Cleaners & Deodorizers

  • Super Sani-Cloth Surface Disinfectant Cleaner Professional Disposables A22480


    Super Sani-Cloth Disinfecting Wipes - Soft Pack, 8.2 in x 11.75 in

    Effective against 32 microorganisms in 2 minutes. Fast contact time allows for a quick room turnover. Ideal for daily use in fast-paced environments that require short contact times and broad coverage of microorganisms. Now effective against SARS-CoV-2,...

    Starting at $16.68
  • Good Vibrations Instrument Detergent Certol International GVUS128-1

    Good Vibrations

    Good Vibrations Ultrasonic Cleaner Solution - Concentrated, Non-Foaming

    Boost ultrasonic cleaning action and protect instruments. No-foam formula attacks entire range of dental soils including dental materials and organic fluids. Safe for dental burs, carbon steel, and aluminum. Especially useful for cleaning crevices and...

    Starting at $10.79
  • CaviWipes Surface Disinfectant Metrex Research 10-1090


    CaviWipes Surface Disinfectant Wipe 220 Count Canister Alcohol Scent

    Sterilize surfaces and prevent cross-contamination by wiping them down with these 6 inch x 6-3/4 inch CaviWipes™ Surface Disinfectant from Metrex™. Useful for disinfecting hard non-porous surfaces, these pre-moistened, alcohol-based towelettes come in an...

    Starting at $20.40
  • McKesson Task Wipe McKesson Brand 46085


    McKesson Disposable Task Wipe 9 X 12-1/2 Inch

    Multi-purpose dry wipe for surface wiping and cleaning, and to clean-up spills. Medium Duty 9 x 12.5-inch 48 Count white disposable 9-inch x 12.5-inch (22.5 cm x 32 cm) Untreated multi-purpose wipes for general needs of any facility

    Starting at $9.51
  • Kimtech Science Kimwipes Delicate Task Wipe Kimberly Clark 34133

    Kimberly Clark

    Kimtech Science Kimwipes Disposable Task Wipers 11-4/5 x 11-4/5"

    These delicate task wipes are ideal for use on delicate precision parts and instruments such as electrical and electronic equipment, optical products and laboratory equipment. Fine soft, absorbent tissue resists scratching sensitive surfaces. 196 wipes...

    Starting at $13.46
  • Clax Master 100 Laundry Detergent Diversey 95751559

    Clax Master 100

    Clax Master 100 Laundry Detergent Liquid Jug Unscented

    Package Count: 4. Heavy-duty, neutral laundry detergent for use on most linen classifications Designed for industrial and institutional classifications Suitable for use in all water types from soft to hard Used in conjunction with an alkali, it...

  • Kimtech Science Kimwipes Delicate Task Wipe Kimberly Clark 34256

    Kimberly Clark

    Kimtech Science Kimwipes Disposable Task Wipers 14-7/10 x 16-3/5"

    These wipes easily clean liquids, dust and small particles. Plus, the anti-static dispensing design reduces electrostatic discharge. As a business owner, these medical wipers are an efficient choice, thanks to the waste-reducing, one-at-a-time dispensing...

    Starting at $16.02
  • Brawny Industrial Task Wipe Georgia Pacific 29215

    Brawny Industrial

    Brawny Industrial Reusable Task Wipe 13 x 13"

    Brawny® Professional Disposable Cleaning Towels are made of airlaid bonded cellulose providing a suitable cloth replacement that is capable of handling grease and oil-based spills. With soft fluff pulp paper these towels can also be used as patient care...

    Starting at $12.37
Cleaners & Deodorizers

Cleaners and deodorizers are things that many of us use every day; they’re just part of the standard suite of cleaning supplies households have on hand. However, cleaners and deodorizers are not interchangeable.

Although some cleaners leave a pleasant smell, cleaners and deodorizers are not the same and don’t serve the same purpose. Here’s what you need to know to make the best choices

Cleaners and Deodorizers — What’s the Difference?

On the surface, the difference appears simple: cleaners clean things, and deodorizers make things smell nice. But there’s a bit more to it than that.

While the primary purpose of any cleaner is to remove dirt, dust, and debris from surfaces and items, many of them also contain fragrance to make them more palatable. This may lead you to think that they are also deodorizers, but in reality, deodorizers are more than just a pleasant smell. Chemical processes behind the scenes make deodorizers far superior to air fresheners or cleaning agents for controlling odors.

How Do Deodorizers Work?

There are several different types of deodorizers, including masking agents. These chemical components cover up the unpleasant smell with a long-lasting fragrance. Many air fresheners contain this type of deodorizer.

More powerful deodorizers contain odor eliminator agents. Despite the name, these don’t eliminate the odor. Instead, they chemically bond to the odor molecules, changing them, so they will not bind to the smell receptors in the nose.

The odor is technically still present — we just can’t smell it anymore. Many heavy-duty deodorizers and products which call themselves “odor eliminators” work this way.

Deodorizers intended to combat smells from organic sources, such as urine, vomit, or food waste, are often bio-enzymatic deodorizers.

Bio-enzymatic deodorizers use enzymes to dissolve the organic matter that bacteria feed on, removing the food source. This is why enzymatic deodorizers can take longer to eliminate smells than other deodorizers.

Choose the Right Cleaner for the Job

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of cleaning products on the market. But despite all the brand names, cleaners fall into four basic categories.

  • Detergents are synthetic products. They include cleaners like dishwashing liquid, laundry powder or liquid, and even (though they aren’t household cleaners) shampoos and many bath bars.
  • Degreasers remove organic fats and proteins. This class of cleaners includes everything from mild kitchen degreasers to caustic oven cleaners.
  • Acids break down mineral deposits, rust, soap scum, and another primarily inorganic buildup. Acid cleaners include many tubs and tile cleaners, window cleaners, and mold removers. In addition, diluted lemon juice and vinegar can work as mild acid cleaners.
  • Abrasives clean soiled areas mechanically rather than chemically. They wear away deposits. Abrasives include mechanical scrubbers like steel wool pads, salt, baking soda minerals, and cleansing powders such as Comet cleanser.
Which product is most suitable depends on whether you want to clean, deodorize, or both, and what type of soil or odor you’re trying to combat. For a wide range of cleaners and deodorizers, visit SimplyMedical today.