Frequently Asked Questions

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Most Common Questions

  • Can Sani-HyPerCide Spray be used with an Electrostatic Sprayer?

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    Yes, Sani-HyPerCide Spray can be used with an Electrostatic Sprayer on hard, nonporous surfaces only. The ability to use Sani-HyPerCide Spray with an Electrostatic Sprayer can be especially useful in Environmental Services.

  • Does Sani-HyPerCide Disinfectant have a Biofilm Bacteria kill claim?

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    Yes, Sani-HyPerCide Spray has a Biofilm Bacteria kill claim for S. aureus and P. aeruginosa at 3 minutes. Sani-HyPerCide Spray is useful for targeting these specific organisms in areas such as sinks and drains where biofilm is known to build up. Sani-HyPerCide Wipe does not have a Biofilm Bacteria kill claim.

  • Is the CAD technology/antimicrobial protective shield noticeable once applied?

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    When used as directed, the Sani-24 Wipe’s CAD/protective shield provides protection against ESKAPE pathogens for up to 24 hours – even after multiple touches. Once dried, the visibility of the protective shield varies depending on surfaces/materials, humidity, user technique, etc.

  • Would CAD technology be effective at 5-minute contact time for the microorganisms with contact times of 5 minutes such as Norovirus?

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    No, CAD technology is only listed as effective against ESKAPE pathogens per EPA master label.

  • How can ATP testing be used to validate continuously active disinfection (CAD) with the Sani-24 Wipe?

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    If the ATP testing should not be used to validate the Sani-24 Wipe. ATP testing is meant to validate cleaning processes. Further, the different ATP technologies can vary in sensitivity and can be impacted by disinfectant chemistry. Also, ATP testing detects both live and dead bacteria, and the CAD is intended to provide organism kill for up to 24 hours/96 touches. As a result, ATP reads may detect dead organisms and therefore produce false positive results with increased relative light unit (RLU) measurement.

  • How can the CAD shield be removed from the surface if any noticeable buildup occurs?

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    If the CAD shield needs to be removed, utilize a solvent/alcohol-based product (ex. Easy Screen Cleaning Wipe®, Super Sani-Cloth® Wipe). Once the surface is cleaned using a solvent or alcohol-based product, the Sani-24 Wipe must be reapplied to achieve CAD.

  • What if the CAD shield is wiped from the surface?

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    If the surface with CAD shield is wiped with a solvent/alcohol-based product, the Sani-24 Wipe must be reapplied to achieve CAD.

  • How harmful are the ESKAPE pathogens in respect to Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)?

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    The ESKAPE pathogens are responsible for over 40% of HAIs in the healthcare environment1,2.

     

    1. Magill, et.al. Multistate Point-Prevalence Survey of Health Care–Associated Infections, N Engl J Med 2014;370:1198-208
    2. Boucher, et.al. Bad Bugs, No Drugs: No ESKAPE! An Update from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Clinical Infectious Diseases 2009; 48:1–12

  • What are the ESKAPE pathogens?

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    The acronym ESKAPE includes six epidemiologically important pathogens that exhibit multidrug resistance and virulence: Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species.

  • How does the Continuously Active Disinfection (CAD) technology work?

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    Once the 1-minute contact time for immediate disinfection has been achieved, the antimicrobial shield (aka CAD) is active and will last for up to 24 hours or 96 touches against ESKAPE pathogens. Within those 24 hours or 96 touches, if the surface is re-contaminated, the antimicrobial shield will kill the ESKAPE pathogens within 5 minutes.

  • Does NFPA 30 (National Fire Protection Association’s Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code) apply to the Sani-24 Wipe?

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    NFPA 30 applies to the storage of flammable and combustible liquids. The Sani-24 Wipe is exempt from the requirements of NFPA 30 because the scope of NFPA 30 (Section 1.1) states that it applies to the storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids. Even though our products contain liquids that have been classified as flammable on the SDS, the wipes themselves are not classified as liquid products. Rather, they are wipes impregnated with flammable liquids, even though there may be a small amount of free liquid in the bottom of the canister. According to the EPA, wipes are classified as a mixture product containing solids and liquids. The NFPA has also confirmed that wipes are not considered to be liquid for the purposes of NFPA 30.

  • How does the lid on the Sani-24 Wipe lid help make disinfection easier and more efficient?

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    The Sani-24 Wipe features PDI’s new Dual Access Lid, an intuitive design that enables quick dispensing of a single wipe or multiple wipes. There is a wide opening for rapid initial thread and reload, as well as a flip cap featuring Snap & Close Technology and definitive open/close positions to help eliminate wipes drying out.

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