FAQs

GENERAL

 

What makes Clean Republic products different from other cleaning products?

Clean Republic abandons harsh chemicals and toxic fumes to produce a hypochlorous acid (HOCl) formula that cleans, sanitises and disinfects surfaces from households to hospitals. Clean Republic products are not your typical cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting products. They are naturally derived, and sustainable. Yet, they are equally or even more effective than the majority of traditional products on the market. Clean Republic products don’t cause one issue while solving another.

 

What is HOCl?

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) is the infection fighting compound found naturally in human white blood cells. Inside of the body, HOCl works to fight off bacteria and viruses. This proprietary solution is replicated outside of the body by running an electrical charge through a combination of salt and water. The resulting electro-chemical reaction produces HOCl within a solution now known as anolyte water. This solution has paved the way for a new generation of health, healing and cleanliness.

 

How does HOCl work?

HOCl works to break down the cells that are creating an infection by destroying the cell membrane and its DNA, thus halting its replication or growth process. The human body produces HOCl to reverse markers of epidermal aging, protect against environmental aggressors and cleanse the skin. When utilized as an application outside the human body, a PH-neutral HOCl solution, like Clean Republic, works in much the same way.

 

Do your products contain fragrances? What do they smell like?

Our products do not contain any fragrances or essentials oils as this would destabilise our main ingredient, HOCl. Our solutions have a very slight chlorine smell upon dispensing, which dissipates almost immediately, but acts as a deodoriser. 

What’s the difference between a cleaner and a disinfectant?

Cleaning is the process of achieving and maintaining an area to a standard deemed visually free from debris. Disinfection is the process or act of destroying pathogenic microorganisms and removes most organisms present on surfaces.

 

Do your products kill Coronavirus?

Clean Republic Disinfectant+Sanitiser has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to COVID-19 on hard, nonporous surfaces. Our solution has been tested in independent UK laboratories and leading universities, and comply with the rigorous EU Biocide Regulations.

 

What types of surfaces can Clean Republic be used on?

The great thing about Clean Republic is that it can be used on virtually any hard surface that needs to be cleaned. Our products work great on any tables or countertops, floors, yoga or gym mats, desks, laptops, cell phones, windows or walls and left with no fear of toxic residues. It's free of harsh chemicals and fumes and won't harm the skin. 

It can be misted into the environment when people and animals are in place with no deleterious effects. Unlike many disinfectants, you do not need any PPE to handle it.

 

Are there any hard surfaces that I have to be careful using HOCl on?

Over time, HOCl can be tough on certain metals such as untreated steel, aluminium, silver or chipped enamel. To avoid any pitting or discolouration, we advise that you wipe these surfaces down after applying our solution. If you are soaking tools, we recommend soaking for 2-10min, rinse with water and then dry. When using the Clean Republic Disinfectant, please refer to the respective contact times necessary for use against certain bacteria and viruses.

 

Are Clean Republic products a “diluted bleach solution”?

Absolutely not. Clean Republic Products are actually very different from bleach. Our main ingredient, hypochlorous acid, belongs to a different oxychlorine species that is not alike to sodium hypochlorite (also known as bleach). Clean Republic product’s pH are in a neutral range that almost matches the pH of the dermal layer of humans. Bleach solution, otherwise known as “Dakins Solution,” is of a very high pH, is not shelf stable, and has to be used quickly to be an effective disinfectant.

 

As a disinfectant, what is the advantage of hypochlorous acid over traditional cleaners?

Most of the pathogens, particularly water born, when used over time, develop resistance to disinfectants such as sodium hypochlorite (bleach). In comparison, anolyte application, as a water disinfectant, used on a daily basis over the course of ten years demonstrated that no resistance was developed over time to pathogenic microorganisms. HOCl is also free from harmful fumes and has a neutral pH.

 

Is the Clean Republic certified for organic use?

Yes. The Clean Republic Disinfectant + Sanitiser is OMRI listed and is certified for organic use.

  

What is the shelf life of Clean Republic products and where do I store it?

Unlike other competitive disinfectants, Clean Republic products use zero carcinogenic preservatives. Our disinfectant is best used within 12 months. 

We recommend storing all of our products in a dark and cool place out of direct sunlight. Storage temperature should not be less than 4 degrees Celsius or over 37 degrees Celsius.

 

Are Clean Republic products safe to use around children and pets?

Our products should always be used in a fashion consistent with the directions on our label. However, unlike the threat posed by many other cleaners and disinfectants (oftentimes loaded with carcinogens), it can be used in environments when people and animals are in place with no deleterious effects. Unlike many disinfectants, you do not need any PPE to handle it.

 

Know the difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitising? 

Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.

Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

Sanitising lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.

 

Do you offer Wholesale or Bulk Pricing?

Yes. Clean Republic offers several different tiers of pricing depending on the client type and size of your order. By meeting a £150 minimum order, we offer ‘Commercial’ pricing. By meeting a £600 minimum order, we offer ‘Wholesale’ pricing. For our large distribution partners, we offer even better pricing. You can learn more and fill out our application here.

 

SHIPPING INFO

Where does Clean Republic ship to?

Clean Republic products ship to all of the United Kingdom and Europe. Additionally in Europe and are approved in the European Union as a disinfectant and hand sanitiser.

 

How long does shipping usually take?

Domestic Shipping will take anywhere between 2-10 days and international shipping will take 5-14 days.

 

When will my order ship?

Depending on the size of your order, your order will ship between 1-5 days.  As soon as we print a shipping label, you will receive an email with your tracking number.

 

What do I do if my tracking number isn’t working?

We know it can be frustrating when you are so excited to receive your product.  It can sometimes take 1-2 days for your tracking number to register, if it still isn’t working please contact us at enquiries@clean-republic.co.uk

 

What do I do if I need to change my shipping address?

If you are shipping to an incorrect address, please email us right away at enquiries@clean-republic.co.uk

 

What do I do if my product is damaged during shipping?

Please email us right away at enquiries@clean-republic.co.uk

 

DISINFECTANT + SANITIZER

I see that the Clean Republic is used in schools and hospitals, but can I use it at home?

Yes. Clean Republic is an excellent disinfectant to use in homes. Some of the best places to use it at home are in bathrooms, high-contact surfaces, and in the kitchen to keep food-contact surfaces clean.

 

With so many disinfectants on the market, why should I choose Clean Republic?

 The easiest way to answer this question is simply, not all disinfectants are created equal. When evaluating and comparing disinfectant products, take a close look at their core ingredients. Clean Republic uses a unique chemical compound called hypochlorous acid. While other competitors and manufacturers have attempted to copy and produce a form of stabilised hypochlorous acid similar to Clean Republic, our revolutionary formula is simply unequaled. Hypochlorous acid was used in WWI for wound cleaning, in restaurants for food prep surfaces, and more recently to kill MRSA in schools and CDIFF hospitals. Also consider carefully what kind of chemicals you want around your children, employees, patients, students, and close family members. Most disinfectants on the market are extremely toxic, but Clean Republic Disinfectant gives you peace of mind that you are using an effective product that does not come with alarming safety warnings and precautions. 

Can I clean and Disinfect at the same time?

In some cases, you can clean and disinfect at the same time, but this depends on how dirty the surfaces you are cleaning/disinfecting are—the dirtier the surface the less effective the disinfectant. Disinfectants need to contact the area to disinfect and cannot do this effectively with a barrier of dirt or grime in the way. Once the dirt has been wiped away the disinfectant can get to work. Under lightly soiled conditions, you can clean and disinfect in the same step with just Clean Republic Disinfectant 

  

ALL-PURPOSE DISINFECTANT (5L)

What’s the difference between a Disinfectant and a Cleaner?

Cleaners remove of obvious debris and organic substances from surfaces where as disinfectant provide the complete removal of pathogens and disease-causing microorganisms


Why should I use a cleaner if I have a disinfectant?

Disinfectants need to contact the area to disinfect and cannot do this effectively with a barrier of dirt or grime in the way. Once the dirt has been wiped away the disinfectant can get to work. Under lightly soiled conditions, you can clean and disinfect in the same step with just Clean Republic Disinfectant + Sanitizer. (NOTE: EPA requires all disinfectants carry the following label direction: “For heavily soiled areas, a pre-cleaning step is required.”) 

Which surfaces can I use this product on?

Our APC can be used on almost any surface: tables, chairs, cabinets, cribs, high chairs, changing tables, swings and more, without damaging finishes or fabrics. Plush, plastic or wooden toys, book covers for babies, and chew toys for pets. Clothing, towels, cloth diapers, and bibs, to deodorize.

 

Do I need to wipe this product after spraying? 

You do not - just spray and go.

 

Is this product safe to use around my kids, pets, and plants?

Clean Republic products are made by applying a low electric charge to a combination of salt and water. The combination of these ingredients creates Hypochlorous Acid, which is a chemical compound naturally produced by the human body as part of our immune response. These products are all-natural, and do not contain any carcinogens or harmful synthetic chemicals. 

 

HAND & SURFACE SANITISER (500ml)

What is the difference between this product and the 5L of All-Purpose Cleaner?

The only difference is the size of product, otherwise, the products are the same. 

 

What’s the difference between a Disinfectant and a Cleaner?

Cleaners remove of obvious debris and organic substances from surfaces where as disinfectant provide the complete removal of pathogens and disease-causing microorganisms

 

Why should I use a cleaner if I have a disinfectant?

Disinfectants need to contact the area to disinfect and cannot do this effectively with a barrier of dirt or grime in the way. Once the dirt has been wiped away the disinfectant can get to work. Under lightly soiled conditions, you can clean and disinfect in the same step with just Clean Republic Disinfectant. Always read the instructions on the product label for specific guidance.

Which surfaces can I use this product on?

Our APC can be used on almost any surface: tables, chairs, cabinets, cribs, high chairs, changing tables, swings and more, without damaging finishes or fabrics. Plush, plastic or wooden toys, book covers for babies, and chew toys for pets. Clothing, towels, cloth diapers, and bibs, to deodorize.

 

Do I need to wipe this product after spraying? 

You do not - just spray and go.

 

Is this product safe to use around my kids, pets, and plants?

Clean Republic products are made by applying a low electric charge to a combination of salt and water. The combination of these ingredients creates Hypochlorous Acid, which is a chemical compound naturally produced by the human body as part of our immune response. These products are all-natural, and do not contain any carcinogens or harmful synthetic chemicals. 

 

100ml Hand Sanitiser

Can this be used as a hand sanitiser?

Because our product is all-natural and eco-friendly, it is safe to use on and around your body and won't hurt your hands. However, it is intended for surfaces.

 

Is this product different from the 5L or 500ml Hand & Surface Sanitiser?

The only difference is the size of product, otherwise, the products are the same. 

 

What’s the difference between a Disinfectant and a Cleaner?

Cleaners remove of obvious debris and organic substances from surfaces where as disinfectant provide the complete removal of pathogens and disease-causing microorganisms

  

Which surfaces can I use this product on?

Our 100ml Hand Sanitiser can be used on almost any surface: tables, chairs, door handles, shopping carts, menus, etc. Use it throughout your day to help keep yourself clean, healthy and safe.

 

Do I need to wipe this product after spraying? 

You do not - just spray and go.

 

Is this product safe to use around my kids, pets, and plants?

Yes, Clean Republic products are made by applying a low electric charge to a combination of salt and water. The combination of these ingredients creates Hypochlorous Acid, which is a chemical compound naturally produced by the human body as part of our immune response. These products are all-natural, and do not contain any carcinogens or harmful synthetic chemicals.

Will this product fit in my pocket?

Yes!

How does it work?

It oxygenates your hands which has been proven to increase hydration and stimulate natural healing. It can be compared to washing your hands with soap. The main ingredient is HOCl, the infection fighting compound found in the human body. This compound is used to protect against toxins, help fight bacteria, and cleanse the skin. Unlike a traditional hand sanitizer our Hand Cleanser does not contain alcohol.’