In aged care facilities, disinfecting surfaces to a hospital-grade standard is crucial. Protecting vulnerable people from Covid-19 and other virus transmissions from contaminated surfaces requires safe and effective sanitisation, on both hard and soft surfaces.
It’s also important to consider the ingredients of your sanitising sprays. Some sanitisers left unrinsed can expose your residents’ sensitive skin to harsh chemicals.
If you want to be made aware of what options your nursing home has for sanitising sprays, then keep reading where we will explore the 11 best surface sanitisers for residential care.
The best surface sanitiser sprays for aged care
For hard and soft surfaces in aged care facilities, an effective and efficient sanitiser spray is a must for high-level infection control. In nursing homes and other residential care, hospital grade surface disinfectant cleaners will be the most effective at killing viruses, bacteria and fungi.
Common types of sanitisers include:
- Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (Quat) based sanitisers – food safe, low odour and non-corrosive at specified use concentrations
- Chlorine-based sanitisers (bleach) – effective against bacteria, fungi and viruses
- Hydrogen Peroxide disinfectants – low odour, non-corrosive and effective against bacteria, fungi and viruses
- Alcohol-based disinfectants – very effective, rapid disinfection but potentially flammable
After taking into consideration the needs of your facility, you could consider the following disinfectant sprays for use in aged care and nursing homes.
#1 Biosan II
Biosan II is a single-step, hospital-grade disinfectant effective to 99.999% against harmful microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, mould and mildew on hard and soft surfaces.
The Biosan II sanitising spray uses a blend of lethal biocides and a specially formulated super-wetting agent that can penetrate more deeply into porous surfaces than traditional disinfectants. This active residue continues to be effective at killing pathogens for hours after the initial clean.
Biosan II is non-toxic and safe for use in food environments with a neutral pH, which is important for sensitive surfaces. This disinfectant spray is ideal for residential care and is verified by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration). It is also made in Australia.
#2 TouchBio Surface Guard Surface Disinfectant
Touch Bio Surface Guard is a hospital-grade disinfectant spray that sanitises and continues to protect hard surfaces from harmful pathogens. Surface Guard does this by killing 99.9% of pathogens as well as odour and mould, whilst also creating an anti-bacterial layer on the surface that can last up to 30 days. This spray is ARTG listed by the TGA and is an alcohol-based sanitiser ideal for aged care facilities.
#3 Zexa Surface Sanitiser
Another hospital-grade surface disinfectant, the Zexa sanitiser spray is also ARTG listed and features an easy no-wipe cleaning process for nursing homes and other residential care facilities. This disinfectant is also non-toxic and odourless which makes for a more pleasant cleaning experience.
#4 Ramsol RS7 Disinfectant
The RS7 is a water-based sanitiser aerosol made in Australia. This water-based disinfectant is hospital-grade so suitable for aged care facilities. As it’s alcohol-free, the spray utilises a biocide formula to kill harmful pathogens on hard surfaces. Additionally, it is also ARTG listed by the TGA.
#5 Dominant Hospital Grade Disinfectant
Ideal for hard surfaces, this hospital grade surface disinfectant from Dominant is ARTG listed. The antibacterial formula is ready to use and kills 99.9% of germs including viruses when left on for 10 minutes. This sanitising spray also offers deodorising properties due to its ingredients including eucalyptus oil.
#6 Whiteley ViraClean
Viraclean is a hospital-grade disinfectant proven to kill most bacteria and viruses. Made in Australia, this sanitising spray is suitable for any hard surface and is TGA listed. This disinfectant spray has a pleasant lemon fragrance.
#7 Sanispray Spray & Wipe Disinfectant
This all-purpose spray from Sanispray® features an easy to use ‘spray and wipe’ process. Disinfecting with a quat formula, this sanitiser needs to be diluted before use for effective cleaning to a food-safe standard. The formula is scented with the natural fragrance of eucalyptus and lime.
#8 GECA G10 No Rinse Sanitiser
The G10 sanitiser is a hospital-grade no-rinse formula disinfectant that kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses. This sanitiser is most effective on hard surfaces and is food-safe. It uses a quat formula.
#9 Cosmic CMED125 Disinfectant Spray
The CMED125 sanitiser is a hospital-grade disinfectant spray that kills 99.99% of pathogens. Approved for use on food surfaces this spray is also odourless, alcohol, ammonia and benzalkonium chloride-free (quat). This disinfectant is also suitable for use in ultra-low volume (ULV) or electrostatic fogging machines.
#10 Envirogiene Multipurpose Cleaner Spray
The Envirogiene hospital-grade surface disinfectant features a ready to use ‘spray and wipe’ formula. This sanitiser spray kills bacteria and viruses as well as degreases surfaces. It’s safe to use on hard and soft surfaces so great for residential care.
#11 Accent Musk Commercial Disinfectant
Peerless Jal Accent Musk commercial-grade disinfectant spray is a quat based formula suitable for killing bacteria and viruses on surfaces. The ready to use formula is a non-ionic cleaner and leaves a long-lasting pleasant fragrance.
Make sure you’re not missing anything when it comes to nursing home cleaning supplies
With today’s challenges in aged care facilities, disinfecting and sanitising your nursing home to a hospital standard means you can reduce the risk of an infection outbreak.
At Veridia, we take care of all the details in aged care facilities like yours when it comes to providing hygiene and cleaning solutions.