety first.
Are you wondering what information you might be missing for your go-to disinfectant? Read below to find out what our customers are asking.
Is this disinfectant CDC registered?
National Chemicals and Cleansio both take safety and effectiveness seriously. National Chemicals’ QA Solution is a registered disinfectant with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under ID #6198-4, and is also an N-list disinfectant which means that it is approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
How do Disinfectants Work?
Viruses, such as the coronavirus, are protected with a lipid coating that can keep a virus active on surfaces. The time varies based on the type of virus, but scientists have determined that a coronavirus can remain active on a hard surface for up to nine days. In order to kill the virus, you need to use a disinfecting process that destroys the virus coating.
What is the Main Ingredient of QA?
Disinfectants, like QA, contain concentrated quaternary ammonium (quats), which is a group of chemicals found in many household disinfectants that are effective in killing bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This formula “attacks protein and lipid structures, thwarting the pathogen’s typical mode of infection” (C&EN Magazine).
Quats have been proven safe to use around pets and humans, as long as they are used in accordance with the directions of use on the bottles. They are also safe for the environment. According to ChemicalSafetyFacts.org, “Quats are biodegradable and do not accumulate in the environment. Though some can be toxic to marine animals, tests also show that quats don’t accumulate in organisms either. Other environmental compounds help to break down the chemical so that it doesn’t spread through the ecosystem.”
How Do You Use the QA Disinfectant?
No matter what product you are using, it is important to use the solution as directed to ensure you are actually disinfecting and not just cleaning. The QA Disinfectant is 99.99% effective against germs if used as directed.
1.) Clean the surface of visible soils.
2.) Rinse thoroughly with plain water.
3.) Disinfect the surface by immersing an item or applying the solution with a clean cloth, sponge, mop, or coarse (mist) spray.
4.) Allow at least 10 minutes of wet contact time.
5.) Allow to air dry.
Wait, what is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?
Cleaning removes visible soil and debris. Disinfecting kills germs and pathogens that you cannot see.
What surfaces can this disinfectant be used on?
QA can be used on most hard, nonporous surfaces: floors, walls, bathrooms, cabinets, plastic, stainless steel, porcelain, metal, and ceramic. Not only is this an economical and effective disinfectant for your home, but it is also commonly used in restaurants, schools, hospitals, and hotels.
How much disinfectant does 4 oz. of concentrate make?
Each 4 oz. bottle of concentrate creates 20 sprayer quarts, which is 640 oz. of disinfectant.
Interested in trying out the QA Disinfectant against other brands? Check out our starter bundle that contains one 4 oz. bottle of concentrate, one 32 oz. sprayer bottle, and one microfiber towel.
This disinfectant is easy to use and affordable for every household to keep your space clean and healthy all season long.