CLEANING & DISINFECTING GHENT PRODUCTS

Ghent products are manufactured to be easily cleaned and disinfected. Surfaces and materials are specifically chosen to adhere to BIFMA's guidelines for performance as it relates to typical cleaners, disinfectants, and methods for cleaning and maintenance. 

 
 

 

Cleaning

Cleaning removes dust, debris, and germs from surfaces. Using a mild soap or detergent with water to remove any unwanted dirt from surfaces. To prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria, clean surfaces at a minimum between shifts, but ideally multiple times throughout the day.

Disinfecting

Disinfecting sanitizes surfaces and kills any bacteria or germs left on the surface after cleaning. Since using disinfectants does not necessarily clean surfaces or remove germs, but kills them, it is recommended to clean surfaces before disinfecting.

 
 

Microfiber cloths are recommended for cleaning and disinfecting to avoid scratching the surface. Studies have shown that microfiber can eliminate bacteria and microbes on surfaces. Never use a paper towel or other abrasive cleaning cloths as they can scratch the surface.  

To minimize the risk of damage, use only compatible cleaners and cleaning procedures. Never use ammonia-based cleanser like glass cleaners as they will yellow the surface and leave behind a film.


 

Additional recommendations:

1

Before cleaning, check to make sure the cleaner complies with your company's health and safety requirements.

2

Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for use, including proper dilution and dwell time.

3

Never mix cleaners together.

4

For the latest information on preventing the spread of bacteria and germs, please see the CDC website.

 


Compatible cleaners vary by product and surface. Generally, the following EPA approved cleaners will disinfect Ghent products without harming the surface. Please consult the specific cleaning recommendations for the surface specific to your product.  

Approved products include, but are not limited to:

  

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

EPA Reg # 5813-79

Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes (All Scents)

EPA Reg # 777-114

Caviwipes 1

EPA Reg # 46781-13

Super Sani-Cloth Germicidal Wipe

EPA Reg # 9480-4

Fantastik All Purpose Spray Cleaner

EPA Reg  # 4822-530

Surfaces

Cleaning: Clean your whiteboard with whiteboard cleaner before initial use, removing any residue from the surface of the board. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. Completely erase your board after daily use. The longer marks remain on the board, the more difficult they become to erase. Stubborn, old marks can be erased by marking over them with your black erasable marker. For general cleaning, simply wipe your board clean with a soft, wet cloth. If further cleaning is necessary, use whiteboard cleaner

Disinfecting: Clean the surface before disinfecting. Apply approved disinfectant and allow to dwell per EPA recommendations. After using a disinfectant, we recommend following up by cleaning your surface with warm soapy water before rinsing with clean water and wiping it dry to remove any filmy residue the disinfectant may leave behind on the surface. Compatible disinfectants diluted per CDC recommendations:

  • Pharmacy grade hydrogen peroxide
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Diluted household bleach

Products:

  • Porcelain
  • Painted Steel
  • Non-magnetic
  • Glass
  • Acylite
  • Powder-coated steel

Cleaning: Treat spots and stains using a damp, clean cloth with a mild solution of liquid detergent and warm water. Vinegar can be added for additional cleaning. Pat dry with a lint free cloth.

Disinfecting: Clean the surface before disinfecting. Using a sponge or soft cloth, apply a thin layer of a hydrogen peroxide solution and allow to dwell per EPA recommendations. Let disinfectant dry or use a lint free cloth to dry. Allow cork to completely dry before using. Do not use bleach based products on cork as it could discolor the surface.Compatible disinfectants Compatible disinfectants diluted per CDC recommendations:

  • Pharmacy grade hydrogen peroxide
  • Isopropyl alcohol

Products:

  • Cork

Cleaning: Clean your whiteboard with whiteboard cleaner before initial use, removing any residue from the surface of the board. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. Completely erase your board after daily use. The longer marks remain on the board, the more difficult they become to erase. Stubborn, old marks can be erased by marking over them with your black erasable marker. For general cleaning, simply wipe your board clean with a soft, wet cloth. If further cleaning is necessary, use whiteboard cleaner

Disinfecting: Clean the surface before disinfecting. Apply approved disinfectant and allow to dwell per EPA recommendations. After using a disinfectant, we recommend following up by cleaning your surface with warm soapy water before rinsing with clean water and wiping it dry to remove any filmy residue the disinfectant may leave behind on the surface. Compatible disinfectants diluted per CDC recommendations:

  • Pharmacy grade hydrogen peroxide
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Diluted household bleach

Products:

  • Aria
  • Harmony
  • Stroll
  • Prest

Cleaning: Surface can be maintained with regular vacuuming using a dusting attachment. Treat spots and stains using a damp, clean cloth with a mild solution of liquid detergent and warm water. Do not saturate the surface. Avoid a scrubbing motion to prevent pilling. Pat dry with a lint free cloth. Allow to completely dry before using. 

Disinfecting: Clean the surface before disinfecting. Using a sponge or soft cloth, apply approved disinfectant and allow to dwell per EPA recommendations. Make sure the fabric is rinsed adequately after cleaning. Compatible disinfectants diluted per CDC recommendations:

  • Hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners
  • Alcohol-based cleaners
  • Diluted household bleach (10% bleack / 90% water)
  • Quaternary ammonium (quat)-based cleaners

Products:

Cleaning: Treat spots and stains using a damp, clean cloth with a mild solution of liquid detergent and warm water. Vinegar can be added for additional cleaning. Pat dry with a lint free cloth. Allow to completely dry before using.

Disinfecting:  Clean the surface before disinfecting. Using a sponge or soft cloth, apply approved disinfectant and allow to dwell per EPA recommendations. After using a disinfectant, we recommend following up by cleaning your surface with warm soapy water before rinsing with clean water and wiping it dry to remove any filmy residue the disinfectant may leave behind on the surface. Allow to completely dry before using.Compatible disinfectants diluted per CDC recommendations:

  • Pharmacy grade hydrogen peroxide
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Diluted household bleach

Products:

Cleaning: Surface can be maintained with regular vacuuming using a dusting attachment. Treat spots and stains using a damp, clean cloth with a mild solution of liquid detergent and warm water. Pat dry with a lint free cloth. 

Disinfecting: Clean the surface before disinfecting. Using a spray bottle, apply approved disinfectant and allow to dwell per EPA recommendations. The disinfectant can be left on the surface to dry completely.Compatible disinfectants diluted per CDC recommendations:

  • Household bleach (10% bleach / 90% water)

Products:

  • Acoustic Desktop Surround
  • Hex

Cleaning:  Clean the surface using warm, soapy water to remove any debris. Wipe the surface lightly with the soapy water. Using the dry side of the cloth, wipe away any moisture. Allow the surface to completely dry before disinfecting. 

Disinfecting: Clean the surface before disinfecting. Apply approved disinfectant and allow to dwell per EPA recommendations. After using a disinfectant, we recommend following up by cleaning your surface with warm soapy water before rinsing with clean water and wiping it dry to remove any filmy residue the disinfectant may leave behind on the surface.Compatible disinfectants diluted per CDC recommendations:

  • Pharmacy grade hydrogen peroxide
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Diluted household bleach

Products:

  • Acrylic
  • Glass