Despite its scientific-sounding name, hypochlorous acid is one of the gentlest yet most powerful cleaning and disinfectant products available. Its antimicrobial properties make it a stand-out choice for making sure surfaces are clean but also free of bacteria and viruses.
It’s also stood the test of time, having been around for over 150 years! So it can be trusted to get the job done.
But what can hypochlorous acid be used for? Its uses are many and varied within different settings; some of the more common ones are:
- Medical and health settings
- Veterinary clinics
- Professional offices, workplaces, and schools
- In your home
- Restaurants and fast food outlets
In this blog, we’ll outline the properties of hypochlorous acid that make it an appealing option for cleaning and explore how it can be used by people working in different sectors or within the home.
Properties of Hypochlorous Acid
Hypochlorous acid, or HOCI as it is also known, occurs naturally in our bodies and is produced by white blood cells to ward off bacterial infections and viruses when we come into contact with them. This process can be reproduced very simply, if you are scientifically minded, by electrically charging a combination of salt and water. The electrical charge changes the chemical structure of the mixture and creates HOCI.
HOCI tends to have a shorter shelf life than other cleaning products. But we have created a unique way of extending its life so you can enjoy our products for longer.
Is hypochlorous acid a good cleaner?
Hypochlorous acid is revolutionizing the way we clean because it is an effective multipurpose cleaner and degreaser that really does work on multiple surfaces.
Is hypochlorous acid safe on skin?
Unlike harsher products, hypochlorous acid won’t irritate your skin or eyes because it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals, fumes, or leave nasty residues. This also means it does not require expensive and cumbersome PPE equipment to use. It is also very safe for the environment, your family, and your beloved pets.
The Many Uses of Hypochlorous Acid
You can use hypochlorous acid solutions in many ways. We have outlined some of the more common uses below.
Uses in Medical and Health Settings
People working in medical and health settings, such as medical and administrative staff, often use hypochlorous acid products because of their superior hospital-grade sanitizing, disinfection, and antimicrobial properties.
What can you clean with hypochlorous acid?
Hypochlorous acid can be used on any non-porous surface, such as most benches, counters, chairs, reception areas, and doctor’s surgeries. In a medical or health setting, the substance has proven itself historically as a general sanitizing and sterilizing agent, making it useful where virus and infection control are critical. Further, hypochlorous acid is effective for patient eye care, wound treatment, and surgery preparation.
Uses in Professional Offices, Workplaces, and Schools
With its characteristics, hypochlorous acid is a good choice when cleaning in settings frequented by lots of people. It is perfect for cleaning and disinfecting commercial and industrial office buildings and schools. It can be used on railings, door handles, desks, and near office pot plants without harming them. It’s simple to use in a sprayer over large areas like schools — let it sit for the required time and either wipe it down or forget it.
We recommend cleaning the area with our product PathoPure first and then using PathoNex to disinfect the cleaned area — always following the instructions on the products.
Uses at Home
Hypochlorous acid products are popular cleaners and disinfectants within the home because they effectively remove grease dirt, germs, and viruses that might be lurking invisibly around surfaces. These products are unique in that they don’t emit any harmful smells or leave residues, so they are great to use around children and pets and can even be sprayed on plants to reduce pest infestations.
Our customers tell us they love that our products can be used for various purposes within the home. For example, they can be used in and around most areas, including bathrooms, kitchens, garages, carports, and even on rugs or carpets. This means you won’t need to buy different types of cleaners for each area of your house, saving you money and reducing the environmental impact. Further, Pathosans products comply with Green Seal standards for recyclable packaging and environmental impact. We are certified green!
Uses in Restaurants and Fast Food Outlets
Hypochlorous acid products are suitable for use in food outlets because they effectively cut through grease and tough residues such as oils and baked-on food. This cleaner can also be used around food without the risk of the food being contaminated with hazardous substances.
Hypochlorous acid really is one of the most useful all-around eco-friendly cleaning products discovered, with an impressive array of uses across multiple settings from work to home and schools. It can be used on different surfaces and without the fear it will harm our bodies, family, or the things we treasure. It really has earned a place in our cleaning cupboards.
Need to Know More?
If you are intrigued by this versatile and natural product and would like to know what else it could do for you, visit our resources section on this website. In that section, you will find an array of information about hypochlorous acid, including helpful tips on how to clean with our own products PathoNex and PathoPure and much more. For the technically minded customers, our resource section also has data sheets filled with additional product facts and statistics.
We are here to help, so contact us anytime and speak with one of our team to discuss your specific needs.