We now live in an extremely different world than the one we had just a few years ago. Today, everyone is more conscious about the environment in which they live, work, shop, learn, or play in – especially when it comes to aspects of hygiene and sanitization. Whether you own a home for senior care, or operate a commercial or retail business, having your own hypochlorous water generator to support your disinfectant and sanitization needs can help. Not only will it offer you and the residents of the home more protection, but it’ll also provide peace of mind to your staff, customers and business guests and partners.

Understanding HOCL

So, what exactly is hypochlorous water, and why are so many businesses gravitating to produce it in-house? Well, let’s start with the basics first. Hypochlorous acid (HOCl), also called electrolyzed oxidizing water, is an electrolytically generated product. At a very macro-level, the process takes water, salt, and electricity – and uses no other harsh chemicals or ingredients – and creates a substance that’s a more powerful oxidant than traditionally-used chlorine bleach. 

Many homes and businesses use chlorine-based disinfectants to clean materials and surfaces in their environment. Studies have shown that HOCL is a proven product that kills bacteria, bacterial spores, and viruses 100 times more effectively than chlorine bleach. Having an in-house commercial hypochlorous acid generator means staff and managers of any business facility never have to worry about running out of disinfectant. Best of all, because of the bulk production capacity these machines deliver, they’re likely a more cost-effective solution than buying thousands of cases of bottles or vials of sanitization products each year. 

Real World Use Cases

Now that the theory is over, let’s talk practicality: Which businesses can use a hypochlorous water generator? The short answer is: Every business imaginable! 

– Commercial Laundry

Commercial laundry operators may use HOCL instead of quaternary ammonium (Quats), chlorine bleach, and Ozone (O3) to sanitize laundry in their washing machines. Devoid of harsh chemicals, the gentle HOCL won’t corrode fabrics, alter, or fade colors, or leave behind itchy residue to cause skin irritation or inflammation.

– Assisted living facilities, Clinics, Hospitals, and Surgeries 

Today, every health care facility has implemented enhanced sanitization and disinfection protocols. Not only does this help keep residents and patients safe, but it also helps protect doctors, nurses, care givers, and visitors. In-house generation of hypochlorous water ensures these facilities never run out of a key ingredient – disinfectant – for the safe implementation of such enhanced safety protocols.  

– Bars, Night Clubs, Hotels, Restaurants and Diners

With hundreds (if not thousands!) of staff, guests, visitors, and patrons frequenting these establishments, there’s always a risk of transmitting germs and viral infection through surface contact, or through dishes, glasses, and other utensils. An in-house commercial hypochlorous acid generator can deliver a continuous supply of disinfectant to sanitize all touch surfaces, as well as to regularly wash and clean tools and equipment handled by guests, visitors, and patrons.

Owners of larger establishments, may use HOCL foggers and sprayers to disinfect hard to reach surfaces – such as roofs, under counters and shelves.