Your kitchen and bathroom are two of the top places where people spread dangerous germs. Staying on top of cleaning and disinfecting these spaces helps prevent the spread of illness, especially when colds and flu are on the rise. Using the right household disinfectant will reduce the number of germs on surfaces, and it lowers your family’s risk of infection or contamination.
How to Choose a Household Disinfectant
When choosing a household disinfectant, start by checking the claims on the bottle’s label. Look for household disinfectants that are EPA-approved and products that eliminate the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Some labels will say the product is safe only on certain surfaces, are not safe around children or pets, and aren’t skin-safe. Or they may contain harmful chemicals you don’t want in your home. Read the label and make sure you’re comfortable with the ingredients and safety warnings. The best disinfectant for your household is the one you trust to safely clean your home.
When using a store-bought disinfectant, make sure you follow the instructions carefully. Some spray or liquid disinfectants need to be applied to the surface and then rinsed off after 15 minutes. If you don’t leave them on the surface long enough before wiping, they may not kill germs effectively.
How to Make an All-Natural Household Disinfectant
White vinegar, baking soda, and peroxide are all-natural ingredients that you can use to make your own household disinfectants. And most people already have these ingredients in their home! You can make a simple household disinfectant that is safe for use around children and pets by combining ½ cup white vinegar, 2 tablespoons baking soda, and 10 drops of essential oil such as tea tree, lavender, or lemon. While this is an effective basic cleaner, you may want something that has been tested and proven to disinfect surfaces, especially during cold season.
BactroKill All-Surface Spray Disinfectant
At Bactronix, we offer BactroKill, an EPA-registered antimicrobial spray disinfectant. BactroKill is specifically formulated for residential use and can be applied on any surface, making it an eco-responsible choice for your family, pets and environment. You can use BactroKill to disinfect against viruses and bacteria, including Swine Flu, Bird Flu, MRSA, HIV, Salmonella, Canine Parvovirus and many more. BactroKill is also highly effective in eliminating mold and mold spores.
To disinfect against the novel coronavirus, follow the manufacturer’s directions for use for Canine Parvovirus.
BactroKill is considered a hospital-grade disinfectant, and it has the EPA’s lowest rated toxicity level. It is NSF-registered as no rinse required and kills bacteria in 60 seconds. To learn more about BactroKill, and our other cleaning products, visit our website or call us at (412) 375-7886.