Frequently Asked Questions
If you are storing PREempt Ready To Use solution or diluted PREempt Concentrate in a new secondary container such as a spray bottle, printed workplace/secondary product labels are available to allow you to record important product information and the expiration date of the solution. The labels help you and your staff identify the solution in the bottle to ensure you meet workplace health and safety standards. These secondary labels can be downloaded and printed on our website here or ordered through your distributor of PREempt Disinfectants.
When using the larger 3.78 L Ready To Use size to refill spray bottles, ensure any secondary containers are emptied, rinsed and dried prior to refilling with new solution to make certain it’s effective every time. Remember also to place on a workplace/secondary label and write the expiration date on any new bottles, for easy identification.
PREempt Ready To Use can be used to disinfect quickly and effectively throughout your facility, following just four simple steps:
1. If required, pre-clean any visible dirt or debris from the surface.
2. Spray or foam the solution evenly onto the surface.
3. Allow the surface to remain wet for 3 minutes.
4. Leave to air dry or if preferred, wipe any excess solution using a clean cloth.
Some disinfectants begin losing their efficacy over time, but PREempt Ready To Use and Wipes remain effective for up to 2 years opened or unopened, from date of manufacturing.
PREempt Concentrate remains effective for up to 2 years opened or unopened, from the date of manufacturing. Once diluted, the solution is effective for up to 30 days in containers such as spray bottles.
PREempt HLD5 and CS20 remain effective for up to 1 year opened or unopened from the date of manufacturing. When poured into soaking trays or containers for tool immersion, the re-use solution lasts for up to 14 days*. *The solution must be discarded after 14 days or sooner as dictated by Test Strips. Read label for full list of claims and use-directions.
Remember to always refer to the printed expiration date on the product label.
You work hard to create a relaxing ambiance for your clients, so the last thing you want is harsh chemical odours from the products you use. Unlike commonly used disinfectants such as bleach and alcohol-based products, PREempt has no harsh chemical smell that interferes with the ambiance within your environment.
In accordance with the SDS (Safety Data Sheet), PREempt Ready To Use,Wipes and diluted Concentrate do not require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling the product. However, we recommend the use of gloves as a general practice when disinfecting, to help minimize the risk of disease transmission.
PREempt Wipes are effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in a 3-minute contact time. PREempt Ready To Use and Concentrate have demonstrated effectiveness against Human Coronavirus (Strain 229E) and are expected to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) following their label contact times.
Many commonly used disinfectant spray chemistries in salons and spas have harsh safety profiles, causing irritation and other health effects. PREempt Ready To Use Spray and Wipes kill tough pathogens in 3 minutes, while remaining non-corrosive and non-irritating to eyes and skin. With its eco-friendly, biodegradable formula, PREempt was also designed with the planet in mind. With PREempt, you can quickly and easily disinfect between clients, without compromising on safety – to yourself, your clients, and the surfaces and equipment you need to do your job.
1. After you’ve used the last wipe, remove the canister lid, rinse and dry the container.
2. Remove the expiry date sticker on the refill pouch and place it on your canister.
3. Place the refill pouch inside the empty canister.
4. Use scissors to carefully cut along the indicator lines.
5. Pull the wipe from the middle of the roll through the lid opening and securely place the lid back on.
No, we do not recommend mixing anything with PREempt Disinfectants. To ensure the safety profile of PREempt (non-sensitizing, non-irritating to eyes and skin), as well as to ensure the efficacy of the product, we do not suggest mixing anything with PREempt.
The streaking you may observe, particularly on surfaces such as clear plastics or glass, is caused by the commonly used, safe detergents in PREempt Disinfectants. The active ingredient in PREempt is hydrogen peroxide. Once PREempt dries on a surface, the hydrogen peroxide evaporates into oxygen and water, leaving no active ingredient behind on the surface. What is left behind and possibly leaving streaks are the detergents, similar to household dish soap. If desired, periodically wipe the surface with a damp, clean cloth after the contact time is met. This will help remove any remaining detergents on certain surfaces and equipment.
PREempt is compatible with a wide range of commonly used materials, including stainless steel, laminate, porcelain, ceramics, high & low density plastics, resins and silicon rubber, among others. PREempt is ideal for use on a variety of hard, non-porous surfaces, including:
• Drying stations
• Facial equipment
• Hot towel cabinets
• Magnifying lamps and table lamps
• Massage cups and stones
• Non-circulating footbaths
• Oil/lotion pumps
• Reception areas
• Sink areas
• Spa/massage tables & face cradles
PREempt Disinfectants are effective against a wide range of pathogens that matter most to your business. For a list of claims for each product, check out the reference sheets below: