When faced with an invisible enemy, whether it’s a virus and bacteria, you can’t always wash your clothes and surfaces to disinfect. An easy way to solve this is to use disinfectant sprays on clothes and surfaces whenever you arrive back home. This way, the chances of you carrying and infecting your loved ones with diseases are lesser. Read more about disinfectant sprays in Malaysia below.

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Keep Your Home Clean with Disinfectant Sprays in Malaysia

During an outbreak where you need to stay at home, we must take extra safety measures to ensure that we keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy. A way to do so is by using disinfectant sprays every time you come back home from your grocery run or other essential businesses. Disinfectant sprays work the same as hand sanitizers and liquid disinfectants; they can kill up to 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. It still won’t be as effective as doing your laundry with liquid disinfectant and bleach but it provides instant cleaning that will lessen the spreading rate in your household.

What are the ingredients in a disinfectant spray?

Most disinfectant sprays have a high percentage of ethanol because that is the main sanitizing liquid. Antiseptic agents and some perfume can also be found in the formula. Different brands would have different formulas depending on their scent and strength. The active ingredients of a disinfectant spray could have are as follows:

  • Ethanol/SD alcohol, 40 1-3%. This acts as the sanitizing agent.
  • Isopropyl alcohol, 1-2%. Also a sanitizing agent and removes any pungent odour.
  • p-Chloro-o-benzylphenol, 5-6%, an antiseptic agent.
  • o-Phenylphenol, 0.1%, also an antiseptic agent.
  • Potassium hydroxide, 3-4%.
  • Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium saccharinate, 0.10%. A microbiocide to reduce the infectivity of microbes.
  • Alkyl (C12-C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, 0.08%, an antiseptic agent.
  • Alkyl (C12-C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, 0.02%, an antiseptic agent.
  • Lactic acid as antiseptic.
  • Hydrogen peroxide.

How do I use a disinfectant spray?

Simply point the nozzle of the container towards the surface you want to disinfect. Spray a generous amount of disinfectant, enough to cover the entire surface. You can either wipe off the residue with a cloth or with additional disinfecting wipes or let it air dry for 5 to 10 minutes. If you have access to a lawn or a balcony, you can also consider drying the disinfected items under the sun for faster drying time.

Is disinfectant spray safe for cats and dogs?

Some disinfectant sprays can be dangerous if ingested by cats and dogs. If you’re planning to clean your house using disinfectant sprays, it’s better if you remove your pets from the premises beforehand. Wait a few hours until you let them back inside as some of the disinfectants will remain on soft surfaces. As an extra step, you can also place your pets in a separate room, away from family members that might be at risk or carrying diseases.

Can disinfectant spray be used on clothes?

Yes, disinfectant sprays can be used on soft surfaces and this includes your clothes. It weakens the viruses and bacteria, but it’s highly recommended that you wash your clothes through the washing machine to really get rid of all the unsafe particles. However, if you don’t have direct access to a washing machine, disinfectant sprays make a great alternative.

Can disinfectant sprays expire?

According to the World Health Organization, disinfectants don’t have any expiration dates. You can buy them in bulk and store them over time without worrying about longevity or shelf life. However, some disinfectants with a strong concentration of bactericidal and antiviral formula, they may have an expiry date as the concentration would decrease as time goes by, hindering the effectiveness of the disinfecting spray.

What are some of the most popular disinfectant sprays?

Some of the most popular disinfectant brands in Malaysia are Dettol, Purell, Clorox, and Antabax. Dettol remains one of the most popular for its affordability and accessibility. Dettol disinfectant sprays are available in two variants: Crisp Breeze and Morning Dew.

How much are disinfectant sprays in Malaysia?

Refer to the table below for disinfecting sprays price list in Malaysia.

Top Disinfectant Sprays

Price

Store

Dettol & Lysol & Glade Disinfectant Spray - Ready Stock

RM10

Shopee

Dettol Disinfectant Spray Crisp Breeze 225ML

RM12.90

Youbeli

Dettol Disinfectant Spray Morning Dew 225ML

RM12.90

Youbeli

Dettol Antibacterial Germicidal Hygiene Liquid Disinfectant Spray Morning Dew 450ML

RM22.09

Youbeli

Dettol Antibacterial Germicidal Hygiene Liquid Disinfectant Spray

RM22.09

Youbeli

Dettol Limited Stock Disinfectant Spray 225ML

RM15.90

Shopee

Dettol Free delivery - Disinfectant Spray Morning Dew 450ML

RM13.80

Shopee

Dettol Disinfectant Spray 450ML

RM21.85

PGMall

Dettol Antibacterial Germicidal Hygiene Liquid Disinfectant Spray Crisp Breeze 225ML

RM13.39

Youbeli

Dettol Disinfectant Spray 225ML Crisp Breeze

RM16.90

PGMall

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