First things first, we ensure all surfaces are clean so they can receive the disinfectant. A fact that was overlooked so many times before is that unless a surface is completely clean, the disinfectant will not work. Therefore, an important step in our System is the facility deep cleaning. Only once we know surfaces are clean, we apply our disinfectant to ensure maximum efficacy.
What It Is.
Selectrocide Disinfectant (EPA/FDA Registration #74986-5) is ultra-pure chlorine dioxide. It is a hard surface, hospital grade disinfectant.
This remarkable biocide is an effective sanitizer, disinfectant, tuberculocide, virucide*, fungicide, algaecide, general-purpose antimicrobial and cleaner for use in a wide range of applications, including but not limited to:
Chlorine dioxide should not be confused with chlorine. While chlorine dioxide has chlorine in its name, chlorine dioxide’s reaction chemistry is radically different from that of chlorine and they produce very different by-products. Chlorine dioxide’s only by-products are salt ions and water.
Chlorine dioxide is a stable free radical, and functions as an oxidative rather than a chlorinating reaction. Chlorine dioxide’s oxidative power allows it to attack the cell walls, creating breaches. These breaches cause leakage of the cell contents, ultimately cutting off the supply of the cell’s nutrients thus killing it. In contrast, current traditional disinfection methods are designed to poison the microorganisms. But as the microorganisms build resistance and become immune to the poison, new and stronger products have to be developed.