Hydrogen Peroxide purchased from a Drug Store is a 3% diluted solution (3% hydrogen peroxide, 97% water). hydrogen peroxide in this form is known to be very unstable with a relatively short shelf life. For years scientists have worked to find a way to include other ingredients in this water and hydrogen peroxide solution in order to increase stability and create a viable and effective product. AHP® is a formulation of Hydrogen Peroxide, surfactants and other inert ingredients, which results in a stabilized and a dramatically more effective disinfectant and cleaner. AHP® (at the in-use dilution) has 1/6th the active ingredient compared to the drug store variety but results in better cleaning efficacy and faster germicidal performance.
Streaking on stainless steel or glass after using SHYIELD is caused by the surfactants (detergents) in the solution. SHYIELD does not leave behind any active residues; therefore, the streakiness is solely due to the surfactants. If streakiness is an esthetic concern, it can be easily eliminated by wiping surfaces down with water or IPA after the appropriate contact time is achieved.
The use of traditional reusable cotton string mops and buckets has been shown to be associated with outbreaks, cross-contamination and decreased cleaning ability. Reusing mops for excessive lengths of time can harbour and contribute to the spread of pathogens, cross-contamination and potentially lead to outbreaks. Single-use microfibre cloths have inherent benefits when it comes to improving cleaning and disinfection effectiveness. In addition, it is important for cleaning equipment, such as mop handles, heads, and covers, to be dedicated to the area where they are used. To prevent cross-contamination, equipment used to clean walls and ceilings should not be used to clean floors, nor should they be taken outside of a dedicated area. Conventional mops with cellulose heads should be changed every 48 hours to prevent shedding, and conventional mop handles should be replaced every month. Buckets must be metal-free and made of heavy-duty plastic.
SHYIELD can be used in a footbath application. Both the Ready-to-Use (RTU) and concentrate formula can be used in this application. Remember, footbath solutions should be disposed of daily or sooner if solution is visibly soiled.
If using the concentrate solution, dilute 25 mL of SHYIELD Concentrate per litre of water, creating a 1:40 dilution. To prevent cross-contamination into growing areas, shoe baths containing one inch of freshly made disinfecting solution must be placed at all entrances to building. Scrape waterproof shoes or boots, thoroughly scrub and rinse with water. Place shoes/boots in SHYIELD solution. Allow product to remain in contact with shoes/boots for 5 minutes and allow to air dry.
For SHYIELD RTU solution, skip the dilution step. The added benefit of using the RTU is that disinfection is achieved in as little as 3 minutes, increasing compliance and saving time!
There are general measures to follow when using SHYIELD Concentrate on flooring. For regular disinfection and cleaning of high-risk areas and rooms, we recommend a 1:40 dilution (25 mL of concentrate per 1000 mL of water) of the SHYIELD Concentrate solution with a 5-minute contact time. For areas and rooms that are low risk, a 1:128 dilution and 30-second contact time will clean and sanitize the surface. If the floor remains sticky/tacky, a periodic rinse with water may be required to remove excess surfactants.
SHYIELD Disinfectant Wipes are great for use on surfaces and rooms containing plants because pre-moistened wipes eliminate the aerosolization of product. SHYIELD Wipes are effective at cleaning and disinfecting handheld trimmers, and all other processing equipment between lots, or when there is a buildup. SHYIELD Wipes will clean and disinfect tools in 1 easy step removing any stuck-on residue. Following a wipe, rinse with IPA or sterile water to fully remove any unwanted residues and ensuring proper cleaning and disinfection.
SHYIELD one-step cleaner Disinfectant Wipes are ideal for high-touch surfaces in both low-risk and high-risk areas of your facility. Pre-soaked wipes do not aerosolize the product and can be used on inanimate surfaces while plants are still in the room along with trimmers and equipment. The 3-minute contact time allows for one application to be effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Wipes will remove soils as well as disinfecting in one step. On surfaces with direct contact with plants, wipe or rinse with IPA or sterile water to remove any residual surfactants and ensure the surface has been disinfected and cleaned.
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