Wednesday, May 06, 2020

May / June Clene-Times® Now Available

The May/June Clene-Times is now available on our web site at

The first article on page 1 is titled “Be Safe and Stay Healthy” primarily emphasizing that we are open for business and that we are continuing to follow proper procedures for cleaning and disinfecting work areas as we continue to deliver the products and services you require.

The second article on page 1 is titled “Will Cleaning Carpet Remove Coronavirus (COVID-19)?”. Proper truck-mount extraction cleaning carpet will help remove bacteria and viruses. The article includes excerpts from articles by Harvard University and from the World Health Organization regarding persistence of the COVID-19 virus on surfaces and their removal. The article also gives information on MediClean® Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate QGC and Sporicidin® Disinfectant Solution, EPA registration both of which are on the EPA “List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2”. List N includes products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. Bane-Clene also distributes two other disinfectants that are not on the List N: Steri-Fab® Disinfectant, Insecticide, Deodorizer, Mildewcide and MediClean® Disinfectant Spray.

MediClean QGC, a quaternary ammonium disinfectant, can be used at 2-4 ounces per gallon as a prespray on carpet, allowed to remain on the carpet for 10 minutes followed by extraction. QGC can also be used to control COVID-19 on hard surfaces. Of course, using QGC will void nylon stain-resist warranty, but getting rid of the virus is more important!

Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution, a phenolic disinfectant, can be applied to carpets undiluted using a pressure sprayer before extraction. Prespray the carpet with Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution undiluted and brush into the carpet. Allow the carpet to remain damp for 5 minutes to be effective against Human Coronavirus before extracting. Sporicidin is not cationic or a quat and will not void nylon carpet stain-resist warranties. Sporicidin can also be used to control COVID-19 on hard surfaces.

Steri-Fab is the ONLY EPA registered disinfectant and insecticide in one product. Steri-Fab is THE disinfectant/insecticide that kills lice, dust mites, bed bugs, roaches, fleas and a host of other insects. Steri-Fab offers 11-way protection against insects, germs, and odors: Virucide, bactericide, sanitizer, fungicide, insecticide, deodorant, germicide, disinfectant, mildewcide.

MediClean Disinfectant Spray (formerly Microban®) is a Disinfectant, Mildewcide, Bacteriostat, Fungistat, Deodorizer, Anti-Microbial, Deodorizer and Mold Control product. Mediclean Disinfectant Spray offers protection against mold, mildew, bacteria, fungi and viruses that cause illness and threaten our health and well-being as well as destroy materials and cause unpleasant odors.

On page 2, we introduce the new product Clean Hands Hygienic Spray Sanitizer. This spray contains 70% alcohol which exceeds the CDC’s recommendation for a hand sanitizer. This is not a replacement for hand washing but is used to improve hygiene in between washings. The CDC specifically recommends putting Hand Sanitizer on your hands, thoroughly covering them and then rubbing them together until they are dry, which will likely take 20 seconds.

The Clene-Times issue also contains announcements, special offers on accessories and chemical supplies and information on new and used carpet cleaning equipment.

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Bane-Clene Paper CatalogFree packet of information about Bane-Clene can be obtained by calling toll-free 1-800-428-9512 (U.S. ONLY!). Your information packet will include a full color catalog and price addendum. Packets will arrive in approximately 2 weeks through standard United States Mail.

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