Sporicidin is non-corrosive, non-abrasive, non-staining, non-flammable and is recommended for use on plastic, vinyl, latex (rubber), metals, glass, wood, and porcelain products. It is FDA 510(k) cleared for disinfecting and cleaning medical devices. Unlike some other disinfectants with certain ingredients (alcohols, hypochlorites. ammonium chlorides, aldehydes and idophors) that can cause harm to such surfaces, Sporicidin is less toxic and less likely to put the users at risk of chemical exposure.
WHAT SPAYER AND OR FOGGER DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR APPLYING SPORICIDIN DISINFECTANT?
Any Ultra Low Volume (ULV) wet fogger. For example: AA&W – ULV foggers. We don't recommend using Sporicidin Disinfectant in thermal foggers (dry mist) due to these foggers use high heat to generate a "steam" fog that can evaporate quickly and not provide adequate surface wetting to be effective at killing microbial organisms. Thermal foggers are great for deodorization applications and for killing insects that have infested plants. Microbes are much harder to kill than most insects and generally require the surface to remain wet for several minutes (10-20 minutes) to allow penetration of the product into the cellular membranes of viruses, fungi and bacteria.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST VIRUS SANITIZING CHEMICAL?
Sporicidin Disinfectant – IF APPLIED AS A FOG IN A HOUSE OR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
WILL IT DAMAGE FURNITURE, WALLCOVERINGS, FABRICS OR ELECTRONICS?
Typically, it can be used on wood, painted walls, vinyl wall coverings and most any surface or materials that can be safely cleaned with water. When used to carpet cleaning, deodorizing & decontamination we recommend that it be applied as you would a pre-spray, followed with hot water extraction and rapid drying. The same applies to fabrics - extract and rapid drying. We always do a color test for fabrics, upholstery and carpeting before applying. Wool, silk and Oriental rugs should be cleaned by companies specializing in restoring such items.
IS IT VISIBLE OR NOTICEABLE IN ANY WAY AFTER APPLICATION?
Sporicidin Disinfectant Solutions, Sprays and Towelettes do leave a microscopic film on the treated surfaces. In most cases, except on glass, mirrors and highly polished surfaces or finishes, it is unnoticeable to the eye. A
IS THERE ANY SMELL TO IT THE NEXT DAY? AFTER 3 DAYS?
Phenol, the active ingredient in Sporicidin products, has a distinct hospital or dental office smell. We use the same pharmaceutical active ingredient used in Chloraseptic and Equate brands Sore Throat Sprays and Sore Throat Gargles. We mask the hospital smell with a Citrus fragrance. Usually, when applied to hard surfaces, the smell is gone in a day or two. However, absorbent materials tend to cause the smell to linger a bit longer.
WILL IT HARM APPLICATOR'S SKIN?
As mentioned earlier, Sporicidin contains a pharmaceutical-grade ingredient (phenol) and based on EPA required toxicity tests and studies, Sporicidin has been assigned the lowest Toxicity Rating allowed by the EPA - Category IV Very Low Toxicity. In normal applications, with normal building ventilation, the PPE needed is splash goggles to prevent getting Sporicidin accidentally splashed into the eyes, which only causes moderate eye irritation due to the cleaning surfactants found in Sporicidin. When fogging a room and remaining in the room while do so, you should and are required by OSHA to wear a respirator if the aerosolized particles exceed 5ppm. That OSHA requirement also applies if misting it in confined spaces with little or no ventilation. That OSHA requirement is not due to any physical hazards posed by the product, but rather due to lack of sufficient oxygen being breathed in due to the suspended particles or droplets in the air.
CAN I DILUTE IT OR USE IT STRAIGHT FOR FOGGING?
You can use it straight for fogging.