Botanical Disinfectants – The Effective Choice for Cleaning SurfacesToday’s residential and commercial property owners seek up to date information about leading-edge products used to sanitize and disinfect surfaces. Whether routine cleaning and maintenance or a remediation effort after a water, fire, flood, or microbial disaster, many industries as well as private homes need disinfectant choices that minimize additional harm due to traditional chemical ingredients.
The Environmental Protection Agency rated Thymox® effective as a disinfectant in December 2011, listing it as a registered disinfectant. It kills viruses after one minute of application, and bacteria after two minutes. Molds and other fungi are killed after three minutes of contact.
This data not only compares favorably to the disinfectants with which property owners are most familiar but also offers advantages that can be very appealing to those preferring a naturally-derived option. Although this botanical disinfectant is effective on a broad variety of porous and nonporous commercial and household surfaces, it also is non-abrasive, non-corrosive, and free of hazards requiring and signal words, icons, or warning labels. No personal protective equipment need be worn to apply Bioesque® botanical disinfectant whether, by spray bottle, bucket and mop, or the highly-effective electrostatic spray backpack technology used when treating large spaces and difficult to reach surfaces.
Thymol, a compound found in essential oil of thyme, is the active ingredient in the Thymox® technology featured in the Bioesque® family of botanical disinfectants. Thymol acts by creating instability in the cell membranes of bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens that threaten the health and well-being of building occupants. This instability destroys the integrity of the cells, and the cell contents release and disperse, rendering them incapable of harming humans or organic surfaces.
Bioesque® botanical disinfectants also use plant-derived wetting agents and surfactants to loosen contaminants, allowing easy physical removal of debris and residues. This active ingredient delivery system is well-matched to the challenges of disinfection and cleaning presented in both residential and commercial setting. No volatile organic compounds vaporize during the use of Bioesque® botanical disinfectants, eliminating the risk of eye or respiratory irritation during use. A light, clean scent is all that lingers.
The botanical disinfectants available from Bioesque® are a reliable option when restoration and remediation projects need effective antimicrobial action, and minimization of harmful effects and health hazards is desired. These innovative products deliver a one-step cleaning and registered disinfectant solution without the hazards associated with potentially toxic chemicals and chemical mixtures found in other products.