Product Selection: Ease-of-use

  • Does the product clean and disinfect in a single step?
    • Some products are labeled as a one-step cleaner and disinfectant, and a distinct cleaning step may not be required if the surface is not grossly soiled. If you select a one-step cleaner and disinfectant, you should review the instructions for use to ensure that the product is being used correctly, as there may be different instructions if the product is being used as a cleaner versus a disinfectant.


  • Are the directions for use simple and clear?


  • Does the product come in forms that meet your facility's needs?
    • Forms like liquids, wipes, and sprays may be needed.


  • Can the product be used in the form provided?
    • Or, is mixing or dilution required? Some facilities may select ready-to-use products to limit potential errors with mixing or dilution or exposure of staff to concentrated products.


It is important that you understand the directions for use of the product that your facility uses.