HOW TO DISINFECT WITH GTECH CLEAN
The following are general guidelines for disinfecting surfaces with GTech Clean; however, we recommend that you follow all applicable federal, state, and/or local guidelines for disinfecting that pertain to your business/industry.
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GTech Clean™ is a ready-to-use, safe, non-toxic, non-flammable surface disinfectant and deodorizer containing no alcohol, ammonia, bleach or volatile organic compounds. The product is EPA approved to kill SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, and fungi (mold and mildew). GTech Clean is made in the USA.
GTech Clean leaves a microscopic layer of protection that continues to kill pathogens for up to 7 days. It bonds to surfaces and will not wash away, even when treated surfaces are cleaned with mild detergents, alcohol or other quaternary ammonium-based disinfectant sprays or wipes. Please be aware that bleach, harsh solvents, and/or heavy friction may remove GTech Clean’s protective bond.
GTech Clean is skin friendly in the event of exposure – it will not cause allergic reactions or harmful skin irritations. For everyday hand and skin sanitizing, use our alcohol-free GTech Armour™ that kills 99.99% of germs. Click here to order GTech Armour.
KEY APPLICATION POINTS
- No dilution. GTech Clean is ready-to-use and should not be diluted, regardless of container size. The 55-gallon, 5-gallon, 1-gallon, and 16 oz sizes all contain the same ready-to-use formulation.
- One-Step. Simply spray on surfaces and let dry.
- Do not rinse. Just let dry on surfaces to kill pathogens and form a microscopic layer of protection that lasts for up to 7 days.
- No wiping needed. Do not wipe off the GTech Clean solution In cases where there are noticeable wet spots after applying, it’s OK to lightly wipe with a dry clean cloth to spread the solution, but not to remove it.
- Less is more. Only a light, thin coat on surfaces is needed to disinfect and leave a microscopic barrier of protection.
- Safe on surfaces. GTech can be used on all surfaces, including but not limited to wood, metal, vinyl, leather, stone and plastic (not recommended for direct food contact). It will not leave a residue. Electronic components (computers, tablets, monitors, etc.) can be sprayed with GTech Clean when being applied using a ULV spraying device (see below).
- Keep surfaces clean. Soiled surfaces can shelter germs. Keeping surfaces clean from soil allows GTech Clean disinfectant to work more effectively.
For most environments, we recommend disinfecting an area or vehicle with GTech Clean using an ultra low volume sprayer/fogger twice per week, and spraying GTech Clean using a conventional spray bottle on high-frequency community touch-points as needed daily. Areas and businesses that are more susceptible to pathogens and a higher microbial load or increased bioburden (e.g., dental offices) may need to be disinfected more often. This includes areas that have been compromised by someone known to have tested positive for COVID-19 or another virus (e.g. Influenza).
GTech Clean can be applied to hard and soft surfaces using a conventional spray bottle (e.g. 16 oz. GTech Clean bottle), or an electrical or battery powered ultra low volume sprayer/fogger.
SPRAY BOTTLE APPLICATION
A conventional hand spray bottle is most practical for daily disinfecting frequently touched community surfaces such as, but not limited to:
- Door handles
- Elevator buttons
- Common area countertops
- Fitness equipment
- Light switches
- Clothing/uniforms, including top and bottom of shoes
- PPE (e.g., reusable face masks)
- Light duty equipment (e.g., radios, flashlights, carts, mobile devices, etc.)
Spray bottles typically disperse more product than is necessary to disinfect a surface, causing wet spots and longer drying times. If practical, wipe the surface with a clean dry cloth or paper towel to spread the product - the purpose is to spread excess product on the surface to create a thinner layer to dry quickly, and NOT to wipe off the product).
To be more cost effective, if practical, we recommend refilling the GTech Clean 16 oz. spray bottle (or other conventional spray bottles) from the GTech Clean 1-gallon or 5-gallon containers. Note: We recommend using our battery powered siphon to transfer GTech Clean from the 5-gallon container to the 16 oz. bottle and/or a ULV sprayer.
ULTRA LOW VOLUME SPRAYER/FOGGER
There are numerous ultra low volume (ULV) sprayers/foggers available on the market. These spraying devices provide the most efficient way to disinfect rooms and vehicles with GTech Clean. The small droplet size (typically 110 to 40 or less microns) and air flow produced by ULV devices enable the GTech Clean solution to fully cover a large surface area in a short amount of time. When applied properly only a thin coat is applied, which dries very quickly. Computers, tablets, keyboards, and even paperwork can be sprayed with many ULV devices.
ULV sprayers/foggers are available directly from GTech Protection (click here to order). If you purchased a ULV device from another source, please feel free to contact us to confirm compatibility with GTech Clean.
nuPOWER SPRAYER APPLICATION
GTech Clean has been tested with all nuPower ULV sprayers to effectively and efficiently disinfect vehicles and all types of areas without oversaturating surfaces and wasting product. The nuPower Electrical Compact Trigger Sprayer and the nuPower 18V Cordless Trigger Sprayer (battery powered) are recommended for vehicles and most small to medium size rooms. For larger areas and a longer lasting battery powered option we recommend the nuPower 3L Cordless Sprayer.
Caution: When using the nuPower Electrical Compact Trigger Sprayer the metal applicator tip will be warm to the touch.
Personal Protection Equipment. Eye protection and a face mask is recommended when using any nuPower or ULV sprayer.
Smooth Spray Pattern. To avoid oversaturation spray in a smooth pattern and only spend a few seconds over surfaces. Droplets or large wet spots indicate too much product is being applied. Only a light, thin coat on surfaces is needed to disinfect and protect. This will also allow surfaces to dry quickly.
Spray Distance. Keep sprayers at a minimum of 3 to 4 feet away from surfaces to avoid oversaturation.
Electronic Components. Computers, tablet, keyboards, and other electronic components are OK to spray/fog with a light coat.
Begin In Farthest Corner. If possible, begin spraying in the farthest corner of the room and move backward, being careful not to trip or bump into obstacles behind you. This will help minimize exposure to the mist.
Vehicles. In most cases, GTech Clean can be applied to all surfaces within a vehicle without the need to physically enter the vehicle (i.e, spraying through open doors). Spray both underneath and on top of door handles prior to the interior of the vehicle.
Air Out. GTech Clean will dry within a few minutes. For vehicles, open doors to allow to air out for 2 to 3 minutes or as needed. For rooms, keep at least one door open and allow to air out for minimum of 5 minutes or as needed.
Product Storage. GTech Clean solution can be stored in the nuPower sprayers as long as it is kept upright.
Clean Sprayer. After using all GTech Clean solution in the sprayer tank/container, it is recommended to clean the sprayer by placing water in the tank and turning on the sprayer, allowing the water to purge the unit of any solution for two (2) minutes.
For more information on how to operate the nuPower devices, please reference the manual included with each unit.
If you have any questions about these guidelines and/or need support on disinfecting protocols for your specific facility/operation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 909-7795 ext. 2. In addition, please visit our FAQ page.