Frequently Asked Questions
Can you mix Sundew Surface Disinfectant with bleaches or other cleaning products?
The unique properties of Sundew Surface Disinfectant activated hydrogen peroxide will be destroyed by mixing with other cleaning products. There is also the possibility of creating dangerous reactions and toxic gases if mixed with other products. Therefore Sundew Surface Disinfectant with activated hydrogen peroxide should never be mixed with any other cleaning products.
What happens to Sundew Surface Disinfectant with activated hydrogen peroxide in the environment?
Sundew Surface Disinfectant utilises hydrogen peroxide, a chemical compound with the formula H2O2. Once applied to disinfect a treated surface the product breaks down to into the harmless elements of water and oxygen.
Will Sundew Surface Disinfectant affect floor finishes or wax? How about rubber floors or matting?
When used as directed Sundew Surface Disinfectant should not have any ill effect on floor finishes and is safe for virtually all surfaces including rubber floors and matting. If you have any reason for concern (e.g. brand new varnish flooring) we recommend applying a small test application in an inconspicuous location prior to treating large areas.
Can Sundew Surface Disinfectant affect septic systems?
Sundew Surface Disinfectant uses activated hydrogen peroxide which readily biodegrades into water and oxygen upon entering a sewer or septic system. Properly maintained septic systems can handle normal wastes generated from the use of Sundew Surface Disinfectant.
Many cleaning products have pleasant smells such as citrus, bubblegum etc. Why doesn’t Sundew Surface Disinfectant with activated hydrogen peroxide have an artificial fragrance?
Many bacteria and other pathogens produce unpleasant odours when present. Products with fragrances tend to mask these unpleasant odours and users are unable to determine if the application of these scented products have actually disinfected the areas treated. Sundew Surface Disinfectant does not contain any artificial fragrance so that once applied, the odours should naturally disappear as a result of the product doing its job. Artificial fragrances also do not react well with hydrogen peroxide – the action of hydrogen peroxide will eliminate any artificial fragrances added.
What is the difference between Sundew Surface Disinfectant with 0.5% activated hydrogen peroxide and hydrogen peroxide that can be purchased at the pharmacy?
Hydrogen peroxide purchased at a Pharmacy is a 3% concentrate mix. At this concentration it is considered Dangerous Goods when shipped in bulk. It is designed for pharmaceutical application. Sundew Surface Disinfectant with 0.5% activated hydrogen peroxide is scientifically designed for disinfecting surfaces and includes surfactants and other additives to facilitate surface coverage and faster germicidal performance than hydrogen peroxide at 3%.
Does Hydrogen Peroxide kill germs?
Hydrogen peroxide is extremely helpful in eliminating germs as it destroys germ cells. It works on multiple microorganisms, meaning that a single product can be used to disinfect whole areas.
How does Hydrogen Peroxide kill viruses?
The effect of hydrogen peroxide in killing viruses is almost similar to that of germs. An important thing about hydrogen peroxide is that it kills multiple microorganisms. This makes hydrogen peroxide a very versatile disinfectant.
Does Hydrogen Peroxide kill bacteria?
As earlier noted, hydrogen peroxide is fantastic due to its ability to kill a wide variety of microorganisms. Bacteria are no exception and hydrogen peroxide will kill them in minutes. Spray the solution on frequently used surfaces or objects including doorknobs, switches, sinks, and handles to eliminate bacteria.
Are there any surfaces that Sundew Surface Disinfectant with 0.5% activated hydrogen peroxide should not be applied to?
When used as a spray and wipe product in our experience testing on various situations there should be no issues. However if applying as a spray only (no wiping away) there are some surfaces you should avoid. These are copper, aluminum, brass, steel, wood and zinc.
Can I store Sundew Surface Disinfectant in a transparent bottle?
Sundew Surface Disinfectant uses 0.5% activated hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is UV sensitive and should be stored in its original bottles supplied by Sundew, or should be stored out of sunlight in HDPE white or coloured containers.
Is Sundew Surface Disinfectant with activated hydrogen peroxide eco-friendly?
Hydrogen peroxide is known to disinfect surfaces and kill germs, bacteria and viruses effectively. It is eco-friendly and a much safer options compared to bleach, QUATS and other chemical based disinfectants.
Can I apply Sundew Surface Disinfectant to greasy, dirty surfaces?
Sundew Surface Disinfectant is a ‘disinfecting’ product. It is not a ‘cleaning’ product. It is essential to clean the surface before applying Sundew Surface Disinfectant to kill germs and bacteria.