Should restaurants disinfect surfaces more often during cold and flu season?
Yes, you should disinfect more often in the cold and flu season as people’s cold, flu, pneumonia and strep-throat symptoms cause them to release more infectious mucus into the indoor environment than would otherwise be the case when people are well.
However, the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease is frequent washing of hands and the prevention of hands from entering the mouth. For a list of hand soaps and hand sanitizers, all of which are effective in the fight against bacteria and viruses, click here.
The disinfectant in use should be effective against colds (rhinovirus) and flu (influenza). Many standard disinfectants do not kill rhinovirus. Then, the frequency of disinfection should consider number of people touching the surface as well as seasonal considerations. The “Featured Items” below, whether “RTU or Concentrated” will assure your customers are protected during this years “Cold & Flu” season.
Lemon Detergent Disinfectant – “concentrated”
#009823 4/1 gal.
Uses: On inanimate hard surfaces, such as - walls, floors, sink tops, toilet bowls, tables, chairs, etc.
When used as directed this disinfectant exhibits effective disinfectant activity against the following: Campylobacter jejuni, Corynebacterium ammoniagenes, Enterobacter aerogenes, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Salmonella typhi, Shigella dysenteriae, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus--Methicillin resistant, Streptococcus salivarius, Aspergillus niger, Trichophyton mentagrophytes--athlete’s foot fungus, Avian Influenza A H5N1 virus, Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, Herpes Simplex Type1, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type I--HIV-1, Influenza A2/Japan virus, Norovirus.
Disinfectant for Health Care – Aerosol “RTU”
Uses: On all hard surfaces and hard to get areas such as - sink tops, toilet seats, tables, chairs, garbage cans, shower curtains, mattresses, light switches and many more.
Product Description: Disinfects - Controls Mold & Mildew – Deodorizes
- *HIV-1 (AIDS Virus), Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), *Polio Virus Types 1 and 2, *Influenza A2/Hong Kong Virus, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (TB) and *Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 On Hard, Nonporous, Inanimate Environmental Surfaces
- Kills Pandemic 2009 H1N1 Influenza A Virus* [formerly called “swine flu”]
- Kills Most Germs
- Controls Mold and Mildew - Eliminates Odors
- Bactericidal - Staphylocidal - Tuberculocidal - Fungicidal - Pseudomonicidal - *Virucidal