FAQ - questions and answers.

Is it important in the kitchen to disinfect one’s hands? What kind of detergent does Hagleitner offer for this?

According to HACCP guidelines, the hands should be cleaned after impure work or after visiting the toilet and, if necessary, hands should also be disinfected. We We recommend septDES FOAMSOAP in the toilet area, which cleans and disnfects. For the kitchen, we recommend septLIQUID SENSITIVE, an alcoholic hand disinfectant. All products can be dosed particularly hygienic via touchless XIBU dispenser (soap dispenser, disinfection dispenser).

What is the difference between limited virucidal and virucidal?

Disinfectants that are effective against enveloped viruses are limited virucidal. Products that are effective against non-enveloped and enveloped viruses are virucidal.

What are enveloped and non-enveloped viruses?

Enveloped viruses are less resistant to disinfectants than non-enveloped viruses. Among the best known enveloped viruses are the pathogens of influenza, hepatitis B and HIV.

Non-enveloped viruses are often resistant to disinfectants. Among the best known non-enveloped viruses include norovirus, rotavirus and HPV.

What are alkylamines?

Alkyl amines are alkaline substances, which are used among other disinfectants because they are effective against bacteria and especially against TBC.

What are aldehydes?

Aldehydes are chemical compounds that are also found as a metabolite in our cells. One of the most widely known aldehydes is formaldehyde. It is used among other things as an active ingredient in disinfectants because it is especially effective against non-enveloped viruses, unlike many other disinfecting substances.

What are influenza viruses?

Influenza viruses are enveloped viruses and cause the flu. Each disinfection product that acts against enveloped viruses, acts against the influenza virus. As the virus changes every year, the vaccine has to be adjusted annually.

What are noroviruses?

Noroviruses are non-enveloped viruses and cause severe diarrhea and vomiting cases. As already sufficiently low amounts of viral particles are enough to spread a disease, norovirus outbreaks often occur in community shelters such as schools, boarding schools, nursing homes or barracks. Only once initiated disinfection measures with special disinfectant products spread can be prevented. There is no vaccination against norovirus.

What does the abbreviation HPV mean?

The acronym HPV stands for Human papillomaviruses. These viruses are uncoated, can infect the cells of the mucous membranes and cause tumors. These are usually benign and cause warts. However, some HPV types cause cancer. It is therefore particularly important that work in areas where a lot of skin contact with surfaces takes place, for example, in the swimming pool, the disinfectant against it is being used. Against HPV, there is a vaccination.

What are rotaviruses?

Rotaviruses are non-enveloped viruses and spread particularly among young children from severe diarrhea. It is therefore particularly important to pay attention in kindergarden that children wash their hands with soap after using the toilet and before eating. There is a vaccination against rotavirus.

What does the abbreviation MRSA mean?

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and is resistant to certain antibiotics pathogens. Due to the industrial factory farming and uncontrolled use of antibiotics certain strains of bacteria are resistant to antibiotics. MRSA is one of the most germs because it is a so-called hospital germ and is feared. Every year at least 25,000 people die in the EU from MRSA. Although MRSA is resistant to antibiotics, it is not to disinfectants. Therefore, proper disinfection protects a hospital and prevents distribution there.

What is the RKI?

The abbreviation stands for RKI Robert Koch Institute, the German Federal Institute for Infectious Diseases. It is a central institution of the German Federal Government in the area of ​​disease surveillance and prevention. In disease cases, the RKI has which lists to inform which disinfectant is suitable for which cause.

What are MNV?

MNV stands for murine norovirus that predominantly infects mice. People can become infected with murine norovirus. It is not possible to grow them in the laboratory. Therefore, MNV is used to verify the effectiveness of disinfectants.

What is the ÖGHMP?

ÖGHMP is short for Austrian Society for Hygiene, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine. The Disinfectants Commission of ÖGHMP makes reviews of disinfectants and provides expertise on the effectiveness of the latter. The disinfectants are shown in a list of ÖGHMP for users on the Internet.

What is TBC?

TBC stands for tuberculosis. It is a bacterial infectious disease caused by mycobacteria and most commonly affects the lungs. TBC is spread primarily via droplet infection (cough, sneeze), and leads ahead in the global statistics of fatal infectious diseases. According to a new report every 70th citizen in the Ukraine suffers from TBC.  Mostly alcoholic disinfection products are used to control the spread of TBC.

What is the VAH?

VAH stands for Association for Applied Hygiene. The disinfectant Commission VAH rates reports on disinfectants and issues certificates on their effectiveness. The disinfectants are seen in a VAH led cataloge for users.

What does the acronym DGHM mean?

DGHM stands for German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology. The effectiveness of a disinfectant is assessed using a standard catalogue and standard methods according to DGHM.

Do I have to disinfect a sauna and if so, how and how often do I do that?

Yes. Especially the floors of the sauna should be disinfected once a day to avoid the transmission of foot fungus. Although the seats do not come into contact normally with the skin, it is recommended to disinfect them once a day. Especially in the bio-sauna where temperatures usually don’t exceed 70 degrees Celsius, bacteria can multiply. In both cases, use a two-percent solution of hygienic3000 and let it act for 15 minutes. You can also use a 0,75% solution, which is, for instance, 75 milliliters in 10 liters of water. Wiping ist not required.

How do I disinfect my Solarium best?

Either using hygienicPLUS or - even more comfortably - hupDISINFECT towels. hygienicPLUS is sprayed, left for one minute and then wiped off. No rinsing necessary.

The hupDISINFECT towels come soaked with hygienicPLUS already. With a wall mount which you can have right next to your solarium, your disinfecting towels are always at hand.

Do I need to disinfect the kitchen floor?

We recommend that you disinfect the kitchen floor at least once a week. Only in this way can the multiplication of fungi be prevented. Disinfection per week is enough, because fungi are are slowely growing. Other germs are not dangerous because they cannot get in contact with the food.

We use the disinfection dispenser XIBU senseDISINFECT in our doctor's rooms. Is it listed on the DGHM list for hygienic and chirugical hand disinfection?

Our product septLIQUID SENSITIVE is listed for hygienic hand disinfection according to ÖGHMP and DGHM / VAH. Seeing as only viruses are rapidly becoming an issue, we recommend one of our virucidal hand disinfectants, like for example septLIQUID PLUS.

How do I use the right dosage of disinfectants?

Please act according to the recommendation stated on the product label. Example with a two-percent solution, exposure time 15 minutes: Establish a two-percent solution by mixing, for example, 200 milliliters of disinfectant with ten liters of water.

What should I consider in terms of exposure time to disinfect correctly?

Ensure that the area is completely covered with disinfectant during the exposure time. The concentration of the agent must be in accordance with the prescribed exposure time.

How can I ensure that my dishes will actually be disinfected?

Since the thermal disinfection by high wash and rinse temperatures is not always guaranteed, we recommend ecosol CLEAN DES in combination with our innovative integral COMPACT dispenser. An independent institute has tested the disinfecting effect of ecosol CLEAN DES and confirmed the latter. The intelligent integral COMPACT dispensers make it possible to monitor all wash cycles without gaps. To ensure that all evidence for quality assurance in the kitchen can be performed easily and quickly. If arbitrarily selected limit values ​​are exceeded or fallen below, an alarm is triggered (depending on the customer visually or audibly). By that, errors or deviations can be detected quickly and monitored at any time.