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Can I Stop Disinfecting Now – NO!
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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Can I Stop Disinfecting Now – NO!

Neutron Industries is excited to introduce Surface Defense Plus and Germ Control, two concentrated disinfectants that are EPA registered to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 <-- this is a BIG DEAL! During the pandemic, the emphasis on rigorous disinfecting was a new phenomenon for most businesses. Proper disinfection protocols helped keep customers and employees safe. Daily disinfecting needs to continue to be a normal business practice to prevent the spread of germs year-round.


The world is returning to our new normal way of life with vaccinations, the elimination of masks, and fewer restrictions on social distancing. As businesses return to full occupancy and serve more customers, there will be more exposure to germs and businesses need to continue cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing surfaces. According to Tru47, there are around 79,000 germs on your keyboard/mouse, about 13,800 on shopping cart handles, and 3,500 on restaurant condiment bottles (Tru47.com). This demonstrates that there is a high level of germs present on everyday products and disinfecting should always be a top priority.

During this pandemic, disinfecting became a major factor in keeping employees, customers, and guests safe. The pandemic created a hyper-awareness of germs and viruses on high-touch surfaces and the practice of disinfecting these areas. While spills and crumbs can be spotted on surfaces and cleaned, germs are invisible to the eye. A surface may look clean but can contain harmful bacteria and pathogens.

Daily disinfecting of commonly touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, keyboards, telephones, and counters can lower the spread of viruses and other harmful pathogens. In high traffic environments such as hospitals, childcare facilities, hotels and resorts, restaurants, and offices it is vital to keep surfaces cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized regularly. With many businesses able to function at 100% capacity again, there will be a higher volume of foot traffic. With more foot traffic comes more germ distribution. Having the proper disinfectant is a powerful tool and disinfecting a workplace daily, enforces disease control and prevention from the spread of colds, and the flu while keeping global pandemics at bay.

Both Germ Control and Surface Defense Plus are on the EPA’s List N and are EPA registered to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. There is a difference between products being on List N due to showing efficacy against pathogens that are harder to kill than SARS-COV-2 and being EPA registered on List N to kill SARS-CoV-2. List N was created during the pandemic as an easy-to-use guide to show consumers what the EPA had approved for use against the novel coronavirus. The list initially was comprised of products that only showed efficacy against pathogens that are harder to kill than SARS-CoV-2.  Since then, the EPA has modified List N to include products that were tested and approved to kill SARS-CoV-2. Surface Defense Plus Concentrate and Germ Control are tested and approved by the EPA to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Surface Defense Plus Concentrate is our new powerhouse disinfectant product with a 1-minute contact/dwell time against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19! Dwell time, or contact time, is the amount of time a product needs to remain wet on surfaces to properly disinfect, when used according to label directions. This multi-purpose concentrate is effective as a hard-surface disinfectant, a soft-surface sanitizer, and a food surface sanitizer. Surface Defense Plus is an all-in-one product that when used according to label directions, serves as a cleaner, sanitizer, fungicidal, mildewstat, virucidal, bactericidal, and deodorizer. Use this to disinfect hard surfaces such as counters, light switches, doorknobs; as a sanitizer on soft surfaces like chairs, drapes, rugs/carpets, and soft/plush toys; or as a food contact surface sanitizer in kitchens or food prep areas. With this being a fragrance-free deodorizer, it eliminates malodors without leaving a fragrance. In addition to killing SARS-CoV-2, it has 66 kill claims including MRSA, E. Coli, and Influenza A (common flu). Surface Defense Plus Concentrate is perfect for keeping all your surfaces disinfected, sanitized, and odor-free. Surface Defense Plus cleans, disinfects, sanitizes, and deodorizes in just one step, making it a top choice disinfectant that is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, viruses, and more in any workplace or commercial setting. 

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Germ Control is our second concentrated disinfectant that has a registered kill claim for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This multi-purpose germicidal detergent and disinfectant when used according to label directions, helps stop contamination and the spread of contagious germs, and microorganisms. Germ Control has kill claims against Hepatitis B & C, HIV -1 (AIDS virus), Herpes simplex Type I & II, Salmonella, Streptococcus, and more. Refer to the product label for a complete list of kill claims. This product is best suited for the medical, funeral, and animal industries. 

This concentrate is our recommendation for the animal and pet industries. It has kill claims against animal-related diseases such as Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper virus, Rabies, Avian Influenza A H5N1 virus, Avian Influenza A H3N2 virus, Canine Coronavirus, Swine Influenza A (H1N1) virus, and more. Germ Control is perfect for keeping hard surfaces within animal clinics, kennels, and other animal care facilities disinfected. Germ Control can be used on floors, walls, toilet bowls and urinals, medical equipment, cages, kennels, stables, tabletops, and more. Germ control cleans quickly by removing dirt, grime, mold, mildew, food residue, body oils, dead skin, blood, and other organic messes. Germ Control cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes in just one step, making it a top choice product for your facility.

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These two disinfectant concentrates are simple to use. Following the dilution ratios on the product labels allows you to disinfect and sanitize with the same concentration. This means you can use one product for your business to clean, disinfect, deodorize, and more. For instance, these concentrates can be added to mop water to disinfect floors, or added to a spray bottle to disinfect hard surfaces. Ensuring disinfection protocols are being followed in your business is simple when you have one product that does it all. Having the proper products on hand to go along with your disinfection protocols helps to prevent disease and infection. This will save time, effort, and expenses in the future and gives added security to you, your staff, and any visitors that come through your doors.


Proper disinfection protocols help keep customers and employees safe. Disinfection protocols should be individualized to fit the needs of your business and foot traffic.  Keeping everyday surfaces cleaned and disinfected is crucial to disease control and prevention of germs spreading between employees, customers, and guests.Neutron’s Surface Defense Plus and Germ Control are the perfect multi-purpose products to keep your business sanitized, disinfected, and deodorized. Check out our complete catalog of products to clean, disinfect, sanitize, and control odors for your business.



Source: 7 Surprising Facts About Germs Found on Everyday Surfaces - TRU47