All cleaning supplies are the same, right? The short answer is no. Especially not when it comes to disinfectants, which are designed to kill bacteria and other living organisms. While you don’t need to know all of the details of disinfectants, it’s one of our specialty areas as a commercial cleaning company in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Let’s go over some specific types of disinfectants and why they are well-suited for commercial businesses in particular.

Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (“Quats”)

Widely used in the commercial cleaning industry due to their effectiveness against a broad spectrum of bacteria, viruses and fungi, quats are ideal for high-traffic areas. They’re safe for offices, schools, hospitals and various surfaces, plus they’re long-lasting as well due to their residual disinfection properties. Whether you’re disinfecting a floor, countertop or furniture, quats are a good option.

Hydrogen Peroxide

A powerful disinfectant that is also eco-friendly, hydrogen peroxide can eliminate bacteria, viruses and molds. It breaks down into water and oxygen, so it’s suitable for high-touch areas that require thorough sanitization. Effective against a broad spectrum of pathogens, hydrogen peroxide is suitable for a variety of commercial cleaning applications.

Sodium Hypochlorite (“Bleach)

You’ve probably heard of bleach before, but did you know that it kills a wide range of germs, including bacteria and viruses? It’s particularly useful for disinfecting and whitening areas like the restroom, kitchen or another space prone to bacteria growth. It’s also one of the more affordable and available options on this list, but isn’t ideal for every scenario.

Alcohol-Based Disinfectants 

The alcohol we’re talking about here is isopropyl or ethyl alcohol, which are both effective against bacteria. One benefit of alcohol-based disinfectants is that they evaporate quickly, making them suitable for electronics and delicate surfaces. This type of disinfectant doesn’t leave a residue, either, adding to its benefits.

Chlorine Dioxide

The last disinfectant we’ll cover today is chlorine dioxide, which eliminates bacteria like other cleaners on this list, but spores as well. You’ll often see this type used in healthcare and food-processing facilities due to its powerful nature. It’s also low toxicity and environmentally friendly.

It’s easy to get in the weeds when it comes to disinfectant types, but you shouldn’t have to worry about the details when it comes to cleaning your business. Let Fernic Building Solutions handle it instead and enjoy a pristine work environment. Contact us for a quote today!