Various techniques are used for disinfection, and most of them are chemical methods. When dealing with viruses, dirty surfaces should be cleaned before applying chemical compounds.
Additionally, diluted bleaching agents, alcohol-based solutions with an alcohol content of above 70%, and any other detergent registered with KEBS can be used. The disinfectants are applied on the surfaces that have come into contact with germs, viruses, or bacteria, such as hands, floors, walls, and any other surfaces that the bacteria might lie on.
Common Products Used for Disinfection
There are many disinfectants on the market. Here are the commonly used ones:
- Soap – Many people may not trust it, but it works. Soap or detergents work by breaking the enzymes of the bacteria, thus, making them harmless.
- Bleaching agents – They are harsh to the microorganisms since they are made from chlorine. A maximum precaution should be taken when using bleach-containing products.
- Alcohol – It works by destroying the proteins on the bacteria, viruses, and fungus. It means that it completely kills them, but alcohol does not stop the growth of bacteria or their reproduction present on the surface. Note, alcohol is only active if its concentration level is 70% and above.