Using Hypochlorous Acid For Your Business: What You Need To Know
Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is having a moment right now amidst the coronavirus pandemic in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 – and rightly so, as it’s a gentle and safe disinfecting option that doesn’t pack the toxic chemical downside of so many conventional disinfectants. At Force of Nature, we love Hypochlorous acid — in fact, it’s the superstar active ingredient in our EPA-registered disinfectant! Here’s what you need to know about hypochlorous acid and how to harness its bacteria and virus-killing power for your business.
Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Using Hypochlorous Acid as a Disinfectant for Your Business
1. It’s Simple and Affordable, With A Huge Range of Uses
Hypochlorous acid is the same substance your own immune system creates to fight infection. Made by using electricity to change the chemical composition of simple, household ingredients, hypochlorous acid uses precise concentrations of water, salt, and vinegar to create a powerful disinfectant that is gentle, too. Where other “natural” cleaners are expensive and can still contain harsh chemicals, hypochlorous acid is an economical disinfectant – for example, Force of Nature is only .07 cents an ounce!
Force of Nature is also incredibly versatile, from disinfecting to odor elimination, stain removal, surface cleaning, and more. Need some ideas? Here are our top tips for using Force of Nature for your business and 20 surprising uses for Force of Nature.
2. Hypochlorous Acid Disinfects As Well As Conventional Disinfectants (Like Bleach).
Hypochlorous acid is included among the disinfectants on EPA List N, which are the products the federal EPA has approved to use against SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19). As used in our product, Force of Nature, Hypochlorous acid kills 99.9% of germs, even Staph, MRSA, Norovirus, Influenza A, Salmonella, and Listeria when used as directed. More great news: in 3rd party testing, Force of Nature is proven to be as effective as conventional cleaning products. It’s even on EPA’s list N, the disinfectants approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. EPA expects all products on List N to kill all strains and variants of SARS-CoV-2.
3. Hypochlorous Acid Is Trusted By Medical Professionals
Hypochlorous acid has been used in settings where gentle germ protection is critical for a really, really long time — it was even used for wound irrigation in World War 1 before antibiotics. Hypochlorous acid has been trusted by medical professionals for being a powerful pathogen-killer that’s also safe for humans, all-natural, non-toxic and chemical-free. Today, medical professionals in wound healing, veterinary medicine, ophthalmology, and dermatology are using hypochlorous acid for its ability to fight infection, while also being gentle and safe for patients to be exposed to.
4. Hypochlorous Acid Is Safe To Use Where Other Products May Not Be
One of the concerns around the extra disinfecting we are doing these days during the pandemic is that studies have linked conventional cleaning products to a host of scary health issues. Recent studies have linked conventional cleaning products to respiratory issues, finding that chronic exposure to them is as dangerous as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day and, specifically, linking the use of liquid bleach to lung damage and serious respiratory conditions like COPD. You should always be sure to use disinfectants in well-ventilated areas, follow instructions for use, and store them away from children and pets. Hypochlorous acid is safe on surfaces and gentle enough to be used without gloves. Many products whose active ingredients are Hypochlorous Acid, including Force of Nature, are certified as SkinSafe by The Mayo Clinic, which means they do not contain common allergy-causing ingredients.
5. You Don’t Need To Rinse Hypochlorous Acid
Some disinfectant products need to be rinsed before your clients and staff can come into contact with the surfaces again. Hypochlorous acid is the same infection-fighting substance created by your own immune system and you do not need to rinse it. It’s also safe to use on delicate surfaces like marble and stone, which can otherwise become corroded. This not only saves you the added step of cleaning off the chemical you just used for cleaning and disinfecting – but also provides some peace of mind that you are not exposing the people you are caring for to dangerous and toxic chemicals.
Hypochlorous Acid Is A Gamechanger For Your Business
As you clean and disinfect your workplace, we know you have the utmost concern for the health and wellbeing of your staff and clients in mind. We do, too! That’s why we’re proud to have created Force of Nature, an EPA-registered disinfectant that kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria and is EPA approved for use against SARS-CoV-2. Learn more about Force of Nature and put the power of hypochlorous acid to work for you.