2020 has been a year that’s made many parents think seriously about how we can keep our Family Home Clean and Hygienically Safe. So, when we heard of this New Cert Cleaning product that can kill viruses including COVID-19 in 60 seconds, we just had to try it out and share with you our thoughts.
With a household of kids and pets we came to terms with the fact years ago that we are not the type of family that finds it easy to keep on top of the mess and live in a show home and we are sure if you ever visited our home you would question, do they ever clean…. But we do I swear lol!
The fact is after you step over the piles of shoes, random clothes and toys on the floor you will see we are rather pernickety about hygienically cleaning our home and I think that does stem from having pets that bring in all kinds of dirt and germs from outdoors onto the floors we have kids crawling all over, so it’s just something that has evolved since becoming parents.
The cupboard underneath of our sink is evidence to this, as its home to a vast collection of cleaning products for various surfaces and cleaning needs, actually its pretty messy as well, cause every time you open the door bottles and sponges always fall out! But that aside the point we make is we are an intrepid explorer of household cleaning products.
Hence, why when we were sent the New Cert Cleaning Product in return for us sharing with you our honest thoughts about it, we were all in, especially amidst a year of the dreaded COVID and this extra mind burdening feeling we have of responsibility to keep the family safe at home.
So, let’s tell you everything we have learnt about Cert and how we rate it as a cleaning product.
Cert is a Hospital Grade Cleaning Product that you can now use in your Home. It is a powerful, simple to use disinfectant and all purpose cleaner that kills 99.99% of all viruses, bacteria and microorganisms.
Cert is manufactured by Hydrachem, who are very well known for their extreme cleaning know how. They have been around for 50 years and manufacture 90% of our NHS’s disinfection treatments and products, as well as provide water purification tablets and baby bottle sterilising tablets to over 60 countries.
And now by using all the years of knowledge, experience and research from Hydrachem this new Cert Cleaning product has been created to deliver an antiviral formula that families can safely use to disinfect our homes, giving us a whole other level of hygiene peace of mind.
Cert is basically a cleaning tablet that is manufactured here in the UK and is a detergent and disinfectant in one that you simply dissolve in tap water to use.
The Cert Cleaning Tablets are super easy to use and as they come with a Cert Spray bottle or Mop bottle you cannot get the mixture of cleaner wrong.
To use all you do is fill the Cert Spray bottle or Spray mop water bottle up to the top of water, then drop one Cert cleaning tablet into the water and wait for it to dissolve, which only takes a few minutes.
You can give the bottle a little shake to help the particles dissolve and once all the particles have disappeared and the water is clear your cleaning solution is ready to use.
Cert both cleans and disinfects so there is no need to use an additional cleaning product alongside it, you can use it to spray and wipe down food or debris of surfaces, then spray and leave the solution sit for 5 minutes after this it is fine to leave it to dry on the surface, unless on like a chopping board you would want to rise it off after the five minutes.
Cert is not designed for really dirty surfaces that are covered in greasy fat or oil, you will need to use something additional in those instances.
Thing that is important to remember is once you have dissolved a tablet in water, the active ingredient in the solution only lasts for 48 hours. Any unused solution you will then need to dispose of it down the toilet.
However, the shelf life of undissolved tablets is great as its 3 to 5 years, the exact expiry dates are on the packet.
Something we found rather refreshing is that all the maths is already done for you when it comes to using Cert. They give you the tablet with all measurements of chlorine done for you and they give you the right size spray bottle to use, so you basically can’t go wrong meaning you are always using the correct solution strength to remove all the germs and bacteria around your home.
The added bonus is this clever way that Cert ensures you use the correct dosage every time, means that when cleaning your home for your family you are meeting the same recommended formula that Public Health England states is needed in a pandemic environment and is the exact same diluted formula that’s being used by our NHS and hospitals around the world.
Like any new cleaning product we buy, we always test it in a hidden area before going mental with it, just in case it does cause damage to the surface we are cleaning, so it goes without saying we would suggest you do the same with this Cert product.
That being said we have found that Cert can be used on pretty much all our normal surfaces we clean around our home such as:
For us I think we saw the biggest benefits came when we compared it to normal liquid bleach. Liquid bleach we find is quite difficult to dilute to get the right level of chlorine to clean efficiently, however Cert dissolving tablets totally takes this problem away.
Liquid bleach comes with loads of warnings about its harmful effects on your skin, eyes and surfaces and this is something you don’t have to worry about with Cert dissolving tablets. This is because neat liquid bleach has pH of up to 13 which is why it is so corrosive, and damages surfaces and why you always should wear gloves when using it.
Cert cleaning product is different, It’s non-corrosive and non-hazardous. The tablets have a pH level of 6, and once dissolved in water it is almost pH neutral. Making it totally safe to handle without gloves in both tablet and liquid form.
Of course, the other huge benefit is that it can kill 99.99% of viruses, microorganisms, pathogens and household germs and that it is perfectly safe to use around animals.
Yes it can….. Hydrachem are a world leading manufacturer of chlorine based products for disinfection and water purification and are accredited by the British Retail Consortium. In addition to this they have now turned their attention to keeping us safe in our homes with Cert Cleaning Products.
This Cert antiviral formula has been tested and proven to kill SARS-COV-2 Virus which causes Covid-19 in 60 seconds which is why it has been called “The COVID-19 Destroyer” by a leading virologist.
Public Health England states in order to kill viruses you need “a combined detergent disinfectant solution at a dilution of 1,000 parts per million available chlorine (ppm av.cl.)” and Cert dissolving tablets along with the bottle means you use this exact dilution stated.
This Cert solution is so powerful that can work on all different surfaces and in 60 seconds it can kill 99.99% of all microorganisms, germs and bacteria including all these viruses:
As we said before we have fallen into the trap of buying loads of different products for different cleaning tasks and are a sucker for storing heaps of half used bottles.
Yet the thing is by using Cert you can actually get away with not having to have loads as it can clean and disinfect in a gentle way meaning you can use it on loads of different surfaces, in turning saving you money as you only have to buy one cleaning product.
Along with this, we think it works out as great value for money as it cost £12.99 for 36 tablets which is 18 litres of cleaning product meaning it works out at around 72p per litre, which is cheaper than a lot of other brands we tend to use.
Not forgetting the fact that you are re-using the spray bottle and mop bottle, so you are saving in waste and the fact that you must discard any dissolved solution after 48 hours means it also saves you being overrun by half empty bottles of cleaning products to store.
Quite honestly, we think Cert is the way forward for home cleaning. To be able to clean your family home with one solution that is both a detergent and a high strength disinfectant and to provide protection to a hospital grade within your own home, in a simple and safe way, is just genius.
We have found it so easy to mix and use Cert, all contained in a one bottle there is no confusion to mixing the correct ratios.
Previously when we have used liquid bleach and failed to use it as we should and have ended up bleaching and staining clothes and fabrics, but we don’t need to worry about this with Cert as it is not corrosive and so far we have managed to not discoloured any clothing or surfaces.
Smell wise we have to say there is a chlorine smell, so it’s definitely not odourless. It’s not an overpowering smell, in that we managed to spend a good hour solid cleaning down our kitchen worktops, cupboard doors, sink and floors. Though at this point we could not have continued to say go clean the bathroom, as we definitely had had our fill of the swimming pool smell, but for sure it is less poignant that many other cleaners we have used and it 100% did not get to our eyes or dry out our hands.
And we most definitely did not have a headache after cleaning which has happened to us in the past when we have spent along time using bleach cleaning products.
The spray bottle comes with a neat on off switch on the spray part, so you can’t accidentally spray the solution and the bottle is of a good quality, although we are very mindful when using it that we need to reuse it, so have found that we chucked the bottle around less, which we are guilty of doing with other spray bottles.
Don’t forget though safety on off button aside this is still a cleaning product and needs to be kept away from children.
I think the only drawback we can see is this whole 48 hour usage window after dissolving the tablet. We get that if you use it after the 48 hours the solution is not efficient, so we are happy to pour away any left over, but the drawback for us is remembering when you dissolved it lol! I guess it’s something we are probably just going to need to get into the habit of setting a timer or something on our mobile as sometimes it can be just a challenge to remember school pick up time let alone remember how long ago we popped a tablet in a bottle.
All in all, though we can’t find fault in the product, it cleans really well, our stainless steel on microwave, oven and sink are crazy shinny as is our black induction hob. Then on top of the cleanliness to have that knowledge that the germs you can’t see have all been eradicated too just really lifts a lot of stress from us.
Without hesitation we would recommend Cert Cleaning products to other families to try for themselves. At the moment you can only really order it online direct from the company’s own Cert Cleaning Website but we are sure as these products grow in popularity they will become available to buy in many other places.