Our Disinfectant 32 and our line of enzyme cleaners (Bio-Activator, Bio-Clean, and Bio-Fresh) have successfully been used in clean up after previous floods and hurricanes. We often have questions about how to use these products together or just general questions for clean up after flooding.
Why use Disinfectant 32?
Flood waters are filled with all sorts of nastiness. Disinfectant 32 will kill mold spores and a plethora of contaminates. Our Disinfectant 32 has successfully treated buildings that were required to have a mold certificate test. Customers have reported that their mold test “passed with flying colors”.
When using Disinfectant 32 (four ounces to one gallon of water) make sure that you keep the area wet for 10 minutes. If it starts to dry before the ten minutes, re-apply. That ten minute dwell time is the key to wiping out all the mold or anything else left by the waters.
Why would I use an Enzyme product?
Different surfaces absorb odors regardless if you disinfectant it or not. Applying a scented product will not get rid of the odors, it will eventually come back. It’s just a cover up.
Refrigerators are a great example of this. The plastic inside absorbs odors and no matter what you do. It still stinks. Katrina gave many people first hand experience. If you were lucky enough to have a working refrigerator after the power came back, the clean up job was disgusting.
An enzyme product will eat anything organic and it has a lasting effect. Long after application, it will continue to eat up any odor producing material.
Make sure when using either Bio-Activator or Bio-Clean you dilute it properly. IT WILL NOT WORK UNDILUTED. The dilution “wakes up” the enzymes and prepares them to get to work.
Can I use Disinfectant 32 and Bio-activator together?
Yes. However, remember that that Bio-Activator, Bio-Clean, and Bio-Fresh are alive. Disinfectant 32 will kill mold, mildew, bacteria, as well as the enzymes. Therefore it will kill the enzyme product before it can do its job. After you have used Disinfectant 32 and you have left it wet for 10 minutes. Depending on the surface you are cleaning, either rinse surface or make sure it is completely dry. If you are treating studs, we would suggest leaving it to dry for two days. After this time the Disinfectant is now inert, and you can apply the enzyme product. If you are using Bio-Activator or Bio-Clean you must dilute the product to activate the enzymes. If you are using Bio-Fresh (ready-to-use) you can apply in immediately.
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