Did you know Sodium Hypochlorite Solution can be used as a Sanitizer?
Facts related to Sodium Hypochlorite Solution and surface sanitation:
- 1 ounce of Sodium Hypochlorite Solution added to 5 gallons of water is needed to sanitize nonporous surfaces via a spray bottle or poured onto a cloth.
- A five-gallon container of Sodium Hypochlorite Solution makes 3,200 gallons of sanitizer.
- Sodium hypochlorite is approximately 2.5 times the strength of household bleach that is used for laundry applications.
- At Home Recreation Sodium Hypochlorite Solution is labeled for the swimming pool industry, not to sanitize surfaces.
The following is an excerpt from the EPA label regarding how to properly use Sodium Hypochlorite to sanitize surfaces.
Sanitization of Nonporous Non-Food Contact Surfaces
Rinse Method: Prepare a sanitizing solution by thoroughly mixing 2 oz. of this product with 10 gallons of water to provide approximately 200 ppm available chlorine by weight. Clean equipment surfaces in the normal manner. Prior to use, thoroughly rinse all surfaces with the sanitizing solution, maintaining contact with the sanitizer for at least 2 minutes. Do not rinse equipment with water after treatment and do not soak equipment overnight.
Immersion Method: Prepare a sanitizing solution by thoroughly mixing, in an immersion tank 2 oz. of this product with 10 gallons of water to provide approximately 200 ppm available chlorine by weight. Clean equipment in the normal manner. Prior to use, immerse equipment in the sanitizing solution for at least 2 minutes and allow the sanitizer to drain. Do not rinse equipment with water after treatment.
Spray/Fog Method: Preclean all surfaces after use. Prepare a 200 ppm available chlorine sanitizing solution of sufficient size by thoroughly mixing the product in a ratio of 2 oz. product to 10 gallons of water. Use spray or togging equipment that can resist hypochlorite solutions. Prior to using equipment, thoroughly spray or fog all surfaces until wet, allowing excess sanitizer to drain. Vacate area for at least 2 hours.
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