A professional biosafety and microbiological disinfection company not only contributes to disease prevention. On the other hand, it is indispensable for the health of human beings.

Among its many other functions is the control and prevention, the design of action protocols and the application of biocides, disinfectants and antiseptics to ensure that those areas or work spaces such as laboratories, clean rooms, etc.,

But also offices, areas of mass influx or public transport, leisure centers, sports facilities, animal transport and farms, among many others that could be mentioned here, are also microbiologically safe. microbiologically safe spaces.

Most of these activities have their own regulations, but in terms of cleaning and disinfection, the requirements are higher than for any other activity.

In general, either due to ignorance or unprofessional practices, there has been a tendency to speak of disinfection in a general way, assuming that there is no such thing as a disinfectant. differences between disinfections.

We could also add that until the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 coranavirus pandemic, society and many professionals did not become aware of the seriousness of these issues.

And, until then, disinfection work, the application of disinfectants and antiseptics fell to conventional cleaning equipment. But both their typology and application are complex when it comes to the biosecurity of spaces and human beings.


Main differences between disinfectants and antiseptics

Disinfectants are substances used to destroy germs, such as viruses, bacteria and other microbes that cause infections and diseases.

Among the usual substances used as a protective barrier against pathogens are antiseptic and common disinfectants. Attention should be paid to their differences and recommendations for use.

An antiseptic is a substance that inhibits the growth or destroys microorganisms on living tissue. A disinfectant is a compound that exerts the same action (inhibits growth or destroys microorganisms) on surfaces or inanimate objects.

In addition to the above, the difference between antiseptic and disinfectant depends essentially on the concentration used:

  • In low doses, a substance can behave as an antiseptic,
  • In higher doses, which would be harmful to tissues, it will be used as a disinfectant.

Among the most commonly used antiseptics are soap solutions used in cleaning products and hydrogen peroxide (3% hydrogen peroxide).


How to act in high biological control spaces

However, the disinfectants and antiseptics used in areas where microbiological control must be high are very specific, broad-spectrum solutions that require training and specific knowledge of handling and dilutions.

They are, therefore, disinfectants controlled by the health authorities, with which we achieve the aseptic conditions required by law for different specialized areas:

For the use and application of these substances it is necessary to have a specific and detailed plan and protocol, as well as to opt for technology that provides control and safety over applications and spills.

This is the case, for example, with Advanced electrostatic induction micro-sprayingwhich remains one of the unbeatable technologies for high-level disinfection due to its precision, coverage power and ease or speed of use and application.

In other words, a technology that in conjunction with high-spectrum biocides achieves the microbiological quality standard in hospital areas or areas considered at risk.

And this is a crucial difference when it comes to professional or high-level disinfection.


Disinfection with broad spectrum biocides

most commonly used antiseptics

The biocidal products used by companies that, like ours, are registered and recorded in an official control register on microbiological disinfection activities -Official Registerof Biocidal Establishments and Services (ROESB) - act at the level of the cell membrane of microorganisms; they penetrate and eliminate it, making it impossible for the microorganism to survive.

A broad-spectrum biocide must be handled with care and respect. A high-spectrum biocide is capable of destroying a wide range of pathogenic microorganisms: bacteria, viruses and fungi. On the contrary, they are dangerous substances for both living beings and the environment.

However, their use is recommended because it is synonymous with guarantee and, therefore, they are the right products. Therefore, they are the only ones with which we can be sure to disinfect in an efficient and controlled way in a double sense: they allow us to safeguard healthy working conditions in areas of high bacteriological risk and, at the same time, they are the only products effective against the microbiological threat.

Aware of this reality, at Microclean we combine the use of these products with technologies whose environmental impact is minimal, such as advanced electrostatic induction micro-spraying that uses the minimum amount while maximizing results.


Microclean-Solutionsexperts in Environmental Biosecurity and Microbiological Disinfection . More than 6 years of experience ridding all types of spaces and surfaces of pathogenic germs, bacteria and viruses.