Yes, Rescue™ Ready-to-Use Liquid is one of the only EPA-registered disinfectants to carry a soft-surface sanitizing claim.
Rescue™ Ready-to-use Liquid could be used as a spot cleaner on soft surfaces that animals have defecated, urinated, or vomited on, with proven effectiveness against bacteria. Assuming that the area is thoroughly wet, we would expect that there would be some inactivation against viruses.
The EPA does not have an approved test that will allow any disinfectant to carry a disinfecting claim for soft surfaces.
We do expect that Rescue™ would eliminate much of the pathogen load from the surface, however there is no way to guarantee disinfection, since soft surfaces tend to absorb liquid and do not allow the disinfectant to remain wet on the surface long enough to reach the required contact time for disinfection.
What is Sanitizing?
Sanitizing 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 to lower the risk of spreading infection.
Rescue™ Ready to Use liquid does have a soft-surface sanitizing claim against bacteria. You may like to read our support blog which explains, What is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and sterilizing?
If you do plan on using this for disinfection on the blankets or the carpet, we would recommend conducting a spot test first to make sure it is compatible.
Video: Compatibility Testing
Video: Self compatibility test for fabric
You may also find these resources useful:
- Rescue Concentrate Product Sheet
- Rescue Ready-to-Use Liquid Product Sheet
- Rescue Wipes Product Sheet
- Assessment of Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide for Sanitizing Carpet
- Blog: Understanding Your Veterinary Clinic- How to Properly Disinfect Surfaces
- Blog: Spot the Fomites
- Blog: Are You Putting Your Practice in Jeopardy?
- Blog: Safe Disinfection Doesn't Have to be a Tradeoff