Detergent and disinfectants are all used in cleaning however there are
important differences between them. Cleaning is the removal of dirt, grease
and contamination. A detergent is a product that removes dirt and dissolves
grease; it is the surfactant component within the detergent formula that
remove dirt and grease from dirty surfaces such as dishes, preparation areas,
bathrooms and offices. Disinfectants are chemical products that reduce
bacteria to a safe level and can be used after a detergent to ensure that
any remaining bacteria are destroyed.
It is common practice to simply use a disinfectant (such as bleach mixed with
water) to clean and disinfect a surface, forgetting that most pure disinfectants
are not cleaners. If there is a soil (dirt) load on surface, the disinfectant can be
neutralised by the soil(dirt) and not completely kill all the germs.
In order to clean and disinfect effectively, a detergent-based cleaner is first
applied to the surface to remove the soils or contaminants, rinse with water
and secondly followed by the application of the disinfectant on the surface.
Disinfecting guidelines indicate that a contact time of at least 5 minutes is
required for the disinfectant to have with a surface in order to reach the
desired bacterial efficacy kill rate.
Detergent disinfectants possess a number of advantages in terms of demand
which is highly dependent on the product quality, effective product
application and price effectiveness.
As the Kaybex team we pride ourselves in the quality of the products we
manufacture, our timeous delivery and friendly customer service. We
consistently strive to see our customer smile for we are confident in our
economically friendly hygiene products and are proud that they have been
produced by a production team that has a passion for people and the
chemistry of hygiene.