Tips & Tricks/07.25.23

Bleach vs Disinfectants: How to Choose

We get a lot of calls about using bleach to disinfect surfaces after a flood or other water intrusion. Just say no to bleach! Mediclean Disinfectant Spray Plus (MDSP) is the much better choice for many reasons – here are the top five:

  1. Bleach is quite caustic and irritating – MDSP has a neutral pH and is non-corrosive.
  2. Bleach can corrode metals and damage fiber dyes – MDSP will not damage these surfaces.
  3. Bleach doesn't provide residual protection after initial application – MDSP offers residual bacteriostatic and fungistatic capability.
  4. Bleach leaves significant amounts of residue that can be quite difficult to remove – MDSP has minimal residue.
  5. Bleach is unstable and can easily emit toxic fumes or cause dangerous chemical reactions if improperly handled

BONUS REASON TO CHOOSE MDSP: Bleach has a noxious odor – MDSP has a mild, pleasant scent, and is also available in a fragrance free version.

ANOTHER BONUS! The “plus” in MDSP refers to the product's mild detergency. This helps break up and remove soiling to aid in cleaning. Bleach does not have this feature.

What's the Best Way to Prevent Mold Growth?

To prevent the conditions that foster mold growth, t's critical to remove bulk water then dry materials and reduce humidity as quickly as possible with Dri-Eaz low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers (LGR 7000XLi, LGR 6000Li and Revolution LGR) and high velocity airmovers (Velo and Velo Pro).

See more microbial remediation-related articles in Legend Brands Tips & Tricks. Want to become a certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technician? Check our Legend Brands Education class schedule for upcoming AMRT classes.


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