EPA List-N Disinfectants
Disinfect Charleston uses disinfectants identified on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list (List-N) for Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The chemicals that are found on the List-N are known to be effective because they:
- Demonstrate efficacy (i.e. desired result of killing the virus) against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
- Demonstrate efficacy against a virus that is harder to kill than SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19); or
- Demonstrate efficacy against another type of human coronavirus similar to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
Safe & Environmentally Friendly Disinfectant
Disinfect Charleston uses Bioesque, a botanical (plant-based) based disinfectant (EPA Registration No. 87742-1), that is classified as a non-hazardous chemical, in accordance with the OSHA HAZCOM standard (i.e. no signal words or warnings required on the labeling). The disinfectants are free of bleach and other harsh chemicals and are a great choice for hazard-conscious or environmentally sensitive settings. Thymol, an antimicrobial agent in Thyme Oil, is the active ingredient used in Bioesque Botanical Disinfectant Solution and is even safe for food contact surfaces, with no rinse required.
Speed and Strength
Disinfect Charleston’s choice disinfectants provides the following:
- 99.999 percent sanitization rate in 30 seconds
- Kills 99.99 percent of viruses in 1 minute
- Kills 99.99 percent of bacteria in 2 minutes
- Kills 99.99 percent of fungi (mold) in 3 minutes
- Eliminates Tuberculosis in 3 minutes
Using Disinfect Charleston’s 3 Step Disinfecting Process, DC uses a 4 minute dwell time, to ensure that surfaces are fully decontaminated after application of the cleaning disinfectant. Within that 4 minute dwell time, the solution cleans, sanitizes and disinfects – all in one step. As an added bonus, the disinfectant effectively controls unpleasant odors and leaves a pleasant lemongrass scent.
Recommended Areas for Use of DC Disinfectants
These plant based disinfectants are recommended for use in homes, businesses, crawlspaces, attics, basements, public buildings, common areas, automobiles, public transportation, multi-family housing, commercial real estate, hotels and motels, institutional facilities, correctional facilities, military installations, offices, athletic facilities, retail stores, churches, colleges, kitchens, veterinary premises, barber shops, farms, airports, cruise ships, schools, day care centers, nurseries, hospitals, aging care facilities, nursing homes, ambulances, surgery centers, health care facilities, clinics, medical and dental offices, restaurants, cafeterias, food processing plants, dormotories, classrooms, bathrooms, public restrooms, & tanning salons.