FAQ’s

WE PUT TOGETHER SOME ANSWERS FOR THE MOST POPULAR QUESTIONS WE GET ASKED ABOUT SALONCIDE

What is Saloncide?
Saloncide is a water based disinfection range developed for use in Hair, beauty salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors & spa environments

Where can Saloncide be used?
As Saloncide is water based, it is very gentle meaning it can be used to disinfect any porous or non porous surfaces, fabrics, leather, plastics, wood, glass, tools & equipment throughout the salon/shop. Conversely, bleach, acid, alcohol & solvent based disinfectants may damage some surfaces over a period of time.
(* Please see note below for anything metal or stainless steel).

How effective is Saloncide?
Saloncide has been tested & is highly effective to EN Standards against bacteria, fungi & enveloped viruses of which Coronavirus is one (Tested to EN1276, EN14476 & EN1650)

Does Saloncide have any active ingredients that can be harmful?
No. Saloncide is alcohol, solvent, acid, paraben & bleach free & yet still has powerful disinfection capabilities.

How long does Saloncide take to work?
Contact times vary depending on micro-organisms present but Saloncide has been independently tested to kill enveloped viruses (like Coronavirus, Hep B, Hep C or HIV, TB) within 2 minutes. Saloncide has proven to be effective on yeast & fungi within 1 minute & bacteria within 30 seconds.

Why is 99.998% important?
Most disinfectants are effective to 99.9% on micro-organisms. Saloncide works up to 99.998%. Disinfectants which kill only 99.9%, (1 in 1000) leave enough cells to recover & repopulate quickly. At 99.998% kill rate, less than 1 in 100,000 cells remain, meaning that the population is no longer viable.

Does Saloncide continue to work after?
Yes. Saloncide remains on the surface to provide a residual decontamination effect that inhibits future bacterial, fungal & viral growth. Unlike alcohol based disinfectants which evaporates away immediately after application. Therefore, efficacy improves with continued use.

How does Saloncide support adherence to COSHH guidelines?
Saloncide is supplied in ready-to-use formulas which have an extremely low hazard rating which simplifies the COSHH risk assessment process. Saloncide have all relevant COSHH sheets available

(*When disinfecting any metal or stainless steel, please make sure you dry off with a paper towel or clean dry cloth after 2 minutes contact time to prevent rusting.
** Wipe off clippers after 2mins, then spray oil occasionally to prevent rusting.
Did you know that all oil based disinfectants like Clippercide takes 10 mins to be effective. Using Saloncide saves 8 minutes)

 

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