FAQ – Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant

Is Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant an EPA-registered product?
Yes, the product is an EPA-registered bactericide, virucide, tuberculocide and fungicide. Its EPA registration number is 87742-1-82552.
What is the required contact time for Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant?
Compared to some botanical disinfectants, which require up to 10 minutes to deliver antimicrobial efficacy, Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant offers the following contact time profiles:

  • Sanitizer (30 seconds)
  • Viruses (1 minute)
  • Tuberculosis (1 minute)
  • Bacteria (2 minutes)
  • Fungi (3 minutes)

Is Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant also a ‘cleaner’?
Yes, unlike other botanical disinfectants, Concrobium Broad Spectrum offers 1-step disinfection and cleaning. A single product can be used to clean and disinfectant, with no sticky residue.
Is Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant a true “botanical” disinfectant?
Yes, the product is made from a proprietary blend of plant extracts and essential oils. Its principal disinfecting ingredient is thyme oil.
Is the thyme oil present in the product a ‘naturally’ or ‘synthetically’ derived ingredient?
The thyme oil in Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant is synthetic, which provides several advantages compared with naturally-harvested thyme oil. The synthetic thyme molecule is identical to its natural counterpart, but delivers greater product and performance consistency (not subject to variable crop yields) and generates less CO2 during production (doesn’t require harvesting and shipping).
Does Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant contain harsh solvents?
No. The product does contain a solvent to emulsify the oils, but it is not harsh and is present in a very low concentration – less than 1% of the solution. This compares with traditional botanical disinfectants on the market which contain 2-3% solvent and which feature compounds like ethanol (a VOC) and other agents such as Copper Sulfate (highly toxic). Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant has the lowest rated toxicity rating (Category lV) from the EPA and contains no ammonia, chlorine, alcohols, oxidizers, dyes or fragrances.
Will Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant be reimbursed under the ‘green’ disinfectant Xactimate code and does it qualify for the associated premium?
Yes, as a botanical solution Concrobium Broad Spectrum does qualify for the GRMB reimbursement premium.
Do I need to shake Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant before use?
Unlike first-generation botanical disinfectants, Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant is a stable product and requires no shaking or mixing before use.
My customers and applicators don’t like the odor associated with botanical disinfectants. Is this an issue with Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant?
No, Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant offers superior disinfection performance without the harsh, lingering fumes associated with first-generation botanicals.
Can this product be fogged?
Yes. Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant is a water-based solution that can be safely fogged with a ULV fogger.
Some botanical disinfectant products require that the surface be pre-cleaned prior to disinfection. Is this the case with Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant?
No. This product is a 1-step cleaner and disinfectant that does not require the extra time and labor associated with surface pre-cleaning.
Does a surface require a rinse after using Concrobium Broad Spectrum Disinfectant?
Unlike first-generation botanical disinfectants, this product does not leave surfaces feeling ‘sticky’ or ‘tacky’ after application. A rinse is not required.