Confused on what cleaners work in this COVID-19 environment

2 Comments29 April 2020  |  Admin

There has been a lot of product pitches from various companies saying how you must have a disinfectant to kill the Covid-19 virus. There is an impression that nothing else works and selling at a premium - though price have had to go up (a small amount) to cover the extra costs of haulage and ingredients short supply, it should not be that much.

* In short, a good quality Eco cleaner will decontaminate an area, in other words our GBPro cleaning products will clean the area of bacteria and virus if used properly.



Covid-19 can be decontaminated in areas with good quality cleaning products and the secret is in primarily tackling the 'LIPIDS'

Health authorities have been giving us two messages: once you have the virus there are no drugs that can kill it or help you get rid of it. But also,  to stop the virus spreading. This seems odd. You can’t, even for a million dollars, get a drug for the coronavirus – but your grandmother’s bar of soap kills the virus.


** So why does normal soap work so well on the Sars-CoV-2, the coronavirus and indeed most viruses? In brief because the virus is a self-assembled nanoparticle in which the weakest link is the LIPID (fatty) bilayer. Soap dissolves and breaks up the fat membrane and the virus falls apart like a house of cards and dies – or, we should say it becomes inactive as viruses aren’t technically alive. So our GBPro Pine (natural disinfectant) multi surface cleaner gel (highly concentrated), even our GBPro multi surface (Ecolabel) concentrated will do the job for you or your customers, added to this we have the Salvesan disinfectant. So plenty in the Green Bear UK armoury for tackling this current problem without having to get specialist products or paying a fortune.....

*** The detailed version is that most viruses consist of three key building blocks: ribonucleic acid (RNA), proteins and Lipids. A virus-infected cell makes lots of these building blocks, which then spontaneously self-assemble to form the virus. Critically, there are no strong bond - holding these units together, which means you do not necessarily need harsh chemicals to split those units apart. When an infected cell dies/becomes inactive, all these new viruses escape and go on to infect other cells. Some end up also in the airways of lungs.

When you cough, or especially when you sneeze, tiny droplets end on surfaces and often dry out quickly. But the viruses remain active. Human skin is an ideal surface for a virus as it is an “organic” surface.

When you touch a surface with a virus particle on it, it will stick to your skin and hence get transferred on to your hands. If you then touch your face, especially your eyes, nostrils or mouth, you can get infected. And it turns out that most people touch their face once every two to five minutes....

Soap contains fat-like substances known as amphiphiles, some of which are structurally very similar to the LIPIDS in the virus membrane. The soap molecules “compete” with the lipids in the virus membrane. This is how soap also removes normal dirt from the skin. Used in conjunction with a good quality microfibre cloth and going in one direction, as you should with any form of cleaning using a mictofibre cloth you will have no problem in cleaning an area to your or a customers satisfaction.

So in summary, a good cleaning product containing soap will decontaminate an area and no need to spend a fortune on over the top marketed product. We have what you need still at the same prices.......

This information contained within our article has been confirmed by many in the medical fraternity and this information and extract text has been taken from a report by Pall Thordarson who is a professor of chemistry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and segments researched and adapted from the Guardian.

Caterina Moll
30 June 2020  |  8:44

Thank you for this information .We are on a nature reserve with holiday homes and do want want to use harsh chemicals. This has helped us feel more confident to continue without buying in to the chemicals.

03 July 2020  |  15:46

Thanks for your comments, glad this has been of benefit to you - if you want any further details, do not hesitate to give us a call for advice or information