Up until now, whenever someone asked us which disinfectants kill Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, Covid-19), we had to say that none of them have been proven to kill it yet. Our best suggestion was to send them to the EPA List N, which is a list of suggested products that the EPA recommends.
The EPA also tightly controls what wording disinfectant manufacturers can use on their labels. It has to do with a lot of testing of each disinfectant’s active ingredients. A disinfectant manufacturer can only put kill claims on their labels that have been proven and approved by the EPA,
That’s why today’s news is huge for Snee Chemical Company. They just got EPA approval to put kill claims on their Tactical Strike label for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 aka Coronavirus. All new Tactical Strike Disinfectant made from here on out will have this same formulation they have been using and this wording on the label.
Finally you can be sure that the product you are purchasing does what it is intended to do!
These are difficult times, and the challenges we’ve faced are unprecedented. We are doing our best to help our customers acquire the products they love and especially the products that they need to fight Coronavirus. Here is an update on the status of our different product lines.
Disinfectants: Somehow we have managed to keep a steady supply of disinfectants coming in. The items you see here are in stock and ship out within 1-2 business days.
Face Masks: Unfortunately, this is all we have right now. We are not price gouging, we actually had to pay a lot to get these. That being said, they are in stock and ready to ship in 1-2 business days.
Alconox: We have been filling orders as usual here. There could be a lightly longer delay than normal for orders coming from the factory and Citranox 4×1 gal cases.
Chemical Dispensing Systems: Knight, Dema, Hydro Systems, and Seko have all been filling our drop ship orders as usual, and we still keep some stock on hand.
Laundry Products: We know this is a big area of concern for many because we have removed a lot of our products from the store. This was due to supply chain disruptions and orders not being filled in a timely manner. These products will return as soon as things get back to reasonable order fulfillment times.
We’re getting a ton of questions about this right now, so I’m going to keep this post short and to the point.
There are currently no disinfectants that are allowed to legally make kill claims against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19, because it is so new, none of them have undergone the required testing to be EPA approved for that use.
That being said – the EPA has a list up of many disinfectants and their active ingredients that it recommends for us against coronavirus.
Some of the products we carry at Worldwide Janitor, like Lysol Clean & Fresh, are actually named on this list. While others, like Pine 10, Lemon 10 and more, use Quaternary Ammonium bases as their active ingredient, which is a common active ingredient listed on many of the EPA’s recommended products. In fact, many disinfectants use some form of Quaternary ammonium that has been shown to kill similar viruses in the past (like HIV, SARS, FLU, etc). The EPA list is a good reference though because it lists those specifically that make kill claims against past Coronaviruses.
So while we can’t answer this question perfectly, we can guide you in the direction to follow some suggestions that the EPA recommends.
In the past, we’ve carried a limited selection of oil absorbent pads that were available with bulk discount pricing, by the pallet. The products were fairly popular. So when we met our new supplier, we were excited to learn about the new categories of oil absorbents we could carry, as well as the better pricing we would be able to offer.
This weekend we added our new line. Here is a sample of what we have new to offer:
Oil-Only Pads – This category now has a wider selection of white absorbents. They start out with our newest Meltblown pads which are the cheapest, available for $822.15 per pallet of 42 medium weight bails. We also added bonded and laminated pads to this category.
Universal, Booms, and Rolls categories all have new offerings as well.
Yellow Hazmat Absorbents are also new. These absorbents are designed for hazardous materials and safety conscious customers who want the extra level of assurance that their cleanups will be handled properly.
Spill Kits are a new category that has become popular recently because they provide all of the tools organizations need to contain and clean up hazardous messes.
Our Specialty Absorbents category has a selection of all new and hard to find products like static dissipative absorbent pads, green pads that are formulated to absorb glycol better than universal pads, as well as industrial roll absorbent mats.
Alconox just published this really great video explaining Tergazyme and how it works:
Tergazyme is one of the more popular products manufactured by Alconox that we sell, and there’s good reason for this. This product fills an important niche. First, it’s FDA and USDA Authorized. This is important, because consumers need to know that the ingredients of this product are not harmful for it’s intended use. Continue reading →
The selection is pretty good: towels, bar towels, glass towels, traditional and disposable mop heads, wet mops, dust mops, and traditional dust mop heads. We also have the frames and handles to go with them. Hope you enjoy!
If you use peristaltic pump systems from Knight, DEMA, or Hydro Systems, you know that eventually these tubes wear out because of the nature of the material they are made out of. The good news is that we can get any of the above manufacturer’s tubes for you.
For Knight T-50E tubing, we actually have this popular squeeze tube in stock – meaning it can ship the very next day unlike most Knight products that have a handling time associated with them. For other types of Knight tubing, we can get them with a 2-3 day handling time. Call us today so we can help you out!
St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. If you came here looking for commercial cleaning supplies in the New Orleans area, Worldwide Janitor can help you out.
For 3 years, we have been selling cleaning supplies across the USA, but haven’t really focused on our local market. Regardless of this, a select few local customers have been enjoying the ease of ordering and free local delivery that we offer.
These customers really like the fact that they can place orders 24/7 through our website, that it’s easy to use, and that we show up the next day with their cleaning supplies.
Another way we support the local economy here in The Big Easy is by promoting locally manufactured products. Not only do we sell Snee Chemical brand products (locally manufactured in Harahan), but we advertise and sell them nationwide. No other janitorial supplier in New Orleans promotes our local goods in this fashion. We are committed to growing the national footprint of New Orleans through nationwide marketing, and we are locally owned. Continue reading →
Whether your business is an office, a restaurant or a doctor’s office, providing services for customers who have children is a priority. Not only for the customer’s peace of mind, but to avoid uncomfortable circumstances in a public environment. If your business allows small children in the facility, consider making the women and family rest rooms comfortable, clean and easily accessible to mothers with small children. Continue reading →
Thoroughly cleaning can be a chore, especially if it’s long overdue. In many homes and offices, cleaning and sanitizing doesn’t look as nice if things aren’t organized. In many cases, some of the most obvious areas that require cleaning go unnoticed, so you might want to have some quick touch-up cleaning solutions handy to make things easier and quicker. Organizing during your thorough cleaning process can also assist in finding those areas that go unnoticed. Worldwide Janitor has many products to be your go-to place for all your cleaning and office organizing needs. We now have a variety of disinfectants that can be shipped nationwide, including some of the most popular brands on the market today and large variety of office supplies. Continue reading →
Recent events in Flint, Michigan led to many local and state agencies, as well as schools and businesses to investigate their water systems. Lead has been found in some communities and officials are tackling those issues. Although water fountains are typically disinfected and well maintained by cleaning staff, the lead in those types of water systems can’t be easily washed away. It’s important to understand how you can find out if you water supply is lead and contaminant free.
The EPA requires a yearly report for all community water systems accessible to residents in the community. Referred to as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), the report is published by July of each year and can be found by contacting your local community water supplier. If there are issues with the community water, the EPA requires the water supplier to alert residents within the community. Continue reading →
Sparking up the outside grill signifies the celebration of the warm weather. Whether you operate a catering business that offers services for outdoor events or planning an outdoor gathering at your home, start the year fresh by cleaning your outdoor equipment. Not only does it make a lasting impression, it help extend the life of the equipment. Continue reading →
Although mold often accumulates in areas such as the basement and bathrooms, it can also be a nuisance in buildings with high humidity levels. Buildings are often dry during winter months because of heaters to keep the building warm using forced air. When the weather gets warmer and humidity levels increase, mold can grow on almost any surface. Because mold can cause sickness and allergies, routine inspections and using the appropriate cleaning products can help reduce mold.
Disinfectants, or products that kill about 99.9% of germs and bacteria, kill mold. Only mold spores can survive the use of disinfectants, although mold spores are greatly reduced in heated or dryer environments. Because mold spores survive, it makes cleaning mold important on a routine basis. Even standard disinfectant sprays which are safe to spray in the air and on surfaces can assist in the fight against mold. Continue reading →
Cleaning is not the most enjoyable task and often put it off until it’s absolutely necessary. Very few people are willing to take on the task of cleaning at home and at work. It even gets tiresome for companies who provide cleaning services. Whether you’re a cleaning company trying to figure out ways to keep employees and yourself motivated or a business that requires cleaning – time is money, and it needs to be accomplished to provide a well-kept, clean and sanitized work environment. Continue reading →
Today’s electronics provide us access to the world 24 hours a day. They’ve become a critical part of our day-to-day lives – personally and professionally. In many cases, manufacturers suggest specific products to clean electronics so you don’t ruin them. Some of those products can be costly. There are other products and solutions to clean electronics safely without breaking you or your organization’s wallet.
Before you start cleaning electronics, always turn off the power supply and unplug them.Continue reading →
We often look for cleaning products and solutions to find cheaper, easier and more effective ways to clean. Some use natural ingredients to be greener and help protect our environment and the earth. Others search for products that make the cleaning process quick, easy and cheap. Some cleaning products your mother and grandmother recommended are still some of the best cleaners on the market but rarely used; others don’t truly ‘clean’ or ‘disinfect’. Some of the many new and improved products come with a hefty price tag, but don’t tackle the tough stains and bacteria. Continue reading →
Punxsutawney Phil, that famous ground hog we rely on to tell us spring is on its way, didn’t see his shadow. Spring is around the corner! When the snow is gone and the cold weather gets warmer, it often brings in dust, pollen and other debris into facilities. The winter weather also leaves behind leftover ice remover, such as rock salt, and general dirt and debris. It requires special attention during cleaning in early spring to keep the indoor environment clean.
Pollen causes what is often referred to as “spring allergies” or “hay fever”. This includes symptoms similar to a cold or flu, such as a runny nose, watery and itchy eyes, coughing and sneezing. Not everyone has allergies, but it does affect over 58 million people in the U.S. each spring, which is about 20% of the U.S. population. The reason some people have allergies is because their body’s immune system treats pollen like bacteria or a virus – this causes the body to release antibodies to fight the potential illness. Although allergies can be annoying, they’re generally mild allowing people to go about their normal daily activities. Some people suffer from much more severe condition, such as asthma, which can be caused by allergies from pollen. Continue reading →
Because dirt and dust often goes unnoticed on windows, mirrors and other types of glass surfaces, they become very dirty and dusty overtime. Although many assume areas don’t hold dirt if their not touched or used, things like heating and air conditioning, static and other environmental factors can affect glass surfaces. Cleaning staff or contractors generally only cleans smudges and fingerprints during their cleaning schedule. When it’s time to clean the windows, mirrors and glass surfaces thoroughly, it requires a little extra work to get the job done properly with ease. If the facility has many glass surfaces, windows and mirrors, attempt to spread the work out overtime. Continue reading →
Whether you use a cleaning service to clean for you or have your own cleaning staff, many areas often go neglected, especially in facilities that aren’t required to adhere to strict agency guidelines. Not only does it make your environment safer against potential germs and viruses, it keeps your facility more presentable. Many of the cleaning tasks are quick and easy. You can even get employees involved to accomplish some of these simple tasks during down time.