How Effective Is Your Disinfectant?

guerra allo sporcoYour household surfaces may appear sparkling clean, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are germ free — even if you use disinfectant sprays, deodorizers, or sanitizing wipes that claim to kill 99.9% of germs. Sure, this may seem like an impressive statistic, but in the world of germs, 99.9% effectiveness is not that great.

Disinfectants by the numbers

Believe it or not, water alone, used properly, can kill 99% of germs, so when you think about it, 99.9% isn’t that much. You wouldn’t use just water to clean your kitchen counters, would you? To think about it in another way, the standard of hospital sterilization is 99.99999%. If your disinfectant doesn’t approach that level of germ killing, it’s leaving lots of little trouble makers behind. Those surviving germs and bacteria quickly repopulate. All of which means that eight hours after you clean, you can expect new germs to join forces with the ones that were left alive.

And that’s the real problem: the regrowth of germs.

But it’s a different story when you use a product that kills 99.9999% of germs, like Odor Smarts. It’s level of effectiveness is almost hospital sterilization clean, eliminating harmful carcinogens and up to 99.9999% of germs, including staph, MRSA, E. coli, salmonella, fungi, molds, mildews, and viruses. Because of its effectiveness and safe active ingredient, you don’t necessarily have to wipe down everything after you use Odor Smarts the way you would with other sanitizing and disinfectant brands.

A Safe and Strong Sanitizer

That’s because Odor Smarts’ EPA-registered chlorine dioxide is safe and environmentally friendly. Its patented deodorizing and disinfecting technology delivers pure chlorine dioxide in liquid form. While chlorine dioxide has chlorine in its name, it is very different than the chlorine in bleach. Chemically, chlorine dioxide is closer to table salt! Which means you don’t need to worry about using it on countertops and tabletops where food is placed.

The benefit of chlorine dioxide is the way in which it interacts with electrons. While both chlorine and chlorine dioxide are oxidizing agents, chlorine has the capacity to take in two electrons, whereas chlorine dioxide can absorb five, providing near hospital-grade sterilization.

Eliminate Germs Today

Don’t be satisfied with disinfectants and sanitizers that kill only 99.9% of germs. Go with a brand that really works; Odor Smarts will be the last sanitizer and deodorizer you ever need to try. To learn more about eliminating germs in your home, and to order Odor Smarts for yourself, visit

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