Sanitation and Disinfection System Buying Guide
The options for sanitizing and disinfecting have grown exponentially in recent years. From wipes to trigger sprays to mechanical sanitation systems, it can feel overwhelming. However, when it comes to surface sanitation and disinfection, choosing the right solution needs to be based on a solution that fits your application's need. Whether you are looking for a solution for retail, food service, corporate or industrial environments, Goodway Technologies offers a selection of surface sanitizer and disinfectant systems to meet your needs.
But which one is right for you? When considering or purchasing a surface sanitation system, run through this buying guide to determine your exact need.
Goodway Surface Sanitation Solutions feature BIOSPRAY® spraying systems and alcohol-based sanitizers/disinfectants. These products are E.P.A. registered and used for sanitizing surfaces against pathogens and microbes and inactivate viruses on hard non-porous surfaces.
DID YOU KNOW?
Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs. Still, killing germs on a surface after cleaning can lower the risk of spreading infection.
CLEANING VS. SANITIZING VS. DISINFECTING
The first piece of information that may help understand what level of protection you want for your environment is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection. If you are in a production environment where F.D.A., USDA, or other oversight bodies require certain cleanliness and sanitation levels, then those decisions have been made for you. We suggest you check with your corporate sanitation manager. If, however, you are not in those markets, and you are responsible for the safety of employees, visitors, patrons, guests, or others in your facility, then becoming familiar with the different levels of cleanliness, sanitation, and disinfection is an essential first step.
CLEANING VS. SANITIZING VS. DISINFECTING
While deciding what machine to buy, it is vital first to understand the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.
CLEANING: Works by removing dirt and debris from surfaces through hand washing or mechanical cleaning processes.
SANITIZING: Reduces the number of germs and bacteria on surfaces and objects to a safe level as judged by public health standards or requirements.
DISINFECTION: For chemicals, disinfecting destroy or inactivate bacteria and viruses clearly identified on a chemical product label on hard, non-porous surfaces. Other means, such as steam, can also eliminate or inactivate bacteria and viruses.
GENERAL SURFACE CHEMICAL SANITATION AND DISINFECTION
Which sanitizer or disinfectant chemical is right for our needs?
This is an essential step in the decision-making process as it will also guide the type of spraying technology you choose. Goodway offers advanced surface sanitation and disinfection solutions for various markets, including facilities, food processing, healthcare, education, and more. Some markets require special chemicals to reach their specific sanitation and disinfection needs. Others may be looking to provide as safe an environment as possible and therefore have more flexibility in their needs. Goodway offers E.P.A. registered water-based disinfectants and alcohol-based sanitizers and disinfects.
- Alcohol-based sanitizers and disinfectants work best with sensitive areas like electronic and high-touch areas where quick drying is required.
- Water-based sanitizers and disinfectants work best for general disinfection needs when surfaces can remain wet for up to 10 minutes.
Choosing the right solution is essential. For example, if you are looking to sanitize or disinfect sensitive electronics, or require a quick turnover, like in a healthcare environment, then alcohol-based sanitizers and disinfectants would be a terrific choice.
They dry quickly, offer excellent sanitation and disinfection properties, and are generally safe on sensitive electronic surfaces like scales, machinery, computers, kiosks, and more.
If your applications are less time-sensitive, then water-based solutions might be better suited. These generally have longer “kill” claim times and require surfaces to remain wet for extended periods. However, they are also generally more affordable solutions too.
WHAT MACHINE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
The newest BIOSPRAY® system is our most rugged, the BIOSPRAY®- 10C. The BIOSPRAY®-10C features a broader wheelbase for stability on rough surfaces, making it ultra-versatile. Like the rest of the BIOSPRAY® systems, it requires no power. Still, looking for something smaller? The BIOSPRAY®-5 is perfect for in-between jobs. Only weighing in at 18lbs, this ultra-portable surface sanitizer system is designed for on-the-go surface sanitizing and disinfection.
As referenced earlier in the document, alcohol-based sanitizers and disinfectants offer superior performance for areas where sensitive electronics may exist or where quick turnover is required. This is why alcohol-based disinfectants are the solutions of choice for food production, healthcare, dental, veterinary, and other critical markets. And while these solutions are terrific, they do have some characteristics that can cause them to be flammable. So, to take advantage of their superior performance and be sprayed broadly, Goodway has developed technology that envelopes the alcohol on a CO2 gas stream, rendering the sanitizer/disinfect non-flammable. This technology is called BIOSPRAY and is used widely by industrial manufacturers worldwide. Recently this technology has been brought to the broader commercial marketplace.
Goodway BIOSPRAY® Surface Sanitation systems come in all shapes and sizes. Making it possible for every buyer to get a machine that is just right for them. All BIOSPRAY feature our alcohol-based sanitizer/ disinfectant, BIOSPRAY®-D2, a combination of isopropyl alcohol and a powerful quaternary ammonium compound (E.P.A. Reg. No. 73232- 1-83022). BIOSPRAY®-D2 is powerful, hospital-grade, and quick-drying, making it perfect for non-food, water-sensitive contact surfaces as well as food contact surfaces. The product is also INCLUDED ON EPA LIST OF DISINFECTANTS FOR USE AGAINST SARS-CoV-2 (Search EPA# 73232-1)
Your choice of a chemical will drive your decision on what spraying technology is right for you. Some may question why simple trigger sprayers or wipes aren’t enough. The truth here is that using trigger sprayers or wipes to apply chemical are generally less effective than using customized sprayers. Why? Trigger sprayers tend to apply too much chemical into one specific area. This is not only wasteful but also leaves other sites untreated. On the other hand, Wipes are convenient but can actually spread contaminants through cross-contamination while also leading to inconsistent applications. Both solutions are less than ideal when 100% coverage of surfaces is required. Goodway always recommends the use of mechanical sprayers that produce microdroplet spray patterns. Let’s run through the current offering to identify each’s benefits and help you make the right decision for your needs.
Did You Know?
A bacterial or viral outbreak like the flu, COVID, or Norwalk virus can cause severe illness and even death. Also, an outbreak can be costly financially. Learn how Goodway Technologies' innovative solutions can help manage bacterial and viral outbreaks.
Water Base Chemical Sprayers
Goodway offers a selection of sprayers for applying water-based sanitizers and disinfectants quickly and easily. These sprayers are designed to cover large areas rapidly. They are ideal for commercial real estate, educational facilities, healthcare facilities, and more. As mentioned, water-based solutions require longer dwell times. They should not be used where sensitive electronics area or there are quick turnaround needs.
These sprayers can be paired with BIOSPRAY-TOWER, an E.P.A. registered (82972-1-83022) hospital-grade sanitizer and disinfectant, and are labeled for a wide variety of uses on hard non-porous surfaces, including food-contact areas and in HVAC systems. The product can be sprayed or fogged. The product is also INCLUDED ON EPA LIST OF DISINFECTANTS FOR USE AGAINST SARS-CoV-2 (Search EPA# 82972-1)