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While medical facilities have long been disinfecting equipment regularly, nowadays, every business has upped its cleaning game to keep employees and patrons safe and healthy. While retail stores, restaurants, and other businesses may wipe down their tech a few times a day, hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, and other medical facilities are still cleaning and disinfecting every surface consistently throughout the day.
But just as with anything, not all devices and computers are created equal. Some can withstand constant cleanings with abrasive liquids, while others cannot even be in a damp environment. So how do you know if your equipment is safe from harm when disinfecting? And better yet, what if you need new equipment that must hold up against rigorous cleaning and disinfecting?
If you’ve been around the medical field for a while, you’re likely familiar with both cleaning procedures and cleaning agents. But the cause for concern erupts when cleaning products are used on devices and machines that are not meant to be cleaned so regularly. You have probably even seen a payment terminal or credit card machine lately with a label that says, “Do not spray cleaner directly on device.” Instead, many of these types of machines need to be wiped down carefully with cleaner. But this simply won’t work in a medical facility where speed and complete cleanliness are absolutely vital. Instead, medical workers need to be able to douse some equipment with Spor-Klenz, let it dry, and move on to their next task.
Spor-Klenz, pronounced spore cleanse, is a liquid sterilant and disinfectant. It was specifically created to sterilize hard environmental surfaces, particularly in the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotech, and cosmetics. It is a brand-name cleaner that eradicates spores and maintains effective microbial control, along with killing fungal bacteria. If you’re already familiar with Spor-Klenz, you know how powerful and effective it is.
While outstanding at disinfecting, Spor-Klenz is not known for being gentle. Due to the ingredients in Spor-Klenz, it is not recommended for use on non-medical-grade devices, including standard consumer computers. It is made up of peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and acetic acid, which can damage the plastic and metal areas of your machine by corroding them over time. Additionally, electrical components of consumer computers can malfunction due to consistently getting wet and because of the acidic ingredients of cleaners, rendering them unusable over time.
While some industries can get away with hap-hazard spot cleaning or using gentle wipes, the medical field cannot. They need powerful cleaners that have been proven effective, but they also need their equipment to withstand consistent and intensive cleanings. Rather than being merely coated in an anti-microbial coating, Teguar computers are made using an anti-microbial plastic, which is chemically stronger. Anti-microbial coating makes plastic brittle over time, which can lead to errosion and cracking. These cracks can expose sharp plastic edges on the computer's surface, which is neither sanitary nor safe. Teguar medical computers can be sprayed directly with Spor-Klenz and other commercial cleaning agents with no risk of corrosion or other damage.
Our wide variety of medical-grade computers will provide you and your facility with the devices you’ve been searching for. From panel computers to medical tablets and so much more, Teguar’s line of medical computers will offer you everything you need, including ruggedness that will withstand constant disinfecting. If you need advice on how to clean and disinfect consumer tablets, computers, and other personal devices, you can explore Teguar’s guide to touchscreen cleaning, and when you’re ready to purchase your next medical-grade computer with antimicrobial coating, get in touch with Teguar.
Matt Nadolny is the Marketing Manager for Teguar Computers. Though he has always had an interest in technology, joining the team in 2020 marked the beginning of his pursuit to understand more about the industrial and medical hardware offered at Teguar, which he now researches and writes about with the help of Teguar's Product Management and Sales teams.
Outside of Teguar-related topics like the one above, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, playing games, making music, and getting lost down Internet rabbit holes of niche information.