How To Disinfect Your Chiropractic Office With Force of Nature
With the stress and anxiety of the pandemic, your chiropractic clients need your services more than ever! Now, in addition to providing your services, you’re also concerned about effective cleaning and disinfecting to keep your patients safe from sickness-causing bacteria, germs and viruses like SARS-CoV-2. While conventional disinfectants may provide powerful germ-kill, they can also contain some serious chemicals that can put your patients and staff at risk if they come into contact with their skin, eyes, or respiratory tracts. With the increase in disinfectant usage, it’s more important than ever to choose a safer, effective disinfectant for your chiropractic office – and not all disinfectants are created equal. Here’s how our EPA-registered disinfectant and sanitizer, Force of Nature, can be used to kill 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and germs in your chiropractic office, without exposing your team and clients to harmful toxins.
Top Tips For Disinfecting Your Chiropractic Office with Force of Nature
Cleaning vs Disinfecting vs Sanitizing
Before you start spraying or fogging, it’s important to know the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting. The term “disinfectant” is the only term with a required minimum germ-kill rate, and is governed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Only EPA registered products can claim to be “disinfectants” on their labels. While the EPA tests these products for efficacy, they do not test the chemicals for safety, so it’s important to learn which ingredients are harmful and avoid them. An EPA registered disinfectant must prove in testing to kill at least 99.9% of the specific microbes it says it does within a certain “dwell time” (typically 10 minutes). The key to disinfecting is to ensure that you are covering the entire surface, so it needs to be clean of debris first. Force of Nature kills 99.9% of Staph, MRSA, Norovirus, Influenza A, Salmonella, and Listeria when used as directed. It’s EPA Registered for use in hospitals, medical clinics, medical facilities, fitness facilities, daycares, schools, offices and more. We’re proud to be on the EPA’s List N, the disinfectants approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.
“High Touch” Areas Including Your Waiting Room
Objects and surfaces that are commonly touched by staff and patients are considered “high touch” areas. These include door handles, drawer handles, light switches, elevator buttons and cabinet knobs. If you have any shared beverage areas like coffee or water stations, these would also qualify. In order to keep these from being hotspots for germ-transfer, spray hard surfaces down with Force of Nature and let air dry. Bonus: Force of Nature is pet-friendly, so you can wipe down fish tanks or the environment for any office “friend” to disinfect them.
Shared Technology and Gadgets
Our devices are teeming with germs! We touch technology more than we realize and we’re often passing them back and forth between team members and clients for checking in, filling out and processing patient forms, and running payment, so it’s important to disinfect technology like computers, phones, tablets, interactive screens and remote controls between each use. If you have patients check in on a tablet, you can wipe it down with a soft cloth or paper towel that has been sprayed with Force of Nature between uses to avoid spreading germs. To protect expensive electronic devices, never spray them directly. Instead, first spray a cloth or paper towel with Force of Nature and then wipe them down, preferably when they are powered off.
Your chiropractic table is a valuable piece of equipment, and many conventional disinfectants can contain harsh chemicals that can cause corrosion or damage to your table. Additionally, even if you use a paper cover, your patients come into contact with your table and can be at risk from chemical residue left behind. Force of Nature is gentle enough to disinfect your chiropractic table and any surface your patients or staff come into contact with, and is free of top allergens and certified SkinSafe by the Mayo Clinic.
Staff Communal Areas
If your chiropractic office has a staff break room or shared kitchen, Force of Nature can be used to sanitize and disinfect surfaces to avoid the transfer of germs, viruses and bacteria like salmonella and listeria. You can spray countertops, appliance exteriors and door handles as well as food prep and eating surfaces with Force of Nature. Force of Nature can also be used around food without concern – you can even use it to clean produce!
Bathrooms should be cleaned, sanitized and disinfected frequently, but thoroughly disinfecting between uses can be time-consuming and impractical. Force of Nature is a great solution that allows you to effectively disinfect bathroom surfaces, faucets, stall door handles and locks, bathroom entrance door handles, paper towel dispensers, and, in a refillable mop, can be used to disinfect tile and hardwood flooring as well. For all these surfaces, just spray them with Force of Nature and let air dry. You don’t need to waste time rinsing or wiping down the surfaces after you’ve sprayed them.
Exam Rooms and Furniture
It’s safe to use Force of Nature on virtually every surface in your exam room,including chairs, countertops and rolling stools. To disinfect between patients, spray surfaces with Force of Nature.
From the soles of our shoes to our badges, glasses, keys, phones and bags, we tote a lot of stuff around with us! Your staff can sanitize and disinfect any personal belongings before they leave for the day with Force of Nature to avoid tracking germs and bacteria home with them.
We’re a small business, too. When we created Force of Nature, we were determined to find a way to make an effective sanitizer and disinfectant that won’t expose your staff or patients to harmful chemicals. With so many challenges facing us during this pandemic, we’re proud to offer an EPA-registered sanitizer and disinfectant that kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, which you can make on-demand in all kinds of workplaces. Learn more, here.