Cleaners & Deodorizers

Medical Cleaners and Deodorizers
  • MetriSponge Instrument Cleaning Sponge Metrex Research


    MetriSponge Instrument Cleaning Sponge

    MetriSponge is used to pre-clean critical or semi-critical medical devices prior to terminal sterilization or high level disinfection. This easy-to-use sponge, pre-moistened with MetriZyme dual-enzymatic detergent, helps ensure thorough pre-cleaning...

    As low as $84.61
  • DECON-SPORE 200 Plus Surface Disinfectant Cleaner Veltek Associates DS200-06-16Z-01

    DECON-SPORE 200 Plus

    DECON-SPORE 200 Plus Surface Disinfectant Cleaner 16 oz. Bottle

    Package Count: 12. Sporicidal dose of peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide solution, SimpleMix, 16 oz Attached Trigger Spray DECON-SPORE 200 Plus is a EPA registered Peracetic Acid and Hydrogen Peroxide solution that is for use as a sanitizer,...

  • Kimtech Prep Wettask Task Wipe Kimberly Clark 77320

    Kimberly Clark

    Kimtech Prep Wettask Task Wipe 12 x 12.5" 1 Pack, 420 Ct

    Package Count: 420. The enclosed system helps avoid contamination of the wipers & cleaning solution while reducing exposure to chemical vapors and splashes The ideal alternative to using an open bucket in combination with rags Featuring polypropylene...

  • AccuWipe Recycled Delicate Task Wipe Georgia Pacific 29712

    AccuWipe Recycled

    AccuWipe Recycled Delicate Task Wipe 4-1/2 X 8-1/4 Inch 280 per Pack

    These convenient, palm-sized, single-ply wipers offer superior conformity, making them ideal for the most delicate tasks. Soft, non-abrasive, pure fiber paper offers greater absorbency and streak-free cleaning for compatibility with many hard...

    As low as $10.80
  • EmPower Foam Dual Enzymatic Instrument Detergent Metrex Research 10-4224

    EmPower Foam

    EmPower Foam Dual Enzymatic Instrument Detergent - Spray Bottle, 24 oz

    A dual-enzymatic detergent that works fast to remove blood, tissue, mucous and other protein-rich body fluids from instruments Contains two proteolytic enzymes for effective cleaning Less corrosive than distilled water Low-foaming formula is ideal for...

    As low as $28.27
  • McKesson Bloodborne Pathogen Spill Clean-Up Pack McKesson Brand 16553


    McKesson Bloodborne Pathogen Spill Clean-Up Pack

    Clean up hazardous spills with the McKesson Bloodborne Pathogen Spill Clean-Up Pack. This clean up pack includes the tools necessary to clean up hazardous material and keep a clean environment. Receive one clean-up pack each or 30 packs per case.For...

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.