Now that COVID-19 has swept the nation, many people are asking—“What can we do to keep it from getting even worse?” The answer to that question is for all of us to follow the CDC guidelines, which includes using sodium hypochlorite to clean and disinfect surfaces. Sodium hypochlorite is used as a component of the cleaning and disinfection protocol for many facilities. It is well-known for its ability to kill many bacteria & viruses. It is also known as liquid chlorine, which is a product that we stock in our Retail Store—Hasa Sani-Clor.
Information from the CDC
Following is the information from the CDC as it relates to using sodium hypochlorite to clean and disinfect surfaces:
Clean & Disinfect
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
How to Make a Bleach Disinfecting Solution
(do not allow it to come into contact with clothing or fabric)
- If using Hasa Sani-Clor liquid chlorine (12.5% strength), mix as follows:
- To make one quart—add 2 teaspoons of liquid chlorine to one quart of water.
- To make one gallon—add 2½ tablespoons of liquid chlorine to one gallon of water.
- Wash surface with the solution (remember that it will bleach fabric, so be careful).
- Leave the solution on the surface for at least one minute.
- After disinfection, surfaces should be rinsed and dried (preferably air-dried).
It takes all of us using many different best practices in order to help end this pandemic—but disinfection certainly plays a key role. If you have any questions or if we can help in any way, please let us know.