* Using Disinfectant Cleaners – What You Should Know on Marble

* Using Disinfectant Cleaners – What You Should Know on Marble


Cautions to consider concerning disinfectant cleaners

We implement a high level of caution when it comes to encouraging the usage of various types of products for disinfecting and cleaning natural stone and marble. Even if the products do tend to perform according to their claims, these products need to be used with ultra-care. If they are used inappropriately, they will do real harm to natural stone and marble. Furthermore, they must not be used daily, even if they are very common brand names used in many homes.

Regarding products for disinfecting and cleaning, we strongly desire you to be informed of some important insights that you will likely not find in any other place. The formulas of the disinfecting and cleaning products, even the common brands, are noted as being under the EPA’s regulations. This means that the products’ formulas cannot have much done to them by the chemists who work for these products’ different manufacturing companies.

As a result, this means that though the products are available in an assortment of variations, they are still pretty similar. This then indicates that if a business desires to provide such a type of product to public consumers, the business is only permitted to decide to implement a formula that already exists, which is allowed under the EPA guidelines. There must be strict adherence to these guidelines in all cases.

There are severe penalties if there are any changes, even in the smallest amount, such as changing only one element. This also applies to the issue of changing the dosage. The penalty could even result in someone being imprisoned.

Moreover, it is to realize that there is strict regulation of the label. It is permitted to delete from the EPA’s official label some of the features that pertain to the particular product. The reality is that many formulas of products tend to destroy the HIV virus and several other types of viruses. However, you will not have access to this kind of information on most disinfectants and cleaners intended for household usage. You will usually only be able to read this kind of information so that the business is making its products available to hospitals and various other types of places seeking the product to have this type of capability. The detailed instructions regarding how to use the designated product would require much of the space on the label on the back of the bottle.

It is not permitted to make changes to even one word. Also, no extra words can be added. Though we do understand the need for the implementation of strict regulations, there can be times things seem to be out of control and a bit humorous. Do be mindful that these regulations are designed by those in the upper level of bureaucracy, even if they seem to have good intentions.

Regarding the regular maintenance for installations of natural stone

Only one formula is permitted to mention on the label used for tile and stone. When you continue to read further on the label, you will additionally notice that sealed marble is also mentioned. If a company decides to use a different formula, the company is not permitted to apply the usage of that type of wording.

What seems to be a bit strange is that an operative division of the International Training Centers for the Stone Industry conducted extensive testing in regard to the designated formula in a wide selection of natural stones. They do not seem to place a high level of trust in the information concerning natural stone presented by the bureaucrats or their comprehension of what sealed marble means. The testing discovered that it is not safe to use the product on some common types of marble, even in cases where the various types of marble were sealed with the usage of an impregnator sealer that is designed for use on stone.

The reality is that the formula caused etching on the various types of marble. After further investigation was conducted, it was realized that the EPA defines sealed marble as marble that possesses a coating of a topical layer that is similar to shellac. This is rather prevalent in the furniture industry, as the tops of many items made of marble have those kinds of treatments. This means that it is predominantly safe to use this product on things with a coating of shellac but not directly on the marble itself.

However, what is to be done about the marble floor in your foyer or the marble top of your vanity? There is nothing that has been applied to those surfaces. The ITCS discovered that from all the options for formulas of cleaners and disinfectant products that exist, it was only safe to use one of them for applying to natural stone, which also takes into account the group that is calcite-based.

The unfortunate aspect is that when a business desires to use that particular formula noted as the only applicable one, the company will not be permitted to mention tile and stone anywhere on the label of the product. Also, the company is not permitted to say the kind of results that the company has achieved via conducting its own forms of testing. There can be no results mentioned on the website, in promotional materials, etc. This would be considered infringing on the EPA concierge’s mandated regulations, the labeling of cleaners and disinfectants.

Though that is the case, there could be the need to use a cleaner or disinfectant for natural stone and marble in some situations. However, in most situations, there really is no need to use these types of products. The usage of such products should only be taken into consideration if there truly is a real need. This means that the instructions that are mentioned on the label of the bottle should be implemented exactly as intended by the EPA. You may want to apply the use of cleaner or disinfection when raw meat has been placed on top of a countertop that is made of stone or marble. Also, this type of product can periodically be used to clean a shower made of stone or a stone floor in a bathroom to prevent germs, such as athlete fungus, etc. It can also be used to clean a toilet bowl that has been placed on a stone floor that is polished, etc. Careful and thorough cleaning will usually be enough in most situations.


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