WHAT TYPES OF ITEMS CAN HAEMO-SOL CLEAN?
Use Haemo-Sol anywhere you need a chemically clean apparatus, part, or instrument. The following are some examples of the different items Haemo-Sol has been used to clean:
- Suture Needles
- Dental Instruments
- Surgical Instruments
- Nursery Bottles
- Surgical Appliances
- Blood Bank and Transfusion Equipment
- Laboratory Equipment
- Dental, Medical, and Veternarian Devices
- Printed Circuitry, Semi-Conductors, and Other Electronic Components
IS HAEMO-SOL SAFE TO HANDLE AND USE?
Haemo-Sol contains no OSHA hazardous ingredients. Normal, traditional safety practices, similar to those used when handling any industrial chemical, are recommended. Routes of exposure include eye or skin contact and ingestion.
Each formulation is basic, and contact with eyes may cause damage to sensitive tissue, including the cornea. Extensive rinsing of the eye is strongly recommended. Safety goggles are also advised. Contact with the skin may cause irritation and extensive rinsing of the affected area is recommended. Ingestion may cause burns or gastrointestinal upset. If this occurs, drink large quantities of water and seek medical attention immediately.
HMIS ratings for all Haemo-Sol formulations are Health (1), Flammability (0), and Reactivity (0).
HOW CAN YOU OBTAIN TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF HAEMO-SOL?
Complete information about Haemo-Sol is outlined in the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for Haemo-Sol Regular, Haemo-Sol Non Sudsing, Haemo-Sol Enzyme Active, and Haemo-Sol Non-Phosphate.
These data sheets can be accessed on the website or by emailing Haemo-Sol, Inc. We will be happy to send you the appropriate MSDS for the product you are using.
Haemo-Sol contains no ozone-depleting chemicals, either in the product or the packaging. It is biodegradable and non-toxic. It has an extremely long shelf life; however, it should be stored at reasonable temperatures and humidity.
HOW CAN YOU DETERMINE OPTIMAL RINSING CONDITIONS?
Although all of the Haemo-Sol products are quite soluble in water and rinse away efficiently, it may be necessary to test the rinse water for residual detergent. This allows the user to establish the most efficient wash and rinse protocol for a particular application.
Since a solution of Haemo-Sol has a basic pH (a 1% solution of Regular has a pH of 10.25 ± 0.5; N.S. a pH of 11.5±0.5; E.A. a pH of 10.0 ±0.5; and Non-Phosphate a pH of 10.25±0.5), measuring the pH rinse water before and after provides a measure of rinse efficiency. A variety of indicators, pH paper, or pH meters are available to perform this test.
Other solution parameters may also be monitored. These include the surface tension, sodium or phosphate concentration, total ultraviolet absorption of light, conductivity, and resistance of the rinse water.
The user may wish to develop specific tests to address unique concerns.
How do I pronounce "Haemo-Sol?"
(he-mo-saw) Originally named for the ability to remove blood (haemo), Haemo-Sol has now evolved into a multi-use, residue-free detergent used in many different industries.
How can we use Haemo-Sol for instruments that are not cleaned by Central Sterile until the next morning?
By soaking the instruments in a solution of Haemo-Sol Enzyme Active, the wastes will dissolve and prepare the instruments for Central Sterile processing. Contaminated instruments that have dried blood or other dried protein wastes should be soaked in Haemo-Sol Enzyme Active. Haemo-Sol will not corrode or damage the instruments.
What is Haemo-Sol?
Haemo-Sol cleaners were specifically developed to clean surgical instruments, syringes, tubing, glassware, and all dental, surgical and Central Sterile Supply instruments. The detergents go to work lifting and trapping the dirt and contaminants, providing a scrub-free clean. All detergent and dirt rinse away completely, leaving the instrument ready for disinfection and sterilization. Haemo-Sol is the first step in cleaning. Over the years, many other industries, such as electronic and silicon wafer manufacturing, food processing, and automotive mechanics, to name a few, have discovered that the non-etching, non- corrosive, residue-free detergent is exactly what they need to enhance production and maintain high standards of cleaning.
Can Haemo-Sol be used in ultrasonic cleaners?
Yes. Use 1/2 ounce per gallon of water. Water alone will not clean instruments effectively.
Is Haemo-Sol a hazardous product? Does it require special handling or requirements?
All Haemo-Sol products are non-hazardous and can be shipped without a problem or delay.
Does Haemo-Sol disinfect?
Haemo-Sol is not a disinfectant, but is a vitally important step in the disinfection process. If biofilm, dirt, blood, etc. is not completely removed from the instrument, then the disinfectant cannot work properly. Haemo-Sol cleans thoroughly. It leaves no residue to act as a "shield" to protect germs or enable biofilm growth.
How do I know that Haemo-Sol is effective in cleaning my dental instruments?
A recent study on the cleaning of contaminated dental hand pieces, found that Haemo-Sol performed best in removing more blood protein and biofilm than the other detergents tested.
Can I buy Haemo-Sol online? How can I order Haemo-Sol?
You can order Haemo-Sol through major medical and scientific suppliers. You can also contact us through this website to place an order.
Is Haemo-Sol available in Europe?
We do have a distributor in the United Kingdom. The product can also be shipped directly from the U.S. Please contact us for details.
Can I wash my scrubs with Haemo-Sol?
Yes. Haemo-Sol Enzyme Active can be used alone or added along with your regular detergent to remove blood and protein stains. Haemo-Sol is also safe for use on shoes and most fabrics. Always follow the garment washing instructions.
Can Haemo-Sol be used in pressure washers?
Haemo-Sol Non Sudsing is designed especially for use in pressure washers. Enzyme Active is effective if pressure cleaning grease and oil.
What is the shelf- life of Haemo-Sol products?
Haemo-Sol has a 5 year shelf-life. Store Haemo-Sol in a tightly sealed container, in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect from physical damage.
How many times can the solution be used before it needs to be replaced?
Haemo-Sol solution can be used for up to a week, depending on the concentration of soil. If the solution begins to cloud, it may be time to discard the solution and start a new batch.
Are Haemo-Sol products safe for users? Are there any toxic fumes?
Some cleaning products may produce harmful chemical fumes. When used according to directions, Haemo-Sol is considered a safe alternative to these products. Haemo-Sol does not contain alderhydes or alcohols.
Does Haemo-Sol remove pyrogens?
Yes, glassware or syringes cleaned in Haemo-Sol and rinsed in pyrogen-free water, are pyrogen free
Does Haemo-Sol work if we have hard water?
Yes, it will work. Haemo-Sol keeps the minerals in hard water in a condition that changes the hard water to soft.
Are syringes safely cleaned with Haemo-Sol?
Syringes and needles should be cleaned with Haemo-Sol. Syringes may be cleaned over and over without loss of back pressure-leakage, loss of marking, or fogging.
How much does Haemo-Sol cost?
You can contact any medical or laboratory supply company for pricing. If this is not an option, please feel free to contact us directly. You will find that Haemo-Sol is inexpensive to use. One 5 lb/2.27 kg container produces 160 gallons/ 606 liters of solution.
The other cleaning product I used broke down the rubber stoppers and seals. Will that happen if I use Haemo-Sol?
No. Haemo-Sol has been used confidently for years on rubber and plastics, preserving your stoppers, tubing, etc. with no degradation of the material.
What can I use to clean my tattoo grips, tips, etc?
Tattoo instrument cleaning is similar to cleaning medical and surgical instruments. Haemo-Sol will un-clog and remove blood, dirt, and ink. Begin by immersing instruments in detergent and water in an ultrasonic cleaning tank used according to the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and dry before packaging for sterilization.
What is the shelf-life of Haemo-Sol products?
Haemo-Sol has 5 year shelf-life. Store Haemo-Sol in a tightly sealed container, in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect from physical damage.
Is Haemo-Sol available in Europe and the UK?
We do have a distributor in the United Kingdom. The product can also be shipped directly from the U.S. Please contact us for details
Will Haemo-Sol remove biofilm in and on food processing equipment?
A high-alkaline cleaning agent, such as Haemo-Sol, is the proper cleaning agent to use to control biofilm. Haemo-Sol Enzyme Active will eliminate the slimy substance that attracts bacteria on stainless steel, plastic, and glass.
Can I clean floors with Haemo-Sol?
Yes. Restaurant kitchens, processing areas, and concrete can be pressure washed using Haemo-Sol Non-Sudsing. Haemo-Sol Enzyme Active should be used for protein based soils such as blood.
Where can I purchase Haemo-Sol?
Please contact us for your local distributor or to place an order.
Does Haemo-Sol kill germs?
Testing proves that Haemo-Sol kills both Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella. E. Coli was significantly reduced when exposed to Haemo-Sol.
Which Haemo-Sol product is used in silicon wafer manufacturing?
Manufacturers in the semi-conductor and silicon wafer fabrication industry use Haemo-Sol Non-Sudsing (026-051) in the ultrasonic cleaning process. Specially designed surfactants and chemical compounds in Haemo-Sol remove microscopic contaminants without etching and leave no residue.
Is Haemo-Sol available in Asia?
We have distributors in several areas throughout Asia as well as Europe and the UK. Please contact us for your local distributor.
Is Haemo-Sol safe enough to clean fur and feathers in my taxidermy business?
Yes, Haemo-Sol has been used to clean feathers and fur. A solution of 1 oz. Haemo-Sol to 10 gallons of 110-125° water for about 10 minutes is recommended.
Do I still use mineral spirits or solvent if I soak auto parts in Haemo-Sol?
Being an aqueous cleaner, Haemo-Sol solutions remove dirt, grease, and oils by breaking down the dirt and lifting it away. When added to hot water ( minimum 125° F) and agitated, usually by ultrasonic or pressure washing, Haemo-Sol will perform as well as solvents, without exposing users to harmful fumes or creating an environmental hazardous waste issue. Haemo-Sol Enzyme Active (026-055) or Non Sudsing (026-051) is recommended for this type of cleaning.
Can I use Haemo-Sol to wash my car?
No. Haemo-Sol is not recommended for use in washing cars or other painted items.
Can I use Haemo-Sol on aluminum parts?
No. Haemo-Sol is not recommended for use on aluminum items.