The bottle says "other ingredients," what are they?
ONLY ingredients are water, salt, and electricity, which produces HOCL.
Does your product kill Covid-19?
Hypochlorous Acid has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 virus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Hypochlorous Acid can be used against SARS-CoV-2 virus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus and Rhinovirus type 16 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website for additional information. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus. Hypochlorous Acid kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against SARS-CoV-2 virus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus and Rhinovirus type 16 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website for additional information.
How does it work?
Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL) is what your bodies white blood cells naturally produce to kill/fight off infections. HOCL breaks down the cell wall around the bacteria/virus.
Is it really the most powerful disinfectant on the market?
Yes! Our product is 99.9999% effective compared to most others that are 99.9% or less.
If your products perform better, why aren't they in stores?
Anything natural has a shelf life. If it doesn't you can bet there is some additive in it. Our disinfectants are best when used within 30 days and our cleaning products within 6 months.
Do I really need to let it sit for 10 minutes?
In order to kill the Clostridioides difficile (better known as C.Diff) the product needs to sit for 10 minutes. This bacterium is typically found in hospital settings. Most customers who use in their homes let sit for 2-3 minutes.
It says after 30 days to test with chlorine strips, do I need to do that?
This is said in order to verify the parts per million and ensure the product has not lost efficacy. Per the EPA the product is only allowed to drop 10% in 30 days. The product storage can effect the PPM. It needs to be kept away from heat and sunlight. In order to kill C.Diff (common in healthcare facilities) our PPM must be above 450. Most household disinfecting products are comparable to a PPM of <250.
Does it contain chlorine?
No it is not chlorine. It is chlorus. An easy way to remember is "Chlorine is not "clean," chlorus is for us!"
What does it smell like?
Faintly like a swimming pool, but that dissipates as it dries, then it just smells clean. We add no fragrance or coloring.
Will it still work past the 30 days?
The PPM will begin to drop. Proper storage of your products can help to preserve your products. Our PPM must be above 450 at production. Most household disinfecting products are comparable to a PPM of <250.
Is this the same as make-at-home HOCL kits?
No, our product does not contain vinegar like most home kits. We also produce at a higher parts per million (PPM) which makes us a true disinfectant. Most make-at-home HOCL expires in 14 days. Our product lasts for 30 days or more if used per our labels recommendations..
Why so many names?
PCTL Disinfection Solutions is our LLC which was created to distribute cleaners and disinfectants. Hydrolyte is the name of our EPA registered disinfectant that is produced by PCT Ltd Corp. Simple Elements is a new brand name we created for our retail cleaners and degreasers. We wanted something people wouldn't mind having sit on their counters in their homes.
Is it really safe around kids and pets?
Yes! In fact we service many nearby school systems and daycare facilities.
WASHINGTON (July 30, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 13 products on List N, EPA's list of products expected to kill SARS-CoV-2, have completed laboratory testing for use specifically against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
“As part of President Trump’s all-of-government approach to fighting the spread of COVID-19, EPA is continuing its efforts to approve products that have specifically been tested against SARS-CoV-2,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Each of these products already appears on the agency’s list of approved disinfectants—this additional step provides critical scientific data and information on the tools that the American public are relying on to protect their families.”
Before pesticide products can legally make claims that they can kill a particular pathogen such as SARS-CoV-2, the claim must be authorized by EPA based on a review of data. Because novel viruses are typically not immediately available for laboratory testing, EPA established guidance for Emerging Viral Pathogens .
The specific products approved include 12 unique products from the manufacturer Lonza and one additional Lysol product from Reckitt Benckiser. While these products were already on List N, they now carry additional weight against the virus that causes COVID-19 based on testing performed by the manufacturer and confirmed by EPA. The total number of products in this category is now 15.
Additionally, EPA continues to add products to List N that are expected to kill SARS-CoV-2, based on past efficacy testing. There are 469 approved products currently on List N. Those looking for approved disinfectant products should refer to List N for regular updates.
When using an EPA-registered disinfectant, follow the label directions for safe, effective use. Make sure to follow the contact time, which is the amount of time the surface should be visibly wet.
For more information visit: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2-covid-19.