Tips & FAQs About Rejuvenate™

COVID-19
Are Rejuvenate™ disinfectants effective against the coronavirus which causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)?

Yes, Rejuvenate™ Disinfectants formulated with Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® are approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Poliovirus type 1. The Rejuvenate™ line of disinfectants (concentrate, ready to-use and premoistened wipes) are included on the EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.

 

The Rejuvenate™ line of disinfectants can be used against SARS-CoV-2 as part of a facility’s COVID-19 infection prevention and control plan on hard, non-porous surfaces. Rejuvenate™ Concentrate should be applied at a 1:16-1:64 dilution for a contact time of five minutes. Rejuvenate™ Spray and Wipes should be applied with a one-minute contact time. View press release here.

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE vs. ACCELERATED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE®
What is the difference between hydrogen peroxide and Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®?

Rejuvenate™ is based on a patented technology called Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®, or AHP®. The only active ingredient in AHP® is hydrogen peroxide.

 

Hydrogen peroxide, which you purchase at a local drugstore, is 3% Hydrogen Peroxide and 97% water making it very unstable and extremely easy to inactivate, which makes it unsuitable for use as a disinfectant on hard non-porous surfaces. To resolve this, a team of scientists took Hydrogen Peroxide and created a special formulation by adding chelating agents to help stabilize the hydrogen peroxide. This in turn allows it to accelerate the time it takes to disinfect a surface and remain active, for the length of time required to disinfect. This new highly effective Hydrogen Peroxide based technology is now called Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®).  Additionally, AHP® contains surfactants (detergents) and wetting agents, which reduce the surface tension of the liquid, and allow it to spread across or penetrate the surface more easily.

LACK OF FRAGRANCES
Can you add a fragrance or essential oil to Rejuvenate™ Disinfectants?

No, we do not recommend mixing anything with Rejuvenate™ disinfectants, aside from water to dilute the concentrate.

 

In order to ensure the safety profile of Rejuvenate™ (non-toxic, 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 Rejuvenate™.

 

The reason behind creating a scent-free product is to avoid the masking of odors that can be created by the things you are trying to eliminate from the environment. Many common disinfectants tend to have scents that mask the odor of the chemical, but also the odor in the room or facility.

 

Clean really has no fragrance- rather it is the absence of smell due to the absence of any odor-causing materials. When you use Rejuvenate, there is no scent to mask – your room or facility will eventually just smell clean!

 

Rejuvenate™ contains Hydrogen Peroxide, surfactants and wetting agents. At the in-use dilution, Rejuvenate™ has been proven to be non-toxic (acute oral, dermal and respiratory), non-irritating to eyes, non-corrosive to skin and non-skin sensitizing. Additionally, Rejuvenate™ is fragrance free and dye free. Products that are scent free result in fewer negative reactions by end users, fewer complaints by occupants of the facility using Rejuvenate™ and, from an Occupational Health & Safety standpoint, a better technology to use.

LEVELS OF DISINFECTION
What are the different levels of disinfection?

Low To Intermediate Level Disinfection: Required for most surfaces and larger equipment which only come into contact with intact skin. Examples include: countertops, keyboards, door handles, massage stones, UV LED Lamps, massage cups, footbaths, etc.

 

High Level Disinfection: Recommended for reusuable tools (semi-critical equipment) which may come into contact with non-intact skin or mucous membranes (around the eyes and mouth) as they pose a higher risk of infection and therefore should be treated with greater care. Examples include nail clippers, nippers, tweezers, nail files, foot files, etc.

REJUVENATE™ CONCENTRATE vs. PREVENTION™ HLD8
What is the difference between Rejuvenate™ Concentrate and Prevention™ HLD8?

Rejuvenate™ Concentrate is an EPA-registered surface disinfectant, which is designed for use on a wide range of surfaces (not tools) throughout your facility. This might include footbaths, workstations, counters, reception areas and other large surfaces. The concentrated product is designed to be diluted at a ratio of 1:16, and should be allowed to remain wet on the surface for a contact time of five minutes.

 

Prevention HLD8™ is a high-level disinfectant formulated specifically for immersing tools and implements. Unlike Rejuvenate™, Prevention HLD8™ is a high-level disinfectant, which is registered with the FDA rather than the EPA. As such, Prevention HLD8™ exceeds the recommendations of most state guidelines, providing a higher level of protection. Instruments should be pre-cleaned with detergent and water, dried, and immersed in a container of Prevention HLD8™ for 8 minutes. Tools should then be removed, rinsed and dried before reuse. The HLD8 solution can be reused for up to 21 days, provided it is not visibly soiled and it produces a PASS when verified using a test strip.

REJUVENATE™ SPRAY vs. CONCENTRATE
What is the difference between Rejuvenate™ Spray and Rejuvenate™ Concentrate?

Rejuvenate™ Concentrate is an EPA-registered surface disinfectant, which is designed for use on a wide range of surfaces throughout your facility. This might include footbaths, workstations, counters, reception areas and other large surfaces. The concentrated product is designed to be diluted at a ratio of 1:16, and should be allowed to remain wet on the surface for a contact time of 5 minutes.

 

In addition to the concentrate, we also offer ready-to-use spray and wipes within the Rejuvenate™ portfolio of products. These products are based on a different chemical formulation than the concentrate, so they do not require any dilution. These products are designed to quickly and conveniently disinfect high-touch areas and surfaces between clients and throughout the day in just 1 minute.

SAFETY PROFILE
Are Rejuvenate™ Disinfectants safe?

Yes, significant research and testing has been conducted to prove the safety of Rejuvenate™.

 

Rejuvenate™ contains low levels of hydrogen peroxide and commonly used, safe ingredients such as surfactants, stabilizing agents, and wetting agents. At the in-use dilution, Rejuvenate™ has been proven to be non-toxic (acute oral, dermal and respiratory), non-irritating to eyes, non-corrosive to skin and non-skin sensitizing. Rejuvenate™ is also fragrance free and dye free.

 

In accordance with the SDS (Safety Data Sheet), Rejuvenate™ Disinfectants at the in-use dilution do not carry any hazard statements or hazard pictograms, and do not require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling the product. We do still recommend the use of gloves as a general practice when disinfecting, to help minimize the risk of disease transmission.

 

Further, in support of the extensive toxicity testing that has been conducted on the Rejuvenate™ formulations, there are no known toxicological effects with regards to chronic toxicity, carcinogenic or mutagenic effects, or reproductive toxicity.

 

You may also find these resources useful:

Rejuvenate™ Concentrate SDS (In-Use Dilution)

Rejuvenate™ Wipes SDS

Rejuvenate™ Spray SDS

STORAGE
How to store Rejuvenate™ Disinfectants in your facility

Rejuvenate™ should be stored away from direct sunlight, in a well-ventilated place, and properly labeled in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines.

 

When storing Rejuvenate™ disinfectants in your facility, remember to keep the container tightly closed and in a dry and well-ventilated place. Make sure the product is stored in an area that is out of direct sunlight, as well as away from heat and ignition sources. Also, avoid storage at elevated temperatures.

 

Rejuvenate™ has good compatibility with most hard, non-porous surfaces, including stainless steel, treated wood, and hard plastics. If you are storing the Rejuvenate™ bottles in a cabinet or on a shelf, it is a good idea to have the bottles sit on a plastic liner, just in case the bottle is knocked over and any product spills onto the surface.

STREAKING
Streaking on surfaces after using Rejuvenate™ Disinfectants?

The streaking you are observing is caused by the commonly used, safe detergents in Rejuvenate™.

 

The active ingredient in Rejuvenate™ is hydrogen peroxide. Once Rejuvenate™ 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.

 

You may notice this more if you are using Rejuvenate™ frequently, and at the stronger dilution (1:16), there may be a slight build-up over time of soap residues, causing stickiness or streaking. An occasional rinse with water can help to get rid of this buildup. This can be done once a week, or every time you disinfect.

 

Keep in mind that Rejuvenate™ is designed to disinfect against dangerous pathogens on a surface. Some facilities using Rejuvenate™ will use the visual of seeking streaks as a way to verify that the surface was disinfected properly.

Tips & FAQs About Prevention™ HLD8

CLOUDY SOLUTION
Why is my Prevention™ HLD8 solution turning cloudy or discolored before the 21-day reuse period?

There are a few different reasons why your Prevention™ HLD8 solution may be turning cloudy or discolored before the 21-day reuse period, for example, improper storage, contamination from dirt or other liquids, or incompatible tools or containers. Here are a few important things to remember:

 

  • During the 21-day reuse period, there are test strips that should be used in the solution between each use to ensure that the solution is still maintaining the same disinfecting efficacy on day 2, 5, 10, etc. The solution should be replaced immediately if the test strips do not read the solution as being accurate, or if the solution is visibly contaminated with any dirt or soil particles.
  • The solution should be stored in a sealed container, out of direct sunlight, and away from any extreme temperatures.
  • Your tools should always be pre-cleaned using water and a detergent, rinsed with clean water and dried, before being placed in the soaking tray with the Prevention™ HLD8 solution.
  • It is important not to leave your tools soaking in the Prevention™ HLD8 solution for longer than 8 minutes. As soon as the 8-minute soaking time has been achieved, you should remove the tools and rinse them with water, then dry them and store them in a sealed container until their next use.

 

If you are following these directions for storage and use appropriately and you are still noticing cloudy or discolored solution, this can be an indicator that there is a compatibility issue with your tools. Prevention™ HLD8 solution has been tested and found to be compatible with the materials listed below:

 

It is a good idea to check with your tool manufacturer for their suggestions or recommendations for cleaning and disinfection, as they may have experience with certain solutions or practices that they do or do not recommend for their tools.

 

You may also find these resources useful:

Prevention™ HLD8 Quick Start Guide

Prevention™ HLD8 Efficacy Claims & Directions

Prevention™ HLD8 Cleaning & Disinfection Protocol

DISINFECTING TOOLS
What can I use to disinfect things like cuticle nippers, nail clippers, tweezers, and foot files?

Items such as these require a higher level of disinfection, so we would recommend using Prevention™ HLD8. Prevention™ HLD8 is a high-level disinfectant designed specifically for tool disinfection, exceeding most state guidelines. Prevention™ HLD8 is a ready-to-use solution and can be re-used for up 21 days in a soaking tray.

 

You may also find these resources useful:

Prevention™ HLD8 Quick Start Guide

Prevention™ HLD8 Efficacy Claims & Directions

Prevention™ HLD8 Cleaning & Disinfection Protocol

DISPOSAL
How should the Prevention™ HLD8 solution be disposed of?

Prevention™ HLD8 can safely and easily be disposed of, to minimize wear and tear on equipment and the environment.

For small quantities (<1 Gallon):

1.     Turn on the cold-water tap

2.     Pour the solution down the drain with water running

3.     Allow water to run for 3 minutes

4.     Triple rinse empty container

5.     Dispose of the empty container into the recycling

 

Download: Prevention™ HLD8 Disposal Protocol

FDA REGISTRATION
Why is Prevention™ HLD8 FDA registered? Does it meet my state guidelines?

The FDA is responsible for approving health care high-level disinfectants in the USA for use on semi-critical tools. Therefore, our Prevention™ HLD8 tool disinfectant solution is FDA registered. Prevention™ HLD8 exceeds most state guidelines as an acceptable FDA-approved high-level disinfectant for use on tools and semi-critical devices. While most state guidelines only require the use of an EPA-registered intermediate-level disinfectant, using an FDA-registered high-level disinfectant like Prevention™ HLD8 can provide an added layer of protection, with the added benefit of not needing to dispose of the solution every day where we are not only meeting expectations but exceeding them!

 

Our surface disinfecting products, like Rejuvenate™ Wipes, spray and concentrate are EPA registered, since the EPA is only responsible for reviewing surface disinfectants.

 

You may also find these resources useful:

Prevention™ HLD8 Quick Start Guide

Prevention™ HLD8 Efficacy Claims & Directions

Prevention™ HLD8 Cleaning & Disinfection Protocol

REJUVENATE™ CONCENTRATE vs. PREVENTION™ HLD8
What is the difference between Rejuvenate™ Concentrate and Prevention™ HLD8?

Rejuvenate™ Concentrate is an EPA-registered surface disinfectant, which is designed for use on a wide range of surfaces (not tools) throughout your facility. This might include footbaths, workstations, counters, reception areas and other large surfaces. The concentrated product is designed to be diluted at a ratio of 1:16, and should be allowed to remain wet on the surface for a contact time of five minutes.

 

Prevention HLD8™ is a high-level disinfectant formulated specifically for immersing tools and implements. Unlike Rejuvenate™, Prevention HLD8™ is a high-level disinfectant, which is registered with the FDA rather than the EPA. As such, Prevention HLD8™ exceeds the recommendations of most state guidelines, providing a higher level of protection. Instruments should be pre-cleaned with detergent and water, dried, and immersed in a container of Prevention HLD8™ for 8 minutes. Tools should then be removed, rinsed and dried before reuse. The HLD8 solution can be reused for up to 21 days, provided it is not visibly soiled and it produces a PASS when verified using a test strip.

REUSE PERIOD
What does the 21-day reuse claim on Prevention™ HLD8 mean?

Prevention™ HLD8 can be reused for up to 21 days in a soaking tray, provided there is no visible dirt or particles, and that test strips are used to confirm there has been no loss of efficacy.

 

Prevention™ HLD8 is a high-level disinfectant designed for tool and implement disinfection between clients. Prevention™ HLD8 is a ready-to-use solution, meaning that there is no dilution required, and it can be reused for up to 21 days.

 

The solution should be poured into a soaking tray while disinfecting tools. In order to store it properly during the 21 day reuse period, please make sure you are storing it in the tray with a lid on it, out of direct sunlight, and in a temperature controlled room away from any heat sources.

 

During the 21 days, you can reuse the solution to disinfect tools, however, please keep in mind that there should be no visible dirt or particles in the tray- this would be an indicator that the solution should be replaced.

 

Additionally, you should be using test strips in the solution to confirm that there has been no loss of efficacy over time during the reuse period. When using the test strips, if they do not demonstrate a pass, this is another indicator that the solution should be replaced right away. Please note: the solution should never be topped up to try to achieve a correct reading on the test strip, rather it should be fully replaced with fresh solution.

 

You may also find these resources useful:

Prevention™ HLD8 Test Strips

Prevention™ HLD8 Log Chart

RINSING TOOLS
Do tools need to be rinsed with water after soaking them for 8 minutes in Prevention™ HLD8?

Yes, after soaking tools in Prevention™ HLD8 solution for the required time of 8 minutes, the tools should be removed and rinsed with water. They should then be dried properly and stored in a sealed container until their next use.

 

Prevention™ HLD8 solution is not intended for use as a holding solution. Tools and implements should be removed after the 8-minute contact time. This excess exposure to the solution may lead to wear and tear on your tools over time.

 

You may also find these resources useful:

Prevention™ HLD8 Quick Start Guide

Prevention™ HLD8 Efficacy Claims & Directions

Prevention™ HLD8 Cleaning & Disinfection Protocol

INCOMPATIBLE TOOLS
Why are my tools rusting when using the Prevention™ HLD8 solution?

There are a few different reasons why your tools may be rusting when using the Prevention™ HLD8 solution. Here are a few important things to remember:

  • Your tools should always be pre-cleaned using water and a detergent, rinsed with clean water and dried, before being placed in the soaking tray with the Prevention™ HLD8 solution.
  • Tools should be placed in the container to avoid overlapping. Interactions between different types of metal can cause the surface to rust.
  • You should never leave your tools soaking in the Prevention™ HLD8 solution for longer than 8 minutes. This excess exposure to the solution may lead to wear and tear on your tools over time As soon as the 8-minute soaking time has been achieved, you should remove the tools and rinse them with water, then dry them and store them in a sealed container until their next use.
  • The Prevention™ HLD8 solution should always be stored in a sealed container, out of direct sunlight, and away from any extreme temperatures.

If you are following the directions for storage and use appropriately and you still notice rusting on your tools, this can be an indicator that there is a compatibility issue with your tools. Prevention™ HLD8 solution has been tested and found to be compatible with the materials listed below:

It is a good idea to check with your tool manufacturer for their suggestions or recommendations for cleaning and disinfection, as they may have experience with certain solutions or practices that they do or do not recommend for their tools.

 

You may also find these resources useful:

Prevention™ HLD8 Efficacy Claims & Directions

Prevention™ HLD8 Cleaning & Disinfection Protocol

SHELF LIFE
What is the shelf life of Prevention™ HLD8?

Prevention™ HLD8 has a shelf life of 18 months from the date of manufacture, with a 21-day reuse claim. The expiration date of your Prevention™ HLD8 solution will be found on the product container.

 

After opening the bottle, the solution remaining in the original container can be stored for up to 90 days until used, provided the 90 days does not extend past the expiration date on the container.

 

You may also find these resources useful:

Prevention™ HLD8 Quick Start Guide

Prevention™ HLD8 Efficacy Claims & Directions

Prevention™ HLD8 Cleaning & Disinfection Protocol

PRE-CLEANING TOOLS
Do I need to pre-clean my tools before soaking them in Prevention™ HLD8?

Yes, your tools should always be pre-cleaned using water and a detergent, rinsed with clean water and dried, before being placed in the soaking tray with the Prevention™ HLD8 solution.

 

After the 8-minute soaking time has been achieved, you should remove the tools immediately and rinse them with water, then dry them and store them in a sealed container until their next use.

 

You may also find these resources useful:

Prevention™ HLD8 Quick Start Guide

Prevention™ HLD8 Efficacy Claims & Directions

Prevention™ HLD8 Cleaning & Disinfection Protocol

SOAKING TRAYS
What type of tray should I use when soaking my tools in Prevention™ HLD8?

You can use any chemical-resistant plastic or medical grade stainless steel tray that has a lid (for proper storage). Using a shallow and wider tray can be more beneficial because it will allow you to spread your tools out in the solution more easily instead of clumping them all together, thus allowing complete immersion in the disinfectant solution ensuring proper contact with the entire instrument/tool during the 8-minute soak.

 

You may also find these resources useful:

Prevention™ HLD8 Efficacy Claims & Directions

TOOL VS. SURFACE DISINFECTION
Can Prevention™ HLD8 be used as a surface disinfectant for countertops, chairs, etc.?

Prevention™ HLD8 is a high-level disinfectant intended as an 8-minute instrument soak for high-level disinfection of semi-critical or critical devices, such as nail clippers, nippers, tweezers, nail files, and foot files. Prevention™ HLD8 cannot be used as a surface disinfectant.

 

For surface disinfection, Rejuvenate™ Disinfectants would be appropriate. Rejuvenate™ Disinfectants are formulated with low levels of hydrogen peroxide, with a combination of detergents and other commonly used, safe ingredients. At the in-use dilution, the formulation is non-toxic, non-irritating, and environmentally sustainable, as the active ingredient breaks down into oxygen and water and leaves no active residues behind.

 

Rejuvenate™ disinfectants are available in a few different formats- Rejuvenate™ Concentrate, Ready-to-Use Liquid (Spray), and Wipes and are intended for use on hard, non-porous surfaces such as countertops, tables, chairs, skincare equipment, massage tables and more.

 

You may also find these resources useful:

Rejuvenate™ Concentrate Protocol

Rejuvenate™ Wipes Protocol

Rejuvenate™ Spray Protocol

HLD8 TEST STRIPS
Why are there test strips for Prevention™ HLD8? How do I use them?

The reason for test strips is to ensure that the product that has been used remains effective during the reuse stage as some factors may occur that would affect that efficacy of the product such as improper drying before putting tools into the solution (i.e. the solution becomes watered down) or improper cleaning step before placing the tools in the solution (i.e. particles could contaminate).

 

Prevention™ HLD8 is a high-level disinfectant designed for tool and implement disinfection between clients. Prevention™ HLD8 is a ready-to-use solution, meaning that there is no dilution required, and it can be reused for up to 21 days.

 

During the 21-day reuse period, you can reuse the solution to disinfect tools, however, please keep in mind that there should be no visible dirt or particles in the tray- this would indicate that the solution should be replaced.

 

You should be using test strips at the beginning of each day to confirm that there has been no loss of efficacy over time during the reuse period. When using the test strips, if they do not demonstrate a pass, this is an indicator that the solution should be replaced right away. We have created a protocol sheet to help with properly using the test strips.

 

You may also find these resources useful:

Prevention™ HLD8 Test Strip Protocol

Prevention™ HLD8 Test Strips

Prevention™ HLD8 Log Chart

 

Please note: The solution in the tray should never be topped up to try to achieve a correct reading on the test strip. If the test strips do not pass the solution, the solution should be disposed of, the tray should be thoroughly cleaned and rinse, and then fresh solution should be poured out from the original bottle.

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